ReadyAPI vs. WebdriverIO

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
ReadyAPI
Score 8.2 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
WebdriverIO
Score 8.9 out of 10
N/A
WebdriverIO, an OpenJS Foundation project, is a next-gen browser and mobile automation test framework for Node.js. It can be run on the WebDriver Protocol for true cross-browser testing as well as Chrome DevTools Protocol for Chromium based automation using Puppeteer.N/A
Pricing
ReadyAPIWebdriverIO
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
ReadyAPIWebdriverIO
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Small Businesses
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Score 8.3 out of 10
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Score 8.3 out of 10
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Score 8.5 out of 10
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Score 8.3 out of 10
Enterprises
SoapUI Open Source
SoapUI Open Source
Score 7.8 out of 10
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Score 8.3 out of 10
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User Ratings
ReadyAPIWebdriverIO
Likelihood to Recommend
8.3
(66 ratings)
8.6
(5 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
7.3
(18 ratings)
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Usability
9.9
(3 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
Availability
9.0
(1 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
Performance
8.0
(1 ratings)
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Support Rating
8.0
(6 ratings)
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Implementation Rating
7.0
(1 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
7.0
(1 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
ReadyAPIWebdriverIO
Likelihood to Recommend
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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Open Source
Best suited where frontend developments are in React and where BDD and TDD test frameworks are to be used. Its syntax is very easy to write and understand. Even the non-programmer can do the initial setup. Not suited when the language you are using is other than Javascript(or Typescript).
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Pros
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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Open Source
  • numerous integrations to tools
  • fast easy location of page elements
  • tool setup is amazing - they have a script to walk you through everything with prompts!!
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Cons
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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Open Source
  • wdio.conf can contain too much where everything is encapsulated there, like the before and after functions
  • A data provider-like testing would be useful. The only way to input different data into the same test is via a loop
  • everything is needed to be done using the 'browser' object. Can be limiting where you don't have access to the browser depending on where you are in the code
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Likelihood to Renew
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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Open Source
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Usability
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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Open Source
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Reliability and Availability
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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Open Source
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Performance
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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Open Source
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Support Rating
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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Open Source
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Implementation Rating
SmartBear
no very easy but lacks documentation
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Open Source
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Alternatives Considered
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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Open Source
Other tools we selected don't work in our application, it does or doesn't support multiple frames or need more tweaking just to make it works. When testing out WebdriverIO it just works as expected, no need to do such walk around to make it works multiple frames. It also can handle multiple tabs and windows.
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Scalability
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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Open Source
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Return on Investment
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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Open Source
  • It helped in cross browser testing
  • It helped in automating multiple browsers at a time.
  • Code coverage is optimum as this supports Javascript(Typescript)
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