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We performed a comparison between Parasoft SOAtest 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 Parasoft SOAtest vs. Selenium HQ Report (Updated: November 2023).
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"Technical support is helpful.""Since the solution has both command line and automation options, it generates good reports.""We have seen a return on investment.""The solution is scalable."

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"It is a good automation tool.""I have found using IDE and Cucumber framework is good.""Selenium HQ's most valuable feature is picking up and entering values from web pages.""Selenuim helps us during testing. We are able to reduce the number and frequency of manual efforts by using scripts.""It is a scalable solution.""The main characteristic that is useful is that the tool is completely free.""It's available open-source and free. To install it, I just have to download it. It also doesn't require too many hardware resources compared to Micro Focus.""The most valuable features are the ability to test and debug."

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"The performance could be a bit better.""UI testing should be more in-depth.""Tuning the tool takes time because it gives quite a long list of warnings.""The summary reports could be improved."

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"I would like to see Selenium HQ support legacy platforms.""The solution can be improved by providing better reporting logs.""The reporting part can be better.""They should add more functionality to the solution.""I would like for the next release to support parallel testing.""The initial setup was difficult.""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.""Selenium HQ can improve the authorization login using OTP, it is not able to be done in this solution."

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  • "The price is around $5,000 USD."
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  • "This is an open-source product that can be used free of charge."
  • "It's open-source, so it's free."
  • "Selenium HQ is a free solution."
  • "Selenium HQ costs around $1000 per month, which is a bit high based on what they're offering."
  • "It is an open-source product, it is free for anyone to use."
  • "Currently, Selenium HQ is free for customers."
  • "Selenium is an open-source product. It is free."
  • "The solution is open source."
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    Top Answer:Since the solution has both command line and automation options, it generates good reports.
    Top Answer:Tuning the tool takes time because it gives quite a long list of warnings. Going through that is a challenge. It only happens in the initial stage when we are setting up the tool, but it can be… more »
    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:Since Selenium HQ has multiple plug-ins, we can use it with multiple tools and multiple languages.
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    Parasoft SOAtest is widely recognized as the leading enterprise-grade solution for API functional and nonfunctional testing and API integrity. Thoroughly test composite applications with robust support for REST and web services, plus over 120 supported protocols and message types.

    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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    Sample Customers
    Caesars Entertainment, Sabre, Lufthansa, Charles Schwab, ING, Siemens, DirecTV, NZ Bank, Intel
    BrowserStack, Sauce Labs, experitest, Tricentis GmbH, SmartBear Software
    Top Industries
    Financial Services Firm43%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    Energy/Utilities Company7%
    Financial Services Firm32%
    Computer Software Company14%
    Manufacturing Company12%
    Financial Services Firm26%
    Computer Software Company22%
    Manufacturing Company6%
    Computer Software Company16%
    Financial Services Firm14%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    Company Size
    Small Business22%
    Midsize Enterprise9%
    Large Enterprise69%
    Small Business15%
    Midsize Enterprise9%
    Large Enterprise75%
    Small Business30%
    Midsize Enterprise26%
    Large Enterprise44%
    Small Business18%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise68%
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    Parasoft SOAtest vs. Selenium HQ
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    Parasoft SOAtest is ranked 25th in Functional Testing Tools with 4 reviews while Selenium HQ is ranked 4th in Functional Testing Tools with 35 reviews. Parasoft SOAtest is rated 7.0, while Selenium HQ is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Parasoft SOAtest writes "Easy to use and understand with multiple types of testing on offer". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Selenium HQ writes "Continuously being developed and large community makes it easy to find solutions". Parasoft SOAtest is most compared with Postman, SonarQube, Coverity, Tricentis Tosca and Veracode, whereas Selenium HQ is most compared with Eggplant Test, Tricentis Tosca, Telerik Test Studio, Worksoft Certify and OpenText Silk Test. See our Parasoft SOAtest vs. Selenium HQ report.

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