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Pros
The testing solution produces the best web applications.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.Ability to integrate with every other tool.The most valuable feature is the Selenium grid, which allows us to run tests in parallel.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.

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The major thing it has helped with is to reduce the workload on testing activities.The statistics that are available are very good.The scalability of the solution is quite good. You can easily expand the product if you need to.The feature I like most is the ease of reporting.The ability to develop scripts in Visual Studio, Visual Studio integration, is the most valuable feature.

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Cons
Selenium uses a layer-based approach that is somewhat slower than Eggplant when it comes to executing code.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.Could have additional readability and abstraction.I would like to see XPath made more reliable so that it can be used in all browsers.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.

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The support for automation with iOS applications can be better.Everything is very manual. It's up to us to find out exactly what the issues are.The solution has a lack of compatibility with newer technologies.The pricing is an issue, the program is very expensive. That is something that can improve.They should extend some of the functions that are a bit clunky and improve the integration.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
We are satisfied with the pricing.

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Our licensing fees are on a yearly basis, and while I think that the price is quite reasonable I am not allowed to share those details.

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Top Answer: The most valuable feature is the Selenium grid, which allows us to run tests in parallel.
Top Answer: Selenium is open-source so it is free to use the solution. You only pay for whoever is implementing and/or the server that you are deploying on.
Top Answer: I would like to see XPath made more reliable so that it can be used in all browsers.
Top Answer: The statistics that are available are very good.
Top Answer: While we are performance testing the engineering key, we need to come up with load strategies to commence the test. We'll help to monitor the test, and afterward, we'll help to make all the outcomes… more »
Top Answer: I primarily use the solution for performance testing. It can also handle capacity planning on web applications. Silk Test is a tool with which we can simulate the number of users, and with that, ramp… more »
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Overview

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.
SilkTest is robust and portable test automation for web, native, and enterprise software applications. Silk Test's portability enables users to test applications more effectively with lower complexity and cost in comparison to other functional testing tools on the market. Silk Test's role based testing enables business stakeholders, QA engineers, and developers to contribute to the whole automation testing process, which drives collaboration and increases the effectiveness of software testing.
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Sample Customers
BrowserStack, Sauce Labs, experitest, Tricentis GmbH, SmartBear SoftwareKrung Thai Computer Services, Quality Kiosk, Mªller, AVG Technologies
Top Industries
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Financial Services Firm32%
Retailer18%
Comms Service Provider9%
Manufacturing Company9%
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Computer Software Company41%
Comms Service Provider9%
Government6%
Financial Services Firm6%
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Computer Software Company50%
Comms Service Provider11%
Insurance Company6%
Manufacturing Company4%
Find out what your peers are saying about Selenium HQ vs. Silk Test and other solutions. Updated: September 2020.
437,827 professionals have used our research since 2012.
Selenium HQ is ranked 6th in Functional Testing Tools with 9 reviews while Silk Test is ranked 14th in Functional Testing Tools with 5 reviews. Selenium HQ is rated 7.6, while Silk Test is rated 7.0. The top reviewer of Selenium HQ writes "Gives a lot of freedom to code anything, there is no restriction on the type of function you can do". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Silk Test writes "An easy to use interface with a recording feature that our business users are happy with". Selenium HQ is most compared with Eggplant Functional, Tricentis Tosca, Worksoft Certify, Telerik Test Studio and froglogic Squish, whereas Silk Test is most compared with Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional, Micro Focus UFT One, Apache JMeter, Tricentis Tosca and Katalon Studio. See our Selenium HQ vs. Silk Test report.

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