Selenium, try it!
January 05, 2016

Selenium, try it!

Vincent Paterno | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Selenium

Selenium has proven to be a great tool within the software development cycle, specifically in the testing phase. We use Selenium in testing our front-end, client facing site. Our use spans from automating the placement of an order to ensuring the site is reachable and functional. We currently use Selenium in our QA/DevOps department. Selenium is a supplemental tool to our testing efforts and site monitoring.
  • Selenium is great at automating front-end browser testing.
  • Selenium supports most -- if not all -- browsers and operating systems.
  • Selenium has a concept of a grid in which you are able to run your test on remote machines running the application.
  • Selenium isn't the best tool for load testing.
  • The overall monetary ROI on Selenium has been positive in that it's an open source application.
  • Selenium has improved our ability to test front-end functionality in a timely manner.
  • Selenium has improved our speed in pin pointing servers that may be down by running tests every minute which directly target each of our web servers.
Selenium is well suited for testing a website and black box testing. Unfortunately where it lacks is load testing but I don't believe Selenium aims to be a all-encompassing testing application.