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Selenium HQ Valuable Features

QA Automation Engineer at XPO Logistics

Its biggest advantage is that it is very customizable.

It saves time and enables us to execute our smoke test and regression tests really quickly.

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Automation Tester at a tech services company with 201-500 employees

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.

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Senior Project Engineer at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees

There are many useful features in Selenium that I like, and of the new features I particularly enjoy the Selenium Grid. With this, we can run many test cases in one go, and in one suite we can extract multiple results.

Because Selenium also supports parallel test execution, I believe it is one of the best testing applications out there.

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Director Technology at Simplify 3x

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. Typically, we use Java with it, and Java has a lot of libraries available online, and whatever you need you can just write the Java code for that part of the work and then you can do it. This includes, multi-technology, the UI database, API image based testing - it lets us do everything.

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Software engineer at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees

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. And if I build some framework on Selenium, I can give it to someone else. Then they can use it and start going further. One more thing is that you can implement any framework on it, like TestNG, Cucumber, JUnit, etc.

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Lead QA Engineer at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees

Data parametrization and parallelization are the most important features in any automation tool.

Speed is very important for continuous integrations and deployments. The team gets more time to focus on other new areas.

The configuration of different data sets is also very important.

With Selenium, it is an open-line, I can integrate at any time, from anywhere.

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Director at Finding

The solution is free to use. It's open-source, and you can modify the source. 

You can use it on different platforms, including Windows, Linux, or macOS.

It's easy to find and receive help from other developers. There is a good community that surrounds it.

The solution has been very stable so far.

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Software quality engineer at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees

Selenium HQ is open source, which is one thing that I like about it. Whatever you want to find, it's already there. If you'd like to add some features, you can. You can also contribute to it. Whatever problems we face, we can go and add. It is most like Eggplant, which is a paid tool, but here we don't have to pay for anything.

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Assistant QA Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

One of the most valuable features of this solution is Web Scraping although overall I think every single feature of Selenium is valuable because it's purely API so we can integrate it with any other tool.

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Project Lead at a computer software company with 1,001-5,000 employees

Remote server execution is a feature we find most valuable. We make use of Selenium Grid as concerns parallel execution. We also find the ordinary features of Selenium Grid to be valuable, 90 percent of our purchases comprising UI and 10 percent back-end.

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Associate QA Manager at Xcel Serv Solution

Selenium is a freeware tool, through which I am using Java for automating our project testing and with its feature grid and a different browser, I can do the functional testing. We can automate our functional testing through a browser. It supports all types of browsers including Firefox and Chrome.

We can run multiple projects at the same time and we can design both types of framework, including data-driven or hybrid. We have got a lot of flexibility here.

It's easy to customize according to our needs. 

Now we are getting lots of extensions such as BlazeMeter, where you can record and generate the script and modify, et cetera.

The initial setup is easy.

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Systems Analyst at a computer software company with 1,001-5,000 employees

In general, I would say that the API set is the most valuable feature.

We use sticker boards and we are happy with the UI.

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Managing Partner at Business Dialog

I like its simplicity.

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Managing Director at a tech services company with 11-50 employees

 It enables us to handle some of the custom controls of Ajax calls to Selenium and Selenium Grid for parallel execution on different versions of the application and on different platform.

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Quality and Testing Services Leader at a tech services company with 11-50 employees

The solution is very easy to use. Once you learn how to do things, it becomes very intuitive and simple. It's quite a user-friendly product.

The interface is great.

We've had good experiences dealing with support.

The pricing is fine.

Handling configurations is very good.

The stability has been good.

It's an easy product to set up and deploy.

If a company wants to scale it, it can. 

The product offers a free community edition. 

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Automation Lead - Robotic Process Automation at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees

I like that it is a robust and free open source. There is a lot of community support available, and there are a lot of developers using them. There's good community support.

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Senior Test Automation Consultant at FAIR Consulting Group

The most valuable features are ExpectedConditions, actions, assertions, verifications, flexible rates, and third-party integrations. I also like that it's an in-house solution, which means you're not dependent on any tool.

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Software QA Lead at Ajman Municipality

The grids, as well as the selectors, are the most valuable features.

The ease of use for the whole tool.

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Project Director at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees

What I like the most is that it is fast. When comparing, it faster than HQ QTP.

It supports multiple processes, which is great.

Just by changing a line of code, it will work with multiple processes.

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Automation Test Lead at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees

The most valuable feature is that it is open-source.

The testing solution produces the best web applications.

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QMS Lead at a pharma/biotech company with 11-50 employees

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.

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Software Test Engineer at a tech vendor with 201-500 employees

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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Software Tester at InfoTrack Pty Limited

The most valuable features of Selenium HQ are it is open-source, has a good interface, and integrates well.

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Senior Test Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

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.

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Lead QA Engineer at Xgen Business Systems

Selenium supports a range of languages, including Java, Perl, Python, C#, Ruby, Groovy, JavaScript, and more. It has its own script, but it is not limited by that language. It can work with various languages – whatever the developers/testers are comfortable with.

Selenium provides support across multiple browsers, namely, Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox, Opera, and Safari. This becomes highly resourceful while executing tests and testing it across various browsers simultaneously.

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Senior Automation Engineer at a retailer with 10,001+ employees

The most valuable feature is the Selenium grid, which allows us to run tests in parallel.

Selenium HQ easily integrates with other dependencies.

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