Cypress.io vs. Sauce Labs

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Cypress.io
Score 9.2 out of 10
N/A
Cypress (or Cypress.io, also the name of the company in Atlanta that develops the tool) is a testing tool with the capability to run tests across multiple browsers, that aims to make setting up, writing, running and debugging tests easy.N/A
Sauce Labs
Score 6.7 out of 10
N/A
Sauce Labs is a cloud-based platform for automated testing of desktop and mobile applications. It is designed to be instantly scalable, since it is optimized for continuous integration workflows. (The vendor says that when tests are automated and run in parallel on multiple virtual machines across many different browser, platform and device combinations, testing time is reduced and developer time is freed up from managing infrastructure.) The Sauce Labs testing cloud is intended to be paired…
$19
per month
Pricing
Cypress.ioSauce Labs
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
Live Testing
$19.00
per month
Virtual Cloud
$149.00
per month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Cypress.ioSauce Labs
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
Additional DetailsFree service available for Open Source projects.
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Cypress.ioSauce Labs
Considered Both Products
Cypress.io

No answer on this topic

Sauce Labs
Chose Sauce Labs
I had a better time with API testing in Sauce Labs than Postman, as you are able to do more, and it is easier to understand for the user than Postman.
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User Ratings
Cypress.ioSauce Labs
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(3 ratings)
6.5
(158 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
10.0
(1 ratings)
9.3
(20 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
8.4
(20 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(4 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(4 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.3
(15 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
7.5
(6 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(3 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(2 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(4 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(4 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(4 ratings)
User Testimonials
Cypress.ioSauce Labs
Likelihood to Recommend
Cypress.io Inc
Everything web-based should be testable. Even our highly dynamic content-providing web application works well. Hopefully, it will get a bigger user base in the future so that one can find even more support at StackOverflow or similar forums.
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Sauce Labs
Having used some of the competitor's tools over the year I would say that SauceLabs provides a lot of value for money if you plan to run long sets of tests with high frequencies. Paying for a single slot means you can run tests whenever you want without creeping costs but it does make running tests in parallel require an extra slot. Currently, our test suite takes over three hours to run and at the moment it is cost prohibitive to purchase an extra slot. However, having access to live testing and integration with Appium is great.
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Pros
Cypress.io Inc
  • Cypress automatically waits for DOM elements before interacting dev, this eliminates adding explicits waits in your code.
  • Has built-in recording and debugging tool.
  • Cypress has executions faster since you can update your code in the fly.
  • Very easy to configure / setup
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Sauce Labs
  • Provides a comprehensive selection of browser and platform versions for test automation and CI/CD pipeline support
  • Provides a rich selection of browser/platform availability for customer issue reproduction
  • Provides a comprehensive set of virtual mobile device configurations for automation and availability
  • Sauce Labs' SaaS and self service tools work and perform well
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Cons
Cypress.io Inc
  • There are a lot of plugins but several of them have many errors. So Cypress.io should work integrating more features so that people should not rely on these plugins. For example, many people use cypress-cucumber-preprocessor and Cypress.io can start by integrating Gherkin support by default so that reliance in plugins are decreased.
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Sauce Labs
  • I've had four changes in account managers over the past couple of years. They ranged from super experienced/advocate to some that seems relatively junior/a bit removed. I understand this happens but clarity on what I can expect with these partnerships would be valuable. What I've gotten in the end has varied dramatically.
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Likelihood to Renew
Cypress.io Inc
Highly satisfied and [a] big fan.
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Sauce Labs
As we currently know, there's nothing on the market with a big feature set like saucelabs at their current price point. Along with the business not having to learn a whole new tool to use again and the ability to refresh our private devices and the continuously growing number of public devices available and features.
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Usability
Cypress.io Inc
No answers on this topic
Sauce Labs
It is an incredibly easy service to use for what its primary intention is. The only reason a point is deducted is because more feature enrichment can be done around the Sauce Connect Proxy utility and the Jenkins Sauce OnDemand plugin. User Account administration also needs more work, such as the addition of user groups, rather than a simple hierarchy of users.
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Reliability and Availability
Cypress.io Inc
No answers on this topic
Sauce Labs
Yes, Sauce labs is always there, and it is easy to troubleshoot when you are having any connectivity issue, they always keep you informed when they plan to perform any type of maintenance window on their side in advance, so you can plan and will not affect your current work. I do not recall any outage.
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Performance
Cypress.io Inc
No answers on this topic
Sauce Labs
The time where they acquired TestObject and were trying to integrate their services would probably be the most annoying time. Annoying as features were in two separate places (websites) for example. But since the introduction of their unified platform, we haven't run into any issues as of yet and we've used them for at least 5-6 years now.
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Support Rating
Cypress.io Inc
No answers on this topic
Sauce Labs
The people here are just so friendly and personable. For instance, Tristan Lombard answered every single email with a very cheery tone and not only did he diagnose my issue, he also made sure to ask how my day was going. Keep it up
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Implementation Rating
Cypress.io Inc
No answers on this topic
Sauce Labs
I am not sure if it's my company that makes getting Sauce Labs integrated into the team difficult or is it Sauce Labs. The process for getting Sauce Labs for a project is quite a tedious process and the information for using Sauce Labs initially is quite lacking. There is little support for getting started
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Alternatives Considered
Cypress.io Inc
Execution speed and interactive debugging tool is very easy. you can make changes in the fly and test will run automatically, thus saving more time debugging your code. Can easily be intergrated to to CI/CD pipeline
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Sauce Labs
We have also tested out Browser Stack, which at the time was more geared towards manual testing. Although it appeared to support more mobile devices/browsers, we also wanted something that can plugin in easily with our existing Selenium test scripts. Sauce Labs was definitely more geared towards our goals at the moment which were to automation functional/regression testing and build it into our release pipeline.
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Scalability
Cypress.io Inc
No answers on this topic
Sauce Labs
With private devices, you have full reign over usage of them, so no complaints there. Public devices are available if no one else is using it, which is understandable. Browser VMs are based on number of open sessions and Saucelabs give you a certain number depending on what you need. If you need more, then you pay for more. It is as simple as that. You need more devices, then you can pay for more private ones too. A workaround for public devices is to pick the first available one and not be too picky, that's if you are able to of course.
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Return on Investment
Cypress.io Inc
  • Flaky tests can be caught easily
  • Regration testing of application with Cypress.io helps to maintain quality of the software product.
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Sauce Labs
  • Eh... Negligible? Being on AWS West makes it quite a few hops for us, so the process times out every now and again. That is frustrating.
  • I can't really speak to the dollars, as I am not privy to the information.
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ScreenShots

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Screenshot of Sauce Labs UI optimized for continuous integration workflows.