Sauce Labs

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Sauce Labs
Enterprise software, web development
FoundersJason Huggins, Steven Hazel, John Dunham, Al Sargent
San Francisco, California
United States
Key people
Aled Miles

Sauce Labs is an American cloud-hosted, web and mobile application automated testing platform company based in San Francisco, California.[1][2]


Sauce Labs was founded by Steven Hazel, John Dunham, Al Sargent, and Jason Huggins[3], the creator of Selenium, in San Francisco in August 2008.[2][4] Huggins was named by InfoWorld as one of the top CTOs of 2010 for his work on Sauce OnDemand.[5]

Sauce Labs allows users to run tests in the cloud on more than 700 different browser platform, operating system and device combinations, providing a comprehensive test infrastructure for automated and manual testing of desktop and mobile applications using Selenium, Appium and JavaScript unit testing frameworks.[1][6][7][8][9] There is no VM setup or maintenance required, live breakpoints are accessible while the tests are running which enables you to investigate a problem manually.[10][11] Sauce Labs also provides a secure testing protocol, Sauce Connect, for testing applications behind customer firewalls.[12]

Sauce Labs offers automated testing for Continuous Integration (CI) and Continuous Delivery (CD) pipelines, and provides plugin integrations with the many CI platforms including: Jenkins, Bamboo, Travis CI, Circle CI and TeamCity.[1] According to Forbes, Sauce Labs currently supports more than 500 browser, operating system, and device platform combinations.[1] The company recently announced a plugin for Atlassian's JIRA project and issue tracking software.[13]

Sauce Labs claims to have customers across a broad spectrum of industries and service providers, including, Liberty Mutual, Bank of America, Twitter, PayPal, Yahoo!, Etsy, IHG, Intuit and others.[2] In 2013, Sauce Labs was recommended by Adobe after it closed its BrowserLab testing platform for web applications.[14] It also supports the Firebug plug-in for Mozilla Firefox.[14] Sauce Labs is also the first platform to support Automated Testing for Microsoft Edge.[15][16]

In 2015, the company was named by the San Francisco Business Times as one of the top 100 fastest growing private companies in the Bay Area for a second consecutive year, reporting 3-year revenue growth of 472%.[17] In 2015, Sauce Labs secured an additional $15 million in Series D expansion funding from investor Toba Capital.[18]

In 2016, Sauce Labs announced it had raised a $70 million Series E round from Centerview Capital Technology, IVP, and Adams Street Partners.[19]

In 2017, SD Times wrote that Sauce Labs offers more than 800 combinations of different operating systems, browsers, and real devices available for testing, and that the company had just announced the Sauce plugin for Microsoft Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) that automates the build process.[20] The publication later reported on the release of Sauce Labs Test Analytics, a solution that expands data analytics and enables teams test faster, smarter, and more efficiently.[21] Sauce Labs was also named for the fourth consecutive year to the San Francisco Business Times top 100 fastest growing private companies in the Bay Area. In the same year, Sauce Labs was named to the Inc 5000 fastest growing companies for the 2nd consecutive year[22]

Sauce Labs was also named by IDC as a leader in the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Mobile Testing and Digital Quality 2017-2018 Vendor Assessment - Enabling Digital Transformation via Quality Solution (doc # US40344615, FEBRUARY 2018)[23] and by Forrester Research as "developers' choice for cross-browser and mobile testing in the cloud".[24]

In 2019, the company announced it had raised $50 million in growth funding from Riverwood Capital.[25] In April, 2019 Sauce Labs announced an addition to its platform, Sauce Performance, providing developers with the ability to measure application performance metrics early in the software development phase. These performance metrics include time to first meaningful paint, time to first interactive, page weight and speed Index. The product uses algorithms to establish a baseline that can be used for regression testing.[26]

In October 2019, Sauce Labs appointed Aled Miles as new CEO of the company, in replacement of Charles Ramsey, who had been leading the company for 5 years.[27] On December 12, 2019, the company announced that it has appointed industry veteran John Kelly as Chief Technology Officer.[28]


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  20. ^ Morgan, Lisa (2017-04-27). "Sauce Labs: Automate Testing with Confidence". Retrieved 2018-08-16.
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  24. ^ "Sauce Labs Recognized As "Developers' Choice For Cross-Browser and Mobile Testing in the Cloud" By Independent Research Firm". 2018-07-31.
  25. ^ Sawers, Paul (March 27, 2019). "Sauce Labs raises $50 million to help developers test their apps across browsers and devices". Venture Beat. Retrieved April 11, 2019.
  26. ^ "Sauce Labs Combines Functional and Performance Testing". 2019-04-05. Retrieved 2019-04-11.
  27. ^ "Sauce Labs Announces Leadership Transition; Appoints Aled Miles as New CEO". Sauce Labs. Retrieved 2019-12-12.
  28. ^ Inc, Sauce Labs (2019-12-12). "Sauce Labs Appoints John Patrick Kelly as Chief Technology Officer". GlobeNewswire News Room. Retrieved 2019-12-12.

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