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Choose your scenario >>>S: Building out test coverageScaling up successful initial coverage. Building out initial 20 test suite, and running it daily on releases. Occasionally run against the Tester Community for more detailed feedback.
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Rainforest QABuild It Yourself
using common tools
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Estimated Monthly Cost*
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Tool costs
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QA Platform$200.00$0.00https://www.rainforestqa.com/pricing
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Test Case Management$0.00$170.00
Included in Rainforest. Build it yourself example: TestRail Professional Cloud, assuming 5 users, billed monthly: https://www.gurock.com/testrail/pricing/cloud
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Testing Infrastructure$0.00$199.00
Included in Rainforest. Build it yourself example: Sauce Labs Virtual Cloud, billed monthly: https://saucelabs.com/pricing. Note: max 2 parallel tests, Rainforest has unlimited parallelization.
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Automated Testing Platform$0.00$99.00
Included in Rainforest. Build it yourself example: Cypress 'Sprout' Plan: https://www.cypress.io/pricing/. Note: headless browser execution, limited browser options; need testing infrastructure subscription to run in real browsers or cross-browser.
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Monthly costs
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Tools / Platforms$200.00$468.00
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Manual Testing$62.50$37.78
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Automated Testing$200.00$477.60
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Total Estimated Monthly Cost*$462.50$983.38
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Usage Scenario Assumptions
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Tests
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No. of tests executed against the tester community5
Tester community is often used for subjective feedback, very complex tests, or releases where human feedback is desired
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No. of tests executed against automation400Divide by 20 to estimate tests run per work day
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No. of automated tests to create / maintain20
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Hours of test suite maintenance per month10
This estimation is to help your team plan, but is not included in the total since it is wage cost
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Hourly rates
Rainforest QA Pricing
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manual test execution, $/hr$50.00$30.22
Average annual Quality Assurance Tester salary is $62,853. Assuming 2080 working hours per year, that's $30.22 /hr. Source: https://www.indeed.com
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automated test execution, $/hr$5.00$11.94
Implied per-hour price from Sauce Labs Virtual Cloud, billed monthly: https://saucelabs.com/pricing - $199 for 16.6 hours of testing is $11.94 /hr
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Test execution time
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Hours per test execution - Tester community0.25
Average tester community executed test length (in hours) - could vary based on your use case
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Hours per test execution - Automated Test0.1
Average automated test length (in hours) - could vary based on your use case
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Maintenance hours 0.5
Hours of maintenance per test (will vary depending on the complexity of your test suite and experience of the maintainers)
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*note: these are estimated costs, and will vary based on a number of factors including test length
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