Automation with SoapUI
May 09, 2014

Automation with SoapUI

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Software Version

SoapUI Pro New license

Overall Satisfaction with SoapUI

We use SoapUI in the QA test environment to automate some of our testing.
  • Allows automated test cases. As with all automation the dark side is the development time involved but for products that require frequent testing that investment in time has paid long term dividends.
  • Fully programmable using groovy. I did not know Groovy prior to using SoapUI but it's so similar to Java that the transition was seamless.
  • I find it quite useful to parse the response from one call and use that as input to the next.
  • The learning curve was difficult. I struggled to get it to do anything useful at first.
  • I'd like to see more examples to get newbies started.
  • Without a doubt, testing is improved. I can write a test once and forget the details and know I can return to it months down the road and still test some obscure feature.
SoapUI was the only automation tool I evaluated. Nothing else came close.
Most new stuff in development where I work has not used SOAP so it's use is limited to legacy code. If I encounter it in the future I will once again turn to this tool.
It's quite a powerful tool but you really need to know Groovy (or Java) to use it effectively. This excludes a lot of QA folks who have not kept up. There seems to be a lot of those.