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Developer(s) Parasoft
Initial release 2002; 15 years ago (2002)
Stable release
9.10 / December 5, 2016; 8 months ago (2016-12-05)
Development status Active
Operating system Linux, Mac OS X, Solaris, Windows
Type Testing, API testing
License Proprietary commercial software

Parasoft SOAtest is a testing and analysis tool suite for testing and validating APIs and API-driven applications (e.g., cloud, mobile apps, SOA).[1] Basic testing functionality include functional unit testing, integration testing, regression testing, system testing, security testing, simulation and mocking, runtime error detection, web UI testing, interoperability testing, WS-* compliance testing, and load testing.[2][3]

Supported technologies include Web services, REST, JSON, MQ, JMS, TIBCO, HTTP, XML, EDI, mainframes, and custom message formats.[4]

Parasoft SOAtest introduced Service virtualization via server emulation and stubs in 2002;[5] by 2007, it provided an intelligent stubs platform that emulated the behavior of dependent services that were otherwise difficult to access or configure during development and testing.[6][7] Extended service virtualization functionality is now in Parasoft Virtualize,[8] while SOAtest provides intelligent stubbing.

SOAtest is used by organizations such as Cisco, IBM, HP, Fidelity, Bloomberg, Vanguard, AT&T, IRS, CDC, Tata Consultancy Services, Comcast and Sabre.[9]

It was recognized as a leader in the Forrester Research's The Forrester Wave™: Modern Application Functional Test Automation Tools, Q4 2016, which evaluated 9 functional test automation tool vendors across 40 criteria. Forrester Research gave SOAtest the highest score among all vendors in the Current Offering category, citing its strength in API testing, UI automation, and key integrations. [10] It also part of the solution recognized as "innovation and technology leader" in Voke's service virtualization market mover array.[11]


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