Postman vs. Sauce Labs

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Postman
Score 8.8 out of 10
N/A
Postman, headquartered in San Francisco, offers their flagship API development and management free to small teams and independent developers. Higher tiers (Postman Pro and Postman Enterprise) support API management, as well as team collaboration, extended support and other advanced features.
$0
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
PostmanSauce Labs
Editions & Modules
Postman Free Plan
$0.00 US Dollars
Postman Basic Plan
$12 US Dollars
per month per user
Postman Professional Plan
$29 US Dollars
per month per user
Postman Enterprise Plan
$99 US Dollars
per month per user
Live Testing
$19.00
per month
Virtual Cloud
$149.00
per month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
PostmanSauce Labs
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
YesYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
Additional Details1. Postman Free plan: Start designing, developing, and testing APIs at no cost for teams of up to three people. 2. Postman Basic plan: Collaborate with your team to design, develop, and test APIs faster; $12/month per user, billed annually 3. Postman Professional plan: Centrally manage the entire API workflow; $29/month per user, billed annually 4. Postman Enterprise plan: Securely manage, organize, and accelerate API-first development at scale; $99/month per user, billed annuallyFree service available for Open Source projects.
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Community Pulse
PostmanSauce Labs
Considered Both Products
Postman

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.
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
PostmanSauce Labs
API Management
Comparison of API Management features of Product A and Product B
Postman
8.4
35 Ratings
4% above category average
Sauce Labs
-
Ratings
API access control9.532 Ratings00 Ratings
Rate limits and usage policies7.118 Ratings00 Ratings
API usage data8.117 Ratings00 Ratings
API user onboarding8.321 Ratings00 Ratings
API versioning8.724 Ratings00 Ratings
Usage billing and payments8.012 Ratings00 Ratings
API monitoring and logging8.832 Ratings00 Ratings
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PostmanSauce Labs
Small Businesses
NGINX
NGINX
Score 9.1 out of 10
BrowserStack
BrowserStack
Score 8.3 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
NGINX
NGINX
Score 9.1 out of 10
ReadyAPI
ReadyAPI
Score 7.4 out of 10
Enterprises
NGINX
NGINX
Score 9.1 out of 10
ReadyAPI
ReadyAPI
Score 7.4 out of 10
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User Ratings
PostmanSauce Labs
Likelihood to Recommend
9.8
(39 ratings)
6.5
(158 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.3
(20 ratings)
Usability
8.5
(3 ratings)
8.4
(20 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(4 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(4 ratings)
Support Rating
7.1
(11 ratings)
8.3
(15 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
7.5
(6 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(3 ratings)
Ease of integration
9.0
(1 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
PostmanSauce Labs
Likelihood to Recommend
Postman
Postman is very good for easy entry into testing. Thanks to snippets it is easy to use, but also provides a lot [of] possibilities for testing thanks to the in-line editor. Easy to use on multiple environments (versioning) thanks to sets of environment variables. The Collections view can get very full with time and it is not possible to reuse or link requests so that they have always been copied and maintained manually for each copy if changes have to be applied.
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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
Postman
  • It has opened a door for me to explore more out of it, as it is associated with so many APIs that I never felt any difficulty in finding the right API template, which are well organized and easily available.
  • It is very secure to use and provides great services which are user-friendly.
  • Due to this software I have got rid of the excessive emails and the slack channels, Now I am using my own private API and even it give me an option to produce my personal Postman’s API Builder from its Private API Network and this features has shared my excessive workload.
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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
Postman
  • Wherever you need to automate tests that involve database verification or rely on data from databases, Postman is less suitable.
  • Postman's disc usage is extremely high, and it occasionally causes the computer to fade.
  • It doesn't have the ability to generate random data. To achieve randomness in my tests, I've been working around scripts.
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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
Postman
No answers on this topic
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
Postman
I think from a non-technical perspective there are a few things that could be more clearly labeled to better understand what is being asked for or where to add certain parts of the request.
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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
Postman
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
Postman
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
Postman
There is a lot of in-depth documentation for Postman available online, including detailed guides with screenshots and videos. They provide example APIs for new users to explore while learning how to use the tool. Generally, bugs in the client are quickly addressed through frequent free updates. Community and professional support options are available - most of the time, the free/community level support is adequate
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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
Postman
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
Postman
Previous to using Postman, I would either use browser tools directly, or write an in-house tool to send requests. Postman eliminates that need while providing a much better experience and more features. At the base level, Postman is as simple as typing in the address as you would in a browser. Authentication can be provided simply as well.
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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
Postman
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
Postman
  • Postman is free (although there's a paid tier that offers more features) so using it for testing APIs comes with little to no risk (besides learning curve).
  • The learning curve is a little steep for non-developer users, but developers should find it easy to pick up and use right out of the box, so to speak.
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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

Postman Screenshots

Screenshot of API design - You can design your API specifications in Postman using OpenAPI, RAML, GraphQL, or SOAP formats. Postman’s schema editor makes it easy to work with specification files of any size, & it validates specifications with a built-in linting engine.Screenshot of API documentation - Postman automatically generates documentation & supports markdown-enabled and machine-readable documentation. Docs automatically include request details & sample code. Share the docs with your team, in a public workspace, or in a dedicated portal.Screenshot of API testing - Build and run functional, integration, & regression tests directly in Postman or as part of your CI/CD pipeline with Newman (Postman’s a command-line Collection Runner that enables you to run & test a collection from the command line).Screenshot of Public workspaces - Public workspaces allow you to share your APIs publicly with anyone. You can use public workspaces to gather feedback on your APIs, onboard developers quickly, or just showcase your work.Screenshot of Reporting - Postman generates reports that enable you to visualize data for team metrics and usage, & for API activities such as creation, collection execution, and test runs. Use reports to get insights on performance, troubleshooting, & SLA adherence.

Sauce Labs Screenshots

Screenshot of Sauce Labs UI optimized for continuous integration workflows.