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We performed a comparison between ReadyAPI Test and SmartBear TestComplete 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 ReadyAPI Test vs. SmartBear TestComplete Report (Updated: November 2022).
654,218 professionals have used our research since 2012.
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Pros
"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.""SoapUI is uncomplicated and user-friendly.""SoapUI Pro is a good tool when it comes to API design and orchestration. Additionally, it is beneficial for functional and for performance testing.""We used to write our own solutions, from small scripts to task web services, so this saves us thousands of hours.""The solution has some good scanning features.""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.""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."

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"It works very fine. It is fast on almost any machine, and it is also very well organized. I like its object mapping and its capability to find and interact with almost everything that exists on Windows.""You can record your actions and play them back later.""The most valuable feature of this solution is its ability to integrate with Azure DevOps for continuous integration and deployment.""The initial setup is pretty easy and it's quick to deploy.""The ease-of-use and quality of the overall product are above average.""The product has many features.""The most valuable features of the SmartBear TestComplete are self-healing, they reduce the maintenance required. The different languages SmartBear TestComplete supports are good because some of our libraries are written in Python, JavaScript, and C#. It's very easy to put them all under one project and use them. The are other features that SmartBear TestComplete has but the competition widely has them as well.""It is very easy to maintain tests with this tool. It covers all necessary items in the test plan. The most painful item in testing is maintenance. When changes occur, the tests should be maintained."

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Cons
"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.""The UI could be a bit more flexible.""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.""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.""Occasionally, when you are saving, the solution can hang.""SoapUI Pro could improve by having dashboards.""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."

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"Right now, the product only supports Windows.""Name Mapping feature should be clearer. Whenever I use it, I do not really know what will work and what will not work.""During the distribution of our regression test cases, the control IDs are not always recognized correctly.""The pricing is the constraint.""Right now, when you buy the solution, you need to pay for one solution. You receive one set up and you install it and it's just in that one machine. It would be ideal if they could offer one subscription where you can connect to different machines with a group subscription.""There could be API interfaces with this tool.""I didn't use it very heavily. One issue that I found was that there wasn't a quick way or a button to move Visual Basic scripts to TestComplete. We have a lot of such scripts in our organization, and it would be very useful to have some option to easily move these scripts. It is currently possible to convert these scripts to TestComplete, but it is not easy. I have to write some code, but everything is not available immediately.""If that engine could better identify more XPaths automatically and make the process more flexible, that would be better."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "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."
  • "ReadyAPI Test is about $680 per user, per year."
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  • "The license price for a physical machine is cheap, and for virtual machine, it is very expensive."
  • "Our ROI is about $10,000 a year."
  • "The pricing is a little above average — it could be lower."
  • "It costs a few hundred per year, but I am not sure. It is not at all expensive as compared to other tools."
  • "We have a TestComplete 12 license."
  • "The price of SmartBear TestComplete could be less. The main challenge is when it comes to node-locked. They should use a subscription model, such as a monthly-based subscription or, a quarterly-based subscription. Their floating license is very expensive, and this high price should be reduced or provide, at a minimum, a subscription model."
  • "Overall, for us, the cost of the TestComplete platform and the three extra modules is around $8,000."
  • "It is approximately $6,000 a year."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer: We used to write our own solutions, from small scripts to task web services, so this saves us thousands of hours.
    Top Answer:The UI could be a bit more flexible.
    Top Answer:This solution could be improved by making it easier to visualize where there is a failure without having to look at it in detail. In comparison, Leapwork allows us that visibility and showed us… more »
    Top Answer:The advice that I would give would be to make sure you dedicate some time and resources to laying out how you want to structure the test cases first. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.
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    Also Known As
    SoapUI NG Pro
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    Overview
    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.

    What is SmartBear TestComplete?

    TestComplete is a reliable, sturdy automated testing platform created by SmartBear Software. SmartBear Software is a worldwide technological leader known for developing quality enterprise-class development and testing solutions.

    TestComplete simplifies the process of creating tests for numerous applications, including, but not limited to; Desktop, Android, IOS, Web browsers, and Windows. Application tests can be manual, scripted, and even recorded by using keyword-driven or data-driven functionality. There are even additional options for error reporting and automated playback. The object repository is extremely accurate and is fully customizable. TestComplete can easily be used by experienced developers and even by manual novice testers to develop quality automated UI tests quickly.

    TestComplete offers three different testing scenarios:

    • Desktop: Users can easily and quickly automate UI tests using today’s most popular desktop applications, such as; Windows, Java, Python,.Net, VBScript, and more.

    • Web: Users can effortlessly create renewable tests for all of today’s popular web applications, including JavaScript frameworks on 2000+ trusted browser and platform integrations.

    • Mobile: Users can safely build and automate serviceable UI tests on actual or virtual android or IOS devices, locally or in the cloud. Users can create code or codeless tests. TestComplete seamlessly integrates with many of today’s popular frameworks.

    Key Features

    • Easily create automated UI tests: TestComplete offers scriptless Record and Replay or simple keyword-driven tests to quickly develop any type of UI test users may require. Tests can be recorded once, then replayed when needed across various applications on mobile, web, or desktop environments. TestComplete integrates with many different languages, such as Java, Python, C+, and more.

    • Keyword driven tests: Users can easily divide testing steps, actions, objects, and data with an integrated keyword-driven test structure. This makes it easy for every user to participate in the test automation process; there is no programming experience needed. Everything is made simple with easy-to-use point-and-click options.

    • Data driven tests: Easily distinguish data from test commands to keep administrative efforts simple. Users can improve overall coverage by running various automated mobile, desktop, or web UI tests.

    • Record and Replay: Users can reuse created automated tests across every environment as often as desired. This helps to expand overall test coverage and represents a huge cost and time savings.

    Reviews from Real Users

    Sandhiya T S., Sr Solutions Engineer at Lexington Soft, relates, “The record and replay aspects of the solution are quite useful for people. With them, you don't have to write any scripts. Basically, you can record your actions and play them back later. The initial setup is also very easy.”

    Sai S R., Staff Test Architect at a tech services company, says, "The most valuable features of the SmartBear TestComplete are self-healing, they reduce the maintenance required. The different languages SmartBear TestComplete supports are good because some of our libraries are written in Python, JavaScript, and C#. It's very easy to put them all under one project and use them."

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    Sample Customers
    Apple, Cisco, FedEx, eBay, Microsoft, MasterCard, Pfizer, Nike, Oracle, Volvo, Lufthansa, Disney, HP, Intel, U.S. Air Force, Schindler
    Cisco, J.P. Morgan, Boeing, McAfee, EMC, Intuit, and Thomson Reuters.
    Top Industries
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    Financial Services Firm20%
    Logistics Company13%
    University7%
    Consumer Goods Company7%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company25%
    Financial Services Firm13%
    Comms Service Provider9%
    Insurance Company9%
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    Computer Software Company31%
    Manufacturing Company12%
    Comms Service Provider8%
    Financial Services Firm8%
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    Computer Software Company22%
    Financial Services Firm9%
    Manufacturing Company9%
    Comms Service Provider9%
    Company Size
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    Small Business27%
    Midsize Enterprise8%
    Large Enterprise65%
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    Small Business16%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise71%
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    Small Business27%
    Midsize Enterprise30%
    Large Enterprise43%
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    Small Business22%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise64%
    Buyer's Guide
    ReadyAPI Test vs. SmartBear TestComplete
    November 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about ReadyAPI Test vs. SmartBear TestComplete and other solutions. Updated: November 2022.
    654,218 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    ReadyAPI Test is ranked 6th in Regression Testing Tools with 11 reviews while SmartBear TestComplete is ranked 4th in Regression Testing Tools with 12 reviews. ReadyAPI Test is rated 8.2, while SmartBear TestComplete is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of ReadyAPI Test writes "Has out-of-the-box database support and can be easily used by non-technical staff ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SmartBear TestComplete writes "Speed, configuration consistency, and accuracy of tests with fantastic results". ReadyAPI Test is most compared with ReadyAPI, Postman, Apache JMeter, Parasoft SOAtest and Broadcom Service Virtualization, whereas SmartBear TestComplete is most compared with Tricentis Tosca, Katalon Studio, Ranorex Studio, Micro Focus UFT One and Appium. See our ReadyAPI Test vs. SmartBear TestComplete report.

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