Catchpoint vs. Selenium HQ

As of June 2019, Catchpoint is ranked 20th in Application Performance Management (APM) with 1 review vs Selenium HQ which is ranked 5th in Functional Testing Tools with 11 reviews. The top reviewer of Catchpoint writes "Global synthetic monitoring tracks system availability but drill-down for error detail is too involved". The top reviewer of Selenium HQ writes "Provides Freedom To Choose The Tools Needed For Full-Fledged Automation Framework". Catchpoint is most compared with Dynatrace, New Relic APM and Selenium HQ. Selenium HQ is most compared with Tricentis Tosca, Katalon Studio and UFT Pro (LeanFT).
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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 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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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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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.‚ÄčTo 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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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.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.It is free to use.

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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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Priceline, Edgecast, 24/7 Media, US Auto Parts, Ask.comBrowserStack, Sauce Labs, experitest, Tricentis GmbH, SmartBear Software
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Comms Service Provider13%
Manufacturing Company13%
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Financial Services Firm36%
Comms Service Provider11%
Government9%
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