Compare Sauce Labs vs. Selenium HQ

Sauce Labs is ranked 5th in Functional Testing Tools with 12 reviews while Selenium HQ is ranked 4th in Functional Testing Tools with 4 reviews. Sauce Labs is rated 9.0, while Selenium HQ is rated 9.2. The top reviewer of Sauce Labs writes "Offers the single best solution for integrating deep automated browser testing in a CI/CD pipeline". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Selenium HQ writes "It replaces manual regression testing, reducing testing time due to its cross-browser, parallel, and remote executions. But, it needs more support for IE and Safari". Sauce Labs is most compared with BrowserStack, Perfecto Mobile and CrossBrowserTesting, whereas Selenium HQ is most compared with Tricentis Tosca, Eggplant Functional and Katalon Studio. See our Sauce Labs vs. Selenium HQ report.
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Sauce Connect gave us ability to test an application that was hosted locally.APPIUM for mobile testing has improved our organization by allowing us to test our website on more devices and browsers than we currently possess.They offer a large number of devices and browser/operating system combinations for real device testsThere is a huge amount of open source, community provided resources.With only a few clicks, it gives us the availability to use any browser and OS combination whenever we want.Testing across multiple devices and environments is now possible to do quickly and effectively.It provides zero maintenance browser instances.It has a wide assortment of platforms.

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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.

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Cons
The ability to configure the memory and CPU for the test machines should be included.The ability to install profiles on iOS real mobile devices should be included.Progress towards reducing application testing time can be made.Lacks the ability to start multiple tests simultaneously.Integration with Github, as well as several other similar tools, could be improved.An image comparison would be a nice feature to include in the Sauce Labs product.Sometimes pasting text while using "text object" does not seem to work, and it slows down testing times quite a bit.It should provide more examples of script code.

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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.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
​Now that we have an enterprise license, we no longer have to worry about minutes each month!​Compared with other services, Sauce Labs is a bit expensive.When you reach the Enterprise licensing tier, base level being with 10 concurrent test sessions, pricing is essentially per-unit-of-concurrency thereafter with a relatively linear increase and not much benefit for "bulk".

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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

Sauce Labs provides the world's largest secure and highly scalable automation cloud for testing desktop, mobile web, native, and hybrid applications. Sauce Labs helps companies accelerate software development cycles, improve application quality, and deploy with confidence across 450+ browser/OS/device/platform combinations.

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
Salesforce.com, Mozilla, Zendesk, Puppet Labs, Twitter, Bank of America, Eventbrite, Bleacher Report, Okta, Intuit, Travelocity, Sharecare, CapitalOne.BrowserStack, Sauce Labs, experitest, Tricentis GmbH, SmartBear Software
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Healthcare Company14%
Media Company14%
Marketing Services Firm12%
Retailer7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company21%
Media Company13%
Comms Service Provider11%
Financial Services Firm9%
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Retailer20%
Comms Service Provider13%
Manufacturing Company13%
Software R&D Company13%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company27%
Financial Services Firm15%
Comms Service Provider12%
Manufacturing Company8%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business30%
Midsize Enterprise22%
Large Enterprise48%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business12%
Midsize Enterprise41%
Large Enterprise47%
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Small Business24%
Midsize Enterprise31%
Large Enterprise44%
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