Feature Comparison

Appium is great for mobile
automation, but is it the best bet?

Comparison overview: Appium Vs Testsigma


Stand-alone tool for QA

Easy to setup

Easy to Learn and Scale

Quick test creation

Open Source & Free

Yes, also a premium version available on the cloud

No code / Scriptless

Scripting Support

Support for customization

Supported platforms

iOS, Android, Mobile Web

Web, API, iOS, Android, Mobile Web

Languages Supported

Java, Python, Ruby, C#, JavaScript, and PHP


Test Data Management

Comprehensive inbuilt support

Support via integrations

Intelligent Waits

Detailed Reports



Community + dedicated 24x7 support

why testsigma

Why creators are making the switch
from Appium to Testsigma?

mobile test automation

It’s very easy to start your mobile test automation with Testsigma

  • You can start your test case creation quickly as test creation is done in simple English

    One major feature of Testsigma, that makes it an ideal tool for automated web testing is that it requires you to use simple English for test case creation. Thus, it is very easy to learn. You don’t need to be perfect in any programming language to get started with Testsigma. Thus, if you are looking for a tool that is very easy to start with and does not require heavy skills to start with test automation then Testsigma is the way to go for you.

  • You can inspect mobile elements easily and record your test steps too

    Testsigma, has a built-in mobile inspector that lets you easily inspect the elements on your app. In addition, it also lets you record your test steps from the same place.

  • Reusable test steps

    When you start automating your tests, you will find out that there are some steps that will be repeated quite often. A great practice that would save you time would be to make those test steps reusable such that you are needed to create them once and use them again and again. Testsigma has a built-in feature like that to save your time.

  • Support for loops

    Even though in real life, your user might never need to do a looped task, there would be times when you would need to use that during test automation. Testsigma is built-in with the support for these complex loops that let you automate complex test steps easily and on time.

Test review by stakeholders

Tests can be reviewed by other non-technical project stakeholders

  • Once the tests are created, they are as easy to understand as reading English. Thus, the non-technical members of the team can be included in the test review process.This ensures that all-around knowledge can be included in the test automation, making it effective. This also helps improve test coverage as well as the quality of testing.

AI driven test maintenance

AI driven test maintenance

While performing test automation, there are two activities that take up most of the time – test creation and test maintenance. Having dealt with test creation in the above points, test maintenance is made easy when the tool provides functionalities that help in healing the failing test cases automatically. These are the test cases that are failing because of some recent changes in the UI.

  • Self-healing tests

    Testsigma uses an AI-based intelligent engine in the backend that helps the test cases self-heal and saves a good amount of your time that you would have otherwise spent on test maintenance.

  • Affected resources

    Whenever you make a change in your app, there will be some related resources that would be impacted too. Testsigma will help you figure them out automatically.

  • Visual Testing

    Test your app visually at any step, with the inbuilt support for AI-driven visual testing in Testsigma.

execute test on user device

Lets you execute your tests on 2000+ real mobile and web browsers

  • There is no point in automating your test cases if you are not executing them on devices that your users might be using. Testsigma comes ready to integrate with 2000+ real mobile devices and web browsers to aid you to test as much as you need to.

easy debugging

Easy debugging with detailed reports along with supporting screenshots and Videos

  • Screenshots and videos are readily available for your test execution – you can configure them to be recorded for just test failures or for all test executions.

UI for test development

The UI for test development is very intuitive and guides you throughout the process

  • Just as your app won’t be usable if it is not intuitive for your users, the same is the case for automated testing tools. Understanding that fact, Testsigma has been created with special care and attention given to every module of the tool. This makes sure that the tool is built while making it highly intuitive and usable. Also, instructions and pointers are provided where ever possible to aid you in smooth and speedy test case creation and execution.

implement waits

Let’s you implement waits in multiple ways

  • Testsigma is built-in with multiple kinds of waits. Some waits are implicit such that you don’t need to worry about them. But, if you want to add your own waits, Testsigma gives you the flexibility there.

test automation for mobile application

You can do test automation for your mobile application irrespective of what technology was used during its development

  • Today, the development of a mobile app can be done using multiple programming languages and technologies. Looking for a tool that supports your specific set of development practices is a sensible practice but what if you decide to include some other technologies later?

  • The solution is that you need to be looking for a tool that supports all technologies you use and is made to include all others that might come up in the future. Thus, when you include Testsigma as your test automation tool, you make your test automation future-proof.

advanced CI/CD and Debug tool

Integration with advanced CI/CD and bug reporting tools

  • Testsigma offers a seamless integration with popular tools such as Jenkins, Bamboo, Circle CI, etc. to facilitate Continuous Delivery and DevOps workflows

Test management

Test Management in form of Test Suites and Test Plans

  • With Testsigma, you can organize your test cases in the form of Test Suites and Test Plans.

Network Throttling

Network Throttling

  • Performance testing scenarios that involve replicating slow networks and increased network latency, can be easily done with Testsigma’s network throttling feature.

Freshworks transitioned from Appium to Testsigma

Stitch your Web plus Mobile user journeys in one! *NEW*

  • We’re introducing an easier and faster way to combine user journey tests from different applications into one unit. QA teams can now test cross-application E2E scenarios without having to divide and run them as individual workflows.

transition story

Check out how Freshworks transitioned
from Appium to Testsigma!


Want an all-in-one platform
to run your tests effortlessly?

If you’re looking for an all-in-one platform that makes it simple to create, run and maintain your tests, has awesome customer support backed by community, and is FREE whether you’re just starting out or growing fast, then we built Testsigma just for you!

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)