SoapUI vs. ReadyAPI

ReadyAPI is the paid version of SoapUI that automatically creates API tests, makes automation easy, and simplifies test maintenance. ReadyAPI is part of the ReadyAPI platform that allows users to easily create complex functional, load, and security tests as well as virtualize services for increased availability and earlier integration testing.

The list below highlights differences between SoapUI open source and ReadyAPI:

General features SoapUI Open Source
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Standalone Application    
Data-Driven Testing  
Native CI/CD Integrations  
Multi Environment Switching  
Groovy Code Templates  
Workspace Management    
Support features SoapUI Open Source ReadyAPI
E-mail Support  
Forum Support  
Nightly Builds  
Support Issue Priority  
Functional Testing features SoapUI Open Source ReadyAPI
WSDL Coverage  
Request/Response Coverage  
Message Assertion    
Test Refactoring  
Test History: Baseline and Comparison  
OAuth2 Support in HTTP requests  
REST Discovery  
Dynamic Data Generation  
Drag and Drop Test Creation    
Message Pretty Printing    
Coding Free Test Assertion  
Running of Multiple Tests    
Test Logs    
Test Configuration    
Easy Content Transfer    
Data Source Driven Tests  
Data Collection  
Maven Integration    
Standalone Server Runners    
Scripting Support (Groovy, JavaScript)    
Scripting Libraries  
Requirements Management  
Unit Reporting    
Advanced Reporting  
Form Based input for easy manual testing  
Tree Based input for easy manual testing  
Create Test from Web Service Recordings    
OAuth 2 Support    
OAuth 2 Profiles    
OAuth 2 Flow Automation    
WS-Security Support    
WS-I Integration    
Web Service Recording    
WS-Addressing Support    
WS-Reliable Messaging    
Manual TestStep    
Assertion TestStep  
Assertion entire Message  
Test Debugging  
SAML 1&2 Support    
NTLM 1&2 Support    
Kerberos Support    
Service Simulation (Mocking) SoapUI Open Source ReadyAPI Performance
SOAP Mocking    
REST Mocking    
API Recording: Create a mock from real-world traffic  
Create a static mock From WSDL, WADL, or Swagger definition    
Create dynamic mocks and control response characteristics  
Add Operations From MockService    
Create Custom Responses    
Multiple Dispatching    
WSDL Publishing    
SSL Support    
Groovy Script Library  
WSDL Coverage  
Command Line and Maven Integration    
Static Content Mocking    
Save as WAR file    
Deploy to Shared VirtServer  


Security Testing features SoapUI Open Source ReadyAPI Test
Boundary Scan    
Invalid Type    
Malformed XML    
SQL Injection    
XPath Injection    
XML Bomb    
Malicious Attachment    
Fuzzing Scan    
Custom script    
Cross Site Scripting    
Configurable Scans    
Test History: Compare and Baseline  
Run from command line and Maven    
Load Testing features SoapUI Open Source ReadyAPI Performance
Rapid Load Tests from Functional Tests    
Configurable Load Strategies    
Cloud-based Automatic Deployment of Amazon EC2 agents  
Scalable, Distributed Load  
Load Test Assertions    
Allocation to multiple simultaneous scenarios  
Real Time Statistics    
Real Time Charts  
Statistics Exporting    
Server Performance Monitoring  
Run from command line and Maven    
Interactive Visual Scheduler  
Script/Grid Load Strategies  
Setup/TearDown Groovy Scripting    
Technology Support SoapUI Open Source ReadyAPI
Automation SoapUI Open Source ReadyAPI
Functional Tests    
Load Tests    
Mock Services    
Code Generation    
Command Line    
Maven 1    
Maven 2    
CI and Build Integration    
Analytics SoapUI Open Source ReadyAPI
JUnit Reports    
Report Data Export  
Report to DataSource  
WSDL HTML Report    
WSDL Coverage  
TestSuite Coverage  
TestCase Coverage  
Mockservice Coverage  
Message Recording Coverage  
Assertion Coverage  

* deploying virtual APIs to VirtServer requires a license to ServiceV.


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