API Testing Tools list

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API testing (Application Programming Interface Testing) is a software testing Testing TypeWhich focuses on the determination if the developed APIs meet the expectations regarding the functionality, reliability, performance, and security of the application.

The interest in API testing has been growing steadily over the last couple years, depending onGoogle Trends. Research by Smartbear over 5,000 software professionals in 2017 showed the number of API testers automating more than 50% of their tests expected the numbers to grow by 30 % (from 59% to 77%) in the next two years and 80% of the survey participants reported they were responsible for testing APIs.Couple

The the right process, tool and solution for API automation test are more critical than ever. And with the shift-left trend, API testing is more than just a quality control solution but a component component of a success CI/CD deployment.

This article will provide the summary of the Top API Testing Tools cover both open-source and commercial solutions that testing teams can select to suit their needs.

1. SoapUI

SoapUI is a headless functional testing tool dedicated to API testing, allowing users to test REST and SOAP APIs and Web Services easily.

Using SoapUI, users can get the full source and build the preferred features besides these abilities:

  • Create test quickly and easily with Drag and drop, Point-and-click
  • Quickly create custom code using Groovy
  • Powerful data-driven testing: Data loaded from files, and databases, and Excel so that they can simulate how consumers interact with the APIs
  • Create complex-scenarios & support asynchronous testing
  • Reusability of Scripts: load tests and security scans can be reused for functional test cases in a just several steps

Pricing: Free - $659/year

2. Postman

Being originally a Chrome browser plugin, Postman now extends their solution with the native version for both Mac and Windows.

Postman is a good choice for API testing for those who don't want to deal with coding in an integrated development environment using the same language as the developers.

  • Easy-to-use REST client
  • Rich interface which makes it easy to use
  • Can be used for both automated and exploratory testing
  • Can be run on Mac, Windows, Linux & Chrome Apps
  • Has a bunch of integrations like support for Swagger & RAML formats
  • Has Run, Test, Document and Monitoring Features
  • Doesn't require learning a new language
  • Enable users to easily share the knowledge with the team as they can package up all the requests and expected responses, then send to their colleagues.

Pricing: Free - $21/user/month

3. Katalon Studio

Katalon Studio is a free automation test tool providing a common environment to create and execute UI functional, API/Web services and mobile testing.

The capability to combine UI and Business levels (API/Web services) for different environments (Windows, Mac OS, Linux) has been considered an advantage of Katalon Studio.

Katalon Studio supports SOAP and RESTful request with various types of commands (GET, POST, PUT, DELETE) with parameterized capability.

- Highlights:

  • Support combination test between UI and API verification.
  • Support testing both SOAP and RESTful requests.
  • Hundreds of built-in keywords for creating test cases.Cases
  • Support one of the most power assertion library, AssertJ to create fluent assertion with BDD style.
  • Support data-driven approach.
  • Can be use for both automated and exploratory testing.BeUseFor both automated and exploratory testing.
  • Suitable for both pros and non-techies

Pricing: Free

4. Tricentis Tosca

Tricentis Tosca is a continuous testing platform. for Agile and DevOps. Benefits of Tricentis Tosca include:

  • Supports many array of protocols: HTTP(s) JMS, AMQP, Rabbit MQ, TIBCO EMS, SOAP, REST, IBM MQ, NET TCP
  • Integrates into the Agile and DevOps Cycle
  • Maximize reuse and maintainability with model-based test automation
  • API tests can be used across mobile, cross-browser, packaged apps, etc...
  • Achieve sustainable automation with new technology
  • Reduce the time of regression testing

Pricing: Contact Sales

5. Apigee

Apigee is a cross-cloud API testing tool, allowing users to measure and test API performance, supports and build API using other editors like Swagger.

  • It is multi-step and powered by Javascript
  • Allows the design monitor, deploy, and scale APIs
  • Identify performance issues by tracking API traffic, error rates, and response times
  • Easily create API proxies from the Open API Specification and deploy them in the cloud
  • Cloud, on-premise, or hybrid deployment model on a single code base
  • PCI, HIPAA, SOC2, and PII for apps and APIs
  • Apigee is purpose-built for digital business, and the data-rich mobile-driven APIs and apps that power it.

Pricing: Free trial - $2,500/month


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