Katalon Studio

Automated testing tool for web, mobile & desktop application

About 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.

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Features

Total features of Katalon Studio: 39

  • API
  • Action-Word Testing
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Ad hoc Analysis
  • Ad hoc Reporting
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Branch Scripting
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Content Library
  • Data Capture and Transfer
  • Data Extraction
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Storage Management
  • Data Verification
  • Data Visualization
  • Duplicate Detection
  • Fraud Detection
  • Hierarchical View
  • Issue Management
  • Issue Tracking
  • Mobile Alerts
  • Model-Based Testing
  • Move & Copy
  • Parameterized Testing
  • Performance Testing Tools
  • Project Management
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Requirements-Based Testing
  • Risk Alerts
  • Risk Assessment
  • Search/Filter
  • Software Testing Management
  • Static Analysis
  • Supports Parallel Execution
  • Test Script Reviews
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Unicode Compliance

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Reviews

Overall rating

4,4 /5
(649)
Value for Money
4,5/5
Features
4,3/5
Ease of Use
4,3/5
Customer Support
4/5

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Noor yeaser K.
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  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: 501-1 000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Katalon Studio - The one stop solution to software testing

Reviewed on 2019/08/14

Now all my test scripts are built with this tool. I don't have to solely rely on Postman to test...

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.

Adam L.
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  • Industry: Media Production
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 1+ year
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Front end web testing, with ease

Reviewed on 2019/10/08

We have to deploy software to numerous systems, numerous times per month. Katalon offers the...

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.

Adrian A.
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  • Industry: Computer & Network Security
  • Company size: 1 001-5 000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

QA for every one

Reviewed on 2021/03/23

I’ll admin I am kind of a Katalon fanboy, for my needs and workflow Katalon is an amazing tool...

I’ll admin I am kind of a Katalon fanboy, for my needs and workflow Katalon is an amazing tool which enables me to think and develop testing scenarios really fast and almost no friction when adoption the tool for the team.

Pros

Easy to use, automagically created test scripts that works and you can fine tune manually or out right create from scratch via easy to learn (Java based) groovy scripts

Cons

Hard to say, you can compare it against other “free” options for pricing but it depends on your own team capabilities and time to make that comparison .

Shyam K.
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  • Industry: Consumer Electronics
  • Company size: 1 001-5 000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 5.0 /10

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

Reviewed on 2019/08/14

API Automation - It is good
UI Automation - Not good

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.

Souhil S.
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  • Industry: Design
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

an Excellent Automation Testing Solution for Everyone

Reviewed on 2020/12/11

It helped me a lot by saving me a lot of time because I do some tasks automation on it and I run...

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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Katalon Studio offers the following pricing plans:

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  • Pricing model: Free, Subscription
  • Free Trial: Available

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 has the following typical customers:

2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1 000, 1 001+

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Katalon Studio supports the following devices:

Katalon Studio integrates with the following applications:

Jenkins, Jira, Kobiton, LambdaTest, Microsoft Azure, Microsoft Teams, Slack, TestRail, qTest

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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