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What is Rainforest QA?

Rainforest offers an on-demand QA solution that automates the testing process and makes executing large and complex test suites as simple as an API call. Our platform allows teams to integrate QA processes directly into their development workflow, and offloads test execution to an AI-powered execution engine for fast, reliable and scalable results.

Rainforest QA Details
Languages Supported
English
Product Description

Rainforest QA is an end-to-end Quality Assurance solution that automates regression testing processes with both crowd-based, and proprietary UI based automated testing that can all be run in parallel. Our hosted VM Infrastructure means teams have access to hassle-free cross-browser, mobile, and desktop testing all on one test management platform. Teams leveraging DevOps, Continuous Integration, and Agile love Rainforest because tests are written quickly in Plain English and create fast, reliable and scalable results!

How do you position yourself against your competitors?

Proprietary Test Automation: No-code automation, no technical expertise required. Our automation tests your application as your users see it - visually - as opposed to using the underlying representation like other automation solutions. Try it today in our free trial!

On-Demand Crowd Testing: Our global crowd is available 24/7 for testing whenever you're ready, not when your QA team is free. Functional and regression tests are run across multiple browsers and devices in parallel, with results in under 30 minutes.

Easy to Use: Write tests in plain English and Rainforest will handle everything from running the tests and receiving results, all integrated with many popular existing continuous integration and bug tracking tools.

Flexible and Scalable: Powered by a combination of qualified human testers and machine learning algorithms means you don’t have to rewrite tests for every code change, giving the freedom to scale up and down QA bandwidth anytime.


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Rainforest
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Year Founded
2012
HQ Location
San Francisco, CA
Twitter
@rainforestqa
2,360 Twitter followers
LinkedIn® Page
www.linkedin.com
153 employees on LinkedIn®
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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2 on behalf of the seller
What do you like best?

I like the fact that the test case writing process is as simple as your understanding for the feature you are writing for. By having the english step by step option, test case writing looks more like a story that the crowd tester is integrated with than just a dumb terminal running a test case suite. Also the feedback from the crowd makes it easy to troubleshoot the issue or add more clear and concise verbiage to the existing test case. Lastly,I like it that Rainforest has decided to bolster their initiative to make the automation testing more robust. I look forward to harness the potential power of such a testing tool. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I dislike the amount of time that it takes to spin up a virtual machine instance for the English written cases as well as the automation cases. There are times when I have waited several minutes for the terminal to be ready. In our world that seems like a lifetime. I also am not fond of the amount of time that it takes for the automation to cache and run the test cases after the vm has loaded. It does not appear to front load the cases and then run them instead it appears that it reads each test case in serial prior to loading and then running. I am also not a fan of not having some sought of library that can be used when creating the automation cases. Lastly, there should be an auto save for the automation case writing so that you don't lose hours of work because somehow the window got closed or navigated away from. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you are looking to maximize your QA testing bottom lines, Rainforest offers scalability, time savings, cost cutting and flexibility. All the things that are needed to release a strongly tested product to your clients. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are solving for volume and velocity by having the flexibility of having the crowd testing done literally in tandem with each other at any given time. We are also solving for efficiency with the simplicity of test case writing which ensures expeditious test case preview and execution. Thirdly, we are solving the large cost associated with engineers having to manually run periodic and systematic test cases on a time schedule. Having the run groups at our disposal helps minimize that burden. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UO
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2 on behalf of the seller
What do you like best?

The team is very responsive when I have a question or any issues. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

There are some issues with the email system that causes delays in testing. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Easy to use/implement and great support from the team. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Additional safety new. Making sure that our site is sound. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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QA Engineer
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from the seller
What do you like best?

Great selection of browsers, browser VM's work even better than Browserstack for emulation. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

There have been many false positives from a variety of sources. Language barriers and just straight up tester error. It would be nice to have multiple options before declaring a failure. "Did A happen? If yes, move to next step. If no, check for B. Did B happen? If yes, move to next step. If no, mark as failure." Delays between kicking off tests and getting feedback can sometimes make it impractical for continuous deployment cycles. Scrolling within the VM and even the VM's screen display is not optimized for smaller device screens. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Read over all of the documentation given to testers in regards to what qualifies as a test step passing or failing. Optimizing the capitalization of words, specific use of quotes, and other nitpicky semantics made getting to a regularly reliable testing framework difficult, many false positives. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I've found that Rainforest QA is actually great for reproducing reported errors on browsers and devices that our QA team does not have. I've ended up using it a lot as an alternative to Browserstack for testing and troubleshooting, which I don't believe it's designed for. I've generally found it more beneficial for regression testing and new feature testing, as we deploy several times a day. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UI
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from the seller
What do you like best?

24/7/365 availability, multi-tester results, logs and video recording of testers sessions Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Some testers do not follow the instructions well Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Nice tool if you know what you want and what you get. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use RainforestQA in place of regular test automation for regression tests.

The main benefit is that updating tests for RFQA takes much less time than updating automation scripts. Also I like that code changes of our apps that are not visible to users do not affect tests, while with regular test automation we would have to bother with fixing the scripts all the time. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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EC
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

Relationship

Mouse tracking of the actions as part of the tests

Consistency of the test (automation-like) with visual validation Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Well, we always want everything to be cheaper... Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Get some decent hand holding in the beginning to clearly define the scope of the testing and create the scripts accordingly. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Repetitive testing that was time consuming for our QA staff now automated through Rainforest = consistency of the tests + time saving Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UR
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from the seller
What do you like best?

The ability to call it from CI tools, the way to create the tests and the fast run times. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The UI is sometimes a bit cumbersome to use. It's hard to run changed tests in a bundle, without creating a lot of tabs Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Almost all our features are tested with rainforest. It gives me great confidence in our product Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UH
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from the seller
What do you like best?

Integration with external service i. slack enable monitoring of the status of the tests without necessarily logging into the application

also, the test run really fast..faster that the earlier E2E system we had before Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It would be awesome to allow importing of test from an external VCS i.e Github as it would make it easy to have internal review of tests between the development team. Also this will allow version of the tests per the application Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

running QA from the mobile app has improved as we no longer has to maintain Automated End to End, freeing up the developer time Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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AI
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2 on behalf of the seller
What do you like best?

I can get a full QA run done quickly, at any hour of the day Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Tests have to be written in a very specific way. Testers follow instructions to the letter and won't make any assumptions or logical leaps, even when you think it should be obvious. This produces very predictable results, but it also means writing tests that produce a passing result can require a fair amount of trial and error. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Expect that you'll still need to do a lot of setup work. You will feel like you are micromanaging a QA team when you set up a test, but once you're done, you can feel confident that your QA team will follow your instructions to the letter. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use Rainforest to perform QA in lieu of an in-house employee performing QA. We are a small team, and we found that our QA needs were often a bit spiky. Sometimes having one dedicated QA person was a bottleneck, and other times, that person didn't have much QA work to do. Rainforest is a good fit for this pattern. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from the seller
What do you like best?

I like the addition of video submissions for testing Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Without a ton of work on our ends, we get really surface testing Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We havent hired a person for QA, so Rainforest is filling that gap for us Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2 on behalf of the seller
What do you like best?

-Feedback speed: hundreds of test steps executed within an hour

-Reliable results: every test case is executed by multiple testers, most of the false results are filtered out by Rainforest automatically

-Low maintenance costs Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The initial effort for creating test cases is high. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are able to release our software frequently, without having a large inhouse QA department or an automated regression test set.

Rainforest acts as a safety net for us. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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AC
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2 on behalf of the seller
What do you like best?

The ability to update, edit and maintain your test scripts are my absolute favorite. Well then there's the amount of testers they have is another great feature! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

We had one technical issue that caused all of our test to fail but that was quickly resolved by the support team. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Give it a try, they will not disappoint you! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Instead of manual regression testing, we need automated testing and thorough testing. So using Rainforest solved both of those. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UI
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2 on behalf of the seller
What do you like best?

Using Rainforest QA has saved my team numerous hours in regression testing before a big deployment! I love it! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

There is not too much I do not like. I found the on-boarding and customer service exceptional. The account manager assigned to our account has been a pleasure to work with and is very responsive. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Time management! Using Rainforest QA has saved my team numerous hours that we once spent completing manual regression testing. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UI
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2 on behalf of the seller
What do you like best?

When dealing with an unpredictable UI (developing on top of partner websites), it can be really hard to write automated e2e tests. Rainforest QA alleviates these concerns and lets you dictate instructions instead of trying to codify edge cases. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The QA tests occasionally will get tripped up, even when given specific instructions. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Improve the productivity of the engineering team, letting us focus more on building, and less on manual QA. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Software Analyst
Internet
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2 on behalf of the seller
What do you like best?

I like the simplicity of the UI, the browser options available and the variables system. The amount of information on the tests being run is also valuable. Support and our account manager have always been a pleasure to interact with and I have always gotten timely responses. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Organization options are limited for the tests page. I would like more options for organizing folders. Also the tests results page has limited options for sorting or searching for specific sets of tests being run. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Be advised it is a great platform for regression tests, smoke tests, or tests that need to be repeated but can be rather time consuming to create tests as they need to be written out by hand essentially. Also the platform is not ideal for one-off tests for this reason. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

My company removed our QA team, this is helpful in filling that gap. We were spending way too much time as an engineering team focused on testing the platform before each release. Rainforest has saved us a great deal of time and has caught issues on our staging servers prior to pushing out our release to production servers which has been a life saver on more than one occasion. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UI
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

- Easy to write Tests and embed steps

- Easy to Review Results

- Easy to Verify Failures with mostly clear explanation given my the testers around the world and with the help of the screenshots displayed on every step.

- Sorted Cross browser Testing

- There are new mobile platform coverage which we have not tried it.

- Client Support is quick to respond

- Prevent bugs from getting to the production environment Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

- Getting to know the workflow at the beginning can take a while.

- Investment of time in setting up random login variables for testers

- Record n Play testers testing behavior would have been better than the screenshots but Rainforest has been working on it , so hopefully this wont be a limitation anymore

- The VMs are sometimes slow which causes false test failures as testers are not able to complete their tests.

- Cannot select a specific location testers to execute the tests

- Maintaining the tests could be a trouble Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Cross browser testing

Limited QA Resources

Regression testing

Critical path testing

Verifying User facing changes Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Technical Director
Computer Software
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

1) Speed of results: we run our extensive regression test suite in as little as 30 minutes. This used to take 2 person weeks.

2) Maintainability: Rainforest QA makes our large regression test suite easy to maintain. Writing new tests for our latest development sprint or modifying exisiting tests in case of an application refactoring is just changing the text in a few places. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

1) The cost is significant. We currently run a regression test after each 2-week development sprint, and that is all we can afford. We would love to move towards more continuous delivery and continuous testing but that would break our budget.

2) Contracts are a bit inflexible Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We have a legacy web application with over 300 pages. We use Rainforest QA to run a full regression test on that app. Normally this would take us 2 person-weeks to run manually. With Rainforest we get the results in as little as 30 minutes. This extends our agile development process to agile testing. We now can regression test the whole application at the end of a development sprint and release a new version to production the same day. That's agile on steroids! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UI
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2 on behalf of the seller
What do you like best?

Three or more testers can run tests in parallel. Tests can be executed round the clock. Test runs can be scheduled. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

When testers doesn't follow instructions or doesn't provide sufficient feedback Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Time flexible, speedy Manual testing Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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