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Rainforest QA vs BugBug

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“With BugBug, we have successfully reduced test building time by an impressive 100%, saving an average of 60 minutes per day. This time-saving benefit enables our team to focus on other critical tasks and enhances overall productivity.”
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At a Glance: BugBug vs Rainforest QA

CONFIGURATION & SETTINGS

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BugBugRainforest QA

Price

Free, $99/month, Quote for parallel runs only

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Number of users

checkedUnlimited

N/A

Automation Type

checked No-code

checked No-code

Ease of Adoption and Usage

checked Very easy to use thanks to the intuitive UI

uncheckedHelp from the customer support may be needed

Scripting Required

checked No

checkedNo

Custom ProfilesUse your own presets for different variable values to run tests or suites on different environments, or to override your default variables to a specific value.
Use your own presets for different variable values to run tests or suites on different environments, or to override your default variables to a specific value.

checkedYes

checkedYes

JavaScript Variables

checkedYes

N/A

Internal Inbox for Email TestingUse the BugBug inbox feature for user registration and login tests. Generate a unique email address, receive the email with the verification link.
Use the BugBug inbox feature for user registration and login tests. Generate a unique email address, receive the email with the verification link.

checkedYes

uncheckedNo

Documentation

checkedYes

checkedYes

Customer support

checkedYes

checkedYes

TEST RECORDING & EDITION

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BugBugRainforest QA

Tests

checkedUnlimited

Number of tests unknown

SuitesGroups of multiple tests to quickly run them at once.
Groups of multiple tests to quickly run them at once.

checkedUnlimited

Number of suites unknown

Real-time Recording

checkedYes

Manual test steps recording by pointing elements in virtual browser

Codeless Test Design

checkedYes

checkedYes

Desktop or Mobile Screen Size

checkedYes

checkedYes

Steps Grouping

checkedYes

checkedYes

ComponentsGroups of steps that are shared across multiple tests. Use components to easily edit multiple tests at once.
Groups of steps that are shared across multiple tests. Use components to easily edit multiple tests at once.

checkedYes

checkedYes

Variables

checkedBuilt-in, custom variables, and multiple environments

unchecked Only built-in basic variables

Assertions

checkedYes

checkedYes

Smart WaitingBefore running each test step, BugBug will do a series of checks if your page is ready for a specific action.
Before running each test step, BugBug will do a series of checks if your page is ready for a specific action.

checkedYes

uncheckedNo

Smart ScrollYou don't need to maintain scroll positions. BugBug intelligently scrolls to the right place.
You don't need to maintain scroll positions. BugBug intelligently scrolls to the right place.

checkedYes

uncheckedNo

Smart ClickBugBug will try to find a right spot to click an element, even if it's partially covered.
BugBug will try to find a right spot to click an element, even if it's partially covered.

checkedYes

N/A

Automatic SelectorsDuring the recording, BugBug will automatically create several selectors and decide which is the best.
During the recording, BugBug will automatically create several selectors and decide which is the best.

checkedYes

N/A

iFrame Support

checkedYes

checkedYes

Custom JavaScript

checkedYes

uncheckedNo

Screenshots

checkedYes

checkedYes

Multiple Tabs Support

checkedGo to URL New tab, Close & Switch tab

uncheckedOnly navigation to a specific URL; No tab switching

Test Editing

checkedYes

checkedYes

Notes Within a Test

checkedYes

uncheckedNo

Manual Edit of Recorded Tests

checkedYes

checkedYes

TEST EXECUTION

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BugBugRainforest QA

Local Test RunsTo speed up your testing, BugBug gives you an unlimited number of test runs with your own browser.
To speed up your testing, BugBug gives you an unlimited number of test runs with your own browser.

checkedUnlimited

uncheckedNo, only in virtual browser

Cloud Test Runs

checkedUnlimited

uncheckedLimited

Parallel Test Runs

checkedUp to 32

checkedUnlimited

Screenshots

checkedYes

checkedYes

Test Runs History

checkedUp to 3 months

N/A

PDF Reports

checkedYes

uncheckedNo

Run Custom JavaScript

checkedYes

uncheckedNo

Slack MessagesGet real-time, detailed updates on test runs, suite executions, or scheduled runs in your Slack messages.
Get real-time, detailed updates on test runs, suite executions, or scheduled runs in your Slack messages.

checkedYes

checkedYes

Email Notifications

checkedYes

checkedYes

Webhooks

checkedYes

checkedYes

Sharable Link to a Failed Step/Suite

checkedYes

N/A

Logs

checkedYes

checkedYes

Error Codes for Failed Steps

checkedYes

checkedYes

Set Breakpoints Within a Test

checkedYes

N/A

Diff's for Text FieldsBugBug shows a difference between a changed text if the change happened while testing your app.
BugBug shows a difference between a changed text if the change happened while testing your app.

checkedYes

N/A

TEST CASE MAINTENANCE

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BugBugRainforest QA

Re-record Tests

checkedYes

checkedYes

Add/Remove Steps

checkedYes

checkedYes

Debug Mode

checkedExecution control: pause, run next step, set breakpoints

checkedYes

Custom SelectorsBugBug creates selectors automatically, but also gives you the possibility to create your own manual selectors.
BugBug creates selectors automatically, but also gives you the possibility to create your own manual selectors.

checkedYes

N/A

Inline Error Solving Tips

checkedYes

N/A

INTEGRATIONS

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BugBugRainforest QA

Slack

checkedYes

checkedYes

GitHub

checkedYes

checkedYes

GitLab

checkedYes

checkedYes

Bitbucket

checkedYes

checkedYes

Zapier

checkedYes

uncheckedNo

Jenkins

checkedYes

checkedYes

CLI

checkedYes

checkedYes

API access

checkedYes

checkedYes

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Why BugBug is one of the best Rainforest QA alternatives

REASON #1

Create tests seamlessly

Instead of requiring you to create a step-by-step test like Rainforest, BugBug records interactions in the background as you simply click through the page. BugBug's test recorder works seamlessly and delivers reliable tests.

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REASON #2

Run & Debug tests faster

Rainforest supports running tests only on virtual machines which results in the whole process simply being slow and complicated. With BugBug, you can record and run tests on your own machine without having to wait for a cloud run.

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REASON #3

Reduce testing costs

BugBug's free plan offers unlimited tests, local execution, unlimited collaboration with your team, and more. You can run tests in the cloud with no additional infrastructure or DevOps costs. BugBug is the most cost-effective solution on the market.

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Doan Nguyen, Quality Assurance Specialist

We tried different automation software with mixed results. That is until we found BugBug, which suits our needs like a glove.

Doan NguyenQuality Assurance Specialist
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See what our customers are saying

da vinci studio
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"BugBug is super intuitive and lowers the barrier of becoming an end-to-end tester. It reduces development time and significantly lowers the cost of software testing."
— Wojciech, CEO Davinci-Studio.com
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"In two days we managed to automate test cases that took us weeks to write up and execute using other software. It is easy to use, yet can still perform advanced testing should the tester want to."
— Panayiotis, Software Tester, ATM Marketing
calcey
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"Very good and fast support from the BugBug team. Have clear documentation which really helps you to get started. Features like scheduling test cases and getting results are perfect for our needs."
— Imalka, QA Engineer, Calcey.com

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