Katalon Studio Pricing Plan & Cost Guide

Katalon Studio

Automated testing tool for web, mobile & desktop application

4.39/5 (647 reviews)

Katalon Studio Pricing

Starting from: $49.00/month

Pricing model: Subscription

Free Trial: Available (No Credit Card required)

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

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Katalon Studio Pricing Reviews

Pros
  • The tool is pretty powerful too, it combines the best of the automation products available on the market and packages it into one truly awesome tool.Saad K.Read the full review
  • On going support is also great with a very active community and store. Seems like a great solution for small - medium businesses to test web, mobile and api functionality.Verified ReviewerRead the full review
  • Great experience, absolutely loved it from the get go, better than selenium, the learning curve is not to steep.Gabriel T.Read the full review
Cons
  • When running a script, fails it is very hard to understand the reason. I got stuck trying to run a mobile test and I still can't do it and I found no one.Roni s.Read the full review
  • Despite some info from the users that encountered the same problem, no explanation from Katalon team was there.Ana M.Read the full review
  • 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.Noor Yeaser K.Read the full review
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25 reviewers had the following to say about Katalon Studio's pricing:

Anonymous

Powerful & scalable but easy to use gateway to automation

Used weekly for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2019-04-22
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
Ease of use, low cost, ability to translate previously complex automation languages down into more functional "human speak"

Cons
No complaints with the software itself. Automation is complex, and the limitations we've found are inherent more to the complexity of the process of attempting to automate complex flows more than to the software itself.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Mehran Nazar

An automation starter pack

Used occasionally for free trial
Reviewed 2019-08-15
Review Source: Capterra

Katalon Studio is probably the best automation software in the market. It made really easy for my people to start testing with record&play feature.

Pros
This is a very usable and likable software, I've experienced with the trial version and it is strongly possible that my employer will buy a full version.

Cons
The price is a little bit expensive for companies located at regions where their currency is weak if compared with US Dollars. Also it has some language gaps.

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Likelihood to recommend: 7/10

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zubuza yasuko

best for human but not a robot it can automate like robot

Used daily for free trial
Reviewed 2019-08-14
Review Source: Capterra

overall this is verygood apps it, can run on linux and windows u can use playonlinux to install it , dont worry, katalon studio is very cheap, u can use trial to try it, i can not explain more, i just want say one word 'it is awesome'

Pros
1.API Testing with Katalon Studio 2.Katalon Studio Mobile Testing 3.Version Control 4.Debugging and Reporting 5.Flexible Test Runs 6.Running in Parallel is Where Katalon Studio Shines

Cons
1. i do not know it can run on linux mint

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Anonymous

Recent Katalon user

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2019-04-18
Review Source: Capterra

overall a very good experience. Allows a small test team to access a great deal of features and reduce the time of end to end testing by eliminating the need for test/dev teams to focus on framework programming and concentrate on scripting and reporting. On going support is also great with a very active community and store. Seems like a great solution for small - medium businesses to test web, mobile and api functionality.

Pros
good amount of documentation, great price, intuitive UI and support across multiple platforms, web, api, mobile etc.

Cons
beta version occasionally crashing or not loading files but this is to be expected to an extent when using beta software.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Akshay Tandulkar

Overall User Experience Is Good And Easy To Use, But Requires Added Functionalities

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

We solved the business problem wherein the values appearing on screen in our scorecard where mismatched with the downloaded excel. We automated the checking of values in downloaded excel sheets with the values show on screen with Katalon Studio.

Pros
Was able to automate most of the manual testing work using Katalon studio. Thus saving time and efforts and putting those to use in more productive work. The experience was great working on Katalon studio. The frequent updates of the software, the added enhancements every now and then are perfect. Quicker responses is what one can expect. Coming to the tool, its a great tool to work with. To sum up its a great tool which we can employ without any cost to pay for.

Cons
It crashed many times without saving the changes I did. Katalon community can be improved. I strongly felt that it should have a revamped User Experience, in terms of color schemes, ease of use and more shortcut keys to be included. Coming to the technical functionalities in the tool, sometimes while after including certain files from a particular folder, it doesn't appear there directly. We have to refresh the tool. It would be great if the tool had some auto-refresh feature. Sometimes while saving an Object Repository file, even if I save file, I am not able to save file and the changes are lost. I feel that improvements can be made on architecture level to sort out all these issues. The tool should be asset light, means should be able to work on minimum computing requirements.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Mike Gorelov

Good product and great alternative

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

Overall the tool has many good functions and capabilities. Pros, outweigh cons in a major way. Pricing structure and support is excellent.

Pros
Somewhat easy to get started (see cons), Git integration, beginner and expert modes. Ability to export and continue with other IDEs if desired to go outside of the tool (not locked in to it forever). Plenty of information on the web to troubleshoot and ask questions (unlike our previous tool). May frequent updates and feature releases.

Cons
A little cumbersome to setup all the needed plugins. Until everything is configured just right, you will run in to errors here and there that take time to troubleshoot. Test case navigation/folder structure could use a few more options and customization capabilities to be able to sort things better. Automatic centralized location for code and test case storage (similar to ALM) would be great. Having to commit and pull code each time from different stations is cumbersome. To schedule remote execution you must make sure the machine pulled latest code which is an issue if execution and development PCs are different.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Christian Boynton

Test Websites and Web Services

Used monthly for free trial
Reviewed 2019-04-18
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
It's very easy to use. You can quickly record test scripts and execute them from the command line on a schedule. Tests should be created for every app feature and then you'll be notified on any failure. Very impressive.

Cons
Marketing website does not seem to explain pricing. Did not figure out how to extend with custom tests or actions.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Prashant Hegde

Automation Made easy!

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

Pros
- Low learning curve. - Great community support.

Cons
- Reports can be better for the free version

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Anonymous

User interface

Used weekly for free trial
Reviewed 2019-04-19
Review Source: Capterra

I really like katalon, because it helps me create a simple and fast automation test. Especially I can run offline without UI.

Pros
It's easy to create a framework. Run automated tests without UI.

Cons
Record unstable and or wrong value, object

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Shaun Zitzmann

Katalon Studio is an excellent UI testing suite that's easy to implement and use

Used weekly for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2019-04-22
Review Source: Capterra

We develop web apps, and we've used Katalon Studio along with our pre-production and production CI builds, to ensure each new version is running as expected. Saves loads of time!

Pros
Price is the biggest thing! Also easy to implement. You can setup your full test, and then have it generate a command that you can run as part of your CI builds.

Cons
Not a huge fan of how it runs each instance as its own new instance.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Ben Crabtree

Does what you need at no cost

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

We started using Katalon Studio around a year ago. Some users with little or no experience could easily get comfortable using it just by hitting record and playing around.

Pros
Web, mobile and API testing, and of cost the cost.

Cons
Unlike tools like Selenium the script creation is limited to Java and Groovy only

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Anonymous

Hidden gem

Used weekly for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2019-04-18
Review Source: Capterra

Just trialing amazed me. Also the vision behind the company and how the product is presented really appeals to me, giving back...

Pros
The very low learning curve Works very well with 3rd party Awesome results

Cons
Setting up a machine to support it would be great if there is a SaaS option

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Bhavani Naik

The 'Does it All' tool!

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

Easy to get onboarded and start of with automation of tests. The level of coding expertise required to start test automation is comparatively low.

Pros
The ability to integrate with the latest & most generally used tools for deployments & development.

Cons
I have to keep check of the Chrome versions that the tool supports!

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Anonymous

Saves Time and Money

Used occasionally for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2019-04-22
Review Source: Capterra

Overall it's been an excellent, time saving asset to our QA process.

Pros
Easy to learn, cost saving and reliable.

Cons
I would prefer better browser compatibility (especially with Edge).

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Harpreet Singh, PMP®

Best Free Selenium based Automation Framework

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2019-04-21
Review Source: Capterra

Need to have an automation tool, which could complement our automation framework. Need to have an automation tool for people who are less tech savvy Spend less time on building framework ourselves

Pros
1. It's free 2. Very easy to use 3. Lots of built in features 4. Easy to integrate with other tools 5. Low learning curve

Cons
1. No Support at all, you have to buy a package even if you need a small question answered. 2. Would have liked if the inbuilt keywords were customization. Need to have more features which allow to build more features like recovery scenarios etc. 3. Managing the project on git is difficult. Faced difficulties in collaborating across the team. 4. Frequent version releases and poor backward compatibility

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Srinivas Korlapati

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Used weekly for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2019-08-14
Review Source: Capterra

Overall it's good, ease of use and no cost.

Pros
Docker Containerization, Support BDD, Cucumber, ease of writing scripts

Cons
Dynamic generation of step definitions for feature files.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Leytan Fortuin

Katalon Studio review

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2019-04-18
Review Source: Capterra

I am able to test multiple platforms (Web and API) with one single tool. This eliminates the need for multiple expensive and complicated tools.

Pros
Ease of setup and use. Scripts being automatically generated while adding recorded or manually added steps also make it very simple to learn Groovy scripting language.

Cons
Recorded steps are not very robust, so it would take some tweaking and fine-tuning to improve successful execution rate for recorded tests.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Kelsey Lisenbe

Great tool, easy to get up and running

Used occasionally for free trial
Reviewed 2019-08-14
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
Intuitive, great clear and concise documentation and easy to get up and running.

Cons
The cost was the biggest challenge for me.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Dinesh Bolisetty

Katalon Studio - Automation tool which you love to use

Used weekly for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2019-04-22
Review Source: Capterra

Overall experience is very good, software solved our business concerns during the post deployment activities. Previously we are using multiple tools for automation like selenium for web testing where as the katalon gives us the feature to all in one including reporting.

Pros
Quick setup Easy to learn and use Easy to integrate to Jenkins CD Pipeline Out-of-the-Box solution

Cons
No much community support Paid support is expensive

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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avadh goyal

Very good tool to automate android and web applications

Used weekly for free trial
Reviewed 2019-05-03
Review Source: Capterra

very satisfying

Pros
The thing I like most about this software is the ease of use.

Cons
I like least about this software is cost of enterprise edition

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Cesar Rosas

Very Robust easy to use testing tool

Used monthly for free trial
Reviewed 2019-08-14
Review Source: Capterra

So far the tool has proved invaluable for testing and development.

Pros
Easy to configure Very nice UI, intuitive for users and admins alike. Cost effective compared to other tools.

Cons
Not being a developer I needed some assistance from our dev team to setup some of the test cases, but I was expecting that. Once setup the automated/recording features helped out alot.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Robby Economides

Easier, Cheaper and user friendly

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2019-04-18
Review Source: Capterra

Katalon is a powerful tool it makes it easier to find objects and stores them in a repository. You can also add functions into the production for easy multi use of the same code. The product is much easier to use then Selenium.

Pros
One of the main reasons I chose this tool for my team to use is because you don't already have to know how to program to use it. This enables me to use people that are not as expensive to do our automation.

Cons
There is no dark background for when you have to script only white. That C# selenium test can not be converted.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Anandh R

Good testing product

Used weekly for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2019-04-18
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
Easy to automate the application. And also I used my production time was very effective.

Cons
Plugins are costly. If any possible you can reduce the cost of plugins.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Pia Akgül

Jira comment

Used weekly for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2019-08-19
Review Source: Capterra

It is a good tool and depends on what you are doing maybe it can be more usefull. I wish a lite version on the marekt for those, that know jira and want to work with it but dont use the whole possibilities.

Pros
The tool is easy to use and have a lot of possibilities to configure.

Cons
- It is very expensive - I wished there where more preinstalled configurations to choose.

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Likelihood to recommend: 7/10

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Daniel Adeoye

Best tool at no cost

Used weekly for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2019-04-18
Review Source: Capterra

I used Katalon for front end testing of application and it is very easy to set up and use

Pros
Ease of use and no cost for a tool that is a great asset to any development and test team

Cons
Nothing I can recall. I only use it for record and playback to automate my front end testing and it works brilliantly

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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