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Executive Summary
Updated on May 16, 2022

We performed a comparison between LambdaTest and Sauce Labs based on our users’ reviews in five categories. After reading all of the collected data, you can find our conclusion below.

  • Ease of Deployment: Users report that the initial setup and deployment of both solutions is straightforward and fast.
  • Features: Users of both products are happy with their stability and reliability. LambdaTest users say it integrates well with other platforms but lacks analytics. Several LambdaTest mention they would like to have tools for real device testing. Sauce Labs users like its dashboard and say it is scalable and flexible. A few users mention that sometimes the speed of interaction with devices is a bit slow.
  • Pricing: All LambdaTest users agree that it is a low-cost solution, whereas some Sauce Labs users feel it is an expensive product.
  • ROI: LambdaTest users do not mention ROI. Sauce Labs users report an impressive ROI
  • Service and Support: Users of both solutions are satisfied with the level of support they receive.

Comparison Results: Sauce Labs is the winner in this comparison. It is reliable, scalable, robust, and has excellent management features. In addition, Sauce Labs users report a significant ROI. LambdaTest does come out on top in the pricing category, however.

To learn more, read our detailed LambdaTest vs. Sauce Labs report (Updated: July 2022).
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"The UI is pretty clean and easy to navigate, and we were able to figure it out very quickly.""The Docker tunnel integration for local testing can be extremely useful to run on multiple instances in parallel.""Geolocation testing is as straightforward as ticking checkboxes of browsers, operating systems, and countries.""Builds that took days to complete with in-house infrastructure were executed in a couple of hours.""In case something goes wrong at LambdaTest end, the Support team is extremely responsive to analyze any platform-related issues.""The slow nature of a cloud platform was compensated with parallel testing, and now we are able to finish our testing job faster than it was before COVID.""Our test execution time was reduced to 16 mins from five hours when executed in parallel on multiple VMs. This has been extremely helpful!""The most valuable features are that it's essentially on-demand, and you only focus on getting the code that needs to be executed without having to worry about the OS, hardware, etc."

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"The insights section provides a great overall state of the automation suite and can identify trends relatively quickly. If we see a dip in our passing rate over time, we can look at what changed when the test started failing to find the root cause rather than doing a quick fix to find that the test fails a short time later.""One of the most valuable features is that we do not have to have the cross-platform testing vehicles in-house. Sauce Labs gives us the ability to test across platforms and that really helps give us confidence in our products.""I have found the live test section with Sauce Labs to be extremely valuable. When you can't quite figure out why a test is failing, you can go to the live test results section within their tool and launch your test (specifying a given OS/browser, or device) manually and step through the test to see the issue more clearly, usually opening up the developer's tool console and watching the network calls and console (within Chrome) to usually find the underlying issue.""The most critical thing is that this software aligns with our Agile and DevOps way of doing things. It integrates with kickoff scripts through DevOps.""They update for the latest browsers and mobile phones and support a lot of combinations. They have 1,000-plus desktop combinations and browser versions, which is really great. We need that at Applause. The all-in-one testing suite aspect of it is really important because most of our clients prefer to go to one place.""Before implementing Sauce Labs, we tested physical devices that team members had to share. It was more feasible when we were all located in one office, but we couldn't leverage our offshore capacity. With this solution, we can do everything remotely, which is essential now that most of us work from home.""As stated earlier we use Sauce Labs for a combination of automated testing and manual testing. Therefore the most useful features are the ability to run the functional automated tests via a Sauce Labs tunnels which allows access to applications in our internal network. The second most useful feature is the manual side.""The Failure Analysis feature is really important for us, one of the most important aspects. What is the root cause? Is it because we have a defect or is it that we have a test case that we need to fix or modify? The Failure Analysis is one of the main functionalities that I am exploring all the time in Sauce Labs... The Failure Analysis helps us to discover which test cases we need to work on."

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"The analytics over the automation dashboard can be more intuitive.""I feel that the automated screenshot testing takes a little longer on MacOS sometimes.""Mobile application testing will be an added benefit for us if LambdaTest implements this really soon.""If possible to simulate the finger pinch, it would make it more realistic.""I think Lambdatest is a valuable tool for our team and things that have room for improvement would be mobile app testing, as it can be an important addition to the tool.""Their smart testing module needs improvement.""It would be nice to have an API for visual regression testing.""It would be much easier for us to read the test if they provided dashboard analytics."

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"Multi-domain SSO is a big concern for us right now, especially as we've been merged into a larger company. I suddenly have teams coming from 20 different domains, and because the main master Sauce Labs account is locked down to one SSO domain, there are teams that can't run a test right now. I've heard they're working on a solution and they've been very communicative with us about it. A solution to that would help us a lot.""Sauce Labs has room for improvement with its price point. Using a real mobile device, and having that dedicated to your team, costs more than actually purchasing a mobile device. We haven't tried the real devices yet. This is because of their price point.""They should provide a JIRA integration plugin so that we can easily log issues.""On a rare occasion, I will come into a ticket where a customer will have reached out to me after reaching out to Sauce Labs, saying, "Sauce Labs doesn't understand what I am going through. They are not being very helpful." So, I try to do clean up there. Outside of those extremely rare occasions, I have only had one or two of those support issues.""The one issue I have is the 14-day trial that a new user gets for free. I understand the concept of the trial period; however, I think this could be revamped to a free 30-minute run time every few months or after a significant update once the trial period has ended.""If I had to speak of an area that could be improved it would probably have to be the speed of interaction with the devices. There is at times a considerable amount of lag while using some of the virtual and at times even physical device farm""I would like for there to be more detail in regards to the quality of our code i.e. how many failures occurred, how many passed based on industry standard metrics, etc.""We have faced challenges with the availability of mobile devices. There was once or twice where there were no mobile devices available."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "This is an affordable product."
  • "The pricing for LambdaTest is affordable, and one of the reasons we implemented it."
  • "It is affordable as compared to similar SaaS solutions."
  • "LambdaTest is priced well, which is why we migrated to it."
  • "It is free to start, which means you can actually see how it works and then take the decision to buy."
  • "It is 60% cheaper and there is no fuss in maintaining the lab, so we have more time to do the testing."
  • "LambdaTest is paid per execution."
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  • "The pricing is definitely on the higher end, and there are other options that are more cost-effective."
  • "With respect to pricing, they did a bundled discount because we went with Sauce Labs for both mobile and browser. They were very competitive on pricing and provided a bundle discount for us as a larger customer."
  • "We did initially go with Sauce Labs because of the pricing and integration."
  • "The number of concurrent VMs that Sauce Labs provides depends on your purchase license level."
  • "We pay for a specific number of VMs."
  • "Their pricing is incredibly competitive."
  • "The pricing is reasonable due to the amount of diversity that they provide. However, I feel they might be more flexible to bargain based on their relationship with our organization."
  • "They could improve on the pricing because it seems pretty expensive. I'm sure it's justified, but it's expensive."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:The slow nature of a cloud platform was compensated with parallel testing, and now we are able to finish our testing job faster than it was before COVID.
    Top Answer:It is free to start, which means you can actually see how it works and then take the decision to buy.
    Top Answer:I feel that the automated screenshot testing takes a little longer on MacOS sometimes. Though the stability is good, cloud platforms are a bit slower. The platform provides good emulators and… more »
    Top Answer:So far, the stability has proven to be quite good.
    Top Answer:The testing process is difficult. I need to prove the complete competency of the tool, and I am finding that challenging.
    Top Answer:I am part of the QA team. I am implementing this solution. Right now, we are also trying to implement this solution in order to gather results in the testing process. We have several stores around the… more »
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    Overview

    LambdaTest is a cloud-based cross browser testing platform that helps enterprises run web automation tests at scale (through parallel testing).

    **Selenium Automation Grid and Cypress CLI on LambdaTest**
    You can attain better browser coverage by running tests across 2,000+ different browsers, devices, and operating systems online. LambdaTest provides a secure, scalable, and reliable cloud-based Selenium Grid that helps run Selenium tests at a faster pace.
    The Cypress CLI on LambdaTest, helps you expand Cypress test coverage to 40+ browser versions across Windows and macOS platforms.
    Along with automation testing, you can also perform manual tests, visual UI tests, and real-time tests.

    **LT Browser - Responsive Web Testing**
    Additionally, LambdaTest also offers LT browser - a path-breaking developer-oriented tool that helps assess the responsiveness of your website. LT Browser eases the task of mobile testing as responsive tests can run against 50+ different device resolutions.
    You can also create custom device (or viewports) and test localhost URL without any extensions (or tunnels).

    **Key Features of LambdaTest Platform**
    1. Selenium Web Testing Automation.
    2. Selenium Grid For Mobile Web-Automation Testing.
    3. Run Cypress Tests Across 40+ Browser Versions Of Chrome, Firefox, and Edge.
    4. Parallel Testing For Faster Go To Market Launch.
    5. Continuous Testing with Continuous Integration Tools (e.g. Jenkins, Circle CI, GitLab CI, etc.).
    6. Live Interactive Browser Compatibility Testing.
    7. Scroll Sync To Test Two Viewports Simultaneously Using LT Browser App.
    8. Faster Automated Screenshot Testing.
    9. API For Continuous Testing.

    Sauce Labs provides the world's largest secure and highly scalable automation cloud for testing desktop, mobile web, native, and hybrid applications. Sauce Labs helps companies accelerate software development cycles, improve application quality, and deploy with confidence across 450+ browser/OS/device/platform combinations.

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    LambdaTest vs. Sauce Labs
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    LambdaTest is ranked 7th in Test Automation Tools with 13 reviews while Sauce Labs is ranked 3rd in Test Automation Tools with 28 reviews. LambdaTest is rated 9.2, while Sauce Labs is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of LambdaTest writes "Reliable, integrates well with other platforms, and is less costly than our previous solution". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Sauce Labs writes "Metrics about testing across the company are easily accessible, and it's easy to get teams up and running". LambdaTest is most compared with BrowserStack, TestProject, CrossBrowserTesting, Selenium HQ and SmartBear TestComplete, whereas Sauce Labs is most compared with BrowserStack, Perfecto, Tricentis Tosca, HeadSpin and CrossBrowserTesting. See our LambdaTest vs. Sauce Labs report.

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