Wikipedia lists several tools used to virtualize services (create stubs). Some of them are purely focused on developers, some of them have GUIs and are more QA/tester friendly.

The ones that look QA friendly are:

  • IBM Rational Test Virtualization Server
  • CA Service Virtualization (formerly CA LISA)
  • Parasoft Virtualize
  • HP Service Virtualization
  • SoapUI

Is there any other tools that can be easily used by QAs that had no exposure to programming nor command line tools? Preferably tools with GUIs?

  • 2
    Are you particularly asking for REST or other type of API testing tool?
    – saifur
    Mar 14 '15 at 18:54
  • @saifur mainly HTTP
    – Wojtek
    Mar 16 '15 at 16:11
  • Can't speak for the other tools, but I have used Parsoft tools in my previous job, and I would NOT recommend it. The virtualized component in particular was not intuitive to use.
    – HaC
    Nov 7 '17 at 8:07

There are at least 2 easy-to-use stub tools:

They both have GUI. Take a look.


You can have a look on Stubmatic. It let's you stub HTTP(s) services like SOAP or REST web services or any HTTP(s) call.

Why it is QA friendly? Because I created it for QAs only.

Starting with Stubmatic is just 3 steps task. Later on, you will have to map each request with response. Let me give you an example;

-  request:
      url: /stubs/(admin|staff|customer|security)

      body: response line

For complex use you may require the knowledge of regular expressions.

Disclaimer: I'm the author of Stubmatic .


There are a bunch of tools with GUIs mentioned in this comparison:

There are also a few more mentioned on Wikipedia:



Both don't need any programming skills.

Try with SOAP UI free version first, they have something like a mock service. Using it is pretty straight.

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