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Anonymous User
Real User
Project Manager, QA Leader and Information Security Manager at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Jun 06 2018

What is most valuable?

The schedule is definitely the most valuable. Also, being able to check the JSON attribute values is helpful. We always… more»

How has it helped my organization?

As we have them scheduled, we use the notifications. We know the exact moment it is breaking something that might impact… more»

What needs improvement?

One thing that can be improved is the logging. Sometimes, when we have an error, we don't know how to find more… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

I think it's a good price. Once I asked my boss to approve it, he approved it immediately.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We did use Postman but not for scheduling; just to do a quick check, we ran it from there. I don't know too many tools in… more»

What other advice do I have?

I would rate Runscope an eight out of 10 because it's still missing flexible scheduling, the exact time or the ability to… more»
Anonymous User
Real User
DevOps Engineer at a tech company with 1-10 employees
Jul 25 2018

What is most valuable?

API monitoring where specific tests are designed to emulate production data-flows through our pipelines. Tests are per-step configurable with… more»

How has it helped my organization?

This solution has improved our responsiveness to issues in both production and non-production environments. Through integration with Slack, our… more»

What needs improvement?

* Ability to configure Runscope behavior when a given test has its schedule modified. That is, in a non-production environment, we often need to… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Having the different plans organized by team size, buckets, and requests per billing period works for our needs. Larger companies may need to take… more»

What other advice do I have?

Create a DevOps team story to evaluate Runscope, which includes setup for all tests/buckets which will be used in your production environment… more»
CraigAndrew
Real User
Lead QA Engineer at a financial services firm with 51-200 employees
Aug 19 2018

What is most valuable?

* We love the fact that we can have our API tests run on a schedule as often as we need. * We also take advantage of being… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Not only does Runscope allow us to keep our tests organized and available to everyone on our team, but it also alerts us… more»

What needs improvement?

Navigation can be a little tricky when changing run environments and switching between test run results and editing the… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Pricing is very reasonable and is easy to pay when you are supporting a team of engineers.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We have used Postman quite a bit, but Runscope makes it easier to group tests together in a logical way. In addition… more»

What other advice do I have?

Tests can be brittle, so make sure you include checks to validate data and variables that you are using.
Anonymous User
Real User
Director of Engineering at a consultancy with 1-10 employees
Aug 23 2018

What is most valuable?

It uses JavaScript which is easy.

How has it helped my organization?

It helps make sure that the program running the production server hasn't crashed without anybody knowing. Runscope makes sure that it runs properly… more»

What needs improvement?

I've noticed, once or twice, when there were some updates pushed by Runscope, at times it didn't refresh the pages. I was running it, there were… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

Although I wasn't with the company when they chose Runscope, one of the main things I was told was that they chose this product is because it's… more»

What other advice do I have?

It's a pretty good product, as long as the price is okay for you.
Brian Robison
Real User
Director, QA
Jul 25 2018

What is most valuable?

It is a cloud-based environment for building and executing tests, which allows me to focus on building, running, and… more»

How has it helped my organization?

It has allowed us to go from no API tests to scheduled, automated tests integrated with PagerDuty in a few months. I was… more»

What needs improvement?

File upload is a big part of the products that we test. The lack of file upload in Runscope requires us to still use UI… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The pricing plans that we have used so far have been selected purely on volume needed per month.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

Before Runscope, I only used UI (Selenium) testing solutions.

What other advice do I have?

* Prioritize tests. * Use environment variables. * Budget time to experiment with features before going full speed on test… more»
Anonymous User
Real User
Quality Assurance Engineer at a consultancy with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jun 06 2018

What is most valuable?

* Ability to schedule and compare the test suite results over time periods. * It has a relatively simple user experience… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Since we are working with Runscope, we have a tool which is shareable between all the team members in a uniform standard… more»

What needs improvement?

* Ability to create code which runs before and after API tests. * The area of "initial script" is relatively small and… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The price for the product is very reasonable for a team of more than four to five members.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We were using editors to create scripts and run them locally. This was unstable, not shareable, or a uniform solution. We… more»

What other advice do I have?

It is a relatively reliable tool for running big amounts of API tests, which you can schedule to run periodically, as the… more»
Anonymous User
Real User
Quality Analyst at a tech vendor with 10,001+ employees
Jul 25 2018

What is most valuable?

* Being able to add tests as sub-tests in a parent test for regression testing * Notifications for tests that pass/fail *… more»

How has it helped my organization?

We have been able to set up regression tests that cover everything we need to monitor. We then set them to run… more»

What needs improvement?

We would like to be able to select the actual time a test will run automatically. It appears that you can set up the… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Pricing is fair.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We used Postman. Runscope makes it much easier for those without a programming background to accomplish API testing.

What other advice do I have?

It's really easy to use and the documentation is extremely helpful if you get stuck on something. The product is flexible… more»
Anonymous User
Real User
Director of Engineering at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Jul 25 2018

What is most valuable?

We have the ability to populate environment variables using scripts. This allows us to keep the configuration mostly… more»

How has it helped my organization?

It helps us verify that production deployments do not break the features our customers use.

What needs improvement?

We would like to have an improved ability to share a set of tests across different environments (e.g., dev, stage, and… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Not applicable.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We did not previously use another solution.

What other advice do I have?

Create a script to populate tests from a config file. Store it in a source control and load/update it through the API… more»
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