Selenium - telling it like it is
February 01, 2016

Selenium - telling it like it is

Naveen Bezawada | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Selenium

Selenium is used across the organization for automating functional tests, this saves us a lot of man hours for executing automated tests. Moreover it is open source, platform independent and helps us cut costs.
  • Having remote driver capability is definitely a plus and helps drive cross browser execution across all available browsers which in-turn gives us 100% confidence that the website will run on any browser and any machine.
  • Selenium is open source so there is lot of contribution from the community and learning it is really easy.
  • Multiple language support is great, since someone doesn't need to know a specific programming language. It supports at least 6 languages so it's easy to use for everyone.
  • Selenium doesn't alaways play well with IE and has room for improvement with IE interactions.
  • ROI is a big factor. Even though initial investment in terms of man-hours is high there is tremendous time saving eventually.
  • Quality Engineers that tend to be non-technical or do not have programming skill , seem to learn Selenium thus boosting morale and improving their skills.
  • Developer-tester collaboration tends to go up.
HP UFT vs. Selenium - the major difference is that Selenium is free and open source. So there is a lot of money saved upfront on licensing - moreover with UFT/QTP VB scripting is a must and VB is not a very flexible language, is outdated and is a hard skill to find these days.
I think wherever there is browser based test automation, Selenium is the way to go.