SoapUI is a popular open source tool that developers and technical testers use to test SOAP web services and RESTful APIs. It’s been on the market since 2005, and offers functional testing for SOAP web services and REST APIs, WSDL coverage, message assertion testing, and test refactoring. SoapUI provides an interface for testing “headless” services; many developers have mastered this interface, but testers accustomed to UI testing could face a steep learning curve.
SoapUI is a great fit for quick development smoke tests on specific API operations. However, if QA can’t understand and extend them, the tests don’t become an integral part of the regression test suite. As more and more tests get created by development, the result is an unmanageable test suite with a high degree of redundancy.
Moreover web services and APIs are only part of the functionality that must be tested to reduce the risks associated with many modern enterprises applications. Testing realistic user transactions may involve end-to-tests that cover mobile or web UIs, packaged applications, mainframes, and even big data. Moreover, to ensure that applications satisfy business expectations—without delaying releases—enterprise-level testing also requires capabilities such as:
- Advanced reporting and analytics
- Risk coverage optimization
- Sophisticated test data generation and management
- Service virtualization
- Integration with your “best of breed” DevOps/ALM toolchain
To help you bring your SoapUI tests up to the enterprise level, Tricentis offers automated migration of SoapUI tests.