BrowserStack vs. Parasoft SOAtest

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
BrowserStack
Score 8.3 out of 10
N/A
BrowserStack is a test platform built for developers and QAs to expand test coverage, scale and optimize testing with cross-browser, real device cloud, accessibility, visual testing, test management, and test observability. BrowserStack states it currently powers over a billion tests a year for customers who include Amazon, Paypal, Well Fargo Bank, Nvidia, MongoDB, Pfizer, GE, Discovery, React JS, Apache, JQuery and several others rely on BrowserStack to test their web and mobile apps.
$0
per month Unlimited users and 5000 free screenshots
Parasoft SOAtest
Score 4.8 out of 10
N/A
SOAtest, from Parasoft headquartered near Los Angeles, California, is a load and performance testing tool.N/A
Pricing
BrowserStackParasoft SOAtest
Editions & Modules
Percy - Free
$0
per month Unlimited users and 5000 free screenshots
App Percy - Free
$0
per month 5000 free screenshots and 100 minutes of infrastructure
Test Observability - Unlimited Free
$0
Accessibility Testing - Free
$0
Test Observability - Observability Pro
$0.01
per month per test execution
Percy - Desktop
$0.02
per month per screenshot
App Percy - Visual Core
$0.02
per month per screenshot
Percy - Desktop & Mobile
$0.02
per month per screenshot
App Percy - Visual Cloud
$0.03
per month per screenshot
Live - Desktop
$29
per month per user
Live - Desktop & Mobile
$39
per month per user
App Live - Individual
$39
per month per user
Automate - Desktop
$129
per month 1 parallel test
Live - Team
$150
per month 5 users
App Live - Team
$150
per month 5 users
Automate - Desktop & Mobile
$199
per month 1 parallel test
App Automate - Device Cloud
$199
per month 1 parallel test
App Live - Team Pro
$199
per month 5 users
Accessibility Testing - Team
$199
per month 5 users
App Automate - Device Cloud Pro
$249
per month 1 parallel test
Automate - Enterprise
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Percy - Enterprise
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App Automate - Enterprise
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App Live - Enterprise
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Live - Enterprise
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App Automate - Device Cloud Pro + Visual Cloud
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App Percy - Enterprise
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Test Observability - Enterprise
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Accessibility Testing - Enterprise
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
BrowserStackParasoft SOAtest
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Small Businesses
TestComplete
TestComplete
Score 7.0 out of 10
BrowserStack
BrowserStack
Score 8.3 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
ReadyAPI
ReadyAPI
Score 7.5 out of 10
ReadyAPI
ReadyAPI
Score 7.5 out of 10
Enterprises
ignio AIOps
ignio AIOps
Score 8.1 out of 10
ReadyAPI
ReadyAPI
Score 7.5 out of 10
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User Ratings
BrowserStackParasoft SOAtest
Likelihood to Recommend
8.7
(151 ratings)
8.0
(2 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.0
(11 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
8.9
(17 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Availability
9.1
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
7.9
(77 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
7.3
(19 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
In-Person Training
7.3
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Online Training
7.7
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
9.1
(4 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Configurability
7.8
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Contract Terms and Pricing Model
4.5
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Ease of integration
8.2
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
8.4
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Professional Services
3.9
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
8.5
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
8.5
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
BrowserStackParasoft SOAtest
Likelihood to Recommend
BrowserStack
I didn't have problems working with BrowserStack. The tool is stable, there are a lot of different devices and OS. It's really useful. I only had a problem in the past while working with a company that had geolocation activated on the app. The app only works in the USA, and I was in Brazil. I faced many many issues working on this circumstances. I tried to get in touch with BrowserStack, but I leave the company before get the problem solved. But that one was the only big problem that I've faced while using BrowserStack.
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Parasoft
This is the go to tool for all the web service testing needs. You can do functional testing, regression testing, automate the testing and drive the data from external sources like a Excel spread sheet or an xml document and finally performance testing. It can get better in scenarios where the response is to be compared with UI, with more automation. The license cost needs to be considered when there are many open source tools out there in the market.
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Pros
BrowserStack
  • BrowserStack App Automate dashboard gives us video, screenshots and logs of what exactly happened during the test run. This helps us easily analyse failures in our automation test and figure out the root cause for failures.
  • BrowserStack App Live provides us with lot of devices to test on. This is specifically useful in case of high end iPhone devices which are costly for us to procure in house.
  • BrowserStack App Automate provides parallel threads which can be shared across multiple teams. This has helped us scale our mobile test automation effort across the organisation.
  • In house mobile lab might be cost effective initially but when it comes to maintaining it and add new devices as and when it comes in market makes it less cost effective than cloud solution like BrowserStack
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Parasoft
  • Organized test suites.
  • Fast and efficient execution of automated testing.
  • Built in Javascript that can be used to run test cases with a repository tool such as HP Quality Center. This will show the test results and allow the QA engineer to pass, fail, or set a test case to N/A.
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Cons
BrowserStack
  • Overall performance of usability of the device
  • Overheating conditions could be a useful feature to be included
  • Downloading the app to the Home screen for quick selection would be helpful
  • Screen orientation feature
  • Tablets for additional devices to be tested against
  • Add in a feature to test against wearables
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Parasoft
  • As always, this is not a free tool and you have to pay for license. There are many open source tools which can perform similar job with no cost albeit with less functionality and more head work.
  • There is still some more room for improving the automation which can include more UI level components to make life lot easier when comparing the response vs UI.
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Likelihood to Renew
BrowserStack
This decisions mostly taken by senior management at VP and CEO level, they also need approval from many other teams like dev, design according to the use, and finance due to competitive cost, They do check other product as well, and I am just a single person from QA team, and not a decision maker
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Parasoft
I have used the tool at a previous company and I love it.
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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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Parasoft
never had any issues
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Reliability and Availability
BrowserStack
Its always available in our organisation. Just a click away from testing on the exact devices we require.
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Parasoft
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Performance
BrowserStack
The tests are fast considering the fact that they're Appium tests. I've seen tests reliably pass or fail when they're supposed to, with next to zero issues on the BrowserStack side of things. Tests launch only seconds after I kick off them off from my CLI.
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Parasoft
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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Parasoft
anytime I had a question, I received feedback the same day from a representative at Parasoft SOAtest.
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In-Person Training
BrowserStack
Yes, it was online training on meet, and trainer looks like skilled and technical strong, he has covered end to end all the features and he has answers all the queries. because of this trainings we are able to implement it by our own in the organization, thank you for support and training.
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Parasoft
No answers on this topic
Online Training
BrowserStack
It was a quick training from the support of browserstack, it was nice and easy to understand, thanks again for the support given by the team. and regularly I used to receive mails for training from support for any new feature they launch, I was able to spread same training to all my team and dev.
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Parasoft
No answers on this topic
Implementation Rating
BrowserStack
It was new learning for me, till the time I was not aware of such tools are available for manual CBT testing and for automation integration caue I was using some VM for testing, it has increase my knowledge and skill set. It was a fun while implementation and I enjoyed it.
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Parasoft
Yes, I would like to know if there is any action to have Parasoft SOAtest integrated with Microsoft TFS
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Alternatives Considered
BrowserStack
BrowserStack's library of devices and browsers is way bigger than Chrome DevTools. Additionally, I find that BrowserStack is more accurate than Chrome DevTools in regards to how pages render on the various devices I need to test on. Overall, BrowserStack is far better than Chrome DevTools.
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Parasoft
Parasoft SOAtest stands out among all the other tools.
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Contract Terms and Pricing Model
BrowserStack
Not sure about all this billing details, I am not part of that discussion.
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Parasoft
No answers on this topic
Scalability
BrowserStack
It provides us with the latest technology in the market, which enable us to make sure that the software we create is accessible on them.
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Parasoft
No answers on this topic
Professional Services
BrowserStack
Not used
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Parasoft
No answers on this topic
Return on Investment
BrowserStack
  • Saves a lot of money, by providing several devices at our disposal
  • It gives you devices like, mobile phones, tabs and desktops of various Operating Systems
  • Only Challenge is it might consume more time for development, but testing should be fast and easy
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Parasoft
  • It has been of tremendous help as the ONE STOP TOOL to test the APIs end to end. Ease of use is great and their support staff is excellent. They always conduct brown bag sessions for us to learn about new features. Overall it has given us a great ROI considering how fast we can test and deliver to market.
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