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Katalon Studio

Automated testing tool for web, mobile & desktop application

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Katalon Studio Pricing, Features, Reviews and Alternatives

Katalon Studio product overview

Price starts from

49

Per month

What is Katalon Studio?

Katalon Studio is an automated testing software designed to help organizations perform automated testing across websites, APIs, mobile, and desktop applications. It enables IT teams to locate, detect, and store test objects in a centralized repository and streamline the scripting process with built-in object spying, code completion, and refactoring capabilities.

Typical customers

Freelancers
Small businesses
Mid size businesses
Large enterprises

Platforms supported

Web
Android
iPhone/iPad

Support options

Email/Help Desk
FAQs/Forum
Knowledge Base
Phone Support
24/7 (Live rep)
Chat

Training options

In Person
Live Online
Webinars
Documentation
Videos

Katalon Studio pricing information

Value for money

4.5

/5

691

Starting from

49

Per month

Pricing options

Free plan
Subscription
Free trial
Pricing range

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Katalon Studio features

Functionality

4.3

/5

691

Total features

26

1 categories

Most valued features by users

API
Third Party Integrations
Activity Dashboard
Alerts/Notifications
Reporting & Statistics
Data Import/Export
Data Visualization
Collaboration Tools

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Katalon Studio users reviews

Overall Rating

4.4

/5

691

Positive reviews

Rating breakdown
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8.54/10
Rating distribution

5

4

3

2

1

337

299

50

4

1

Pros
It's been really awesome for people on test automation teams. The coverage it provides with respect to the platforms is superb.
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Harshit B.

The community in katalon is great, its a small yet growing community with lots of willing and helpful users. I myself have become an avid user of the tool and the forum.

HP

Harry P.

It is available free of cost, being an open source application, and also a great interface to use. It provides relatively good features for mobile automation.

AR

Anonymous Reviewer

Cons
Also, tests are always failing in the headless browser and there isn't enough information to investigate what the problem is.

AR

Anonymous Reviewer

Updates for the software could be with errors when tests couldn't be executed.

KK

Katerina K.

Difficult with the backend testing and doesnt support all languages.

jv

jeya v.

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Overall Rating

Future of automated testing

Reviewed a year ago

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Katalon Studio - The one stop solution to software testing

Reviewed 3 years ago

Now all my test scripts are built with this tool. I don't have to solely rely on Postman to test backend APIs or just Selenium Webdriver to test frontend web applications or Appium to automate mobile applications. I do prepare all my automation test scripts now using Katalon Studio.

Pros

The tool can be used to test the following: 1) API 2) Web Applications 3) Mobile applications Requires minimal programming knowledge to leverage the tool for application testing. Easily integrated with 3rd party applications like Slack. Ready, Handy and FREE plugins available to make testing more effective. Test scripts are interchangeable with Selenium Webdriver.

Cons

Since this tool is somewhat new in the market compared to Selenium Webdriver, hence, its at times difficult to find solutions if a user is stuck in a problem. However, the KS developers tries their level best to find the suitable solution for you as early as possible.

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Excellent tool for test automation

Reviewed 2 months ago

The implementation and usage curve was extremely simple and the logs are more detailed and easier to read than in other tools such as Postman

Pros

Katalon allows you to automate both frontend and REST and SOAP service tests, service automation is very simple through the use of test objects and execution scripts in Groovy language (an implementation of Java) with extensive logic for both calls to services as with your checks. Frontend automation implements selenium and occasionally has some drawbacks due to access to elements through locators, especially in sites that use dynamic components without clear identification of what each component is.

Cons

That the free version does not allow to import swagger/open API 2.1 definitions, this is only found in the paid version.

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  • Likelihood to recommend5/10

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Good tool for API Automation but not so good for mobile UI

Reviewed 3 years ago

API Automation - It is good UI Automation - Not good

Pros

Well organized and easy to use. For APIs its straight forward

Cons

Mobile UI automation is quite tough to setup. Android automation, once we make a script using the a particular mobile using the recorder, we were not able to use it on another model phone. When recording, the ids which the Katalon Studio is creating were changing for the next phone and hence it is not recognizing the on other phones. On the Iphone UI automation, most of the Iphones are not getting recognized. We spent 2 months on doing research and it is pretty inconsistent. Finally we moved just to Appium and manually create the scripts which is the reliable solution from years.

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Automation Tools that makes newby Automation Engineer can play around like a pro

Reviewed 6 months ago

its very easy tools to use especially if you don't have any experience with automation tool. Pretty easy to install and configure so junior team can easily install and create automation for your service (web,api, and mobile). Basically if you are newby once you try this tools your manager or other peers can see you like a pro.

Pros

- Easy to use because it has feature record and play so no need coding skill to use their feature - Good user interface - No need to worry about web driver like other automation tools - Katalon has feature to support Web , Mobile, API automation testing - It has feature to support Continuous Integration testing tools - It has ability to handle cross browser testing

Cons

- Its use pretty big memory so some times its impact to performance issue (like crash or slow) when run many scenario - only Katalon 7+ version licensed owner, that able to use debugging feature - its limited to Java and Groovy

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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KS opinion

Reviewed 3 months ago

Currently we've implented execution of several SC that must be executed every 5min,each SC has UI tests and Data Base tests.

Pros

Self healing is just great, Katalon testops is really good it has everything a I need all in one platform.

Cons

The possibility of analyzing a report should not be KSE's thing.

Katalon Studio FAQs and common questions

Q. What type of pricing plans does Katalon Studio offer?

Katalon Studio has the following pricing plans:
Starting from: $49.00/month
Pricing model: Free, Subscription
Free Trial: Available


Q. Who are the typical users of Katalon Studio?

Katalon Studio has the following typical customers:
Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Small Business


Q. What languages does Katalon Studio support?

Katalon Studio supports the following languages:
English


Q. Does Katalon Studio offer an API?

Yes, Katalon Studio has an API available for use.


Q. What other apps does Katalon Studio integrate with?

Katalon Studio integrates with the following applications:
LambdaTest, Jira, Microsoft Azure, Kobiton , Microsoft Teams, Jenkins, qTest, Slack, TestRail


Q. What level of support does Katalon Studio offer?

Katalon Studio offers the following support options:
Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support, 24/7 (Live rep), Chat

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