KMS Technology

Katalon Studio


4 / 5
13 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

Katalon Studio is built for testers, especially the non-technical QC without any costs! Our goal is to make the power of automation accessible to everyone


Average Ratings

13 Reviews

  • 4 / 5
    Overall

  • 4 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 3.5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    Not provided by vendor
  • Free Version
    Yes
  • Free Trial
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Installed - Mac
    Installed - Windows
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • KMS Technology
  • www.kms-technology.com/
  • Founded 10
  • Viet Nam

About Katalon Studio

Katalon Studio is a free and robust automation solution for API, Web and Mobile testing. It integrates all necessary components with built-in keywords and project templates into a complete automation framework. Katalon Studio is easy-to-use for new users but still offers advanced capabilities for experienced users. The solution is trusted by an active community of over 350K users from 150+ countries around the world.


Katalon Studio Features

  • Hierarchical View
  • Move & Copy
  • Parameterized Testing
  • Requirements-Based Testing
  • Security Testing
  • Supports Parallel Execution
  • Test Script Reviews
  • Unicode Compliance

Katalon Studio Reviews Recently Reviewed!


Capterra loader

Great feature rich automation tool for beginners to advanced level testers

Jan 31, 2019
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Recorder and Playback for beginners, Keyword Driven for intermediates, or Java/Selenium Webdriver for advanced usage.

Direct Integration with Git, Jira, Browserstack, Docker, Kobiton, Jenkins, and a console mode allowing Integration with Azure Build pipelines, or anything supporting command line execution.

Supports Page Object Model, full Java , Groovy, and Selenium Webdriver syntax directly

Based on Eclipse IDE which some will find familiar.

Cucumber support for BDD /ATDD

Extendable with external with java package imports

API testing facility rivalling Postman built in

Fully documented features

Developers listen to the community

Cons: Growing community, but still in its infancy

Analytics tool but still in Beta

Support for many integrations, but requires a lot of research to get these working properly

Lack of support for .NET languages (although hardly a compromise)

Overall: We're trying to grown a test automation department, from a non-technical manual QA team.

Katalon Studio is allowing our manual testers to contribute to the automation effort, while allowing automation testers to utilise their Java and Webdriver skills.

Capterra loader

FREE. Great IDE, Test case Mgmt, Quick script development, Build on top of Selenium,

Apr 30, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: In built framework, no need to create your own.

Can we Web, API and Mobile automation. Comes as a package. Installation is easy and 1 step process.

IDE based on Eclipse, so all scripts and debugging feature available.

Great Test Mgmt Capability.

Supports execution on many environments. Supports parallel execution

Great reports (PDF, HTML, Excel). Inbuilt data driven testing.

Integrated with Jira, GIT, Slack, Sauce Lab, Browser stack etc.

Good documentation and Video's for training

Cons: No much community support. Product still evolving.

Paid support is expensive

Newer version and new feature along with bug fixes are frequent.

Support via forum not so fast.

Overall: Free tool.

Easy to automate.

Very powerful test automation platform ( a framework).

Jul 18, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: + Free

+ Easy to use

+ Coding possibilities for advanced testers

+ Built-in reports

+ Data driven testing is supported

+ The tool is very flexible in terms of testing approaches and could be adjusted to most frameworks

+ New methods in Java can be added

+ Mobile testing is integrated

+ Jenkins and TeamCity are supported

+ Git is supported

+ Nearly everything you need to get started and build your automated tests is in there

Cons: On our machine we weren't able to configure IE11 properly and run tests on this browser. Might be a lack of knowledge on our side. Not sure.

Overall: It is a free, easy to use, flexible and very powerful platform for Test Automation.

Vendor Response

by KMS Technology on October 13, 2017

Thanks Alex for the nice review.

Regarding your issue with IE11, please refer to this guide: https://docs.katalon.com/display/KD/Internet+Explorer+Configurations.

If you still experience this issue, please contact us via the forum at https://forum.katalon.com/

Regards,
Katalon Studio Team

It's a great concept, but since it is a testing tool, it has TOO many bugs.

Jul 05, 2018
1/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

1 / 5
Customer Support

1 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Easy to record and use. Very intuitive. Basically the interface is a copy of Selenium IDE. Records absolute xpath well.

Cons: I don't even know where to start. It is very messed up at what it is supposed to do basically. It will give you lots of options to use but most of them are either broken or just there for visuals.

The idea behind the tool is great but the execution is horrendous.

Eg, You can add csv sheets to the recorder but can't actually use it. You can export scripts from the recorder but it wont even work on their own Katalon studio. Many a times we are unable to save recorded scripts and have to rely on copy paste which actually wastes more time.

We all have stopped using this product, and are working on IntelliJ's Idea IDE. Much more reliable and so easy to manipulate the script.

Overall: Waste alot of time. A testing tool must be tested more before it is released, or should be marketed as such.

Capterra loader

Excellent Product for Test Automation (Web, Mobile & API)

Dec 05, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: Not much Technical and Programming Knowledge is Required.

Ability to Automate Not Only Web but Also Mobile and API Tests.

Easy to Organize and Manage Test Cases for Different Applications and Platforms.

Cons: Support for only One Scripting Language: Java/Groovy.

More Languages should be supported, at least Common Programming Languages such as C# and Python should be Supported.

Overall: Easy to start Automating Test Cases right away without much technical or programming skills. I was able to develop Web, Mobile and API tests using the same tool which is hard to do these days.

Capterra loader

Easy to learn and adopt, finally a tool we can set as standard for our organization.

Dec 25, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Improvement over Selenium UI, good organization of elements (test objects / tests / collections / data / custom code (keywords)) are a big bonus.

Cons: I would like to see a move towards the concept of "test server", moving from the tester UI to a centralized repository. And, of course, waiting for BDD support.

Overall: A single tool to build tests for UI and web services (SOAP and REST), well organized, easy to learn and adopt. It's like having SoapUI, Postman, and Selenium IDE all in one place. Great!

Katalon Studio Review

Jan 09, 2019
3/5
Overall

2 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Katalon Studio is really helpful when it comes to writing unit tests. I used to write and run unit tests manually, but ever since I started using Katalon my efficiency has greatly improved. The whole unit test process is more streamlined and I can have it run automated tests according to my specifications.

Cons: While Katalon Studio is useful, the learning curve is pretty steep compared to other softwares. In order to get any benefit out of it, you would need to dedicate the time to learn how to use Katalon correctly. However, once you got the hang of using Katalon, it is definitly worth the time invested.

Overall: Would definitely recommend Katalon to teams working on projects that involves a lot of testing.

Capterra loader

Awesome test automation tool

Dec 11, 2017
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Easy to record the scenarios

Easy to customize the automation code

Code can be written using Java and Groovy language

Free tool

Cons: Able to capture many properties automatically and need unselect manually the properties, which are not unique OR mandatory.

XPath has to be full structure

Overall: Quick automation

More reliable scripts

functional testers also contributing to automated test suite

Powerful test automation tool

Nov 07, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Easy setup and user friendly for beginer coders

Built in top of selenium

Cons: Doesn't have a large community so it relies on the support team

Beginner Katalon experience

Oct 11, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: I love that I can create automated test scripts without knowing how to write code.

Cons: It is a little overwhelming at first, I need to take the time to go through some tutorials to learn how to become more proficient with it.

Overall: We would like to create automated test scripts to make testing more efficient.

Testing for End To End for Web applications, seems to Eclipse based then not user friendly IMHO

Jul 24, 2018
3/5
Overall

2 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Provides an unified enviroment to capture tests on web environment for Record & replay method. Allow organization in projects.

Cons: I found any Eclipse Based tool not intuitive to use. If you close a perspective probably will work a lot to find it again

Promises much, delivers little.

Feb 01, 2019
2/5
Overall

1 / 5
Ease of Use

2 / 5
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Pros: It's free. At least I didn't have to pay for it.

Cons: It doesn't work as promised. the steps recorded via "Record Web" will not run. Variables (local or global) are not recognized.

Overall: I was trying to replace Selenium IDE which was simple, fast, easy and just worked. Katalon Studio offers none of these features.

Take charge of my mundane tasks

Sep 21, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
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Pros: I am able to use Katalon to handle lots of the mundane automation work that I used to have to validate manually.

Now, with simple script, I could have recurring schedule to run the same automation over and over again. Best part is for any task/test failure, I could subscribe to its email notification.

Cons: The scripting itself is easy however to get started with this, there are documentations that you need to go through to understand what feature is supported and what not. There is some learning curve to this.