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Mahesh Kukrani
Real User
QA Test Lead at a manufacturing company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Aug 13 2017

What is most valuable?

FitNesse: The ability to present your tests on a wiki page and hooking them up to the scripts/fixtures. This is an... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It has largely improved our efficiency in QA. So every regression we don’t have to run a lot of repeatable test cases... more»

What needs improvement?

Selenium could offer better ways to record and create scripts. IDE is available, however, it can be improved.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

There is no pricing cost. License is Apache License 2.0.

Which solutions did we use previously?

In the past I have used HPE QuickTest Pro, now ALM. Also Coded UI. However, Selenium is better for web applications,... more»

What other advice do I have?

If you have a web application, I would strongly recommend this, as it has a lot of benefits as described above.
Michelle XIE
Real User
Senior Automation Test Developer/Automation Test Architect at a software R&D company with 51-200 employees
Nov 09 2017

What is most valuable?

* Selenium is a good tool to do UI testing * It works with many popular programming languages such as Java, JavaScript and etc. * It supports most of the mainstream browsers such as Chrome, Firefox, IE and etc. * It supports mobile local... more»

How has it helped my organization?

* We have automation tests (API, UI, unit, integration tests, and etc.). It saves on our manual QA time. * It reduces our manual QA repeatable works. * It saves our manual QA's energy. * The QA time move from manual QA to automation QA, and... more»

What needs improvement?

* Stability. * Documentation, the Java doc description for most of the API is almost empty. No example with no detail. * It is not easy to make IE plus Selenium work good as other browsers. Firefox and Chrome are the best ones to work with... more»
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Deva Veluchamy
Real User
Test Automation Lead/Consultant at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jan 02 2018

What is most valuable?

- Most importantly, it is an open source tool. - Parallel executions (same browser in parallel, different browser in parallel). - Remote executions using Node and Hub. -... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Web-based application automation are mostly done using Selenium. It's the right automation tool as a replacement for manual regression testing that indispensably reduces the... more»

What needs improvement?

It has extensive support for Chrome and Firefox, but more is needed for IE, Edge and Safari.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

It's an open source tool.
Jim Jordan
Real User
Quality Analyst at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Aug 21 2018

What is most valuable?

* Flexibility * Scalability

How has it helped my organization?

The primary benefit is its cost and the ability to use the cloud. We use it with Sauce Labs. So, we have a large base of real devices and... more»

What needs improvement?

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... more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

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

What other advice do I have?

I don’t see it as a company spending money on anything. I like to keep up with the market because I built my career around test automation. Most... more»
Sanjeev Gupta
Consultant
Principal Consultant at Digital Web Advisors Pvt Ltd
May 29 2018

What is most valuable?

WebDriver and Grid: Without these, we would have been nowhere so far. The shear size of team/software license required to accomplish this... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Our platform runs into several thousand screens and a few thousand test cases, something which would typically take months to test manually.... more»

What needs improvement?

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... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

I have had experience with Rational tools in the past, but with DWA Commerce, we wanted to go the open source route.

What other advice do I have?

Just go for it.
it_user517977
Real User
Senior Test Analyst at a maritime company with 51-200 employees
Nov 24 2016

What is most valuable?

Some valuable features are that it is easy to use and the ability to use forums for any issues that arise.

How has it helped my organization?

Regression testing time was greatly reduced, following implementation of Selenium automated test suites.

What needs improvement?

Sometimes, without codes or tests being altered, errors would result. This was often due to the speed at which the test... more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

This is an open source, so this product was free.

Which solutions did we use previously?

I have not used any other solution before.

What other advice do I have?

If you are testing websites, this is a great tool. It is easy to use, even without much coding knowledge. Testers do... more»
Sujal Gupta
Real User
Senior Software Quality Assurance Engineer at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Aug 24 2017

What is most valuable?

* Support for UI Automation * Language support - since it supports Java and other programming languages it is easy to integrate with other... more»

How has it helped my organization?

* It's open-source, so there's no need to pay for a license * Support different programming language hence DevOps and QA work together to built... more»

What needs improvement?

There is no good tool to find the Xpath. They should provide a good tool to find Xpath for dynamic elements and integrate API (REST/ SOAP)... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

I used SilkTest and QTP before using Selenium

What other advice do I have?

You just need to choose the solution which best suites for you.
Kanika Gupta
Real User
QA Expert at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jul 17 2017

What is most valuable?

Selenium WebDriver and Selenium IDE are useful. Selenium IDE is able to record and playback. It was useful for me when... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It has helped our organization as automating the test cases is much easier and faster now. It covers a wide range of... more»

What needs improvement?

Selenium has room for improvement as it does not support the tests and result-sharing in anything but a manual way.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Pricing: It is free to use.

Which solutions did we use previously?

I have used Tricentis Tosca before, but I find Selenium much better as it is an open source tool and free to use.

What other advice do I have?

I would advise others to use Selenium WebDriver and to understand all the packages useful for their project.
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What is Selenium HQ?

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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