Sauce Labs - my humble opinion
January 03, 2017

Sauce Labs - my humble opinion

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Sauce Labs

The test automation engineers at our company use Sauce Labs to enhance our test automation framework and run tests in the cloud. Running our tests using Sauce Labs has allowed us to run more tests, on more platforms/configurations, and get faster feedback on the state/quality of our builds. We had a rather large suite of tests to run and Sauce Labs allowed us to reduce the time it takes to get results on a full test suite run.
  • Running tests on multiple browsers/platforms
  • Concurrent test runs
  • Having a recording of each test (this is huge when we want to observe/reproduce/troubleshoot inconsistent bugs)
  • Pretty large knowledge base - Sauce Lab itself as well as test automation in general
  • Test/Results Archive - allows us to validate how the status of different functionalities might have evolved over time
  • The only possible area of improvement we would cite is improving the performance on mobile tests (phones/tablets). We've found that our tests take on average 2-3 min to spin up an environment before the test is run on it - which is a considerable amount of time when you have hundreds of tests to run. Improvement in this area would be especially important as the industry moves more and more toward mobile web development.
  • Finding bugs faster, addressing them sooner, being able to make decisions on build earlier, with greater confidence. Testing no longer being a bottleneck.
  • Saving time on trying to find steps that led to a bug (I've heard it said that time is money).
Visual Studio.NET
[It's] best suited for companies doing web development and using test automation (with selenium) for their quality assurance. Especially so if you have large test suites and would like to have a faster turn around on your test runs - then the cost would definitely be worth it. If you don't have a large test suite and are tight on budget, then maybe not.