We performed a comparison between Katalon Studio and Parasoft SOAtest based on real PeerSpot user reviews.Find out in this report how the two API Testing Tools solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
"Smart Wait and XPath healing are valuable features."
"The initial setup of Katalon Studio was easy."
"User-friendly and a good solution."
"Whenever I speak to the support team of Katalon Studio, I learn that some new features will be included in the product. It is a scalable product."
"The tool is easy to use. The product gives me the flexibility to use Selenium. I can also use my Java capabilities in the solution."
"The ability to build all libraries with codes and use them in many situations has been most valuable."
"It supports multiple easy-to-learn languages."
"The most valuable feature of Katalon Studio is the ease of use of the solution."
"Since the solution has both command line and automation options, it generates good reports."
"We have seen a return on investment."
"The solution is scalable."
"Technical support is helpful."
"The solution can be further improved with better loading time."
"Katalon Studio could improve having visual testing, but I think they're launching that feature very soon. We would like to see an increase in the usage of AI."
"The product’s regression testing time could be reduced."
"Katalon Studio should improve its usability, it still needs some improvement where users can easily use it to build their automation suite. It requires some initial work to set it up. There should be more keywords in the library to limit the coding requirements, this will allow a non-technical person easily start using it, which would be better."
"The integration process with Jira should be enhanced and facilitated."
"Its stability needs improvement."
"I can say that in my company, we struggle a lot with iOS automation."
"The tool's maintenance is very difficult since they do not follow call by value or call by reference. Due to this, any change happening is not reflected throughout all the test cases. There are some issues with data parameterization as well."
"UI testing should be more in-depth."
"The summary reports could be improved."
"The performance could be a bit better."
"Tuning the tool takes time because it gives quite a long list of warnings."
Katalon Studio is a regression testing tool that enables you to go low-code, boost productivity, and ease scalability. It is suitable for all platforms and operating systems, regardless of application complexity. The software is built on top of the open-source automation frameworks Selenium and Appium, with a specialized IDE interface for web, API, mobile, and desktop application testing. As a robust automation tool, Katalon Studio lets you run automated tests of UI elements, including pop-ups, iFrames, and wait time. The solution is ideal for both large and small organizations.
Katalon Studio Features
Katalon Studio has many valuable key features. Some of the most useful ones include:
Katalon Studio Benefits
There are many benefits to implementing Katalon Studio. Some of the biggest advantages the solution offers include:
Reviews from Real Users
Katalon Studio is a solution that stands out when compared to many of its competitors. Some of its major advantages are that it has a valuable record and playback feature, is user friendly, and has fantastic integration capabilities.
Khurram K., Head of SQA, Project Manager at Vroozi, says, "The best thing about the solution is that there is a record and playback functionality. The solution allows for specific object files [and it] has great multi-parallel languages that work in the facilities here.”
Another PeerSpot user expresses the multiple benefits the solution provides for him exclaiming, “I'd describe it as extremely user-friendly. There's a lot of information that is readily available on the internet, and therefore it's easy to learn about the product itself. The scalability of the product is good. The solution was quite stable throughout the time I used it. We found the installation process to be quite simple. There is also very helpful online documentation that can help you if you ever get stuck during the implementation process itself,” comments a Senior Quality Assurance Analyst at an educational organization.
Tinnaphan W., Professional Services Manager at a non-profit, talks about the Katalon Studio’s advantages. He mentions, “The solution has very good integration capabilities overall. The client has an extremely stable testing framework, and therefore they rely on Katalon to get the results. The reporting is very good.”
Parasoft SOAtest is widely recognized as the leading enterprise-grade solution for API functional and nonfunctional testing and API integrity. Thoroughly test composite applications with robust support for REST and web services, plus over 120 supported protocols and message types.
Katalon Studio is ranked 5th in API Testing Tools with 16 reviews while Parasoft SOAtest is ranked 9th in API Testing Tools with 4 reviews. Katalon Studio is rated 7.4, while Parasoft SOAtest is rated 7.0. The top reviewer of Katalon Studio writes "An install tool useful to fasten automation of test cases". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Parasoft SOAtest writes "Easy to use and understand with multiple types of testing on offer". Katalon Studio is most compared with Tricentis Tosca, Postman, OpenText UFT One, SmartBear TestComplete and Ranorex Studio, whereas Parasoft SOAtest is most compared with Postman, SonarQube, Coverity and Tricentis Tosca. See our Katalon Studio vs. Parasoft SOAtest report.
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