Sauce Labs vs. ReadyAPI

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
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
ReadyAPI
Score 7.3 out of 10
N/A
ReadyAPI (formerly SoapUI Pro, LoadUI Pro, and ServiceV Pro) is a REST and SOAP API functional testing tool that enables software developers, QA engineers, and manual testers to work together to create, maintain, and execute complex end-to-end API tests in their CI/CD pipelines without needing to code.N/A
Pricing
Sauce LabsReadyAPI
Editions & Modules
Live Testing
$19.00
per month
Virtual Cloud
$149.00
per month
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Sauce LabsReadyAPI
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
YesYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalNo setup fee
Additional DetailsFree service available for Open Source projects.
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Community Pulse
Sauce LabsReadyAPI
Considered Both Products
Sauce Labs
Chose Sauce Labs
Sauce Labs is easier to configure, also it has a great documentation which helps a non-technical user in a great way. Sauce Labs is pretty good in performance compared to BrowserStack. And with a variety of support for different automation tools, makes a Sauce Labs 100% a first …
Chose Sauce Labs
We have used HP tools and SoapUI but those do not provide the coverage we needed.
ReadyAPI

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Sauce LabsReadyAPI
Small Businesses
BrowserStack
BrowserStack
Score 8.4 out of 10
BrowserStack
BrowserStack
Score 8.4 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
ReadyAPI
ReadyAPI
Score 7.3 out of 10
BlazeMeter
BlazeMeter
Score 8.5 out of 10
Enterprises
SoapUI Open Source
SoapUI Open Source
Score 7.9 out of 10
SoapUI Open Source
SoapUI Open Source
Score 7.9 out of 10
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User Ratings
Sauce LabsReadyAPI
Likelihood to Recommend
6.4
(158 ratings)
7.3
(66 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.3
(20 ratings)
7.3
(18 ratings)
Usability
8.4
(20 ratings)
9.9
(3 ratings)
Availability
10.0
(4 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Performance
8.0
(4 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
8.3
(15 ratings)
8.0
(6 ratings)
Implementation Rating
7.5
(6 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
Configurability
8.2
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Ease of integration
9.1
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
10.0
(4 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
9.0
(4 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
9.0
(4 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Sauce LabsReadyAPI
Likelihood to Recommend
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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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
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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SmartBear
  • Ease of use (ability to automatically import API definitions, Jenkins integration for running in the pipeline).
  • Detailed test reports (allow to easily identify weak spots during both functional and performance testing).
  • One platform for all tests (allows to closely couple and reuse existent tests).
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Cons
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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SmartBear
  • Needs good documentation
  • Need to improve the performance of the tool
  • Setup is very complex and for such [a] commercial tool, it should easy and straightforward
  • Tool says it supports security testing but in reality, it is not at an extensive level.
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Likelihood to Renew
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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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
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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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
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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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
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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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
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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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
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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SmartBear
no very easy but lacks documentation
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Alternatives Considered
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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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
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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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
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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SmartBear
  • Very quick regression testing, hence having the testing results very soon, even the same day of deployment
  • for same above reason, it can save money for corporation (so no tedious, costly and erroneous manual testings)
  • The test reports are compatible with TestNG, so the corporation can integrate the reports in our Autamation frameworks such as Allure or Jira Zephyr
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ScreenShots

Sauce Labs Screenshots

Screenshot of Sauce Labs UI optimized for continuous integration workflows.