A open source testing platform and most widely used automation testing tool for testing web services and webAPIs.It allows the testers to test functional, non-functional testing, performance testing, regression testing, compilation, and load testing on various Web services and APIs.
Types of testing in SoapUI tools
It is the powerful and innovative features that validate the functional or behavioral tests of web services and applications. It provides the user-defined scripts that can be customized as per the requirement of the testing.
Load testing is used to analyze the web service or web API's behavior based on specific tasks or load. Generally, a Load test is used in SOAPUI to test performance assessments of web services such as load, stress, and endurance of all non-functional testing types. Using a simple user interface and handling the LoadUI agents of SoapUI tools makes load testing very easy and simple.
Security testing is an important tool that is used to ensure the authentication and authorization of Web Services and Web API by using the request and response model in the SoapUI.
Compliance testing consists of a source and data authentication license certificate and various service agreements to validate a web service or web API. Furthermore, these data authentication certificates and test scripts call before and after compliance testing of a SoapUI tool to check if the last received message is associated with the WSDL or WADL schema definition.
Regression testing is functional testing used in the SoapUI tool to analyze the bugs or malfunctions of the web service. And it also reverifies the web service after new changes in the current release tools. In other words, we can say that it is the responsibility of a tester to execute the test suits and certify whether the existing functionalities are not breaking after the new changes to the SoapUI tools and its working fine with the tools.
Advantages and Disadvantages of SoapUI
It provides a simple and user-friendly Graphical User Interface (GUI).
Cross-platform desktop-based application.
It supports all standard protocols and technologies such as HTTP, HTTPS, AMF, JDBC, SOAP, WSDL, etc.
SoapUI costs less than all other test tools available in the market.
Security testing requires enhancements.
It takes longer to request big data and dual tasks to test web services.