Compare Ranorex Studio vs. Selenium HQ

Ranorex Studio is ranked 10th in Functional Testing Tools with 4 reviews while Selenium HQ is ranked 5th in Functional Testing Tools with 8 reviews. Ranorex Studio is rated 8.0, while Selenium HQ is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Ranorex Studio writes "Offers a strong suite of tools for application testing of mobile, desktop, and API apps". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Selenium HQ writes "An open-source tool that's flexible and stable". Ranorex Studio is most compared with SmartBear TestComplete, Katalon Studio and UFT (QTP), whereas Selenium HQ is most compared with Tricentis Tosca, Eggplant Functional and froglogic Squish. See our Ranorex Studio vs. Selenium HQ report.
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Pros
The scalability is very good. It's probably one of the better tools I've seen on the market.Support is very quick. You can write to them and on the same day, they will respond. This is one of the best features.This is a powerful, reliable and versatile all-around application testing suite.The solutions's regression testing is very important for our company, as is the continuous integration process.

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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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One of the areas the service could be improved would be to have the training in Italian.If there are many queries on the web page, Ranorex will not render the page correctly. I had about 1,000 queries on the page, and the solution was not able to handle it.For our purposes it requires integration with other products to get out the results in the format we want them. Adding this to the product could improve it.Binding to other sources is very good but the object recognition in .NET desktop applications often doesn't work.Ranorex is used in Windows while other solutions, for example, Katalon Studio, are cross-platform. (But in my opinion, overall, Ranorex is better).When Ranorex is upgraded, the compatibility with other projects, in version control, in-house or on-premise, fails on occasion. However, overall, the stability is good.

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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
We paid €3,000 (approximately $3,300 USD) for this solution. When you add the runtime licenses it will be €3,500 (approximately $3,900 USD).There are several types of licenses and you need to choose depending on your needs and level of usage.

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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

Ranorex is a leading software development company that offers innovative test automation software. Ranorex makes testing easy, saves time in the testing process and empowers clients to ensure the highest quality of their products. Its flexible tools and quick ROI make it the ideal choice for companies of virtually any size – and this is why thousands of clients in over 60 countries trust in its excellence.

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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Siemens, TomTom, Adidas, Canon, Lufthansa, Roche, Cisco, Philipps, Dell, Motorola, Toshiba, Citrix, Ericsson, sage, Continental, IBM, Credit Suisse, VodafoneBrowserStack, Sauce Labs, experitest, Tricentis GmbH, SmartBear Software
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Software R&D Company29%
Financial Services Firm21%
Manufacturing Company14%
Comms Service Provider7%
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Software R&D Company34%
Manufacturing Company11%
Comms Service Provider10%
Financial Services Firm9%
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Financial Services Firm22%
Retailer17%
Manufacturing Company11%
Software R&D Company11%
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Software R&D Company27%
Financial Services Firm15%
Comms Service Provider12%
Manufacturing Company7%
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