We performed a comparison between Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional and Selenium HQ based on real PeerSpot user reviews.Find out what your peers are saying about Apache, Micro Focus, Perforce and others in Performance Testing Tools.
"Graph monitoring is a valuable feature."
"It is actually a very good tool because it will support almost all, if not all, industry-standard protocols, and it is also equipped with very nice reporting capabilities, which is why I like it."
"It is an advanced tool with multiple options available for the performance system."
"The reporting is very good in regard to scripting and debugging."
"The stability of Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional is very high. It is the leading tool for stability."
"The solution can handle a huge amount of workloads, it's quite scalable."
"The most valuable features of Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional are the separate module for scripting, execution analysis, and integration with a lot of new things pipeline areas. They keep updating their releases. Recently, they have released different versions, such as the professional and enterprise. They're coming up with new features which are good."
"The most valuable feature is the ability to create performance test cases quickly and then execute them. It provides a lot of powerful features to do that very efficiently and effectively."
"The main characteristic that is useful is that the tool is completely free."
"The most valuable features of Selenium HQ are it is open source and has multiple languages and browser support. It's very useful."
"The most valuable features of Selenium HQ are the automation of all UI tests, its open-source, reliability, and is supported by Google."
"I like the record and playback features. We also appreciate that it's not just writing on a script that we create. While we were browsing our web application, it automatically records all the clicks and movements of points. We also appreciate the fact that it provides screenshots of everything in the output."
"We found the initial setup to be straightforward."
"Selenuim helps us during testing. We are able to reduce the number and frequency of manual efforts by using scripts."
"Selenium HQ lets you create your customized functions with whatever language you want to use, like Python, Java, .NET, etc. You can integrate with Selenium and write."
"Selenium is the fastest tool compared to other competitors. It can run on any language, like Java, Python, C++, and .NET. So we can test any application on Selenium, whether it's mobile or desktop."
"Micro Focus has two separate products for web and mobile applications, which means you have to invest in both."
"In terms of resource management, you need a lot of high capacity boxes if you need to generate a load of 1,000 or 2,000 users."
"We are going to continue to use the product in the future, I recommend this product. However, those who are looking for only REST-based on the API, I would recommend some other tool because of the cost. There are others available on the market."
"Instead of having too many graphs and tabs, use the analysis section to get a more simplified defect analysis."
"We'd like the solution to be a bit more user-friendly."
"I would like them to lower the licensing cost and provide better support."
"The pricing model, selling model, and business model need to be adjusted. For non-enterprise organizations, Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional is too expensive and not worth the cost."
"Lacks specific level monitoring."
"Selenium HQ doesn't have any self-healing capabilities."
"It takes such a long time to use this solution that it may be worth looking into other free solutions such as TestProject or Katalon Studio, or paid solutions to replace it."
"It would be better if we could use it without having the technical skills to run the scripting test."
"The reporting part can be better."
"If they can integrate more recording features, like UFT, it would be helpful for automation, but it's not necessary. They can also add a few more reporting features for advanced reporting."
"Selenium HQ can improve the authorization login using OTP, it is not able to be done in this solution."
"An improvement to Selenium HQ would be the inclusion of a facility to work on Shadow DOM."
"It would be awesome if there was a standalone implementation of Selenium for non-developer users."
LoadRunner is the Micro Focus industry-standard software solution for application performance and load testing. LoadRunner stresses your entire system to isolate and identify potential client, network, and server bottlenecks, supporting performance testing of new technologies together with your existing, legacy applications.
Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional Will Enable You To:
With Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional You Can:
Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional Features:
Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional Benefits:
Reviews from Real Users:
"The most useful aspect of the solution is that it provides agents in different geographic locations.” - Head, Testing Centre of Excellence at NIIT Technologies Limited
"The most important feature for us is that it supports a lot of protocols because we support all of them, including HTTP, FTP, mainframe, and others.” - Test Automation, DevOps & Performance Engineering at a financial services firm
"The solution can handle a huge amount of workloads, it's quite scalable.” - Regional Head Customer Experience at a financial services firm
"The reporting mechanism is a valuable feature that generates good reports.” - Senior Architect at a computer software company
Selenium HQ is an umbrella project that includes a number of tools and frameworks that allow for web browser automation. In particular, Selenium offers a framework for the W3C WebDriver specification, a platform- and language-neutral coding interface that works with all of the main web browsers.
Although Selenium HQ is generally used for front-end website testing, it is also a browser user agent library. The interfaces are universal in their use, which enables composition with other libraries to serve your purpose.
The source code for Selenium is accessible under the Apache 2.0 license. The project is made possible by volunteers who have kindly committed hundreds of hours to the development and maintenance of the code.
Selenium HQ Tools
These three main Selenium HQ tools have powerful capabilities:
Reviews from Real Users
Selenium HQ stands out among its competitors for a number of reasons. Two major ones are its driver interface and its speed. PeerSpot users take note of the advantages of these features in their reviews:
Avijit B., an automation tester at a tech services company, writes of the solution, “The driver interface is really useful. When we implement the Selenium driver interface, we can easily navigate through all of the pages and sections of an app, including performing things like clicking, putting through SendKeys, scrolling down, tagging, and all the other actions we need to test for in an application.”
Another PeerSpot reviewer, a software engineer at a financial services firm, notes, “Selenium is the fastest tool compared to other competitors. It can run on any language, like Java, Python, C++, and .NET. So we can test any application on Selenium, whether it's mobile or desktop."
Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional is ranked 2nd in Performance Testing Tools with 15 reviews while Selenium HQ is ranked 2nd in Functional Testing Tools with 41 reviews. Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional is rated 8.6, while Selenium HQ is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional writes "Is very user-friendly, supports other tools, and provides in-depth and more detailed analyses". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Selenium HQ writes "Highly customizable and the best tool out there to do automated testing". Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional is most compared with Tricentis NeoLoad, Apache JMeter, Micro Focus LoadRunner Enterprise, Micro Focus LoadRunner Cloud and Eggplant Performance, whereas Selenium HQ is most compared with Eggplant Digital Automation Intelligence, Tricentis Tosca, Worksoft Certify, IBM Rational Functional Tester and Micro Focus UFT Developer.
We monitor all Performance Testing Tools reviews to prevent fraudulent reviews and keep review quality high. We do not post reviews by company employees or direct competitors. We validate each review for authenticity via cross-reference with LinkedIn, and personal follow-up with the reviewer when necessary.