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Selenium HQ vs. Tricentis Tosca
July 2022
Find out what your peers are saying about Selenium HQ vs. Tricentis Tosca and other solutions. Updated: July 2022.
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"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.""Data parametrization and parallelization are the most important features in any automation tool.""The stability and performance are good.""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.""The most valuable features of Selenium HQ are it is open source and has multiple languages and browser support. It's very useful.""I like its simplicity.""The most valuable features are ExpectedConditions, actions, assertions, verifications, flexible rates, and third-party integrations.""The most valuable features of Selenium HQ are it is open-source, has a good interface, and integrates well."

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"This solution is very easy to learn and any non-programmer or manual tester, with little experience in automation, can pick it up quite easily.""Software testing tool that has multiple features. It's good to use for SAP testing, and it helps reduce test execution time.""The use of automation is most valuable.""It is easy to maintain and easy to automate. No coding skills are required to automate. It is also easy in terms of transferring knowledge and skills. Many of my team members shifted over the past one and a half years, and there was no big issue with respect to knowledge sharing. It is a good tool that enables me to re-automate my scripts and update my scripts as quickly as possible. Looking at the amount of rework and maintenance activity that we had done for our scripts, it might have been a nightmare with some other scripting tool.""The feature that I have found the most valuable is the recovery and cleanup process. Suppose there is a list of test cases and one test case has failed, it should not impact the other test cases. We can reuse the same test case. We can change the configuration of parameters and then use the test cases on the same thing. So, that's a useful thing. Otherwise, we have to use the cleanup process. Another useful feature is to have our own library files. We can create our objects in the libraries and reuse them. There is no need to create duplicate data for that. They have been giving some enhancements recently which means integration is also there. They've integrated with different software like Jenkins, Bamboo. So, we can also create pipeline points. They have recently given SAP and everything, which is very useful.""What I find valuable is that Tricentis is always refining the test methodology. They listen to feedback from the analysts about what the testing tool should do, and then Tricentis always implements it. So all the necessary testing functions are already implemented in their tools.""The most valuable features of Tricentis Tosca are all the test automation functionality. It is a full-scale automation tool.""We can also create customized functions. For example, if something isn't supported in Tricentis Tosca Commander, we can create our own function to integrate it with Tosca Commander, so we can utilize it and integrate with the macros."

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"For now, I guess Selenium could add some other features like object communications for easy expansion.""The stop control needs to be improved with a configuration tool to enable desktop support.""If the test scenarios are not subdivided correctly, it is very likely that maintenance will become very expensive and re-use is unlikely.""It would be better to have a simplified way to locate and identify web elements.""Selenium uses a layer-based approach that is somewhat slower than Eggplant when it comes to executing code.""Coding skills are required to use Selenium, so it could be made more user-friendly for non-programmers.""The latest versions are often unstable.""I continuously see failures in threads when it is running in parallel."

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"What needs to be improved in Tricentis Tosca is its centralized repository mechanism because it's not as flexible. The repository in the solution where you store the data and the script for test automation is quite an old-fashioned mechanism that could be improved.""It would be of great help if they can fix the loading or performance issues. Sometimes, when I create the test case folder and test cases, it feels like it has loading or performance issues. When passing the objects, we can't sometimes find the exact element. We need to find out that exact location and just give the path for that, and then it works. In the pipeline, when creating Jenkins, we create the list execution for passing the execution list to the commander. I feel it is a bit late, by a fraction of seconds. I first thought it could be my mistake or a setting issue, but I worked on that, and it's not a mistake or a setting issue.""The integration with mobile testing could be useful.""There should be ease of data manipulation within automation test cases.""I have found that some of the functions could be missed in the solution for new users. They are not obviously present.""The document object model or some aspects of it has a bit of a learning curve.""The solution is expensive.""Their license management should be improved. One of our customers is a global customer. They want to use one licensed server and then split the licenses based on the different users of the different business units, but currently, there is only one license server that everybody can access. There is no control, and that's why sometimes congestion can happen."

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  • "We are satisfied with the pricing."
  • "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."
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  • "My understanding is that it's an expensive product, although I don't know the specifics with regards to pricing."
  • "I would like to see better costing packs. There are several features but USD $11,000 for one license is expensive."
  • "Tricentis Tosca is an expensive solution and there is an annual license required. The whole licensing process is confusing and it could be made easier."
  • "I'm not sure if I'm at liberty to talk about the pricing, but it has some significant costs. For example, you have to pay a license and maintenance fee. Then the rest of the terms are negotiable. We have to consider what we need and what benefit we get from it."
  • "They are probably more expensive than other comparable tools, but you also get the full suite of testing tools."
  • "Licensing fees are paid on a yearly basis."
  • "I am satisfied with the cost."
  • "A competitor of Tricentis Tosca: Katalon Studio, is very similar and offers lower pricing, though Tricentis Tosca offers more features and benefits."
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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:We reviewed MicroFocus UFT One but ultimately chose to use Tricentis Tosca because we needed API testing. MicroFocus UFT is a performance and functional testing tool. We tested it, and it was well… more »
    Top Answer:Tosca fulfills our business needs better because it is an end-to-end solution across technologies. We like that it is scriptless, so even non-experienced staff can use it. To put it simply, with… more »
    Top Answer:We do.  We used Tosca when a client was moving their SAP platform from on-prem to in the cloud. The Tosca test scripts were used to establish a baseline performance measure for the on-prem system… more »
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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 Tosca is a continuous testing platform that uses the industry’s most innovative functional testing technologies. Unlike traditional testing technologies, which are siloed and can allow for integration risks that are likely to derail end-to-end processes, Tricentis Tosca accelerates testing across the enterprise to keep pace with Agile and DevOps and helps enterprise teams to achieve 90%+ test automation rates, thereby enabling them to deliver fast and continuous feedback.

    Tosca enables your large enterprise to improve the quality of its applications by equipping you for optimizing, managing, and automating your software testing.

    This model-based approach to software test automation enables your organization to achieve high automation rates while at the same time maximizing business risk coverage. Tosca covers all digital initiatives, which includes moving to the cloud, modernizing core business apps, and delivering excellent customer experience.

    Tosca also provides market-leading test data provisioning, test case planning and design capabilities, service virtualization, and mobile testing. The solution is fully compatible with other testing solutions and with Application Lifecycle Management products.

    Benefits of Tricentis Tosca

    Tricentis Tosca optimizes and accelerates the end-to-end testing of your entire digital landscape. Its AI-powered codeless approach accelerates innovation across your enterprise by removing the bottlenecks from testing and the risks from software releases.

    Tosca’s functional testing tool covers every kind of testing, including API testing, exploratory testing, mobile testing, regression testing, and system integration testing. It also supports performance testing through integration with NeoLoad.

    The key benefits of Tricentis Tosca include:

    Acceleration of test automation with AI-powered technology that can track controls on any technology in real time.

    The shifting left of testing by automating tests based on mockups and then using those same tests as the app is developed.

    Smarter testing with Vision AI that keeps up with changes in your apps, regardless of the underlying platform.

    Creation of resilient, stable automation for any technology

    Vision AI’s integration with Tosca’s no-code platform makes test automation easy-to-use by business analyst and subject matter experts, regardless of skill level

    Reviews from Real Users

    IT Central Station users note that Tricentis Tosca is easy to learn, easy to maintain, and easy to automate. One user said that “It is a good tool that enables me to re-automate my scripts and update my scripts as quickly as possible." Another wrote that “The most valuable feature is the UI… The reporting is really nice.”


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    Financial Services Firm26%
    Computer Software Company21%
    Retailer10%
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    Comms Service Provider13%
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    Midsize Enterprise27%
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    Buyer's Guide
    Selenium HQ vs. Tricentis Tosca
    July 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Selenium HQ vs. Tricentis Tosca and other solutions. Updated: July 2022.
    621,327 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Selenium HQ is ranked 3rd in Regression Testing Tools with 32 reviews while Tricentis Tosca is ranked 1st in Regression Testing Tools with 25 reviews. Selenium HQ is rated 7.4, while Tricentis Tosca is rated 8.2. 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 Tosca writes "Efficient operations, continuous improvements, and robust features". Selenium HQ is most compared with Eggplant Digital Automation Intelligence, Worksoft Certify, Appium, IBM Rational Functional Tester and Micro Focus UFT One, whereas Tricentis Tosca is most compared with Micro Focus UFT One, Worksoft Certify, Katalon Studio, SmartBear TestComplete and Postman. See our Selenium HQ vs. Tricentis Tosca report.

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