SoapUI makes QI life easier
Updated July 13, 2021

SoapUI makes QI life easier

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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SoapUI Pro New license

Overall Satisfaction with ReadyAPI (formerly SoapUI Pro, LoadUI Pro, & ServiceV Pro)

It is being extensively used for importing web services and also creating a structure for web services. As a QA Automation Engineer, I am using it for API mockups, functional testing and even load testing. The security test feature is really helpful in checking the SQL injection and malicious code attachment with just a few clicks. SoapUI is helping us to deploy the code to the cloud with the help of containers, as all this possible because of the robust integration of SoapUI with the other third-party tools like Bamboo.
  • By defining variables, you can customize parameter values without hard coding the values in the whole test-case.
  • You can also use external data sheets to retrieve data to your executions.
  • MockResponse module should be more enhanced and simplified.
  • I wish SoapUI would allow you to make a sample request which only consists of the required fields and leaves the optional fields out of the sample.
  • The testing turn round time for a new web service has been decreased drastically and we can get the product out in the market in no time.
We selected SoapUI because it generates tests easily using drag and drop, and point-and-click. It gives powerful data-driven testing with data from files and databases. Scripts can be reused easily.
We had an extra option to integrate it directly with our build tool, Jenkins, and also monitor the ongoing traffic for the live environment.
API testing has been made easier with ReadyAPI and have helped the team save a lot of time. It is an effective tool that could be learnt fairly easy which helped the team to grow easily by adding new team members that didn't even had much exposure to API testing. The drag and drop, point and click interface helped making the learning curve less steeper.
It has certainly helped saving a lot of time and resources for the team. As the interface is really user-friendly and easy to learn, it was easy to move members within the organization who wanted to learn more API testing using this tool. It was easy to educate he new comers and therefore getting more resources to work on creating test scripts, which in return helped in bringing in better test coverages

Do you think ReadyAPI (formerly SoapUI Pro, LoadUI Pro, & ServiceV Pro) delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with ReadyAPI (formerly SoapUI Pro, LoadUI Pro, & ServiceV Pro)'s feature set?

Yes

Did ReadyAPI (formerly SoapUI Pro, LoadUI Pro, & ServiceV Pro) live up to sales and marketing promises?

I wasn't involved with the selection/purchase process

Did implementation of ReadyAPI (formerly SoapUI Pro, LoadUI Pro, & ServiceV Pro) go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy ReadyAPI (formerly SoapUI Pro, LoadUI Pro, & ServiceV Pro) again?

Yes

It will help you to create envelopes and headers to satisfy WS-Security, WS-Addressing, etc. IT has a wide range of assertion options. If you are still not satisfied, you can write your own assertion with the help of Groovy script and can use any Java library to do so. The Maven Support. You can simply export a TestSuite from SoapUI and run it from outside on your CI/CD tool (i.e. Jenkins, Gitlab, etc.) with the help of Maven.

Using ReadyAPI (formerly SoapUI Pro, LoadUI Pro, & ServiceV Pro)

10 - ReadyAPI was used by multiple QA teams in the organization to create and run API scripts for the APIs being created. The APIs were being created for the fintech to be used, they contained a lot of business logic based on the different needs of the customers. The job of the QAs was to make sure that all of the functionalities are tested before the APIs are pushed to live
  • Test the APIs before pusing to Live
  • Integrate with Jenkins
  • Get results of all the scripts by running them overnight
  • Help learn new QAs get their feet wet with API testing
  • The drag and drop functionality is phenomenal
  • Point and click interface makes it easier to learn and build scripts
  • Swagger intergration helped the non technical team get a sense of the APIs
  • Better reporting tools using ReadyAPI
I would definitely renew the ReadyAPI as I was pretty happy while using it. But then I switched my job, and the current workplace is using Postman so we are using it for now. Plus, I don't have any issues with Postman. At the end of the day, it about selecting the tool that gets your work done more efficiently.

Evaluating ReadyAPI (formerly SoapUI Pro, LoadUI Pro, & ServiceV Pro) and Competitors

  • Price
  • Product Features
  • Product Reputation
  • Prior Experience with the Product
The Product features like helping with 100% code coverage, assisting in test script creation, integrating with CI/CD, fitting well into the agile environments, great user community were some of the important factors that led to the selection of the tool. Some members of the team had good prior experience with the tool, so they also recommended using the tool.

The overall pricing was also better than other tools present in the market, so that was another big factor
Looking at the current scenarios, I might change the evaluation scenarios because at present there are other tools providing similar or better functionality for API testing. We are currently using Postman in our ongoing project, which seems to be fitting well into our business model. The paid teams collaboration function is a great function to share the scripts across the team using the Postman cloud, and it comes with a lot of ad-ins to integrate directly with build tools like Jenkins.

But looking at ReadyAPI, the team was pretty satisfied with the tool and I don't have anything negative to say about it. Who knows, we might be using it in the next project

ReadyAPI (formerly SoapUI Pro, LoadUI Pro, & ServiceV Pro) Support

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
ProsCons
Quick Resolution
Good followup
Knowledgeable team
Problems get solved
Kept well informed
Immediate help available
Support cares about my success
Need to explain problems multiple times
No, we did not, as the team didn't feel the need for it. We had people with prior exp for ReadyAPI so we confident enough that we would not be requiring the premium support. Plus, there's plenty of resources available online to help the users, so those came in handy too
Not that I could think of. The service was always good though.