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Vonarburg Urs
Consultant
Senior Consultant at a transportation company with 10,001+ employees
May 05 2017

What is most valuable?

SOAtest is, at its base, a collection of tools that can be combined to generate test scenarios. Input data can be gathered from any possible source… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Our tests are run nightly on every environment using Jenkins CI. We moved from the Waterfall/V-model to Agile a couple of years back. With SOAtest… more»

What needs improvement?

Sadly, almost everything needs improving. Don’t get me wrong, the tool is very powerful and immensely useful for day-to-day usage. But certain… more»

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

We did not use another solution previously. We do use SOAtest and SoapUI in parallel: * SoapUI is used as freeware by developers for single/simple… more»

What other advice do I have?

* Learn XML as well as XPath. * Learn Jython, a variation of Python running in the JRE. It gives you the option to import Java classes into your… more»
Ewerton Lipinski
Vendor
Director Test/Quality Assurance at a media company with 10,001+ employees
May 04 2017

What is most valuable?

We do a lot of web services testing and REST services testing. That is the focus of this product. It has also enabled easy… more»

How has it helped my organization?

It enabled an easy integration of our adjacent platform that was for full automation. We did reach over 97% automation… more»

What needs improvement?

The feedback that we received from the DevOps of our organization was that the tool was a little heavy from the… more»

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

The product is great. Sometimes companies make decisions based on the profit and not based on efficiency. The cost of… more»

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

We were with HPE and they failed with their new product. It was not compatible with what we already had scripted. The… more»

What other advice do I have?

My advice to anyone implementing this solution: * Work closely with the tech support so that you don't get stuck on the… more»
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Leo Steenbergen
Real User
Testprofessional at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Jan 22 2018

What is most valuable?

* Fast and easy automated tests for UI * Interfaces (SOAP, REST) * Additional database queries * Easy validations on… more»

How has it helped my organization?

It provides us with fast(er) test results, more predictable results and automatic (regression) test runs outside the… more»

What needs improvement?

In general, its user-friendliness needs a little improvement since there are a few bugs that still remain. It needs to be… more»

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

Use floating licenses, so it’s not attached to one workstation. Furthermore, the pricing is something for the staff to… more»

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

Initially, we were using some lightweight open-source (free) tools, but none met with our requirements fully; so we… more»

What other advice do I have?

Start off simple. Build your test setup from there. Do think about setting up some specific test cases as building blocks… more»
Ujjwal Gupta
Real User
Senior Technical Consultant at a tech company with 10,001+ employees
Aug 23 2018

What is most valuable?

* Diff control tool * Reporting * Different service types of support (SOAP, REST, SAP RFC, and UI recording) * Third-party… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Parasoft SOAtest has improved the quality of our automated web services, which can be easily implemented through service… more»

What needs improvement?

Reports could be customized and more descriptive according to the user's or company's requirements.

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

It is a commercial tool. The license price is a little expensive, but it provides a better outcome in terms of the… more»

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

We have been using this solution for more than 6.7 years. I have used other solutions as well, but I did not get proper… more»

What other advice do I have?

I have been using this solution for more than six years. I have not found any issues while doing automation.
Anonymous User
Real User
Test analyst at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jul 13 2017

What is most valuable?

The facilities for testing API’s (services, REST API’s, messaging clients, etc..). Especially the features for… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Using this tool, we were able to set up a nightly, still growing, company-wide regression test -- dramatically decreasing… more»

What needs improvement?

* Web-testing facilities. This was not very good when we were using version 9.2, so we built our own Selenium framework… more»

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

It is an expensive product, so think carefully about whether it fits your purposes and is the right tool for you. Support… more»

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

Not really, QTP was used a little before but was not the right tool for our purposes.

What other advice do I have?

Take your time to get to know SOAtest very well, don’t get put off by the steep learning curve, it’s very well worth the… more»
Martijn Den Uijl
Real User
Senior testspecialist at a government with 10,001+ employees
May 17 2017

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features are the Browser Playback tool for recording and playing web scenarios (Web UI testing), and the… more»

How has it helped my organization?

The testing time is shortened because we generate test data automatically with SOAtest.

What needs improvement?

During the process of working with SOAtest and building test cases, the .TST files will grow. A negative side effect is… more»

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

The products of Parasoft have the name; they’re expensive. I think it would be a great step to decrease the price of the… more»

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

We used SoapUI for testing web services. In our case, the advantage of using Parasoft SOAtest is the use of the datasheet… more»

What other advice do I have?

Invest a lot of research time into what your exact needs are. After that, select some test tools to compare all the… more»
Avinash Goedoen
Real User
Jr. Test Analist at a energy/utilities company with 51-200 employees
May 04 2017

What is most valuable?

* Being able to load existing .EDN and .XML messages and translate them into segments. I can use them to automate the… more»

How has it helped my organization?

We don’t have to manually create .EDN and .XML messages. We can do this with just one click now. This drastically… more»

What needs improvement?

Parasoft SOAtest has an internal refresh function where you can refresh the software to show the changes you’ve made in… more»

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

From what I understand, Parasoft SOAtest isn’t the cheapest option. But it has a lot to offer. We are only using it for… more»

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

The project hasn’t used any other solution before this one.

What other advice do I have?

You need to check all the features that Parasoft SOAtest offers. If you just need a specific feature from the program… more»
Hemadri Dasari
Real User
Sr Manager - Quality Engineering at a tech company with 201-500 employees
May 04 2017

What is most valuable?

* Has the ability to add regression controls and scripts in different languages for parts of the test script. * Regression controls help to create… more»

How has it helped my organization?

It used to take a couple of days to run several scenarios of the billing project at AOL. I was able to automate a collection of 72 APIs and the… more»

What needs improvement?

I was having trouble with the browser automation on my Mac laptop. They need to make it easier, so as to configure and run this tool on Mac. I have… more»

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

Its ease of use and the variety of protocols that it supports are the main reasons why we switched solutions.

What other advice do I have?

This is the best tool for API and back-end automation.
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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.
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