Rainforest QA vs Sauce Labs

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Rainforest QA vs Sauce Labs: What are the differences?

Rainforest QA: Front-end QA as a service. Rainforest gives you the reliability of a QA team and the speed of automation, without the hassle of managing a team or the pain of writing automated tests; Sauce Labs: Test mobile or web apps instantly across 700+ browser/OS/device platform combinations - without infrastructure setup. Cloud-based automated testing platform enables developers and QEs to perform functional, JavaScript unit, and manual tests with Selenium or Appium on web and mobile apps. Videos and screenshots for easy debugging. Secure and CI-ready.

Rainforest QA and Sauce Labs can be primarily classified as "Browser Testing" tools.

Some of the features offered by Rainforest QA are:

  • Infinitely Scalable, On-Demand QA Team
  • Cross Browser Testing
  • Regression, Functional, and Exploratory Testing

On the other hand, Sauce Labs provides the following key features:

  • 700+ browser/OS/device combinations for cross-browser and platform testing to improve web and mobile app quality and eliminate the overhead of internal infrastructure
  • Highly reliable, on-demand cloud for enterprise-grade scalability and industry standard security
  • Optimized for popular testing frameworks, CI systems, and surrounding tools and services

"Cross-browser testing" is the top reason why over 12 developers like Rainforest QA, while over 54 developers mention "Selenium-compatible" as the leading cause for choosing Sauce Labs.

Advice on Rainforest QA and Sauce Labs

I am looking to purchase one of these tools for Mobile testing for my team. It should support Native, hybrid, and responsive app testing. It should also feature debugging, parallel execution, automation testing/easy integration with automation testing tools like Selenium, and the capability to provide availability of devices specifically for us to use at any time with good speed of performing all these activities.

I have already used Perfecto mobile, and Sauce Labs in my other projects before. I want to know how different or better is AWS Device farm in usage and how advantageous it would be for us to use it over other mentioned tools

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Pros of Rainforest QA
Pros of Sauce Labs
  • 13
    Cross-browser testing
  • 7
    Powerful API
  • 7
    QA
  • 7
    Super-simple test creation
  • 6
    Easy way to get real front-end smoke tests
  • 5
    Simple
  • 5
    CI Integration
  • 3
    Manual regression testing results in 30 mins
  • 60
    Selenium-compatible
  • 46
    Webdriver compatible
  • 35
    Video recordings of every test
  • 31
    Qa
  • 29
    Mobile support
  • 26
    Any programming language
  • 23
    Developer tools
  • 21
    Test local and firewalled servers
  • 20
    Jenkins integration
  • 18
    Pristine VMs
  • 17
    CI Compatible
  • 11
    Appium support
  • 9
    Parallel testing
  • 8
    Rapid environment preparation
  • 8
    Mobile device support
  • 7
    Easy testing on almost any device
  • 7
    Allows me to Focus more test automation rather than IT
  • 6
    Secure testing and easy setup
  • 5
    Easy setup with CI and fast automated tests
  • 5
    Quick support response
  • 4
    Fast and reliable to host the automated tests
  • 4
    Easy to setup and understand,
  • 3
    Easy setup and integration with Travis Ci
  • 3
    Maintained browser matrix
  • 3
    Easy onboarding, do not need to manager VMs/OS/Browsers
  • 2
    Efficient tool to verify product quality
  • 2
    Teamcity Integration and mobile testing win
  • 2
    Hany for platform testing
  • 2
    Great documentation
  • 2
    Generous free trial
  • 2
    Easy. Straightforward. Scalable
  • 2
    Great way to integrate test suite on cloud
  • 2
    Simplicity of Sauce-connect
  • 1
    Very Good, Quick, flexible Infrastructure Support
  • 1
    It's great for my QA work
  • 1
    Awesome tech support
  • 1
    Having this available for CI servers is fantastic
  • 1
    Amazing service to do cloud cross browser testing
  • 1
    Depth of integrations
  • 1
    Because of its cloud based support for appium
  • 1
    Easy setup, Works great with selenium.
  • 1
    QE support
  • 1
    Manuals are not very well versed for beginners
  • 1
    Secure testing
  • 1
    Cheaper than browserstack
  • 1
    Stable
  • 0
    Simple to set up and integrate so many browser configs

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Cons of Rainforest QA
Cons of Sauce Labs
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    • 2
      Relatively slow
    • 2
      Expensive

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    What is Rainforest QA?

    Rainforest gives you the reliability of a QA team and the speed of automation, without the hassle of managing a team or the pain of writing automated tests.

    What is Sauce Labs?

    Cloud-based automated testing platform enables developers and QEs to perform functional, JavaScript unit, and manual tests with Selenium or Appium on web and mobile apps. Videos and screenshots for easy debugging. Secure and CI-ready.

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