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Sauce Labs

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Score 8.3 out of 100

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Score 8.6 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • Sauce Labs is rated higher in 5 areas: Likelihood to Renew, Availability, Support Rating, Implementation Rating, Product Scalability
  • ReadyAPI is rated higher in 1 area: Usability
  • Sauce Labs and ReadyAPI are tied in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Performance

Likelihood to Recommend

8.5

Sauce Labs

85%
158 Ratings
8.5

ReadyAPI

85%
67 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

9.1

Sauce Labs

91%
20 Ratings
7.4

ReadyAPI

74%
18 Ratings

Usability

8.4

Sauce Labs

84%
20 Ratings
9.9

ReadyAPI

99%
3 Ratings

Availability

10.0

Sauce Labs

100%
7 Ratings
9.0

ReadyAPI

90%
2 Ratings

Performance

8.0

Sauce Labs

80%
7 Ratings
8.0

ReadyAPI

80%
2 Ratings

Support Rating

8.4

Sauce Labs

84%
24 Ratings
8.0

ReadyAPI

80%
11 Ratings

Implementation Rating

7.5

Sauce Labs

75%
12 Ratings
7.0

ReadyAPI

70%
3 Ratings

Configurability

8.2

Sauce Labs

82%
3 Ratings

ReadyAPI

N/A
0 Ratings

Ease of integration

9.1

Sauce Labs

91%
2 Ratings

ReadyAPI

N/A
0 Ratings

Product Scalability

10.0

Sauce Labs

100%
4 Ratings
7.0

ReadyAPI

70%
1 Rating

Vendor post-sale

9.0

Sauce Labs

90%
5 Ratings

ReadyAPI

N/A
0 Ratings

Vendor pre-sale

9.0

Sauce Labs

90%
5 Ratings

ReadyAPI

N/A
0 Ratings

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

  • Different Load testing techniques with variable loads and settings allowing to load test your service in different ways.
  • Assertions are much easier to use by inspecting responses, especially xpath assertions.
  • Exporting test scripts and linking them on jenkins.
  • Modern and user friendly GUI compared to free version.
  • Running test scripts in parallel.
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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

  • Sometimes Ready API Test performs poorly or freezes when REST response contains a lot of data
  • Performance Tests documentation could be updated to describe different assertion points with examples of usage.
  • Ability to disable certain test steps only in the Performance Tests section, while leaving them on for Functional Tests could be added.
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Pricing Details

Sauce Labs

Starting Price

$19 per month

Editions & Modules

Sauce Labs editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
Live Testing$19.001
Virtual Cloud$149.002

Footnotes

  1. per month
  2. per month

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

Optional

Additional Details

Free service available for Open Source projects.

Pricing Info

ReadyAPI

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

ReadyAPI editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    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

    • We were able to achieve our needs in API test automation with the tool
    • In terms ROI, I would say that we have gotten what is basically needed
    • Though the initial setup was tough, after that we were able to continue it with user friendly UI and reporting.
    • Overall, it had [a] neutral impact in terms [of] ROI.
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