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156 Ratings

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Attribute Ratings

  • BrowserStack is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Renew, Performance, Support Rating
  • ReadyAPI is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Usability

Likelihood to Recommend

7.6

BrowserStack

76%
56 Ratings
8.5

ReadyAPI

85%
67 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

10.0

BrowserStack

100%
6 Ratings
7.4

ReadyAPI

74%
18 Ratings

Usability

9.3

BrowserStack

93%
15 Ratings
9.9

ReadyAPI

99%
3 Ratings

Availability

BrowserStack

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

ReadyAPI

90%
2 Ratings

Performance

8.1

BrowserStack

81%
3 Ratings
8.0

ReadyAPI

80%
2 Ratings

Support Rating

8.6

BrowserStack

86%
15 Ratings
8.0

ReadyAPI

80%
11 Ratings

Implementation Rating

BrowserStack

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0

ReadyAPI

70%
3 Ratings

Product Scalability

BrowserStack

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0

ReadyAPI

70%
1 Rating

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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SmartBear

As stated, we do a LOT of API testing, the swaggerhub import makes it easy to add APIs. This is very well-suited, as well as easy management of the steps/cases/suites inside of ReadyAPI. The one thing I do wish ReadyAPI was better suited for is changes to data, we have a lot of test cases in ReadyAPI and if we make a change to how the backend data is structured, one-by-one adjustments need to be made to the steps. Less appropriate, UI testing.
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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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SmartBear

  • Different Load testing techniques with variable loads and settings allowing to load test your service in different ways.
  • Assertions are much easier to use by inspecting responses, especially xpath assertions.
  • Exporting test scripts and linking them on jenkins.
  • Modern and user friendly GUI compared to free version.
  • Running test scripts in parallel.
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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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SmartBear

  • Sometimes Ready API Test performs poorly or freezes when REST response contains a lot of data
  • Performance Tests documentation could be updated to describe different assertion points with examples of usage.
  • Ability to disable certain test steps only in the Performance Tests section, while leaving them on for Functional Tests could be added.
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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

ReadyAPI

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

ReadyAPI editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    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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    SmartBear

    The only reason this isn't a '10' is because of the cost. This product is definitely meant for organizations who are serious about making sure they invest in the full ecosystem of API design, development, maintenance. But there is a significant cost associated with this investment. and because of this cost (and the non-tangible output for executives), it is a difficult line-item to justify in this post-pandemic environment.
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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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    SmartBear

    SoapUI allows us to combine multiple tests and adhere
    to the sequence that they need to run in order to complete successfully.
    It has an excellent GUI design and the reporting mechanism is also very
    good. It does consume a lot of memory though during concurrent testing
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    Reliability and Availability

    BrowserStack

    No answers on this topic

    SmartBear

    Soap UI has managed to continuously build on it's solid foundation and keep improving by each release. It is by far the most dependable and accurate testing tool out there of its kind. Available via connecting to VM's created as SoapUI test machines give access to it anytime, anywhere practically.
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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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    SmartBear

    It has an excellent GUI design and the reporting mechanism is also very
    good. It does consume a lot of memory though during concurrent testing.
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    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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    SmartBear

    To be honest, we didnt had much issues with the support, as there is already plenty of online communities available for help. But if ever there were some minor issues with the membership or the certificates, the tech support was always quick and efficient enough to resolve the issue ASAP
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    Implementation Rating

    BrowserStack

    No answers on this topic

    SmartBear

    no very easy but lacks documentation
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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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    SmartBear

    ReadyAPI provides intuitive GUI capabilities compared to their own open source product. When compared to Postman, ReadyAPI also supports SOAP based services, which is a saver especially when integrating with legacy or other third party systems.
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    Scalability

    BrowserStack

    No answers on this topic

    SmartBear

    It has an excellent GUI design and the reporting mechanism is also very
    good. It does consume a lot of memory though during concurrent testing. However, I have read that added monitoring tools have been added, which if so the 7 could possibly go to a 8 or 9.
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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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    SmartBear

    • We were able to achieve our needs in API test automation with the tool
    • In terms ROI, I would say that we have gotten what is basically needed
    • Though the initial setup was tough, after that we were able to continue it with user friendly UI and reporting.
    • Overall, it had [a] neutral impact in terms [of] ROI.
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