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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.
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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.
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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

  • The tool is built in such a way that you need minimum to no experience in API testing and you can start using it from day 1. It's that easy. And many features like configuring many end points and choosing the one [on] which you want the tests to be run, easy import of wsdl, etc. are very helpful.
  • Characterizing the tests and driving the data from external sources like Excel or xml document is easy and very powerful to automate tests. Many assertions are very well built in.
  • Automating the APIs using this tool is very efficient and easy. It also offers some UI level automation embedded in it so it makes life lot easier to compare the response vs UI.
  • Performance testing of APIs is also built in and so it makes a one stop solution for all testing needs for API.
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Selenium

  • Selenium is an open source software so its Free and has a very strong user community support.
  • Selenium Supports cross browser automation, API automation and database automation.
  • Selenium tests can be implemented in any language like Java, python, ruby, C# etc.
  • Selenium test can be easily integrated with existing testing framework testNg, Junit etc.
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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.
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Selenium

  • Selenium does not support windows based application automation.
  • Selenium test development requires developer coding skills to make test dynamic.
  • Selenium is purely open source no customer support exists but have a huge open source community which encounters and solves similar problems.
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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.
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Selenium

Selenium 9.2
Based on 6 answers
We are very successful in using selenium and do not plan on moving to another product
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Usability

Parasoft SOAtest

Parasoft SOAtest 9.0
Based on 1 answer
never had any issues
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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.
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Support

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.
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Selenium

Selenium 8.3
Based on 4 answers
Issues get resolved quickly and efficiently. Forum are full of suggestions and best practices.
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Implementation

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
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Selenium

Selenium 9.0
Based on 3 answers
All tests took very little time to develop and extremely simple to maintain. We even managed to create integration with MTM providing manual testers with ability to execute automation using MTM's GUI.
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Alternatives Considered

Parasoft SOAtest

Parasoft SOAtest stands out among all the other tools.
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Selenium

Open source.
Ease of use.
Additional features.
Online materials and support.
Freedom of coding in any desired language you need.
Easy enhancement and maintenance of code and software.
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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.
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Selenium

  • Firstly, we moved our partial work environment from Linux/Ubuntu to Windows as Tools for automation rolled out in 2016, like RPA Tools. Though you cannot compare RPA with Selenium, our business goals satisfied quite well with RPA tools.
  • Secondly, we had our engineers already familiar with Ubuntu and Python until we integrated Selenium. Soon we had to recruit new interns for RPA, and some of our permanent members had to learn RPA.
  • Though having a large community, you don't always get lucky enough to have required Regular Expressions (Regex). You always have to brainstorm before initiating the Python script. It is very time-consuming to find proper tags and selectors from a webpage payload.
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Pricing Details

Parasoft SOAtest

General

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

Selenium

General

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

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