Selenium HQ Review

It replaces manual regression testing, reducing testing time due to its cross-browser, parallel, and remote executions. But, it needs more support for IE and Safari.

What is our primary use case?

We took Selenium for web product test automation and as it very well suits as it has capacity to execute in different browser, different environment. Also it has lot other capacities to scale up test automation and yield better ROI.

How has it helped my organization?

Web-based application automation are mostly done using Selenium. It's the right automation tool as a replacement for manual regression testing that indispensably reduces the testing time due to its cross-browser, parallel, and remote executions.

What is most valuable?

- Most importantly, it is an open source tool.

- Parallel executions (same browser in parallel, different browser in parallel).

- Remote executions using Node and Hub.

- Integration with CI tools like Jenkins

- Multi-platform support (for details have a look at

- Cross-browser Support (Chrome, Firefox, different versions of IE, Safari, Opera).

- Supported environments are Windows, Linux & Mac.

- Supports different scripting languages (JAVA, C#, Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby, Objective C, Javascript).

- Huge user community.

What needs improvement?

It has extensive support for Chrome and Firefox, but more is needed for IE, Edge and Safari.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

To some extent it is unstable while executing against different versions of IE browser, but that could be overcome through some work-around and framework design. Edge browser executions are not stable as IE browsers.

How is customer service and technical support?

Obviously, we have better support from various users as it is an open source tool. We have a huge number of customers in the open community at different levels to provide support.

How was the initial setup?

Basically, to start with setup is straightforward and easier. If you use the remote web-driver, it is slightly complex to make the setup.

What about the implementation team?

Our in-house team is used for the entire implementation of the framework. Being open-source, lot of valuable additions are made in a free-flow while developing the framework.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

It's an open source tool.

**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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author avatarit_user335340 (Systems Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees)

This is a great tool. I am using it. There are pros and cons. however it works.

author avatarDon Ingerson
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Deva, good information. Does Selenium support Microsoft's Edge browser?

author avatarDeva Veluchamy (Aspire Systems)
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Hey Don, yes it supports edge browser with its native edge driver. There are still limitations in few areas with respect edge as like IE browsers.

author avatarDon Ingerson
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Thank you Deva. Did you learn Java before you started learning Selenium?

author avatarDeva Veluchamy (Aspire Systems)
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Yes Don, if you prefer Selenium with Java then learning it becomes mandatory.

author avatarDon Ingerson
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Deva, the question I had is were you already proficient in Java? It is my understanding a person needs to be a Java developer or close to it to be proficient at Selenium.

author avatarDeva Veluchamy (Aspire Systems)
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Yes, i had good knowledge on Java.

author avatarDon Ingerson
ExpertTop 5Consultant

Deva, thanks for answering my question and the point of my question is that being proficient at Java is usually the case before learning Selenium. From your response this seems to be true.

author avatarit_user340998 (Software Quality Analyst I at Bentley Systems Incorporated)

Don! you can start learning selenium from YouTube. There you will see a lot of people doing good work on it and they teaches you selenium as well as Java. I had no knowledge of JAVA but when I start working on selenium then I learn Java automatically.

author avatarit_user845028 (Staff Software Engineer at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees)
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I love all the posts, I really enjoyed.
I would like more information about this, because it is very nice ., Thanks for sharing.

We'd like to know the way how to open ISE by code directly, or the way to launch ISE in viewdraw or Library Manager.
By the way, we can open our central library automatically, but failed to find out the way how to run the Menu Tools> Symbol Editor in xDM Library Tools.

I am so grateful for your blog. Really looking forward to read more.

Kind Regards,