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We performed a comparison between Micro Focus UFT Developer and Selenium HQ based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Functional Testing Tools solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
To learn more, read our detailed Micro Focus UFT Developer vs. Selenium HQ Report (Updated: November 2022).
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Pros
"Integrates well with other products.""The most valuable feature for UFT is the ability to test a desktop application.""The solution is very scalable.""This tool is really good. We don't need to write any code, but it writes the code itself, only record and play. And it is simple, and it is not heavy; I mean, it doesn't have a large footprint, and it works well for us.""The most valuable feature of Micro Focus UFT Developer is the flexibility to work with many different types of software.""The most valuable features are the object repository.""It is quite stable, and it has got very user-friendly features, which are important in terms of maintaining our scripts from a long-term perspective. It is very stable for desktop-based, UI-based, and mobile applications. Object repositories and other features are also quite good."

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"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.""The most valuable features of this solution are its flexibility, being open source, and it has close to no limits when it comes to integrating with any language, or browser you are using.""Data parametrization and parallelization are the most important features in any automation tool.""There are many useful features in Selenium that I like, and of the new features I particularly enjoy the Selenium Grid. With this, we can run many test cases in one go, and in one suite we can extract multiple results.""The plugins, the components, and the method of the library with Selenium is very user defined.""Selenuim helps us during testing. We are able to reduce the number and frequency of manual efforts by using scripts.""The most valuable features are ExpectedConditions, actions, assertions, verifications, flexible rates, and third-party integrations.""The most valuable feature of Selenium HQ is the ability to create automatic tests that can replicate human behavior."

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"In the next release, I would like to see integration with different cloud-based tools such as Azure.""The pricing could be improved.""With Smart Bear products generally, you can have only one instance of the tool running on a machine.""UFT Developer is good, but it requires high-level development skills. Scripting is something that everybody should know to be able to work with this product. Currently, it is very development intensive, and you need to know various scripting languages. It would be good if the development effort could be cut short, and it can be scriptless like Tosca. It will help in more adoption because not every team has people with a software engineering background. If it is scriptless, the analysts who wear multiple hats and come from different backgrounds can also use it in a friendly manner. It is also quite expensive.""Integration with other tools can become a costly exercise.""I have to keep the remote machine open while the tests are running, otherwise, it leads to instability.""The price of the solution could improve."

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"I don't have that much experience with it, but I know that Selenium is more used for websites. It is not for testing desktop applications, which is a downside of it. It can support desktop applications more.""We do not have enough resources or enough people to employ and hire. So, I'm hiring whoever I find, and they don't always have enough technical knowledge to operate Selenium.""The reporting part can be better.""It would be awesome if there was a standalone implementation of Selenium for non-developer users.""Selenium HQ can be complex. The interface requires a QA engineer or an expert to use it.""We use X path for our selectors, and sometimes, it is difficult to create locators for elements. It is very time-consuming because they're embedded deeply. A lot of that comes from the way that you architect your page. If devs are putting the IDs on their elements, it is great, and it allows you to get those elements super fast, but that's not necessarily the case. So, Selenium should be able to get your elements a lot quicker. Currently, it is time-consuming to get your selectors, locate your locators, and get to the elements.""The installation could be simplified, it is a bit difficult to install.""For people that don't know about technology, maybe it's difficult to use."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "It is cheap, but if you take the enterprise license, it is valid for both software items."
  • "The licensing is very expensive, so often, we don't have enough VMs to run all of our tests."
  • "Its cost is a bit high. From the licensing perspective, I am using a concurrent license. It is not a seed license. It is something that I can use in our network. It can also be used by other users."
  • "The price of the solution could be lowered. The cost is approximately $25 per year for a subscription-based license."
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  • "It is all free."
  • "Selenium is an open-source solution, and It's free."
  • "Selenium is open-source."
  • "Selenium is a free tool."
  • "Selenium HQ is open source and our use of it in our company is provided for free."
  • "Selenium is free software so we do not pay licensing costs."
  • "This is an open-source product that can be used free of charge."
  • "It's open-source, so it's free."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:The most valuable feature of Micro Focus UFT Developer is the flexibility to work with many different types of software.
    Top Answer:The price of the solution could be lowered. The cost is approximately $25 per year for a subscription-based license.
    Top Answer:Selenium HQ’s biggest advantage is that it is customizable. Its other most valuable feature is that the driver interface is really helpful and user-friendly; Selenium HQ makes it easy to navigate… more »
    Top Answer:The solution is very easy to implement.
    Top Answer:The solution is open-source and free to use. There are no licensing costs.
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    Also Known As
    UFT Pro (LeanFT), Micro Focus UFT Pro (LeanFT), LeanFT, HPE LeanFT
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    Overview

    Micro Focus UFT Pro (LeanFT) is a powerful yet lightweight functional test automation solution, that supports a wide range of AUT technologies. Targeted to technical test automation engineers and developers/testers in Agile teams, Micro Focus UFT Pro (LeanFT) is fully embedded in standard IDEs and integrates naturally with the Dev and QA ecosystems.

    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.

    Selenium is a toolset for automating web browsers that uses the best methods available to remotely control browser instances and simulate a user's interaction with the browser. It enables users to mimic typical end-user actions, such as typing text into forms, choosing options from drop-down menus, checking boxes, and clicking links in documents. Additionally, it offers a wide range of other controls, including mouse movement, arbitrary JavaScript execution, and much more.

    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:

    • WebDriver: If you are just starting out with desktop or mobile website test automation, you will be using WebDriver APIs. WebDriver controls the browser and executes tests using the automation APIs that browser vendors provide. This gives the impression that a real person is using the browser. Because WebDriver's API does not need to be compiled alongside application code, it is not intrusive. As a result, you can test the same application that you push live.

    • IDE: Develop your Selenium test cases using an IDE (integrated development environment). The most effective way to create test cases is to utilize this simple Chrome and Firefox extension. IDE uses Selenium commands that are already in use to record user activity in the browser with parameters set by the context of the element. This is an excellent approach to learning Selenium script syntax and will save you time.

    • Grid: You can run test cases on several machines and operating systems with Selenium Grid. The local end controls how the test cases are triggered, and the remote end automatically runs the test cases after they are triggered.

    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."

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    Walmart, Hitachi, American Airlines, PepsiCo, AT&T, Ericsson, United Airlines
    BrowserStack, Sauce Labs, experitest, Tricentis GmbH, SmartBear Software
    Top Industries
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    Financial Services Firm17%
    Comms Service Provider13%
    Insurance Company9%
    Manufacturing Company9%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company20%
    Financial Services Firm18%
    Healthcare Company7%
    Manufacturing Company6%
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    Financial Services Firm25%
    Computer Software Company18%
    Retailer11%
    Comms Service Provider7%
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    Computer Software Company21%
    Financial Services Firm12%
    Comms Service Provider9%
    Manufacturing Company7%
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    Small Business3%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise77%
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    Small Business14%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise75%
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    Small Business32%
    Midsize Enterprise25%
    Large Enterprise43%
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    Small Business16%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise71%
    Buyer's Guide
    Micro Focus UFT Developer vs. Selenium HQ
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    Micro Focus UFT Developer is ranked 17th in Functional Testing Tools with 7 reviews while Selenium HQ is ranked 2nd in Functional Testing Tools with 42 reviews. Micro Focus UFT Developer is rated 7.4, while Selenium HQ is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Micro Focus UFT Developer writes "Great features with good stability and an easy initial setup". 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 UFT Developer is most compared with Micro Focus UFT One, Tricentis Tosca, Visual Studio Test Professional, Silk Test and SmartBear TestComplete, whereas Selenium HQ is most compared with Eggplant Digital Automation Intelligence, Tricentis Tosca, Worksoft Certify, Micro Focus UFT One and IBM Rational Functional Tester. See our Micro Focus UFT Developer vs. Selenium HQ report.

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