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Attribute Ratings

  • BrowserStack is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Usability
  • Katalon Studio is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

7.6

BrowserStack

76%
56 Ratings
5.2

Katalon Studio

52%
11 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

10.0

BrowserStack

100%
6 Ratings

Katalon Studio

N/A
0 Ratings

Usability

9.3

BrowserStack

93%
15 Ratings
9.0

Katalon Studio

90%
1 Rating

Performance

8.1

BrowserStack

81%
3 Ratings

Katalon Studio

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

8.6

BrowserStack

86%
15 Ratings
9.8

Katalon Studio

98%
3 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

BrowserStack

Browserstack is a perfect tool for cross browser and parallel testing. It works completely on cloud, so it doesnt require any additional app or local resource to run tests. It has bit of learning curve so it can be difficult for a beginner to use the tool. It is pricey so not many companies be able to afford it. But for the features it support, price is totally justified. UI is very user friendly, but the live monitoring animations are pretty laggy and jerky. Overall its a great product
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Katalon Inc

Free trial version is fine but you don't get the adequate support and VFM for the licensed version. Customer service needs to be improved a lot and any QA's with less technical background or less time to troubleshoot issues in the software on their own would find it difficult to use.
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Pros

BrowserStack

  • It shows a true representation of how a website will look on a mobile device.
  • BrowserStack has a good variety of devices and browsers for us to test on.
  • It's easy to access BrowserStack from anywhere that I have Internet access.
  • I can inspect my code and any errors, and also test changes on the device that I am logged into. It makes troubleshooting so much easier.
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Katalon Inc

  • Easy to setup and quick to get started: As Katalon comes with built-in features a new automation tester can automate easily. Script creation time is quick.
  • Test Analytics: Katalon also provides analytics which tells you the pattern of your automated tests at a different instance of time.
  • Third Party Integration: Katalon provides amazing integration with 3rd party tools like JIRA, ALM, GIT, JENKINS, etc.
  • Image-based testing: Katalon also provides inbuilt image based test automation.
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Cons

BrowserStack

  • It can be a challenge to use it when you're accessing it from within a corporate firewall. In my view, this is the Firewall's problem, but anything that BrowserStack can do to ease that pain will expand its ability to be useful in more locked-down companies.
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Katalon Inc

  • Katalon Studio supports only grovvy language for now. It will be nice to see support for other scripting languages.
  • Performance issues; sudden crash of the tool.
  • Debug button is provided only to licensed owner since Katalon 7+ version.
  • New tool, few resources available to learn. So there is a mild learning curve here.
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Pricing Details

BrowserStack

Starting Price

$0

Editions & Modules

BrowserStack editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
Live - Desktop291
Live - Desktop & Mobile392
Live - Team1253
Automate Desktop1294
Automate Desktop & Mobile1995
Automate - EnterpriseContact sales team6
Percy - Free07
Percy - Desktop1498
Percy - EnterpriseContact sales team9
App Live Individual2910
App Automate19911
App Automate - EnterpriseContact sales team12
App Live - Enterprise TeamContact sales team13
Percy - Desktop & Mobile19914
Live - EnterpriseContact sales team15
App Live - Team12516

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

No setup fee

Additional Details

Pricing Info

Katalon Studio

Starting Price

$69 per month

Editions & Modules

Katalon Studio editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
Node Locked License$69.001
Floating License$1,529.002

Footnotes

  1. per month
  2. per year

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

No setup fee

Additional Details

Katalon Studio was originated from KMS Technology R&D. It has been a successful solution for numerous automation projects ranging from small team to enterprise client. Katalon Studio is free for use, product development is funded by the testing services provided by KMS Technology. To support future releases, please consider subscribing to our business support services.

Likelihood to Renew

BrowserStack

It's simply a must-have tool. As a designer, I have to ensure my work is at least functional in older browsers. I also have to ensure that, when I design for mobile devices, any differences between platforms aren't problematic. BrowserStack allows me to test my work in a fraction of the time, with a whole lot more accuracy.
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Katalon Inc

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Usability

BrowserStack

It integrates directly in internal networks and local development. The point and click interface of choosing your device, pick the browser/version and you have a working emulation of that exact environment. What else could you ask for? I've set our least computer savvy users up with BrowserStack for testing in minutes. It feels like it's just part of your local environemnt.
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Katalon Inc

Due to the slowness, there is an intermediate timeout. There is no other problem.
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Performance

BrowserStack

Browserstack is pretty fast and reliable when it comes to performance. We can see significant time gap between the tests run locally and the test run in Browserstack. Its performance is unparalleled. We don't integrate Browserstack with any other app so, I cant comment on that. But as a standalone app it performs quite well and fast.
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Katalon Inc

No answers on this topic

Support Rating

BrowserStack

I'm saying a 10 for support for BrowserStack only based on feedback from the development team. I myself have never had to reach out to support for any questions or issues, but others in the company have. From my conversations with them, the support was fantastic and had been a pleasure working with the BrowserStack team.
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Katalon Inc

I love the support. They have provided answers and solutions for most of our questions or doubts that could come up. They also have provided basic tutorials on how to get familiarized with the program.
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Alternatives Considered

BrowserStack

Compared to other products I've found BrowserStack to have an easy-to-use interface, it offers all the platforms I need and it runs quickly and reliably. The browser plugin is an especially useful feature so I can almost instantly open a URL in one of my BrowserStack presets. It proved useful for basic use at the free price level and for large team use at the higher price level.
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Katalon Inc

Katalon Studio is above both the tools is due to its codeless test automation feature and having API, desktop, web, and mobile automation in one place but obviously there is room for improvement when desktop automation is of primary importance in the automation.
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Return on Investment

BrowserStack

  • Browserstack has provided us with a quick solution to cross browser compatibility testing at a low cost.
  • Direct impact on ROI is difficult to judge compared to the past, when there were no reliable options for testing across numerous platforms.
  • We had to pull back on our userbase when costs went too high for each individual to access the platform simultaneously.
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Katalon Inc

  • Katalon studio is going to make very positive impact on ROI
  • In one tool, we can have features for Web, Mobile and API automation testing
  • I think the licensing cost is a bit on higher side
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