I am in the process of selecting a tool for automating wsdl files. I wanted to know about the pros and cons of SOAtest, and also how it compares with SoapUI NG pro.
Thanks and Regards,
I have not done a comparison between these tools. I would go with open source tools if there are any at this point. If you need virtuailization, then select your tool based on that criteria.
I think the last version of neoload (Neoload5) is able to do this. See the NeoLoad 5.0 Technical Publications: http://www.neotys.com/documents/doc/neoload/latest/en/html/#843.htm
You may want to try LoadRunner, and particularly LoadRunner's Web Services protocol. It has full support for SOAP, WSDL and other related standards.
It depends on what kind of testing you want to perform,if it is basic webservice testing with less complexity,SOAP UI suits well.SOAP UI has many APIs, which to prepare automation framework .A development experience is required for that to some extent.In Parasoft SOAtest,very less scripting is required as it itself provides a automation framework.Its easy to use and can be used without any training, with the help of user guide.But again scripting is required for complex scenarios based on the project.
In our case the Smart bear products did not pass our security requirements/criteria for a 3rd party load testing vendor.