We performed a comparison between Parasoft SOAtest and Selenium HQ based on real PeerSpot user reviews.Find out what your peers are saying about Tricentis, SeleniumHQ, Micro Focus and others in Functional Testing Tools.
"Good write and read files which save execution inputs and outputs and can be stored locally."
"Selenium HQ's most valuable feature is picking up and entering values from web pages."
"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."
"The most valuable features are the ability to test and debug."
"The plugins, the components, and the method of the library with Selenium is very user defined."
"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."
"What I like about Selenium HQ is that we wrote it ourselves. I think it's perfect. It's a framework that you can use to devise your own products, which is nice."
"It is a good automation tool."
"It's easy for new people to get trained on this solution. If we are hiring new people, the resource pool in the market in test automation is largely around Selenium."
"From an automation point of view, it should have better clarity and be more user friendly."
"One limitation of Selenium is that it is purely focused on web application testing."
"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."
"The latest versions are often unstable."
"I continuously see failures in threads when it is running in parallel."
"We can only use Selenium HQ for desktop applications which would be helpful. We are only able to do online based applications."
"It would be better if it accommodated non-techy end-users. I think it's still a product for developers. That's why it's not common for end-users, and especially for RPA activities or tasks. It's hard to automate tasks for end-users. If it will be easier, more user-friendly, and so on, perhaps it can be more interesting for this kind of user."
"Shadow DOM could be improved and the handling of single page applications. Right now, it's a bit complicated and there are a lot of additional scripts required if you want to handle a single page application in a neat way."
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 23rd in Functional Testing Tools with 1 review while Selenium HQ is ranked 2nd in Functional Testing Tools with 43 reviews. Parasoft SOAtest is rated 7.0, while Selenium HQ is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Parasoft SOAtest writes "Good API testing and RIT feature; clarity could be improved". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Selenium HQ writes "Highly customizable and the best tool out there to do automated testing". Parasoft SOAtest is most compared with Postman, SonarQube, ReadyAPI Test, Coverity and Veracode, whereas Selenium HQ is most compared with Eggplant Digital Automation Intelligence, Tricentis Tosca, Worksoft Certify, Micro Focus UFT One and IBM Rational Functional Tester.
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