A Sauce labs review
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
October 22, 2018

A Sauce labs review

Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Sauce Labs

Automated UI tests are all currently running on Sauce Labs and Testobject. It solves the issue of having to maintain a server that runs emulators/simulators.
  • The devices are really up to date. For example, the latest iPhone became part of the list almost as soon as it was released.
  • Ability to tunnel to a different location so you can run tests on a specific region.
  • Customer support is quite responsive.
  • Testobject analytics - we've had a hard time ordering tests
  • Test start time - sometimes takes a while to upload an app to a device and start test execution
  • Price - it's a bit on the expensive side
  • Accelerate the pace of new feature releases
  • Improve quality by increasing browser/OS/device coverage
  • Achieve continuous delivery
It has helped with accelerating the pace as we get more tests to the automated regression test suite. And it's definitely improved coverage, as we can run it on multiple OS versions. We have not achieved a real continuous delivery process though, as the test pipeline is not really connected to the development pipeline fully, yet.
Sauce Labs is quite reliable. Apps are removed from devices after a run.
As we are able to release faster, the customer gets the latest version of our app faster.
Buy: No maintenance. Only need to worry about actual test implementation.
Build: Have to maintain. Simulator and emulators crash a lot. Wastes a lot time.

As the team is quite small, the decision to buy is definitely a good one.
I am happy with this feature though there were struggles in the beginning in making it work.
Sauce Labs is really good if your use case requires you to test on multiple devices with different OS, as their list of devices is quite big. You won't have to maintain the list (as Sauce Labs already does that for you,) so you just have to worry about writing your tests.