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We performed a comparison between Selenium HQ and Tricentis NeoLoad 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 Selenium HQ vs. Tricentis NeoLoad report (Updated: September 2022).
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Pros
"Selenium HQ's most valuable feature is its online community support, which is comprehensive and easy to access.""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.""Its biggest advantage is that it is very customizable.""The solution is free to use.""The stability and performance are good.""It is a good automation tool.""For me, the most valuable feature of Selenium lies in its ability to help us find elements quickly. Apart from that, the driver interface is really useful, too. 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.""Has a good Workday application that enables us to handle some of the custom controls."

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"NeoLoad offers better reporting than most competing tools. It is effortless to analyze and measure the reported data. It's also simple to generate a report that most people can read and management can understand. NeoLoad helps you figure out the main issues inside the application.""I feel that the codeless part, the dynamic value capture part is quite easy in NeoLoad compared to other tools.""Very easy to use the front end and the UI is very good.""The stability is okay.""It offered us an easy to use, limited code option for end-to-end performance testing.""I would rate it as eight out of 10 for ease of setting up.""My company has a good experience with Tricentis NeoLoad, and what I like best about it is that it lets you generate loads from different geographies. The load generation agents getting placed on different geographies is a very good feature of the solution. I also like that you can scale up Tricentis NeoLoad very quickly. The general feedback on performance testing with Tricentis NeoLoad for all product lines within my company is good.""The licensing cost is very less for NeoLoad. It is user-friendly and easy to understand because they have created so many useful functionalities. When I started working with this tool, we just had to do the initial assessment about whether this tool will be able to support our daily work or not. I could easily understand it. I didn't have to search Google or watch YouTube videos. In just 15 to 20 minutes, I was able to understand the tool."

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Cons
"The login could be improved, to obviate the need for relying on another one for integration with Selenium HQ""An improvement to Selenium HQ would be the inclusion of a facility to work on Shadow DOM.""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.""Selenium HQ doesn't support Windows-based applications, so we need to integrate with the third-party vendor. It would be great if Selenium could include Windows-based automation. You need to integrate it with a third-party tool if you want to upload any files. When we interact with a Windows application, we usually use Tosca.""Coding skills are required to use Selenium, so it could be made more user-friendly for non-programmers.""Selenium has been giving us failures sometimes. It is not working one hundred percent of the time when we are creating elements. They need to improve the stability of the solution.""I continuously see failures in threads when it is running in parallel.""I would like for the next release to support parallel testing."

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"Support wasn't able to solve a technical issue.""LoadRunner supports multiple protocols, whereas NeoLoad supports only three protocols. With NeoLoad, we can go for the SAP technology, web-based HTTP, and Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP). If I have to simulate .NET application-based traffic, I won't be able to do that. So, protocol support is a limitation for NeoLoad. It should support more protocols.""LoadRunner offers a full protocol, whereas, with this product, only a few of the protocols are supported - not all.""The protocol support area could be improved.""The SAP area could be improved.""An area for improvement in Tricentis NeoLoad is its price, as it has a hefty price tag.""There were some features that were lacking in Tricentis NeoLoad, e.g. those were more into Citrix and other complicated protocols, which were supported easily by a competitor: Micro Focus LoadRunner. We also need to look into how it integrates with other Tricentis products, because Tricentis did not have a good performance testing tool until now.""Some users may find NeoLoad too technical, while other users may prefer a scripting language instead of a UI with figures and forms they have to fill in."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "It's an open-source tool that you can work with at any time without any cost."
  • "This is an open-source product so there is no cost other than manpower."
  • "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."
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  • "Its licensing cost is very less."
  • "NeoLoad is cheaper compared to other solutions. There are no additional licensing fees."
  • "Pricing is always cheaper with Tricentis NeoLoad versus the very expensive Micro Focus LoadRunner."
  • "Tricentis NeoLoad price is a benefit of using this tool, it is less expensive than some of the other solutions."
  • "Pricing for Tricentis NeoLoad could be cheaper because, at the moment, it's expensive. For a year, the solution cost us a lot of money, in particular, more than $50,000."
  • "NeoLoad is expensive, but to my knowledge, it's better than LoadRunner."
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    Questions from the Community
    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.
    Top Answer:I highly recommend Tricentis NeoLoad for companies that are in need of a versatile load and performance testing tool. This relatively inexpensive solution is recognized by organizations like Oxford… more »
    Top Answer:My company has a good experience with Tricentis NeoLoad, and what I like best about it is that it lets you generate loads from different geographies. The load generation agents getting placed on… more »
    Top Answer:Pricing for Tricentis NeoLoad could be cheaper because, at the moment, it's expensive. For a year, the solution cost us a lot of money, in particular, more than $50,000.
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    SeleniumHQ
    NeoLoad, Neotys NeoLoad
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    Overview

    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."

    Tricentis NeoLoad is a performance testing tool that provides developers and testers with automatic test design, test maintenance, realistic simulation of user behavior, fast root cause analysis, and built-in integrations with the entire SDLC toolchain. With NeoLoad’s plugins, teams can reuse and share test assets and results from functional testing tools, analytics, metrics, and APM tools in order to catch performance issues early. With NeoLoad’s full tech stack support, users can test the range of mobile, web, and desktop apps.

    Tricentis NeoLoad Features

    Tricentis NeoLoad has many valuable key features. Some of the most useful ones include:

    • Supports API technologies 

      • Support for SOAP/REST.
      • Assisted design with Swagger/Open API import and highly efficient extractors for quick test design and fewer errors in scripting.
      • Ability to test as code or GUI-based productivity.

    • Automated testing of API performance

      • CI/CD automated API testing, dynamic load generation infrastructure, and auto pass/fail based on SLAs.
      • Real-time test results for fast dev feedback loop if bottleneck is found.
      • Non-regression API performance trends.
    • API-based applications 

      • Ability to test stand-alone APIs or APIs within end-to-end tests. Same platform, same skills.
      • Dev, PO, QA, Ops share a common view of API performance.
      • Confidence in API and application speed and reliability.

    • Design tests faster and update automatically

      • Assisted design using wizards and automatic parameter handling.
      • Reuse functional scripts and/or convert LoadRunner scripts to NeoLoad performance tests.
      • Update system-level scripts quicker with automatic user path updates.
      • Easy to reuse and maintain.

    • Realistic user simulation

      • Simulate any business case.
      • Scale load tests with up to millions of virtual users.

    • Bottleneck identification

      • Real-time test analysis.
      • Pass/fail based on SLA.
      • Root cause analysis.

    Tricentis NeoLoad Benefits

    There are many benefits to implementing Tricentis NeoLoad. Some of the biggest advantages the solution offers include:

    • Automate API testing within CI pipelines: Design, maintain, and run performance tests. Analyze results within continuous integration pipelines.
    • Accelerate end-to-end app testing: Create test scripts fast for complex applications using a graphical user interface without the complexity of scripting new and updated tests.
    • Find performance bottlenecks fast: Compare SLAs to server-level statistics to measure how an application is performing. See overall analysis of behavior or an analysis of the data flow to a particular user path.
    • Manage across the enterprise: Collaborate across QA, operations, dev, and business teams to define SLAs and review results. Share test results and manage test infrastructure. Schedule and share resources across teams and apps.

    Reviews from Real Users

    Tricentis NeoLoad stands out among its competitors for a number of reasons. Some of these include its price, its user-friendly UX, its API support, and its scalability. PeerSpot users take note of the advantages of these features in their reviews:

    Patrik B., Technical Lead at a tech services company, writes, “The licensing cost is very less for NeoLoad. It is user-friendly and easy to understand because they have created so many useful functionalities. When I started working with this tool, we just had to do the initial assessment about whether this tool will be able to support our daily work or not. I could easily understand it.”

    A Global Delivery Head at a consultancy firm notes, “The API support is much better with this solution, compared with the competition. Pricing for it is also more affordable than its competitor. We have used Tricentis NeoLoad and we find it scalable.”

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    BrowserStack, Sauce Labs, experitest, Tricentis GmbH, SmartBear Software
    Dell, H&R Block, Best Buy, Orange, Verizon Wireless, ING, Mazda, Siemens, University of Oxford
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    Financial Services Firm24%
    Computer Software Company19%
    Retailer12%
    Manufacturing Company7%
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    Computer Software Company21%
    Financial Services Firm12%
    Comms Service Provider10%
    Manufacturing Company7%
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    Computer Software Company20%
    Retailer15%
    Government15%
    Healthcare Company10%
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    Computer Software Company22%
    Financial Services Firm11%
    Comms Service Provider9%
    Energy/Utilities Company7%
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    Small Business31%
    Midsize Enterprise27%
    Large Enterprise42%
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    Small Business16%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise70%
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    Small Business7%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise73%
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    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise73%
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    Selenium HQ is ranked 3rd in Functional Testing Tools with 34 reviews while Tricentis NeoLoad is ranked 6th in Performance Testing Tools with 10 reviews. Selenium HQ is rated 7.6, while Tricentis NeoLoad is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Selenium HQ writes "Highly customizable and the best tool out there to do automated testing". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Tricentis NeoLoad writes "Good licensing cost, user-friendly, and makes it easy and quick to create scripts". Selenium HQ is most compared with Eggplant Digital Automation Intelligence, Tricentis Tosca, Worksoft Certify, IBM Rational Functional Tester and Micro Focus UFT One, whereas Tricentis NeoLoad is most compared with Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional, Apache JMeter, Micro Focus LoadRunner Cloud, BlazeMeter and Tricentis Flood.

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