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Score 8.7 out of 100

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Score 8.6 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • Selenium is rated higher in 4 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew, Support Rating, Implementation Rating
  • ReadyAPI is rated higher in 1 area: Usability

Likelihood to Recommend

9.3

Selenium

93%
56 Ratings
8.5

ReadyAPI

85%
67 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

9.2

Selenium

92%
6 Ratings
7.4

ReadyAPI

74%
18 Ratings

Usability

8.8

Selenium

88%
6 Ratings
9.9

ReadyAPI

99%
3 Ratings

Availability

Selenium

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

ReadyAPI

90%
2 Ratings

Performance

Selenium

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0

ReadyAPI

80%
2 Ratings

Support Rating

8.2

Selenium

82%
19 Ratings
8.0

ReadyAPI

80%
11 Ratings

Implementation Rating

9.0

Selenium

90%
6 Ratings
7.0

ReadyAPI

70%
3 Ratings

Product Scalability

Selenium

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0

ReadyAPI

70%
1 Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

Open Source

When you have to test the UI and how it behaves when certain actions are performed, you need something that can automate the browsers. This is where Selenium comes to the rescue. If you have to test APIs and not the frontend (UI), I would recommend going with other libraries that support HTTP Requests. Selenium is good only when you have no choice but to run the steps on a browser.
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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

Open Source

  • For any web based UI automation, Selenium is the best tool out there to automate your tests.
  • It supports multiple coding languages like Java, Python, Ruby, C# etc.. to choose from.
  • There is a huge community of users and can get many answers on StackOverFlow.
  • It has lot of other plugins to make your tests even more efficient.
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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

Open Source

  • Selenium is pretty user-friendly but sometimes tests tend to flake out. I'd say roughly one out of twenty tests yields a false positive.
  • Selenium software cannot read images. This is a minor negative because a free plug-in is available from alternate sources.
  • Slowness may be a minor factor with Selenium, though this is an issue with basically any testing software since waiting on a site to execute JavaScript requires the browser to wait for a particular action.
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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

Selenium

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Selenium 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

    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

      Open Source

      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.
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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

      Open Source

      As I mentioned earlier, the reason I use Selenium is because there is a fairly widespread community of users, and user support services are at a good level. because the application is open source, it works on many platforms (Windows, Linux, IOS) without any problems. In addition, it gives us a lot of options for writing functional tests. For errors that we receive through the application, we can easily find the reasons for errors in the forums.
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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

      Open Source

      No answers on this topic

      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

      Open Source

      No answers on this topic

      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

      Open Source

      Selenium does not have technical support available easily. You have to go through forums to get the information you need. However, there are excellent forums out there that make it easy to troubleshoot. The open-source flexibility makes it difficult to have dedicated support.
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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

      Open Source

      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.
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      SmartBear

      no very easy but lacks documentation
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      Alternatives Considered

      Open Source

      At the time of adoption, there were not many other alternatives that were even close to being competitive when it comes to browser testing. As far as I know now to this day, there is still little competition to Selenium for what it does. Any other browser-based testing still utilises Selenium to interact with the browser.
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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

      Open Source

      No answers on this topic

      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

      Open Source

      • 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
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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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