Compare CA Service Virtualization vs. Selenium HQ

CA Service Virtualization is ranked 1st in Service Virtualization with 11 reviews while Selenium HQ which is ranked 5th in Functional Testing Tools with 9 reviews. CA Service Virtualization is rated 8.2, while Selenium HQ is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of CA Service Virtualization writes "Supports multiple protocols, enables us to virtualize calls to third-party vendors and save". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Selenium HQ writes "Provides Freedom To Choose The Tools Needed For Full-Fledged Automation Framework". CA Service Virtualization is most compared with Parasoft Service Virtualization, Micro Focus Service Virtualization and SmartBear ServiceV Pro, whereas Selenium HQ is most compared with Tricentis Tosca, Katalon Studio and UFT Pro (LeanFT).
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Pros
The most valuable features include the capability to use other program languages such as PLSQR, JAVA, .NET.I think the pricing is quite fair because this solution provides a lot of functionalities, and is quite stable.The ability to do parallel development and testing reduces our costs for duplicating environments, improving the productivity of our developers, and bringing products faster to market.It is definitely scalable.We have been using it extensively for the shift left process and testing. It helps us to accelerate and virtualize services and assets that we don't have. It enables to test faster.We have had developers produce code later than we wanted to, but we've had some other stuff that was dependent on that. So what we were able to do was virtualize these assets and then go forward with our developer and not have to wait for these additional services to be available.We are able to quickly scale our requests. We have tested across thousands of requests. We have had no problems so far.You can have a lot of different people with different technologies use the tool, without any programming experience at all, all the way up to people who can program. And then, the more technical that you are, the more programming you have, the more you're able to customize the tool.

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The primary benefit is its cost and the ability to use the cloud.Our platform runs into several thousand screens and a few thousand test cases, something which would typically take months to test manually. As of today, the entire process takes a little over two days to run.Selenium has helped to complete tests in less time, which would not be possible relying on manual testing only.It is programming language agnostic, you can write tests in most currently used languages.It has helped to complete tests in less time, which would not be possible relying on manual testing only.It supports most of the mainstream browsers such as Chrome, Firefox, IE and etc.Selenium web driver - Java.Language support - since it supports Java and other programming languages it is easy to integrate with other systems.

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UI should be more user friendly: better usability, more testing oriented.I would rate the tech support a nine out of ten. They need more knowledge about the connectivity to DevOps orchestration.Needs some additional lightweight, portable elements.​From a reporting perspective I think we would like to have a more user-friendly approach.I really want to see more of the "express" kind of model, where you get a little bit for free. I'd love to be able to see you be able to edit and author tests without having to be connected to a licensed server. And then, if you want to go and execute tests, then you go and connect to the server... I think it would unblock people to be able to do a lot more work from home or from remote places, where they can't really connect to the server.We had to implement an external service catalog. We put it in ServiceNow. I would like to see an integrated service catalog.DevTest is pretty massive. It's hard to tell what different parts of it can be used to do different things. They should modulize it more.CA actually releases a new version every year. We had issues with the upgrade prior to the latest one.

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It does require a programming skill set. I would like the product not to require a heavy programming skill set and be more user-friendly for someone without a programming background.In the beginning, we had issues with several test cases failing during regression. Over a period of time, we built our own framework around Selenium which helped us overcome of these issues.Improvement in Selenium's ability to identify and wait for the page/element to load would be a big plus. This would ensure that our failed test cases will drop by 60%.It would be very great if Selenium would provide some framework examples so newcomers could get started more quickly.​To simplify the development process, everyone needs to do a Selenium Framework to acquire the web application functions and features from Selenium methods.It is not easy to make IE plus Selenium work good as other browsers. Firefox and Chrome are the best ones to work with Selenium.Handling frames and windows needs to be improved.There is no good tool to find the Xpath. They should provide a good tool to find Xpath for dynamic elements and integrate API (REST/ SOAP) testing support.

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I think the pricing is quite fair because this solution provides a lot of functionalities, and is quite stable.

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This product is open source and free. That was a huge deciding factor for us getting into it.It is free.Since it is an open source. It is free to use. However my company see it as the future of load testing.It's open-source, so there's no need to pay for a license.There is no pricing cost. License is Apache License 2.0.

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Also Known As
ITKO LISA, CA LISASeleniumHQ
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Overview

CA Service Virtualization acts as a catalyst for DevOps by simulating constrained or unavailable systems across the software development lifecycle (SDLC). This allows developers, testers and performance teams to work in parallel to accelerate app delivery, as well as to “shift-left” the app testing to improve application quality. CA Service Virtualization was previously known as LISA, the product from the ITKO acquisition.

Selenium HQ is a suite of tools to automate web browsers across many platforms. Selenium runs in many browsers and operating systems and can be controlled by many programming languages and testing frameworks. Selenium consist of two types:

  1. Selenium WebDriver - create robust, browser-based regression automation suites & tests and scale & distribute scripts across many environments.
  2. Selenium IDE - create quick bug reproduction scripts and create scripts to aid in automation-aided exploratory testing.
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Sample Customers
Union Bank, Swisscom, Autotrader, KPN, ING Bank, Best Buy, American Family Insurance, TESCO, Telefonica, Molina Healthcare, California DMV, Aktia, City Index, Con-way, DirecTV, GRU Airport, Liquidnet, NAB, Nordstrom, T-Mobile, TIM Brasil, BrowserStack, Sauce Labs, experitest, Tricentis GmbH, SmartBear Software
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm25%
Comms Service Provider21%
Manufacturing Company8%
Retailer8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Financial Services Firm62%
Individual & Family Service11%
Insurance Company8%
Comms Service Provider5%
REVIEWERS
Retailer20%
Manufacturing Company13%
Software R&D Company13%
Comms Service Provider13%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Financial Services Firm38%
Comms Service Provider11%
Manufacturing Company9%
Healthcare Company6%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business2%
Midsize Enterprise9%
Large Enterprise89%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business1%
Midsize Enterprise20%
Large Enterprise79%
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Small Business24%
Midsize Enterprise31%
Large Enterprise44%
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