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.
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
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.
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."
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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