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Charles Netshivhera
Real User
Integration Specialist at ABSA
Nov 15 2019

What is most valuable?

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.

What needs improvement?

The solution is an open-source tool. They should also build other features and tools to assist in further capabilities. A drawback of Selenium is that it only focuses on web applications. If it could be integrated into one application together with APM, it would be in peer competition with other… more»

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

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.

What other advice do I have?

We use the on-premises deployment model. I'd recommend Selenium, but it depends on the client's use case. As it is a free solution, users are able to cut a lot of costs. They can bring in developers that are experienced with Selenium, and those developers can build it up, scale it up and then, later… more»
KreshenAmourdon
Real User
Software Engineer at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Nov 18 2019

What is most valuable?

The solution is very flexible; there are different ways of using it. It's open-source and has a lot of support on offer. It's excellent for analysis automation testing. You can use the solution on… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Nowadays we are using the solution to allow old solutions to run through it. This way, we don't need to go check functionalities created previously. We just run the automation. In just one click you… more»

What needs improvement?

The solution need to offer up much more information in regard to performance testing using selenium.

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

The solution is open-source; you don't have to pay a licensing fee.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We also use ReadyAPI alongside Selenium. We're working to integrate the two to have an overall more powerful performance.

What other advice do I have?

We're using the on-premises deployment model. It is an open-source solution and you are able to build vertically. There is also lots of support pertaining to Selenium such as videos on YouTube. It's… 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. - Integration with CI tools like Jenkins - Multi-platform support (for details have a look at… 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 testing time due to its cross-browser, parallel, and remote executions.

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.
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 humongous task would have thrown us out of business.

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. However, we have been using Selenium to automate our… 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 cases will drop by 60%. Introduction of FluentWait has… more»

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

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.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We have had extensive experience in testing and have pretty much worked with most testing solutions. Therefore, we did not have to go in for a re-evaluation. Our choice was clear.
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 emulators, as well as breadth of coverage.

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 someone without a programming background.

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 important criteria when selecting a vendor: * Ease of implementation * Ease of adaptability *… more»
Real User
Senior Test Automation Specialist at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Nov 14 2019

What is most valuable?

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.

What needs improvement?

The solution should listen to the community and build new features for it based on their advice.

What other advice do I have?

I would advise others to only use Selenium in a unit test environment, and not an end test environment. It's very technical; you need a programmer and/or a developer to create your scripts. If you do not have development skills, then you will not be able to create scripts, at least in Selenium. I'd rate the solution seven out of ten.
Consultant
Presales Consultant at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Nov 14 2019

What do you think of Selenium HQ?

What is our primary use case?

The solution has two primary uses: using a robot to navigate to and search for issues, and helping with some algorithms with Python.

What is most valuable?

The data collection and sorting is the solution's most valuable feature.

What needs improvement?

The API that Selenium gives you doesn't act well with browsers. This should be improved. Right now, it's not stable.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The stability of the solution is good.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The scalability of the solution is good.

How are customer service and technical support?

Technical support isn't very good. Sometimes their recommendations were not very clear.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is…
Allan Herbert Medeiros
Real User
Engenheiro de automação de teste at a tech vendor with 201-500 employees
Mar 11 2018

What is most valuable?

Compatibility with all major browsers; it has become the industry standard. It is programming language agnostic, you can write tests in most currently used languages.

How has it helped my organization?

Selenium has helped to complete tests in less time, which would not be possible relying on manual testing only.

What needs improvement?

* To simplify the development process, everyone needs to do a Selenium Framework to acquire the web application functions and features from Selenium methods. * It would be very great if Selenium would provide some framework examples so newcomers could get started more quickly.

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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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