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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 feature that I have found the most valuable is the recovery and cleanup process. Suppose there is a list of test cases and one test case has failed, it should not impact the other test cases. We can reuse the same test case. We can change the configuration of parameters and then use the test cases on the same thing. So, that's a useful thing. Otherwise, we have to use the cleanup process. Another useful feature is to have our own library files. We can create our objects in the libraries and reuse them. There is no need to create duplicate data for that. They have been giving some enhancements recently which means integration is also there. They've integrated with different software like Jenkins, Bamboo. So, we can also create pipeline points. They have recently given SAP and everything, which is very useful.This tool is very easy to use and I think that anyone can come in, having no experience with it, and within four to six months be comfortable with it.We like the fact that it works across mobile, desktop, web, and APIs. Due to this, the solution has a broad range of applications.Tosca BI is important to make sure that our data integrity is in check and validated; to make sure our data is good. Our data is the number-one important driver for our company, so if that's not good, we have some big problems.This solution is easy to use for everybody, including those who are not IT-educated.The Model-Based Test Automation is the most valuable feature, where you can create reusable components. Even though we are using a scriptless automation tool, there still needs to be an understanding of how to create reusable components and how to keep refactoring and how to keep regression, the test scripts, at an okay level. We are coupling Tosca with some other risk-based testing tools, as well, but automation is primarily what we're using Tosca for, the scriptless, model-based technology which is driving automation for us.The solution is script-less, so you don't need IT knowledge to use the solution in an operational way. This is the most valuable feature. It's also only one of two or three tools that can do good automation on SAP, and in my opinion, it's the best of those.It has helped teams within our organization become more aware of the testing requirements in terms of risk and priority.

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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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It would be of great help if they can fix the loading or performance issues. Sometimes, when I create the test case folder and test cases, it feels like it has loading or performance issues. When passing the objects, we can't sometimes find the exact element. We need to find out that exact location and just give the path for that, and then it works. In the pipeline, when creating Jenkins, we create the list execution for passing the execution list to the commander. I feel it is a bit late, by a fraction of seconds. I first thought it could be my mistake or a setting issue, but I worked on that, and it's not a mistake or a setting issue.I would like to see better integration with other testing tools.The solution needs to improve its simulation of mobile environments. Right now, that aspect is really lacking.The main area where there is room for improvement is how they do upgrades. Going through this current upgrade, we were delayed a month because we are using a third-party tool. It's called Tosca Connect by Tasktop. When this latest upgrade broke that relationship between the two, it took Tricentis a month to come back with a workable solution... Their whole upgrade process needs to be better and cleaner, from an end-user standpoint.I would like to be able to manage different projects in one repository or have better data exchange between repositories.There have been some setbacks because of upgrades. While Tosca has been around for a while, Tricentis has catered to smaller clients and I don't think they have done such a large, at-scale transition or transformation before or worked with a company like ours, which is doing an enterprise-wide transformation. When we go to their customer advisory-board meetings, upgrades have been an issue. They have been working a lot to make upgrades seamless.The solution should work with the Linux platform. Right now, it only runs on Windows.Not being able to mask test data in relation to testing data management, in my opinion, is also a limitation.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
We are satisfied with the pricing.

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I am satisfied with the cost.We have around 200 [concurrent] licenses and the cost around $1.4 million a year.Tricentis Tosca may be relatively on the higher side in terms of pricing, but their sales rep can give pretty decent deals when asked.

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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: 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: I'm aware that some are using this to 'flood' an application with load and to assess performance. I have worked with clients that have used Tosca to benchmark a transaction when re-platforming. It… more »
Top Answer: This solution is easy to use for everybody, including those who are not IT-educated.
Top Answer: We have a three-year license. The one thing I'll say is that it is very expensive. That's the reason we are not giving access to Tosca to everyone in the company, because it's licensed-based. The… 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.

Tricentis Tosca specializes in enabling large enterprises to improve the quality of their applications by equipping them to optimize, manage, and automate their software testing.

Tosca's model-based approach to software test automation enables enterprises to achieve high automation rates while maximizing business risk coverage.

Tricentis Tosca also provides market-leading test case design and planning capabilities, test data provisioning, service virtualization, mobile testing, and more.

Tosca is fully compatible with other testing solutions and Application Lifecycle Management products. Tricentis also offers uniquely designed testing solutions for SAP, ServiceNow, Trax, Avaloq, and Oracle.

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BrowserStack, Sauce Labs, experitest, Tricentis GmbH, SmartBear Software HBO, AMEX, BMW Group, ING, Bosch, Austrian Airlines, Deutsche Bank, Henkel, Allianz, Bank of America, UBS, Orange, Siemens, Swiss Re, Vodafone
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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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Financial Services Firm33%
Insurance Company14%
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Computer Software Company48%
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Insurance Company6%
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Small Business25%
Midsize Enterprise29%
Large Enterprise45%
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Find out what your peers are saying about Selenium HQ vs. Tricentis Tosca and other solutions. Updated: September 2020.
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Selenium HQ is ranked 6th in Functional Testing Tools with 9 reviews while Tricentis Tosca is ranked 1st in Functional Testing Tools with 10 reviews. Selenium HQ is rated 7.6, while Tricentis Tosca is rated 8.6. 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 Tricentis Tosca writes "Having a regression suite that we can run gives us a high level of confidence in the changes we are making". Selenium HQ is most compared with Eggplant Functional, Worksoft Certify, Telerik Test Studio, Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional and Silk Test, whereas Tricentis Tosca is most compared with Micro Focus UFT One, SmartBear TestComplete, Worksoft Certify, Tricentis qTest and Katalon Studio. See our Selenium HQ vs. Tricentis Tosca report.

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