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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 responses (soap, rest, json, sql, Gui) Most valuable… 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 employee workstations. This tooling made us more agile… 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 (possibly) more lightweight and have more… 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 handle, not for us. ;)

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

Initially, we were using some lightweight open-source (free) tools, but none met with our requirements fully; so we switched solutions.

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 (reference material) for other test scenarios to… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We mainly looked into the SoapUI solution, along with some Selenium software and besides that, other stand-alone database tooling options. We also evaluated manual… more»
Vendor
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 from web GUIs, databases, Excel, and files and is… 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, we are able to test features in every sprint… 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 things are missing or are set up in a way that makes it… more»

Which solution did I use previously and why did I 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 SOAP requests. * SOAtest is used by the testing team… 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 scripts and use the latest Java improvements, but… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We evaluated SmartBear SoapUI.
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Real User
Owner at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Jul 19 2016

What is most valuable?

I have used SOATest 9.6 and 9.8 version in my project for automating the webmethods. It 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.

How has it helped my organization?

It provides easy handling of RESTful API's and figuring out exact API scalability, responses, and failed API's, returning code captured by the fault injections. We also used other utilities provided by Parasoft like, Datasource, Extension tools and DB tools which reduces most of our manual effort and increased the requirement coverage in automation. The beauty of Parasoft SOA test tool is that it… more»

What needs improvement?

1. More descriptive reports are needed. Very high level reporting is not available. 2. Also the price is a little expensive in terms of users when compared to other similar tools available in the market. 3. WorkSpace is getting corrupted very often. 4. Integrating with other test management tools is really difficult.
Vendor
QA at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Jul 18 2016

What is most valuable?

1. Parasoft SOA test tool is very good for webservices automation. 2. It provides support for a variety of protocols including JSON. 3. It also provides multiple language support, such as Jython, Phython, Java, Ruby, and Javascript, whichever the tester is comfortable to plug and play with. 4. It is more user friendly when compared to other webservice automation tools. 5. This tool provides a… more»

How has it helped my organization?

1. In our project we have to work with multiple tools like FTP, Database, Web services and Java. Parasoft is a bundle of these tools. With just one click I can access any utilities mentioned above. Currently it's saving lots of my time. 2. Parallel run is one of the significant features of Parasoft which saves more effort in my current project by executing the same regression package in different… more»

What needs improvement?

1. We face issues when working with datasource. In my project we used a CSV file as an input test data files. However when the test data file (CSV) is empty then Parasoft stops abruptly. A workaround we found is to fill some dummy data into the datasource (CSV). We filed a case with Parasoft support about this issue. 2. Parasoft has lots of limitation when integrating with ALM. We tried with a… more»
Real User
Test Analyst/Test lead at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jun 27 2016

What is most valuable?

1. Event Monitoring is a valuable feature in SOATest that helped us in validating the back-end requests for mappings and transformations. 2. Variety of tools like diff tool, date math tool, xml assertor, xml transformer, custom extensions, etc. make our life easy. 3. Structural and functional… more»

How has it helped my organization?

SOATest provided a platform for automated testing and creating an enriched automated regression suite.

What needs improvement?

The need to refresh 'Test Case Explorer' when adding a data source or environment file, can be improved.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

The initial solution available at the clients location was WCFStorm that was completely manual and not very easy to use. When we got a chance to implement the Parasoft toolset, it was pretty obvious that this would make our lives easy.
Vendor
Automation Test Coordinator at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
Jun 10 2016

What is most valuable?

1. Services are easily built within minutes and not days 2. Easily customizable for your needs 3. Capability to dynamically parametrize data from Excel

How has it helped my organization?

One key feature of using SOAtest tool is that it provided us early entry in testing cycle without any services. SOAtest provided a solution of testing codes and integrated services before any solid application is developed.

What needs improvement?

Work file [tst] gradually increases in size due to saving or updates of workspace. I can see a major improvement in that.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

Previously used SoapUI.
Consultant
Consultant at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Mar 02 2015

What do you think of Parasoft SOAtest?

What is most valuable?

XML assertions, XML data bank, various tools available internallly

How has it helped my organization?

Achieved testing middleware services and automating them with the features in SOATest. API testing is made easy. Automation and regression test suite was achieved without the need to write much code.

What needs improvement?

Performance of the tool

For how long have I used the solution?

5 years

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

No

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Performance issues if there are too many sessions open on your system.

How are customer service and technical support?

Customer Service: Good Technical Support: Good

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

No

How

Vendor
Engineer at a manufacturing company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Jun 12 2014

What do you think of Parasoft SOAtest?

Parasoft SOATest is the greatest tool I have ever used for testing and debugging code. We have used it for validating, testing and debugging for more than 200 Java applications in our Test Software Department. The tool is very rich in features, including setting and configuring for our customization coding standard. We can also configure it to validate and test for selected applications at a specific time and report by email, which is very effectively. I highly recommend this tool for validating, testing, and debugging software on any platform.

What is Parasoft SOAtest?

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.
Also known as
SOAtest
Parasoft SOAtest customers
Lufthansa, Siemens, DirecTV, NZ Bank
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