Compare Catchpoint vs. Selenium HQ

Catchpoint is ranked 18th in Application Performance Management (APM) with 1 review while Selenium HQ is ranked 5th in Functional Testing Tools with 8 reviews. Catchpoint is rated 7.0, while Selenium HQ is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Catchpoint writes "Global synthetic monitoring tracks system availability but drill-down for error detail is too involved". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Selenium HQ writes "An open-source tool that's flexible and stable". Catchpoint is most compared with Dynatrace, New Relic APM and Selenium HQ, whereas Selenium HQ is most compared with Tricentis Tosca, Eggplant Functional and froglogic Squish.
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Pros
We really need the API monitoring, as well as client side session monitoring, the global synthetic monitoring, to track the availability of the systems from the customer side.The thing I like most is the tech support in this company, because they have 24/7 chat support. We can chat immediately and ask them about an issue and they keep responding. They create tickets on our behalf and respond.

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The solution is very flexible; there are different ways of using it. It's open-source and has a lot of support on offer.The most valuable aspect of Selenium is that it gives you the flexibility to customize or write your own code, your own features, etc. It's not restricted by licensing.The initial setup is straightforward. Deployment took about seven months.You can build your own framework. I think that's the most powerful feature. You can connect with a lot of other tools that use frameworks, or keywords, etc. That helps make it a stronger solution.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.

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if we need to do performance analysis, we have to click too many times. For example, if there is an issue that is caught by Catchpoint, we need to understand what the error is and at which step it failed, or which transaction that is impacted. To drill down, we have to click too many things to get the answer.Trending needs improvement. Currently, out-of-the-box, they provide only seven days availability. So, we have to do queries and we have to go into a separate analysis module, we have to run lot of queries to long-term trends.

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The solution does not offer up enough information in regards to personality testing.The solution's UI path needs to be modernized.Technical support isn't very good. Sometimes their recommendations were not very clear.The solution is open-source, so everyone relies on the community to assist with troubleshooting and information sharing. If there's a complex issue no one has faced, it may take a while to solve the problem.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.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
The price and licensing are very, very high. They have to come down on the pricing to match with the industry standard.

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This product is open source and free. That was a huge deciding factor for us getting into it.

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Overview
Catchpoint's suite of world-class Web Performance Monitoring solutions empower companies to drive quality online and internally. Our tools enable you to optimize and protect the speed and uptime of your website, applications and infrastructure with unmatched analytics, alerting and troubleshooting. With better performance, happy users will boost revenue with increased engagement and conversions.

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
Priceline, Edgecast, 24/7 Media, US Auto Parts, Ask.comBrowserStack, Sauce Labs, experitest, Tricentis GmbH, SmartBear Software
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company34%
Hospitality Company13%
Healthcare Company11%
Retailer8%
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Financial Services Firm22%
Retailer17%
Software R&D Company11%
Comms Service Provider11%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company27%
Financial Services Firm15%
Comms Service Provider12%
Manufacturing Company7%
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