Compare Selenium HQ vs. SmartBear TestComplete

Selenium HQ is ranked 4th in Functional Testing Tools with 8 reviews while SmartBear TestComplete is ranked 8th in Functional Testing Tools with 5 reviews. Selenium HQ is rated 8.2, while SmartBear TestComplete is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of Selenium HQ writes "An open-source tool that's flexible and stable". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SmartBear TestComplete writes "Good regressions tool, SoapUI tools, and cross-browser capabilities". Selenium HQ is most compared with Tricentis Tosca, Eggplant Functional and Katalon Studio, whereas SmartBear TestComplete is most compared with Ranorex Studio, UFT (QTP) and Katalon Studio. See our Selenium HQ vs. SmartBear TestComplete report.
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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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The solution helps improve the stability of our product. It also decreases the work of our manual quality assurance engineers.The most valuable feature of this solution is regression testing tools.The most valuable feature is the integration with Azure DevOps.The database checkpoints detect problems which are difficult for a human resource to find.Customer service and technical support responsiveness are high. Everyone is very professional.Test items, project variables helps in managing automation suite and scheduling execution.

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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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The solution needs Mac OS support. Right now, the solution has only been developed to accommodate Windows OS.The artificial intelligence needs to be improved.What is currently missing from this solution is better support for mobile testing.Name Mapping feature should be clearer. Whenever I use it, I do not really know what will work and what will not work.Stability issues occurred only when connecting to the SourceSafe. Sometimes, after getting the latest version, the tool hangs and it should be reopened in order to recover.Increased performance with less memory and CPU usage.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
This product is open source and free. That was a huge deciding factor for us getting into it.

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This is a pay-per-use service that is not expensive, and cost-efficient if you have a small team.The license price for a physical machine is cheap, and for virtual machine, it is very expensive.Our ROI is about $10,000 a year.TestComplete now have come up with three modules (Web, Desktop & Mobile), so based on the type of product for automation, it is adequate to purchase the required module.

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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.

TestComplete is a powerful and robust automated testing tool for mobileweb and desktop  applications. Quickly and easily create accurate and repeatable tests across multiple devices, platforms and environments – regardless of experience level. It supports multiple languages, modern control sets and integrates with open source frameworks and tools like Selenium, SoapUI and Jenkins.

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BrowserStack, Sauce Labs, experitest, Tricentis GmbH, SmartBear SoftwareCisco, J.P. Morgan, Boeing, McAfee, EMC, Intuit, and Thomson Reuters.
Top Industries
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Financial Services Firm22%
Retailer17%
Manufacturing Company11%
Software R&D Company11%
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Software R&D Company26%
Financial Services Firm16%
Comms Service Provider12%
Manufacturing Company7%
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Manufacturing Company13%
Financial Services Firm13%
Software R&D Company13%
Retailer13%
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Software R&D Company28%
Financial Services Firm11%
Manufacturing Company10%
Comms Service Provider6%
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Small Business24%
Midsize Enterprise29%
Large Enterprise47%
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Small Business14%
Midsize Enterprise39%
Large Enterprise48%
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Small Business13%
Midsize Enterprise33%
Large Enterprise54%
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