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We performed a comparison between ReadyAPI 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 ReadyAPI vs. ReadyAPI Test report (Updated: August 2022).
633,952 professionals have used our research since 2012.
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Pros
"ReadyAPI's best features are user-friendliness, smooth integration with Postman, the speed of creating test cases, and integration with customer data.""It can create stress tests very fast, and some features help you do it fast.""It's great for those that don't have as much exposure to programming.""It's easy to learn how to use it.""The most valuable feature is being able to run each version for test suites.""It is the best solution you can get across the globe for API, test automation, and API penetration testing.""The feature that allows you to import an API collection or a project is valuable.""When we are doing API testing we have found it to be very efficient to receive results. Additionally, you are able to do tests directly from the API."

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"The solution has some good scanning features.""SoapUI Pro is a good tool when it comes to API design and orchestration. Additionally, it is beneficial for functional and for performance testing.""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.""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.""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.""SoapUI is uncomplicated and user-friendly.""The Pro and free version of SoapUI Pro has good technical support."

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Cons
"The reporting is not very robust and needs to be improved.""The initial setup could be less complex.""In terms of features, I have already raised different change requests on the ReadyAPI side. One of the largest functions I've requested is the validation of the payload for the REST APIs.""Better compatibility or more support for the older versions would be helpful.""ReadyAPI's customer support isn't that great, particularly their response time.""I don't like how they don't have a clear way to manage tests between multiple projects.""To generate a test suite in API, I had to create a separate one each time because otherwise it was just override the test. Each API had to be added separately. I thought I could just have one and then create different methods, but I had to add each API separately to create the test for that. That is an area that could be improved.""It doesn't have connectors to the NoSQL database. This is one of the things where they do not have a very solid strategy today. Other solutions have an in-built mechanism where I can directly and easily connect. An API is more around a user submitting a request on the frontend. It then hits the backend, puts the data, and responds back. If I am hitting MongoDB or NoSQL databases, I do not have ready-made inbuilt solutions in ReadyAPI that can easily help me in automating it faster. In our organization, we deal with NoSQL databases, and therefore, we need Groovy. We just cannot have a connector from ReadyAPI to do that. I have to write Groovy scripts. If you have themes that are predominantly using MongoDB, it leads to more maintenance and support activity because we are introducing more code into our commission. In terms of additional features, it can have cloud support. This is one of the things where we are getting into cloud support. We'll see how it works, but it is one of the doubts that we still have."

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"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 could improve by having dashboards.""Occasionally, when you are saving, the solution can hang.""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 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.""If the load and bare minimum could be defined, I would give this solution a higher rating.""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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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "The cost of a license is probably around $1,000 to $2,000. Accounting is done by my leadership. I am more into implementations and making sure all things and processes are taken care of and the frameworks are maintained and managed."
  • "There are costs in addition to the licensing fee. For example, if you want to add the load testing you would pay more."
  • "The price of the solution has been fine."
  • "The price was around $6,000 for one license, but I don't remember exactly. It is definitely expensive. Our organization was planning on having multiple licenses for this year."
  • "It is expensive. Each user needs to be licensed, and there are different licenses within the product. It starts with 750 euros for a single user per year, but for the full product features, you need to pay a lot more. There are three versions. This cost is for functional testing, and then there is a cost for load testing and virtual services. If you want to use these areas with the functional test license, you are limited. You hit some limits in these functions. If you have all three licenses, then you have full functionality for the API."
  • "For each license, they charge the same amount, which is less than $1,000 for each desktop license."
  • "The thing with ReadyAPI is that you have to buy different licenses for different purposes."
  • "We have approximately 12 licenses in place. There are other solutions that are more expensive than ReadyAPI that have more features, but if the scope of the project is limited to SOAP and REST service, then this is the best option."
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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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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:It's easy to learn how to use it.
    Top Answer:Licensing costs are yearly. There are costs in addition to the licensing fee. For example, if you want to add the load testing you would pay more.
    Top Answer:Version control does not work well. It's has a git API which is defective and doesn't work well with our version repository, Bitbucket. We do all version control using git bash (command line driven)… 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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    Also Known As
    Ready API
    SoapUI NG Pro
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    Overview

    ReadyAPI is an all-in-one automated testing platform that allows teams to create, manage, and execute automated functional, security, and performance tests in one centralized interface.

    ReadyAPI Features

    Some of ReadyAPI’s key features include:

    • Continuous integration
    • Comprehensive dashboard
    • API discovery
    • Central, standardized reporting function
    • Plugin architecture
    • ReadyAPI Projects
    • Multiple options for scripting to create functional, load, or security tests

    ReadyAPI Benefits

    Some of the benefits of using ReadyAPI include:

    • Easy and flexible test creation and execution: ReadyAPI has visual editors and wizards that make testing easy, saving time and simplifying onboarding.

    • Test APIs continuously: With ReadyAPI you can run consistent tests on local environments, Docker containers, or other distributed staging environments.

    • Team friendly: ReadyAPI enables software teams with the ability to easily share testing projects and artifacts, share licenses between team members, and report issues directly from the testing IDE.

    • Powerful, data-driven testing capabilities: With ReadyAPI, you can save time by checking for numerous real world conditions.

    • Supports multiple specifications, schemas, and protocols: ReadyAPI includes legacy SOAP services, microservices powered by Apache Kafka, and mainstream REST services, as well as IoT use cases leveraging MQTT. It allows you to test and virtualize the most popular API protocols and also to import APIs from specifications and schemas instantly.

    Reviews from Real Users

    Below are some reviews and helpful feedback written by Dell EMC Unity users.

    PeerSpot user Vallalarasu P., Test Architect at a tech services company, states, “ReadyAPI is one of the best tools for API testing because they have made a single platform for functional testing, load testing security, and also service actualization. We also have virtual work that can be an add-in within ReadyAPI. For integration for CACD, they have something called TestEngine, which can also be an add-on for ReadyAPI. We use Python request library and things like that but if you're a bigger organization with hundreds of APIs, then ReadyAPI is a one-stop solution for complete API testing. If you consider TestComplete and other products for an equivalent outcome, you might get something nearly comparable, butReadyAPI is the outstanding product.”

    An IT Manager at an insurance company says the solution has “Fast automation, less coding, and is pretty lightweight. When you are working in sprints, you need to have continuous feedback. ReadyAPI definitely helps in automating very fast and rapidly. We have less coding, and we can more easily define our assertions. We don't use it for full-blown performance testing, but normally if you are doing your functional testing, it gives you the request and response time. Anybody who is doing functional testing can see what the request and response times are and raise a flag based upon their business affiliates, that is, whether it is meeting their affiliates. You can identify this during functional testing."

    Balamurugan A., Manager at a financial services firm, comments, “We like the user interface. The most valuable features are the integration with Jira and the test management tools.

    They have interfaces with our performance tools, so we were able to leverage all of these integrations and plugins. It is very good from an integrative solution standpoint.”

    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
    Healthcare Data Solutions (HDS)
    Apple, Cisco, FedEx, eBay, Microsoft, MasterCard, Pfizer, Nike, Oracle, Volvo, Lufthansa, Disney, HP, Intel, U.S. Air Force, Schindler
    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Insurance Company25%
    Financial Services Firm25%
    Healthcare Company17%
    Logistics Company8%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company22%
    Financial Services Firm14%
    Insurance Company11%
    Comms Service Provider9%
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm20%
    Logistics Company13%
    Comms Service Provider7%
    Insurance Company7%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company26%
    Financial Services Firm13%
    Comms Service Provider11%
    Insurance Company9%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business22%
    Midsize Enterprise9%
    Large Enterprise70%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business14%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise72%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business29%
    Midsize Enterprise4%
    Large Enterprise67%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business15%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise71%
    Buyer's Guide
    ReadyAPI vs. ReadyAPI Test
    August 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about ReadyAPI vs. ReadyAPI Test and other solutions. Updated: August 2022.
    633,952 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    ReadyAPI is ranked 16th in Functional Testing Tools with 14 reviews while ReadyAPI Test is ranked 10th in Functional Testing Tools with 10 reviews. ReadyAPI is rated 7.6, while ReadyAPI Test is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of ReadyAPI writes "A stable standalone tool with the ability to import API collections and reduce manual effort, but needs better integration into a CI pipeline and version control with BitBucket or Git". 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 ". ReadyAPI is most compared with Apache JMeter, Tricentis Tosca, SmartBear TestComplete, Katalon Studio and Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional, whereas ReadyAPI Test is most compared with Postman, Apache JMeter, Parasoft SOAtest, Tricentis Tosca and Katalon Studio. See our ReadyAPI vs. ReadyAPI Test report.

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