Katalon Studio Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

Katalon Studio

Automated testing tool for web, mobile & desktop application

4.39/5 (647 reviews)

Katalon Studio overview

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.

Administrators can utilize Katalon Studio’s web testing module to detect issues such as functional discrepancies, security breaches, traffic stress, and integration issues. It allows IT professionals to test the functionality, reliability, and performance of APIs in the business layer to ensure that API implementation is secure from external threats. DevOps teams can record test actions, inspect running application objects, and present them in a tree view.

Katalon Studio facilitates integration with various third-party platforms such as Jira, Slack, TestRail, Jenkins, Bamboo, Microsoft Teams, BrowserStack, Kobiton, and more. Other features include error detection, load testing, automated alerts, project management, custom templates, data migration, and test scheduling.
www.katalon.com

Pricing

Starting from
$49/month
Pricing options
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Free trial
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Devices

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Markets

United States

Supported languages

English
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Katalon Studio user reviews

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Noor Yeaser Khan

Katalon Studio - The one stop solution to software testing

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2019-08-14
Review Source: Capterra

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 recommend: 10/10

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Adam Lahley

Front end web testing, with ease

Used weekly for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2019-10-08
Review Source: Capterra

We have to deploy software to numerous systems, numerous times per month. Katalon offers the flexibility to run some basic sanity checks to ensure our deployments were successful, without a ton of manual testing hours to verfiy.

Pros
Learning curve is relatively quick and easy to get going with your first few basic tests. There is also a lot of documentation out there if you get stuck on something.

Cons
The design is horrible. It feels like interacting with an app built in the early 2000s. BUT, it works well.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Akos Kovacs

One of the best tools for test automation

Used weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2021-02-10
Review Source: Capterra

Great tool with a rich set of functionalities. Suitable for smaller and larger teams also.

Pros
It covers all the platforms and most of the test types. You can manage more test environments by data file. Using TestOps it is easy to publish test results and integrate testing process into management process.

Cons
Programming skills are required. Desktop application testing is easier with other products. It supports just Groovy as scripting language.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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shyam kumar

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

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2019-08-14
Review Source: Capterra

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 recommend: 5/10

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Souhil Soualmia

an Excellent Automation Testing Solution for Everyone

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2020-12-11
Review Source: Capterra

It helped me a lot by saving me a lot of time because I do some tasks automation on it and I run some tests to see what's working and what's not. It's free and easy to use and it's perfect for everyone especially for a small business like me who don't need to have programming skills to runs some web and API tests and do Web Automation. It's an amazing tool and I hope the Katalon Studio team will keep improving it in the future.

Pros
I like it because It's % Free tool and It's very easy to use with an excellent user interface. It helped me to test some Automation tasks using an Excel spreadsheet and I find it very useful especially the record option because I don't need to code anything I just need to click record and start to do my task from A to Z and after this, I will just put everything into a Loop and all my tasks are fully Automated. It's very easy to use and I saved a lot of time using it because I don't have much experience as a programmer and to get someone to program an Automation tool for your business is very expensive but, with the Help of Katalon Studio now I have the Knowledge to Automate any simple task I have. I run some tests on multi browsers and It's very easy to create cross-browser testing and It allows me to do multi API and Web service testing too. I love when I get real-time reports about the performance of my test so, I can fix the bug without checking everything. I like the pre-installed templates because for someone with a little knowledge of coding I can just use Katalon templates and they get the work done without any problem. They have an amazing support team and a lot of blog posts and question answered on their Community website also, I like when they send me a lot of useful tips and tricks by Email weekly and there's a lot of YouTube Videos about this tool and I learned a lot from it too.

Cons
They can add more features and integrate with other testing and automation tools because this will help in saving a lot of time. They can improve their Recorder tool and they can add more Browsers too.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Katalon Studio pricing

Starting from
$49/month
Pricing options
Subscription
Free trial
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Katalon Studio offers a free option, after which the software is available across 2 pricing tiers. Pricing and functionality are outlined below:
• Katalon Studio: Free
• Katalon Studio Enterprise: $69/license/month or $759/license/year
• Katalon Runtime Engine: $49/license/year or $539/license/year

Katalon Studio features

API
Activity Dashboard
Analytics
Automatic Notifications
Data Import/Export
Data Visualization
Reporting & Statistics
Search Functionality
Third Party Integration

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Activity Tracking (131 other apps)
Alerts / Escalation (130 other apps)
Auditing (136 other apps)
Compliance Management (146 other apps)
Drag & Drop Interface (131 other apps)
Monitoring (275 other apps)
Real Time Data (127 other apps)
Real Time Monitoring (157 other apps)
Role-Based Permissions (123 other apps)
Workflow Management (152 other apps)

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Additional information for Katalon Studio

Key features of Katalon Studio

  • Action-Word Testing
  • Model-Based Testing
  • Move & Copy
  • Parameterized Testing
  • Requirements-Based Testing
  • Supports Parallel Execution
  • Switch Management
  • Test Script Reviews
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