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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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"The most valuable feature is the integration with Azure DevOps.""The most valuable feature of this solution is regression testing tools.""The solution helps improve the stability of our product. It also decreases the work of our manual quality assurance engineers.""The solution is great as a record and playback tool. It also has valuable regression testing.""Complete works perfectly with CUTE. That includes all dialogues, right-click menus, or system dialogues, etc., which are handled well.""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.""The reporting is ready to use and doesn't require any setup."

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Cons
"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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"What is currently missing from this solution is better support for mobile testing.""The artificial intelligence needs to be improved.""The solution needs Mac OS support. Right now, the solution has only been developed to accommodate Windows OS.""The solution needs more training manuals or some form of online forum for learning. It needs more documentation.""The solution needs to extend the possibilities so that we can test on other operating systems, platforms and publications for Android as well as iOS.""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.""The test object repository needs to be improved. The hierarchy and the way we identify the objects in different applications, irrespective of technology, needs adjustments. The located and test objects are not as flexible compared to other commercial tools."

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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."

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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.""The option we chose was around $2,000 USD."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: The most valuable feature is the Selenium grid, which allows us to run tests in parallel.
Top Answer: The solution is open-source; you don't have to pay a licensing fee.
Top Answer: I would like to see XPath made more reliable so that it can be used in all browsers.
Top Answer: Complete works perfectly with CUTE. That includes all dialogues, right-click menus, or system dialogues, etc., which are handled well.
Top Answer: I'm not sure if there are licensing costs involved in the solution. We simply bought the product outright and started using it.
Top Answer: The solution needs to extend the possibilities so that we can test on other operating systems, platforms and publications for Android as well as iOS. Right now, Complete can test only on native… 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.

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 Firm30%
Retailer17%
Computer Software Company13%
Comms Service Provider9%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company40%
Comms Service Provider11%
Financial Services Firm7%
Government6%
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Computer Software Company28%
Manufacturing Company11%
Financial Services Firm11%
Comms Service Provider11%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company38%
Comms Service Provider11%
Media Company6%
K 12 Educational Company Or School6%
Company Size
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Small Business24%
Midsize Enterprise31%
Large Enterprise45%
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Small Business16%
Midsize Enterprise38%
Large Enterprise46%
Find out what your peers are saying about Selenium HQ vs. SmartBear TestComplete and other solutions. Updated: September 2020.
442,194 professionals have used our research since 2012.
Selenium HQ is ranked 4th in Regression Testing Tools with 11 reviews while SmartBear TestComplete is ranked 3rd in Regression Testing Tools with 8 reviews. Selenium HQ is rated 7.6, while SmartBear TestComplete is rated 8.0. 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 SmartBear TestComplete writes "Easy set up and test creation but the test object repository needs improvement". Selenium HQ is most compared with Eggplant Functional, Tricentis Tosca, Worksoft Certify, Telerik Test Studio and Oracle Application Testing Suite, whereas SmartBear TestComplete is most compared with Ranorex Studio, Tricentis Tosca, Katalon Studio, Micro Focus UFT One and SmartBear TestLeft. See our Selenium HQ vs. SmartBear TestComplete report.

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