What users are saying about
197 Ratings
5 Ratings
<a href='https://www.trustradius.com/static/about-trustradius-scoring' target='_blank' rel='nofollow noopener noreferrer'>trScore algorithm: Learn more.</a>
Score 4.9 out of 100
197 Ratings
<a href='https://www.trustradius.com/static/about-trustradius-scoring' target='_blank' rel='nofollow noopener noreferrer'>trScore algorithm: Learn more.</a>
Score 8.5 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Parasoft SOAtest

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Selenium

Ease of use and the intuitive set up of Selenium IDE are both easy positives. Setup is very speedy and almost any employee will be able to grasp the ideas presented. We utilized Selenium for Quality Assurance lab situations but maintained discretion for each member of the firm. It was definitely reliable enough, even given the ratio for false-positive readings, for us to choose it for primary automation in lab functions. The cost to use Selenium was basically in the middle of the road as far as range goes.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Load Testing

Parasoft SOAtest
7.6
Selenium
End to end performance management
Parasoft SOAtest
8.0
Selenium
Integrated performance data
Parasoft SOAtest
7.0
Selenium
Deployment model flexibility
Parasoft SOAtest
8.0
Selenium
Real time monitoring
Parasoft SOAtest
8.0
Selenium
Automated anomaly detection
Parasoft SOAtest
7.0
Selenium

Pros

Parasoft SOAtest

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Selenium

  • Simple record and playback UI. Many programs boast interfaces that appear confusing upon open. However, Selenium creators have implemented a simple UI which makes it not only easy to use, but easy to learn.
  • Support for various languages. As a Java native program, it's safe to say that it would be considered outdated by our upcoming generation of developers. Yet, it also supports Python, Ruby, Pearl, PHP, and more.
Isaiah Hayes | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Parasoft SOAtest

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Selenium

  • Recognize Adobe Flash and MS Silver Light elements without additional help
  • Detect and locate Java applets ingredients
  • Having the "Wait-till-Displayed" or "Wait-till-Present" as a built in Web Driver function instead of requirement for writing loops and defining expliccit wait, visiblewait, invisiblewait, etc.
Payam Pirooznia | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Parasoft SOAtest

Parasoft SOAtest 10.0
Based on 1 answer
I have used the tool at a previous company and I love it.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Selenium

Selenium 9.2
Based on 6 answers
We love this product mainly because of its high customization abilities and the ease of use. Moreover, its free and can be learned easily through online communities and videos. The tests are more consistent and reliable as compared to Manual tests. It has enabled us to test a large number of features all in one go, which would have impossible through manual tests. The reports generated at the end of the tests are really helpful for the QA and the development teams to get a fair view of the application.
Siddharth Walia | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Parasoft SOAtest

Parasoft SOAtest 9.0
Based on 1 answer
never had any issues
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Selenium

Selenium 8.0
Based on 3 answers
Selenium is a great tool but using it as is is almost impossible. You have to create a framework to use this tool otherwise the miantenance of your tests will be too high.
Alex Kreston | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Parasoft SOAtest

Parasoft SOAtest 10.0
Based on 1 answer
anytime I had a question, I received feedback the same day from a representative at Parasoft SOAtest.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Selenium

Selenium 8.2
Based on 9 answers
The tool can be used across organizations by various roles. It's free of cost and integrates well with most of the sophisticated or opensource development, build management, CI/CD, or management tools. Selenium has outstanding community support and is continuously updated to support newer technologies. The availability of lots of plugins/add-ons makes it a tool that can talk to almost any other tool available in your organization.
Sachin Gulmadagkar | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Parasoft SOAtest

Parasoft SOAtest 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Yes, I would like to know if there is any action to have Parasoft SOAtest integrated with Microsoft TFS
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Selenium

Selenium 9.0
Based on 3 answers
We did everything we needed to use it.Now we can execute our tests on different operational systems and browsers running few tests simultaneously.We also implemented Appium framework to execute our tests on mobile devices, such as iPhones, iPads, Android phones and tablets.We use SauceLabs for our test execution and Jenkins for continuous integration.
Dmitry Shyshkin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Parasoft SOAtest

Parasoft SOAtest stands out among all the other tools.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Selenium

We have looked at other options, but none are open source like Selenium and easily plug able into different web applications. Selenium does not cost anything, and although you don't get support for it, there are many technical forums our there that provide troubleshooting if needed. Other Automation software we looked at does come with more options, but Selenium was the easiest to use and support.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Parasoft SOAtest

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Selenium

  • There hasn’t been a downside to using it yet other than we’ve got to update the programs we create for each change.
  • This has saved us hundreds of hours of manpower by allowing our automation engineer to rapid fire tests.
  • We are able to screenshot and save entire sites before and after launch with a program the automation engineer created
  • We can compare large volumes of data against data in excel docs with a program created using Selenium
Janice Cruz (L.I.O.N.) | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Parasoft SOAtest

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Selenium

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Parasoft SOAtest
8.0
Selenium
8.4

Likelihood to Renew

Parasoft SOAtest
10.0
Selenium
9.2

Usability

Parasoft SOAtest
9.0
Selenium
8.0

Support Rating

Parasoft SOAtest
10.0
Selenium
8.2

Implementation Rating

Parasoft SOAtest
9.0
Selenium
9.0

Add comparison