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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.
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Question: SOAtest vs. SoapUI NG Pro?
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"Technical support is helpful.""The solution is scalable.""We have seen a return on investment."

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"The solution has some good scanning features.""ReadyAPI has the power to enrich all the technical work. You can achieve any complex task using ReadyAPI. I can also do UI automation with ReadyAPI. In a few test cases, we want to check the API and the equivalent UI. I download a job and write a piece of Groovy or Java code. It's almost the same in ReadyAPI. I can do that in a single test case. ReadyAPI is a powerful tool because you can do anything you want, but only you need to download the right set of jobs and produce the right set of code.""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.""The Pro and free version of SoapUI Pro has good technical support.""The tool’s scalability is very good.""One good feature is SoapUI's URL check, which allows you to check among the applications. I'm not just talking about the ones for Android. It has all kinds of multi-world tests that are really helpful.""We used to write our own solutions, from small scripts to task web services, so this saves us thousands of hours.""SoapUI Pro is a good tool when it comes to API design and orchestration. Additionally, it is beneficial for functional and for performance testing."

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"The summary reports could be improved.""UI testing should be more in-depth.""The performance could be a bit better."

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"SoapUI Pro could improve by having dashboards.""Automation features are not user-friendly.""The UI could be a bit more flexible.""There aren't any plugins for UI automation. You need to make a custom code and download a job to put into the libraries. If it were panelized, then it would be straightforward. It should be in a panel of the tools, so you can add those tools as your test step in your test cases.""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.""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.""I find that I'm fighting with the opportunities to order requests.""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."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "The price is around $5,000 USD."
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  • "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."
  • "ReadyAPI Test is about $680 per user, per year."
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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:UI testing should be more in-depth. Right now, they only have one feature: record and play. We need to have a bit more in terms of functionality. We hope they will improve on this in the future.
    Top Answer:The tool’s scalability is very good.
    Top Answer:Automation features are not user-friendly.
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    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.

    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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    Sample Customers
    Caesars Entertainment, Sabre, Lufthansa, Charles Schwab, ING, Siemens, DirecTV, NZ Bank, Intel
    Apple, Cisco, FedEx, eBay, Microsoft, MasterCard, Pfizer, Nike, Oracle, Volvo, Lufthansa, Disney, HP, Intel, U.S. Air Force, Schindler
    Top Industries
    Financial Services Firm43%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    Energy/Utilities Company7%
    Financial Services Firm31%
    Computer Software Company14%
    Manufacturing Company10%
    Financial Services Firm18%
    Computer Software Company18%
    Logistics Company12%
    Insurance Company6%
    Financial Services Firm19%
    Computer Software Company15%
    Insurance Company9%
    Company Size
    Small Business23%
    Midsize Enterprise10%
    Large Enterprise68%
    Small Business17%
    Midsize Enterprise9%
    Large Enterprise74%
    Small Business29%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise61%
    Small Business17%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise72%
    Buyer's Guide
    Parasoft SOAtest vs. ReadyAPI Test
    September 2023
    Find out what your peers are saying about Parasoft SOAtest vs. ReadyAPI Test and other solutions. Updated: September 2023.
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    Parasoft SOAtest is ranked 26th in Functional Testing Tools with 3 reviews while ReadyAPI Test is ranked 9th in Functional Testing Tools with 9 reviews. Parasoft SOAtest is rated 6.6, while ReadyAPI Test is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Parasoft SOAtest writes "Easy to use and understand with multiple types of testing on offer". On the other hand, the top reviewer of ReadyAPI Test writes "Easy to learn and strong automation features but a little pricey for individual users". Parasoft SOAtest is most compared with Postman, SonarQube, Coverity, Tricentis Tosca and Klocwork, whereas ReadyAPI Test is most compared with Postman, ReadyAPI, Broadcom Service Virtualization, Apache JMeter and Tricentis Tosca. See our Parasoft SOAtest vs. ReadyAPI Test report.

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