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Lead QA Analyst at Loomis Express
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Top 20
Good usability and reliability, but needs scripting consistency and more features

Pros and Cons

  • "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."
  • "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."

What is our primary use case?

We use it for testing SOAP protocol API. We also started with the REST API recently. We use it to manually test as well as to automate a few API calls.

How has it helped my organization?

SoapUI provides us better usability and better features. People from different domains can use it effectively.

What is most valuable?

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.

What needs improvement?

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.

The Pro version can be expensive for some companies.

For automation commands, it should be able to do what SmartBear is doing with ReadyAPI. They could filter on few things and pass on few things to SoapUI. The user database of SoapUI is bigger than ReadyAPI software.

As far as scripting is concerned, there should be consistency. For example, to declare a namespace, different syntaxes are used. Such things should be made consistent across SoapUI.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It is reliable. It has been good so far. 

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It is easy to scale. We have around 18 people who use it. We have developers, QA, and customer support. We also have an E-commerce manager.

It is used very extensively because our major APIs are tested and deployed using SoapUI. Our customer care members use it for their day-to-day functions. They mostly use the manual part of it, whereas we do the automation part of it, which has the scope to grow.

How are customer service and technical support?

If we are facing issues with the tracking calls or any other APIs that we have, a few members are trained to provide customer support. So far, we haven't come across things where we got stuck. They are usually user errors and not software errors.

I contacted SoapUi's tech support only once almost three years ago. I had emailed their tech support, and they responded fairly quickly.

How was the initial setup?

I do the testing. I do not take care of the deployment. In its deployment, two developers were involved. All three of us are also responsible for its maintenance.

It doesn't take too long. Once it is deployed, I need to check if it works as expected, and the behavior is what is expected in production. 

What was our ROI?

It adds to the productivity of developers and QAs. So, there is definitely a return.

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

The Pro version can be expensive for some companies. There are no costs in addition to the licensing fees.

What other advice do I have?

I would definitely recommend it to others. It is super easy to master once you know what you need to do.

I would rate this solution a seven out of 10.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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