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We performed a comparison between Katalon Studio and Silk Test based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Regression Testing Tools solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
To learn more, read our detailed Katalon Studio vs. Silk Test Report (Updated: November 2022).
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Pros
"The automation is very fast and you don't need to be overly proficient in coding.""It has been good so far for API testing on Mac. It is not that hard to learn and use. There is so much support out there, so if anyone wants to start using it, there is enough help.""User-friendly and a good solution.""The most valuable feature of Katalon Studio is the ease of use of the solution.""Katalon Studio's biggest advantage is its price. It's a good tool for the price, albeit with some limitations when you compare it with tools like Tricentis Tosca.""The recording feature of this product is very valuable for our testing purposes.""The initial setup is pretty straightforward and easy enough to complete.""Our clients have requested by all types of testing, including mobile, desktop, and API testing and all of those are covered by Katalon. I find that very valuable, very complete."

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"A good automation tool that supports SAP functional testing.""Scripting is the most valuable. We are able to record and then go in and modify the script that it creates. It has a lot of generative scripts."

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Cons
"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.""It would be helpful if they can integrate a feature for performance testing.""One improvement would be if it could support more programming languages such as JavaScript or Python. Right now, it is only on Groovy, which I think is not a too popular language.""The solution can be further improved with better loading time.""The price of the solution is a bit high. It's one of the reasons we decided not to continue using the product.""Katalon lacks integration with other software, including integrating other languages like .NET and PHP.""The free version of the solution is not user friendly at all.""Currently, I'm the only one who can use it because I have a Mac. It is giving a hard time to my team members who are on Linux. My team members are using Linux, and Katalon doesn't support Linux very well. It keeps on crashing. It crashes and shuts down almost every time they save their work, so they are not able to use it. It should have good support for Linux. We don't know what the problem is. If the Katalon team can pick up this issue, it will be very helpful."

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"Could be more user-friendly on the installation and configuration side.""We moved to Ranorex because the solution did not easily scale, and we could not find good and short term third-party help. We needed to have a bigger pool of third-party contractors that we could draw on for specific implementations. Silk didn't have that, and we found what we needed for Ranorex here in the Houston area. It would be good if there is more community support. I don't know if Silk runs a user conference once a year and how they set up partners. We need to be able to talk to somebody more than just on the phone. It really comes right down to that. The generated automated script was highly dependent upon screen position and other keys that were not as robust as we wanted. We found the automated script generated by Ranorex and the other key information about a specific data point to be more robust. It handled the transition better when we moved from computer to computer and from one size of the application to the other size. When we restarted Silk, we typically had to recalibrate screen elements within the script. Ranorex also has some of these same issues, but when we restart, it typically is faster, which is important."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "We are using the free version. We plan on getting a paid version because there is a limitation in terms of the number of users. We want to maximize it."
  • "I am using the free version."
  • "Its pricing is quite reasonable. If you require their help in getting started, then there is a professional services fee on top of the product license cost."
  • "In terms of pricing, Katalon, Selenium, and Cypress all represent a similar level of investment. The software for these tools are either true open source or almost open source (because they charge a small fee), so pricing is a neutral point for me."
  • "The cost of Katalon Studio is expensive but it is less than some of the other solutions, such as Micro Focus UFT or SmartBear TestComplete. The cost is the main reason we are using Katalon Studio."
  • "Katalon Studio is less expensive than other solutions, such as Micro Focus UFT."
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  • "We paid annually. There is a purchase cost, and then there is an ongoing maintenance fee."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:The recording feature of this product is very valuable for our testing purposes.
    Top Answer:Katalon Studio is less expensive than other solutions, such as Micro Focus UFT. The price of the solution is approximately $1,900 for the licenses, we have 30 licenses. The cost is for the license and… more »
    Top Answer:We would like to see improved integration with various reporting tools; this would make our testing data more complete.
    Top Answer:We used it for data-driven automated tests that have numeric calculations with high precision requirements. We probably are using the version from two years ago.
    Top Answer:It is a fine product. It is just like any other tool. It is a powerful tool, and it needs commitment. Our way to get that on top of our workload was to find a short term contractor. If you've got the… more »
    Top Answer:A good automation tool that supports SAP functional testing.
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    Overview

    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:

    • Object spying
    • Record and playback
    • Content assist utilities
    • Advanced debugger
    • Reusable test artifacts
    • Fast scripting with keyword-driven testing
    • BDD convention supported
    • Flexible test listener
    • Extensive data-driven testing
    • Self-healing
    • Test scheduling and parallel execution
    • Native CI/CD integrations

    Katalon Studio Benefits

    There are many benefits to implementing Katalon Studio. Some of the biggest advantages the solution offers include:

    • Versatile abilities: The solution enables you to identify, capture, and store all on-screen objects. Additionally, you can view every single property, method, field, and event in detail. You can create tests twice as fast with low-code options, recycle recorded artifacts, and also work from any steps on active browsers.
    • Built-in project templates: Katalon Studio’s ready-made test scenarios, keywords, and object repositories allow you to get started quickly.
    • One place for end-to-end testing: With the solution, you can combine all of your activities for web UI and API testing in one single project.
    • Flexible test design options: Katalon Studio is equipped with manual and scripting modes for both beginners and advanced users.
    • Broad data support: The solution supports multiple data sources (XLS, CSV) and databases with effective parameterization to maximize test coverage.
    • Smart runtime engine: Because of its smart runtime engine, Katalon Studio can streamline test execution and lower maintenance efforts.

    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.”

    SilkTest is robust and portable test automation for web, native, and enterprise software applications. Silk Test's portability enables users to test applications more effectively with lower complexity and cost in comparison to other functional testing tools on the market. Silk Test's role based testing enables business stakeholders, QA engineers, and developers to contribute to the whole automation testing process, which drives collaboration and increases the effectiveness of software testing.
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    Financial Services Firm15%
    Transportation Company8%
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    Comms Service Provider10%
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    Small Business39%
    Midsize Enterprise23%
    Large Enterprise39%
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    Small Business21%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise64%
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    Buyer's Guide
    Katalon Studio vs. Silk Test
    November 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Katalon Studio vs. Silk Test and other solutions. Updated: November 2022.
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    Katalon Studio is ranked 5th in Regression Testing Tools with 14 reviews while Silk Test is ranked 11th in Regression Testing Tools with 2 reviews. Katalon Studio is rated 7.4, while Silk Test is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of Katalon Studio writes "Great record and playback functionality but isn't user-friendly and needs better technical support ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Silk Test writes "A stable solution with good scripting feature, but needs better scalability and a bigger pool of third-party contractors". Katalon Studio is most compared with TestProject, Tricentis Tosca, Postman, SmartBear TestComplete and Ranorex Studio, whereas Silk Test is most compared with Micro Focus UFT One, Selenium HQ, Apache JMeter, Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional and Eggplant Digital Automation Intelligence. See our Katalon Studio vs. Silk Test report.

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