Katalon Studio License Completed License Guide
This article will provide you a completed Katalon Studio License Guide to pick out the right license combination most suitable for your needs, and your budget.
Do I need a Katalon Studio license, a Katalon Runtime Engine, or both?
Katalon Studio Enterprise would help you with test generation. The tool helps with the whole process from connecting your application (Mobile/Desktop) or navigating Katalon to your website (WEB UI/ API) to record test steps, code editing, store the source code in Source Control to collaborate among the team members, etc.
Once the script is made, you can also “play” it directly at click to ensure your script runs as expected before deployment to your CICD with the Runtime Engine license.
Katalon Runtime Engine will only be needed if you schedule your test for a remote run from the command-line interface (CLI) in CICD.
If you are a freelancer/ contractor, who is in charge of test authoring only, a Katalon Runtime Engine is not needed. From a business perspective, some organizations may have the QA team generating the script and the Developer team scheduling run into CICD. If this is the case the QA team will only need the Katalon Studio Enterprise licenses and the Developer team will only need the Katalon Runtime Engine licenses.
Do I need a TestOps Katalon license?
TestOps is not a must to have, but your life will be easier with its help. In a nutshell, Katalon TestOps is an enterprise-class platform for QA orchestration, test analytics, and advanced reports that:
- Shorten feedback loop & test investigation
- Ensure valuation of real-time data – embed a Data-Driven Cultural across all departments
- Provide better visibility of test effort
- Help with accurate action items for the team lead and management board
- Reduce manual test execution effort
If you are within one of the categories below, I will highly recommend you to invest in TestOps:
You are doing Analytics & Reporting manually.
Data is important for the management team to make accurate decisions on what to test. What to prioritize? What to change, improve or keep within the Testing strategy? However, in many QA teams, the team leads are still using reports pulled from Jira or CICD or some free open source tool. They can tell you how many tests failed, how many passed, and some details and pictures. However, it does not provide real-time answers to a lot of questions. What is your coverage now? What is the root cause of the majority of your test false? What are infrastructure components used such as Agents, Machines? Who was responsible for those runs?…
You then end up manually pulling data from all the resources and putting it in an Excel Sheet, making it pretty with charts and diagrams again and again. This redundant time should be used for better development works so let TestOps handle this reporting job. You can simply open TestOps in your meeting and Booom, everything is there.
You are using multiple tools within your Eco System
A big part of TestOps is to do Test Orchestration. Whether you use Mocha, Jasmine, Pytest, Git, Jira, Azure, or Jenkin TestOps can plugin and keep all activities on the same page. This is particularly helpful for organizations with multiple different teams and each team is using its own tools. With just one license, you can share with unlimited users and teams for better optimization and knowledge shared.
You would like to do a better job at test management
Yes, it can do test management as well. You can create your own requirements or link with Jira requirements. You can link TestCases with Jira defects. You can also view all Test Cases uploaded from all repositories including AWS, Github, Bitbucket, and Azure…in TestOps.
You want to schedule test runs with and without CICD
You definitely can integrate Katalon Studio Enterprise and TestOps Katalon with your CICD. Or if you are new to automation and do not yet want to integrate with CICD pipeline yet. Katalon TestOps can do this planning and scheduling job for you, you do not need to know a single line of code, just need to pick from the TestOps drop-down: When do you want to run? Which test do you want to run? Which host do you want to run? Then let the machine do its job and send you reports.
Do I need a Katalon TestCloud license?
TestCloud is Katalon cloud-based execution environment, it is optional and not a must. You still can run in your local machines, VM, or your devices farm.
However, if you want to have a cheaper option, quicker to set up, easy to access, and unlimited resources to run with less dependency on your IT team. TestCloud is the way to go.
Katalon Studio License Summary:
|Katalon Studio Engine||All-in-one low-code test automation generation solution for Web, API, mobile, and desktop that helps you:|
– Cut down test preparation effort
– Reduce manpower & dependencies on skillful QA engineers with automation and code backgrounds.
– Lessen test maintenance at scale – ensure reusability
– Ensure consistency, and reliability of testing effort
|Katalon Runtime Engine||KRE allows you to execute automation tests in CLI mode in CICD that|
– Allow more time for test executions
– Fit in and utilize your current CICD system
|TestOp||Katalon TestOps is an enterprise-class platform for QA orchestration, test analytics, and advanced reports that:|
– Shorten feedback loop & test investigation
– Ensure valuation of real-time data – embed a Data-Driven Cultural across all departments
– Provide better visibility of test effort
– Help with accurate action items for the team lead and management board
– Reduce manual test execution effort
|TestCloud||Katalon TestCloud is a cloud-based test execution environment where you can automate test scripts across the most common and updated browsers and/or operating systems (OS) and/or a combination of both. The tools ensure:|
– Reduction of time-consuming maintenance of physical platforms
– Cost savings on infrastructure
– Minimize bugs with cross OS – cross-browser at release
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