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Katalon Studio


What is Katalon Studio?

Katalon Studio is provided by the vendor as a free and robust automation solution for API, Web and Mobile testing. It is designed to eliminate the complexities of building an automation framework by integrating all necessary test components with built-in…

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Product Demos

Katalon Recorder - selectWindow command demo


[Webinar] Elevate Your Test Troubleshooting with Katalon Studio 7.8


[Webinar] What’s New in Katalon Studio 7.6 — Demo and Live Q&A - July 2020


[Webinar] What’s New in Katalon Studio 7.5 — Demo and Live Q&A


Katalon Studio Docker Linux Jenkinsfile Pipeline Demo with Examples and practical | Raghav Pal


Katalon Studio Demo for Mobile Automation

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What is Katalon Studio?

Katalon Studio is provided by the vendor as a free and robust automation solution for API, Web and Mobile testing. It is designed to eliminate the complexities of building an automation framework by integrating all necessary test components with built-in keywords and project templates. Katalon Studio includes a full feature set for a complete test automation process covering multiple platforms and testing types.

New users can get started with test automation using its easy-to-use interface and the intelligent record & playback engine while advanced users can design and implement test strategies realizing CI/DevOps best practices.

The vendor states many developers and testers find Katalon configurable scripting modes effective for their testing needs and programming skills. Katalon Studio is trusted and supported by an active community of over 150K users from 150+ countries around the world.

Katalon Studio Features

  • Supported: Setup Project
  • Supported: Create Tests
  • Supported: Execute Tests
  • Supported: View Reports
  • Supported: Maintain Tests

Katalon Studio Screenshots

Screenshot of Project setup - fast start with pre-built templates and scriptsScreenshot of Run Single Tests or Suites on multiple configurations and data sets
Multiple Platform Support so you can run your automation tests on Windows, OSX, Android, and iOSScreenshot of Maintain TestsScreenshot of View Reports

Katalon Studio Videos

A quick guide to set up and start your first automation test with Katalon Studio, an intelligent test automation. Katalon Studio enhances Selenium and Appium with a complete test automation framework that let you start automation testing on web and mobile in no times.
Katalon Studio enhances Selenium and Appium with a complete test automation framework that helps you start testing in no time

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Katalon Studio Technical Details

Deployment TypesOn-premise
Operating SystemsWindows, Linux, Mac
Mobile ApplicationNo
Supported CountriesWorldwide
Supported LanguagesEnglish
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Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Earlier, We were spending more efforts in test automation framework and keywords development .Now with Katalon Studio's inbuilt framework and keywords helps us to save lot of time and efforts. If we want to move fast in agile with test automation, then Katalon Studio is one of the right choice with web, mobile and api automation capabilities and much more
  • Built in automation framework
  • Rich set of inbuilt keywords
  • Rich set of alm integrations
  • Desktop automation
  • Parallel execution
  • BDD integration
Well suited tool in agile . Tool is better competitively with other existing tools market. Test case automation efforts reduced more than 60 percent while comparing to our existing approach where we are using keywords based open source framework. Recording feature helps. Multiple combinations of object identifier helps to automate legacy web applications
Score 1 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We use Katalon Studio to test our GraphQL based API's using a Data Driven model. Validation of response and its contents for different requests and integration with Azure Devops.
It solved the use case of end to end testing of our applications
  • Trial Version offers good features
  • Offers integration with several Devops sites
  • Integration with Azure is painstakingly slow as it takes too much time to upload reports to Azure. When raised with the support team i was advised to contact Microsoft who promptly and correctly replied that its an issue with the katalon plugin.
  • Non Responsive Customer Support. Several mails were replied late.
  • The Desktop app uses too much memory when booting up and running tests even on a 16gb RAM.
Free trial version is fine but you don't get the adequate support and VFM for the licensed version. Customer service needs to be improved a lot and any QA's with less technical background or less time to troubleshoot issues in the software on their own would find it difficult to use.
Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Katalon studio is relatively new to market but its popularity is growing rapidly. We have started exploring this tool recently and found it very useful if you compare it with other open source tools such as Selenium, Appium etc. It works very well for automating Web/Mobile/APIs with features like Record/Run, Object Spy etc. Altogether it is all in one tool for test automation. Easy to integrate with Git and Jenkins. It also has very nice reporting features with Dashboard. Overall Katalon studio is going to be a leader in test automation industry in coming future. Limitations: Katalon studio didn't locate the Android SDK automatically. We need launch Android emulators manually while running mobile automation tests. Katalon studio Debugging feature is not available with free version. Data driven feature at test case level is also not available with Katalon studio free version.
  • Record and Run
  • Object Spy
  • Parallel test execution
  • TestOps
  • Data driven
  • Locate Android SDK path
  • Launch Android emulators automatically
  • Support for more languages
  • Debugging feature is not available with Katalon studio free version
  • Data driven feature at test case level is not available with Katalon studio free version
Katalon studio is where you will get almost all test automation solutions at one place. This tool is well suited for Web, Mobile and API automation. Parallel test execution is also made easy with Katalon studio. Data driven testing using excel, csv etc is also very useful. but it has limitations, there is no provision to open or work with multiple projects at same time in Katalon studio. Debugging feature is also not available with Katalon studio free version.
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Katalon Studio is first used to evaluate the codeless test automation feature and has been used in one of the test automation projects where the customer is interested about having codeless test automation implemented for their software product.
  • Codeless test automation
  • Integration with Web, Mobile, API and Desktop automation
  • Possibility of end to end test automation using CI tools
  • Assistance provided during the coding
  • Better documentation that helps to automate quicker
  • Not all the desktop applications are supported, needs to improve a way to automate all desktop applications
  • Integrations with other reporting systems.
If the interest is to start with fewer coding skills then Katalon Studio is one of the good options for automation. It is as simple as writing test cases with predefined methods and actions. It also provides the flexibility to edit the code for the coders but also has limitations compared to the flexibility of creating own framework as like native Selenium or Appium like tools.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Katalon Studio is one of the automation tools used in my organization. It is used to automate our web and mobile applications. In our company, it is heavily used for UI and API automation but the tool can be used for image comparison too. The tool supports all different kinds of browsers like Google Chrome, Edge, Safari, Firefox, headless browsers, etc. The tool can be easily integrated with Jenkins, JIRA, GitHub, Qtest, etc. It's a nice stable tool for automation that uses groovy scripting language.
  • User friendly GUI
  • Katalon recorder available. Newbies can play around and easily write test cases.
  • Integration with CI/CD workflows like JIRA, Jenkins, qTest, Slack, etc.
  • Supports cross browser testing.
  • Katalon analytics is available to analyze script failures.
  • Katalon Studio supports only grovvy language for now. It will be nice to see support for other scripting languages.
  • Performance issues; sudden crash of the tool.
  • Debug button is provided only to licensed owner since Katalon 7+ version.
  • New tool, few resources available to learn. So there is a mild learning curve here.
One can easily automate Web, Mobile, Desktop, API (SOAP as well as REST), and execute the scripts on your desired browser/platform. The record and play option is available so users can use their recorder to record the xpath/objects or can write their own xpath. I would say the reorder is not so great for angular pages where there are no unique locators but it is easy to write their own xpath in this case. For API testing, there is an easy way to import from swagger, WSDL, etc. The tool can be easily integrated with CI/CD. All in all, a good tool for automation.
September 21, 2020

Test Automation Tool

Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I have been actively developing software for 5 years. I use Katalon Studio for the tests of the applications I develop. Katalon Studio is used for web and mobile applications testing. It is preferred because it is completely free. You only need to be a member of the site to download. Thanks to the cross platform feature, we can test the code written in the browser without writing additional code. It supports different operating systems. I create my own test cases with special keywords that use the script mode. Before using this program, I was using the Firefox extension Selenium IDE. Selenium IDE is too simple a regression tool compared to Katalon Studio. I automate the test case that I prepared manually using the record feature of the tool.
  • Katalon Studio is used for web and mobile applications testing.
  • It is completely free.
  • It has a cross platform feature.
  • It supports different operating systems.
  • I expect it to run faster.
  • The obligation to become a member of the site should be removed.
  • Errors can occur occasionally while loading the browser.
I am developing software in the digital banking unit. Katalon Studio is used for regression tests of mobile applications in our unit. With the Recod feature, a manual test scenario is created through the mobile application first. Later, tools perform regression tests at certain periods and the results are reported.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We currently use it in QA department to automate test scripts across API mobile testing. I love its ability to catch objects using spy web and its smooth record-and-play feature. I personally prefer using Katalon over Selenium because I have less coding knowledge. It helps people who are not that sound in coding to automate their projects.
  • Record and play
  • Spy web features
  • Should be familiar with or learn a bit about Groovy
  • Does not capture objects sometimes while recording
It is one of the most recommended solutions for users who have less knowledge in Java and Python, if you don't have a lot of time to automate your scripts, for when you have simple functionalities, or for loading large amount of data. I mostly recommend Katalon Studio for these situations.
Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Katalon studio is used in our project for web and mobile test automation. There are multiple business departments which implement changes every two weeks. We built automated test cases with Katalon studio and execute them every night. The programming language is Java. Jenkins is used for CI/CD pipeline. Git repository is used for managing test code.
  • Easy to setup and quick to get started: As Katalon comes with built-in features a new automation tester can automate easily. Script creation time is quick.
  • Test Analytics: Katalon also provides analytics which tells you the pattern of your automated tests at a different instance of time.
  • Third Party Integration: Katalon provides amazing integration with 3rd party tools like JIRA, ALM, GIT, JENKINS, etc.
  • Image-based testing: Katalon also provides inbuilt image based test automation.
  • Katalon supports only two programming languages, Groovy/Java.
  • Community support is not good at the moment..
  • Many features are still in development with Katalon team.
It is well suited for quick automation and avoiding dependency on coding skilled resources. It has no licensing fee. It is not well suited for complex projects where high customization is required.

Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I have switched from manual testing to automated testing for few years and Katalon Studio is the coolest tool that I have used. You don't have to pay any fee and the features it provides are the same as the paid ones. It saves us huge amounts of money and time.
  • Easy to use
  • Amazing features for both web app and mobile application
  • Free
  • Easy to find support
  • It supports both manual and script mode
  • You have to redownload and install it to update
  • Slow sometimes
Katalon Studio is appropriate for big projects. And it is really suitable for users having minimum programming skills. It also supports both manual and script modes. A web app and mobile app are available.
Johan Chopra | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
As a software consulting company, we need an automation solution that can generate automation test scripts fast, effective, and compatible with our current operating systems. Katalon Studio is a great solution for us! Katalon Studio was the selected contestant to resolve our automation challenges. They help us save the time by creating automated test scripts and we can analyze the result on the cloud with Katalon Analytics. Katalon Studio offers Manual Mode and Script Mode for both beginner and advanced testers. We think this is an awesome feature for manual testers to learn automation and senior testers to improve automation testing skills. We were able to create our custom code infrastructure as micro-services by using Katalon Studio.
  • Free automation solution
  • Powerful tool but easy to use and simple to deploy
  • Update feature frequently
  • Great support on their forum
  • Tutorials and Documentation need to be updated along with new version releases
  • Hope to see more active users and distinguish topic on Katalon forum
If you are looking for an automation tool with rich UI view of test execution reports, Katalon Studio is a right solution for you. They offer an visual and in-depth test report which can help your team improve performance and productivity.

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