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Selenium HQ vs. Visual Studio Test Professional
July 2022
Find out what your peers are saying about Selenium HQ vs. Visual Studio Test Professional and other solutions. Updated: July 2022.
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"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.""The most valuable features of Selenium HQ are it is open-source, has a good interface, and integrates well.""What I like the most about this product is that it gives us a lot of freedom to code anything, there is no restriction on the type of function you can do.""The most valuable features are ExpectedConditions, actions, assertions, verifications, flexible rates, and third-party integrations.""The solution is very easy to use. Once you learn how to do things, it becomes very intuitive and simple.""It is more stable in comparison to other solutions because they have quite some experience in the market.""In general, I would say that the API set is the most valuable feature.""It is compatible with and supports multiple languages, such as Java and Python. It is open source, and it is widely used."

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"The stability has always been very good.""It is a very common and strong product. A lot of support is available for this product.""Easy to use and easily scalable.""The ability to quickly make your own components has been valuable.""Visual Studio is highly powerful. It's probably the best software development tool on the market.""I was satisfied with the support given by customer service.""It is very easy to use. You can handle a lot of things together at once in one package, which is a good point for us.""Customization is the most powerful feature of this product."

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"One drawback to Selenium is that there is nothing like an object repository, such as that found in QTP, especially considering continuous integration practices that have become common nowadays.""For email-based applications, we can't automate as we would like to, making it necessary to bring in a third-party product to do so.""We'd like to see some more image management in future releases.""Selenium HQ could have better interaction with SAP products.""Coding skills are required to use Selenium, so it could be made more user-friendly for non-programmers.""I would like for the next release to support parallel testing.""It would be very helpful to be able to write scripts in a GUI, rather than depend so heavily on the command line.""For people that don't know about technology, maybe it's difficult to use."

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"It needs more integration with other tools for monitoring. Microsoft also needs to make it more modern to make it work with microservices and the cloud. It is a bit outdated currently.""In Visual Studio we still don't have anything which can pinpoint memory leaks on a certain code line.""The documentation is limited.""Visual Studio Test Professional could improve by having better integration with external databases.""It is not good in terms of performance. When you open Visual Studio, you have to wait for a while to process your code. It uses a lot of resources and has a lot of features. If we could disable some of the features, it would be lighter and faster to use. Nowadays, for some of the projects, we use VS Code for JavaScript or Python. VS Code is very light and easy to use, whereas, in Visual Studio, we have to wait because it takes time to compile or run a project. It has a lot of competitors in terms of performance, such as Intelligent ID. Intelligent ID is very easy to use. It has many features, and it is lighter to use than Visual Studio. In terms of error handling, sometimes, it shows an error before you finish your code, which can be improved. It would be good if it has a version for Linux. I use VS Code on Linux, but I am not sure if Visual Studio has a version for Linux.""The solution is quite expensive.""Sometimes Visual Studio is slow. It uses a lot of resources like memory and processing power. You should optimize the performance by only installing what you need on your machine. Don't install unnecessary things that will slow your machine.""There are too many features with the product and I would like there to be less."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "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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  • "The pricing is expensive."
  • "We pay for the solution annually and the price could be reduced."
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    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 aren't bothered by the pricing of the solution at all due to the fact that it provides us with a lot of great tools. The pricing is high, however, it's a single tool that allows you to do a lot of… more »
    Top Answer:In Visual Studio we still don't have anything which can pinpoint memory leaks on a certain code line. It gives me memory analysis, however, it's not taking me to the code lines. That's what I was… more »
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    Overview

    Selenium HQ is a suite of tools to automate web browsers across many platforms. Selenium runs in many browsers and operating systems and can be controlled by many programming languages and testing frameworks. Selenium consist of two types:

    1. Selenium WebDriver - create robust, browser-based regression automation suites & tests and scale & distribute scripts across many environments.
    2. Selenium IDE - create quick bug reproduction scripts and create scripts to aid in automation-aided exploratory testing.
    Visual Studio Professional Edition provides an IDE for all supported development languages. As of Visual Studio 2010, the Standard edition was dropped. MSDN support is available as MSDN Essentials or the full MSDN library depending on licensing. It supports XML and XSLT editing, and can create deployment packages that only use ClickOnce and MSI. It includes tools like Server Explorer and integration with Microsoft SQL Server also. Windows Mobile development support was included in Visual Studio 2005 Standard, however, with Visual Studio 2008, it is only available in Professional and higher editions. Windows Phone 7 development support was added to all editions in Visual Studio 2010. Development for Windows Mobile is no longer supported in Visual Studio 2010; it is superseded by Windows Phone 7.
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    Sample Customers
    BrowserStack, Sauce Labs, experitest, Tricentis GmbH, SmartBear Software
    Transport for Greater Manchester, Ordina, Bluegarden A/S, CLEAResult, Jet.com, OSIsoft, Australian Taxation Office, BookedOut, Tracasa
    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm26%
    Computer Software Company21%
    Retailer10%
    Manufacturing Company5%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company27%
    Comms Service Provider12%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    REVIEWERS
    Computer Software Company50%
    Transportation Company8%
    Healthcare Company8%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company28%
    Comms Service Provider16%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    Government8%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business31%
    Midsize Enterprise27%
    Large Enterprise42%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business15%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise70%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business10%
    Midsize Enterprise25%
    Large Enterprise65%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business16%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise72%
    Buyer's Guide
    Selenium HQ vs. Visual Studio Test Professional
    July 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Selenium HQ vs. Visual Studio Test Professional and other solutions. Updated: July 2022.
    610,812 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Selenium HQ is ranked 4th in Functional Testing Tools with 33 reviews while Visual Studio Test Professional is ranked 15th in Functional Testing Tools with 9 reviews. Selenium HQ is rated 7.6, while Visual Studio Test Professional 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 Visual Studio Test Professional writes "Offers lots of features, including memory analysis and code sharing". Selenium HQ is most compared with Eggplant Digital Automation Intelligence, Tricentis Tosca, Worksoft Certify, Appium and IBM Rational Functional Tester, whereas Visual Studio Test Professional is most compared with TFS, Apache JMeter, Tricentis Tosca, Micro Focus UFT Developer and Katalon Studio. See our Selenium HQ vs. Visual Studio Test Professional report.

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