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"The initial setup and installation of the software were very easy and straightforward.""The solution is quite stable.""The load testing, reporting, and scripting features are all valuable features.""I like the user interface. I like the way we can divide our scenarios and can tune them. The integration with the quality center is great. These features are really good.""I think that analytics is very good and that the analytics features are very powerful.""The reporting mechanism is a valuable feature that generates good reports.""The most useful aspect of the solution is that it provides agents in different geographic locations.""It has good protocol coverage."

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"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 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 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 feature is the Selenium grid, which allows us to run tests in parallel.""Ability to integrate with every other tool.""What I like the most about this product is that it gives us a lot of freedom to code anything, there is no restriction on the type of function you can do.""I like that it is a robust and free open source. There is a lot of community support available, and there are a lot of developers using them. There's good community support."

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"Sometimes we are not be able to click on some of the buttons due to the screen mismatching and compatibility issues.""I guess scalability becomes a problem when you use things like TruClients.""The solution needs to reduce its pricing. Right now, it's quite expensive.""The solution uses a lot of memory and then it dies. It's difficult to work with the solution sometimes when you run a scenario it dies. They need to make the solution lighter somehow.""I would like to have better support for adding more users per load generator.""The debugging capability should be improved.""The solution is very costly. The cost is very high, especially considering a lot of other resources are available now and they are less expensive. For a small organization, it is very difficult to sustain the costs involved in having the solution or the related fees""The product is not stable and reliable in the version we are currently using."

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"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.""The solution's UI path needs to be modernized.""The solution does not offer up enough information in regards to personality testing.""I would like to see XPath made more reliable so that it can be used in all browsers.""Could have additional readability and abstraction.""Selenium is good when the team is really technical because Selenium does less built-in methods. If it came with more built-in and pre-built methods it would be even easier for less technical people to work with it. That's where I think the improvement can be.""There should be standardized frameworks to build automation."

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"The licensing fees are based on the number of users.""It is competing with other products that may cost significantly less or may be available as open-source. Because of that it is relatively expensive.""LoadRunner Professional is an expensive product.""This is not a cheap product.""There is a licensing cost that is expensive."

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"We are satisfied with the pricing.""It's an open-source tool that you can work with at any time without any cost.""This is an open-source product so there is no cost other than manpower.""It is all free.""Selenium is an open-source solution, and It's free.""Selenium is open-source."

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Top Answer: The solution can handle a huge amount of workloads, it's quite scalable.
Top Answer: There is a licensing cost that is expensive. There is also the Enterprise version of the software which allows other features that the Professional does not, such as, license sharing.
Top Answer: My team members predominately used the product to do development but I don't think it needs anything in a way of improvements.
Top Answer: The solution is very easy to implement.
Top Answer: The solution is open-source and free to use. There are no licensing costs.
Top Answer: In the past, we had difficulty with screenshots, but this has been remedied. We feel that all the current solutions are usable and the providers are helpful. This said, the login could be improved, to… more »
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Overview

LoadRunner is the Micro Focus industry-standard software solution for application performance and load testing. LoadRunner stresses your entire system to isolate and identify potential client, network, and server bottlenecks, supporting performance testing of new technologies together with your existing, legacy applications.

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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JetBlue, GOME, Australian Red Cross Blood Service, RMIT University, Virgin Media
BrowserStack, Sauce Labs, experitest, Tricentis GmbH, SmartBear Software
Top Industries
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Financial Services Firm28%
Computer Software Company24%
Comms Service Provider12%
Retailer8%
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Computer Software Company38%
Comms Service Provider13%
Financial Services Firm8%
Government7%
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Computer Software Company23%
Financial Services Firm23%
Retailer13%
Comms Service Provider6%
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Computer Software Company30%
Comms Service Provider14%
Financial Services Firm9%
Manufacturing Company6%
Company Size
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Small Business20%
Midsize Enterprise11%
Large Enterprise69%
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Small Business7%
Midsize Enterprise6%
Large Enterprise87%
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Small Business27%
Midsize Enterprise30%
Large Enterprise42%
Find out what your peers are saying about Apache, Micro Focus, SmartBear and others in Performance Testing Tools. Updated: September 2021.
536,053 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional is ranked 2nd in Performance Testing Tools with 12 reviews while Selenium HQ is ranked 3rd in Functional Testing Tools with 22 reviews. Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional is rated 8.0, while Selenium HQ is rated 7.4. The top reviewer of Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional writes "Very good controller and a market leader, but not cost effective for small business". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Selenium HQ writes "Highly customizable and the best tool out there to do automated testing". Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional is most compared with Micro Focus LoadRunner Enterprise, Neotys NeoLoad, Apache JMeter, Micro Focus LoadRunner Cloud and Tricentis Tosca, whereas Selenium HQ is most compared with Eggplant Digital Automation Intelligence, Worksoft Certify, Tricentis Tosca, Appium and Micro Focus UFT Developer.

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