SOAtest with Load Test

Automate complete end-to-end testing for business and security-critical transactions. Parasoft SOAtest is widely recognized as the leading enterprise-grade solution for API testing and API integrity. Thoroughly test composite applications with robust support for REST and web services, plus an industry-leading 120+ protocols/message types.

  • Forrester Wave leader, with highest score for API Testing & Test Automation
  • Recognized for “ease for use”, intuitive interface
  • Advanced intelligent automated test generation
  • Extensive protocol and technology support
  • End-to-end testing across multiple endpoints (services, ESBs, databases, mainframes, web UI, ERPs…)
  • Designed to support continuous testing

Case Studies

Communications: Extreme API Testing Automation Helps DirecTV ”Shift Left”

Learn how DirecTV automated a complex manual API testing process to dramatically increase the speed and scope of their testing— enabling them to bring top-quality software innovations to market in record time.

Financial: NZ Bank Reduces Application Risks with Automated API Testing

A leading NZ bank and financial-services provider wanted to extend their existing GUI-based testing to more extensively exercise the application logic within internal systems; learn how automated API testing helped them reduce business risks and save $2.1 million NZD over 18 months.

Financial: 20X Reduction in Testing Time w/ Service Virtualization, API Testing

A global asset management company needed to accelerate testing for parallel and Agile development. Learn how service virtualization and API test automation resulted in a 20X reduction in testing time.

Lufthansa API Testing Case Study

Lufthansa Cargo needed to develop central, stable, and optimal-performance APIs without affecting the various front ends that were already in place or currently under construction. Discover how they achieved these goals while significantly increasing productivity.

Siemens API Testing Case Study

With the constant introduction of new APIs and services, Siemens must ensure their applications are smartly integrated with the back-end infrastructure and are diligently maintained to avoid errors or system shutdowns. Learn their strategy for rapidly implementing top-quality APIs.

Why SOAtest?

Simple Generation of Flexible, Extensible Tests

From a user-friendly interface, generate tests by monitoring live application traffic or analyzing key application resources. Intuitive GUIs visualize message structures, making it simple to fine-tune test messages and validations for GUI-less services and APIs. Parasoft’s tests are engineered for easy sharing, reuse, and extension. Generated tests are easily extended and parameterized with data source values.

Repeatable Automated End-to-End Testing

Using automatically-generated tests as building blocks, rapidly define complex test scenarios that exercise and validate business transactions across multiple endpoints. From the messaging layer, to the web UI, to the database, ESB, and mainframes, the intuitive interface makes it simple to validate whether business logic satisfies expectations. Easy integration with continuous integration platforms ensures that critical errors are exposed immediately.

Simulate the Behavior of Dependencies

Testing efforts are often delayed and/or compromised due to difficulty accessing or configuring dependent components (3rd party applications or services, databases, mainframes, etc.). Parasoft Service Virtualization enables rapid, flexible simulation of these dependencies’ behavior, giving testers unconstrained access to—and unparalleled control over—the dependent components they need to test against. This promotes earlier, faster, and more complete testing.

Defect Prevention and Detection

Since the success of an API ultimately hinges upon the security, reliability, and performance of its core application logic, Parasoft’s solution also extends into development testing. This helps you prevent and detect defects in the underlying Java, C, C++, or .NET code. Parasoft offers the industry’s most comprehensive development solution, including static analysis, code review, unit testing, code coverage analysis, runtime error detection, and more.

Rich Multi-Layer Validation

For thorough validation, you can create assertions to ensure that business logic operates correctly at any step/layer involved in an end-to-end transaction. Moreover, test suites can be automatically configured for continuous regression testing—alerting you to unexpected changes while ignoring irrelevant differences.

Event Tracing and Validation

Message/event monitoring visualizes and traces how messages and events flow through ESBs, message brokers, applications, databases, and more as tests execute—facilitating rapid diagnosis of problems directly from the test environment. Regression controls and validations can be applied at any point in the process.

Easy Extensibility

The solution is designed to enable sophisticated testing without scripting. However, if you ever want to add custom functionality or logic to your tests, you can easily integrate custom scripts or tools into your testing environment. This means that almost any testing situation can be handled with ease, even if the situation is not directly supported by our solution.

Test Management

Parasoft’s solution integrates with Parasoft Environment Manager, HP ALM Center, Rational TestManager, Microsoft VSTS, and other commercial or internally-built frameworks to manage tests and execution results. You can correlate test cases with requirements and defects, automate scheduled test execution, and obtain consolidated results in the format you choose–or within the test management framework you already have in place.


API Testing

  • Automate continuous regression testing with sophisticated validations
  • Design sophisticated tests without scripting or coding
  • Broad native support for platforms, technologies, protocols
  • Generate extensible, reusable, easily maintainable tests with 100% coverage
  • Designed from the ground up to simplify the testing of GUI-less APIs

SOA Testing

  • Designed from the ground up to simplify the testing of GUI-less services
  • Generate extensible, reusable, easily maintainable tests with 100% coverage
  • Design sophisticated tests without scripting or coding
  • SOA-Aware: broad native support for platforms, technologies, protocols
  • Event tracing and validation (ESBs, brokers, databases, more)

Cloud Testing

  • Rapidly define tests across the different layers/components of your cloud-based apps
  • Record tests from live traffic (HTTP/S, JMS, MQ . . .)
  • Broad protocol support (REST, JSON, PoX, SOAP, TIBCO . . .)
  • Event tracing and validation (ESBs, brokers, databases . . .)
  • Visualize test flows to simplify debugging

Load and Performance Testing

  • Validate functionality and performance under various loads
  • Simulate extreme loads and/or test from different locations
  • Expose concurrency issues in multithreaded applications
  • Define and enforce expected Quality of Service (QoS) metrics for SLAs
  • Test using existing Parasoft tests, JUnit tests, or lightweight socket-based components

Web UI Testing

  • Define easily-maintainable, low-noise tests without scripting
  • Automate regression testing without annoying false positives
  • Facilitate collaboration between non-technical and technical team members
  • Enforce consistency across the web UI
  • Run cross-browser testing (including mobile browser interfaces)

Runtime Error Detection

  • Expose critical defects as the application is exercised
  • Works from unit testing through application/system testing
  • Reports only defects that actually occur
  • Lightweight and suitable for embedded testing
  • Integrated with static analysis, unit testing, code review & more

API Security Testing

  • Run penetration testing at the API / message layer and web UI level
  • Uncover OWASP vulnerabilities
  • Validate authentication, encryption, and access control
  • Find and fix security vulnerabilities earlier
  • Pinpoint where attacks really succeed—not just areas that are susceptible

Service Virtualization

  • Streamline test environment provisioning time and costs beyond traditional virtualization
  • Test against constrained dependent resources without scheduling hassles
  • Test early and extensively—without access and transaction fees
  • Test vs. a broad array of functional & performance conditions—with minimal setup
  • Get the exact test environment you need without relying on Ops or DevOps

Development Testing

  • Prevent and expose code-level defects that impact application security, reliability, and performance
  • Integrate static analysis, unit testing, coverage, code review, more
  • Expose defects when they are easier, faster, and cheaper to fix
  • Ensure consistency across large and distributed teams
  • Increase productivity and agility while improving quality

Supported Environments

Release Notes