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We performed a comparison between Parasoft SOAtest and ReadyAPI Test based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Functional Testing Tools solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.

To learn more, read our detailed Parasoft SOAtest vs. ReadyAPI Test report (Updated: September 2022).
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Question: SOAtest vs. SoapUI NG Pro?
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"Good write and read files which save execution inputs and outputs and can be stored locally."

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"SoapUI is uncomplicated and user-friendly.""It's a very simple solution to use.""It clearly makes it easy to test APIs based on the SOAP protocol. We are a logistics company, and we have lots of tracking calls coming in. We provide APIs for tracking services, and it makes sense for us to use SoapUI to test them thoroughly.""SoapUI Pro is a good tool when it comes to API design and orchestration. Additionally, it is beneficial for functional and for performance testing.""The Pro and free version of SoapUI Pro has good technical support.""The solution has some good scanning features.""The out-of-the-box support for the database is a valuable feature.""Using SoapUI's automation suites to run all our test cases saved us a lot of time. Running 300 test cases takes about three to four days. When you automate all that, it takes only two to three hours."

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"From an automation point of view, it should have better clarity and be more user friendly."

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"SoapUI would benefit from some more customization abilities. It's a good interface, but it would be nice if they added the ability to build custom dashboards where the user can do their own bar graphs and pie charts.""It is limited to scope and risk services only. It does have some support for JMS, but it is not out-of-the-box; you have to do some tweaks here and there.""If the load and bare minimum could be defined, I would give this solution a higher rating.""I would like more documentation, training, tutorials, etc. Also, I don't particularly appreciate that I have to save everything. It takes up a lot of space on my laptop, but I have to install the WSDL again If I don't save it.""I find that I'm fighting with the opportunities to order requests.""Grouping of the cases is not possible in SoapUI, to my knowledge. When working with critical cases or the, we were not able to group them properly. We can definitely create a suite and add them there, but within a whole suite, we have to identify them, which was not easy.""SoapUI Pro is a little heavy due to the number of features. Previously it was not that heavy. Now the tool is too heavy, they should work on fixing this issue because until your system has lots of resources, you won't be able to use it seamlessly. The performance of the application itself could improve.""There are no bugs or glitches, but a few features available only in the Pro version could be made available in the open-source version. Some of the features do not necessarily need to be only available to Pro users. The data generator would be really useful for the open-source version users."

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  • "I think the number of users is also limited, considering how much we pay."
  • "My understanding is that the pricing is okay, however, that's taken care of by our procurement team. It's around $5,000 for three years."
  • "The Pro version can be expensive for some companies. There are no costs in addition to the licensing fees."
  • "We have team members who are working in shifts, and it is not possible for us to utilize a single license on a single piece of hardware so that multiple team members can use it. We have to take out multiple licenses for each team member."
  • "SoapUI Pro is open source but it has a subscription-based model which involves some more features. At the moment we are using the free version. The Pro version requires a license, and it is an annual license to use it."
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    Answers from the Community
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    it_user5421 - PeerSpot reviewerit_user5421 (Anonymous User at a wholesaler/distributor with 1,001-5,000 employees)

    I have not done a comparison between these tools. I would go with open source tools if there are any at this point. If you need virtuailization, then select your tool based on that criteria.

    it_user112320 - PeerSpot reviewerit_user112320 (User at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees)

    I think the last version of neoload (Neoload5) is able to do this. See the NeoLoad 5.0 Technical Publications:

    it_user108717 - PeerSpot reviewerit_user108717 (Senior Software R&D Manager at Checkmarx)

    You may want to try LoadRunner, and particularly LoadRunner's Web Services protocol. It has full support for SOAP, WSDL and other related standards.

    it_user179325 - PeerSpot reviewerit_user179325 (QA Manager at a tech vendor)

    It depends on what kind of testing you want to perform,if it is basic webservice testing with less complexity,SOAP UI suits well.SOAP UI has many APIs, which to prepare automation framework .A development experience is required for that to some extent.In Parasoft SOAtest,very less scripting is required as it itself provides a automation framework.Its easy to use and can be used without any training, with the help of user guide.But again scripting is required for complex scenarios based on the project.

    it_user177006 - PeerSpot reviewerit_user177006 (Organizational Transformation Consultant )

    it_user105549 - PeerSpot reviewerit_user105549 (Senior QA Coordinator with 201-500 employees)

    In our case the Smart bear products did not pass our security requirements/criteria for a 3rd party load testing vendor.

    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:Good write and read files which save execution inputs and outputs and can be stored locally.
    Top Answer:From an automation point of view, it should have better clarity and be more user friendly. Some aspects were difficult and therefore less useful for us, perhaps we lack the coding knowledge on that.
    Top Answer:We are a large company based in India. The primary use case of this solution is for our REST architecture. Parasoft uses different languages like JSON, XML and SORBS. It's like an API testing tool and… more »
    Top Answer:The solution has some good scanning features.
    Top Answer:I find that I'm fighting with the opportunities to order requests. There's a view where you can add several requests to a URL and if I have a list of several requests I'm not able to sort those… more »
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    Parasoft SOAtest is widely recognized as the leading enterprise-grade solution for API testing and API integrity. Thoroughly test composite applications with robust support for REST and web services, plus an industry-leading 120+ protocols/message types.
    For REST, SOAP and other popular API and IoT protocols, SoapUI NG Pro provides the industry's most comprehensive and easy-to-learn functional testing capabilities. Based on open core technology proven by millions of community members, SoapUI NG Pro helps you ensure that your APIs perform as intended, meet your business requirements, timeframes, and team skill sets right from day one.
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    Lufthansa, Siemens, DirecTV, NZ Bank
    Apple, Cisco, FedEx, eBay, Microsoft, MasterCard, Pfizer, Nike, Oracle, Volvo, Lufthansa, Disney, HP, Intel, U.S. Air Force, Schindler
    Top Industries
    Financial Services Firm46%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    Energy/Utilities Company8%
    Financial Services Firm20%
    Computer Software Company18%
    Comms Service Provider10%
    Manufacturing Company10%
    Financial Services Firm20%
    Logistics Company13%
    Insurance Company7%
    Outsourcing Company7%
    Computer Software Company26%
    Financial Services Firm13%
    Comms Service Provider10%
    Insurance Company9%
    Company Size
    Small Business21%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise68%
    Small Business15%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise74%
    Small Business29%
    Midsize Enterprise4%
    Large Enterprise67%
    Small Business16%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise71%
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    Parasoft SOAtest is ranked 24th in Functional Testing Tools with 1 review while ReadyAPI Test is ranked 10th in Functional Testing Tools with 10 reviews. Parasoft SOAtest is rated 7.0, while ReadyAPI Test is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Parasoft SOAtest writes "Good API testing and RIT feature; clarity could be improved". On the other hand, the top reviewer of ReadyAPI Test writes "Has out-of-the-box database support and can be easily used by non-technical staff ". Parasoft SOAtest is most compared with Postman, SonarQube, Coverity, Tricentis Tosca and Klocwork, whereas ReadyAPI Test is most compared with ReadyAPI, Postman, Apache JMeter, Tricentis Tosca and Katalon Studio.

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