2018-05-11T19:08:00Z
it_user434868 - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
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What advice do you have for others considering Selenium HQ?

If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Selenium HQ, what would you say?

How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

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PRADEEP PAMIDIPALLI - PeerSpot reviewer
Project Lead at a computer software company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 10
2021-05-19T11:39:00Z
May 19, 2021

We implement the solution for our clients, not simply resell it. The solution is very easy to implement. The first step which must be done is to go through the documentation on the site. I feel the solution to be pretty straightforward and people are drawn to it by its ease of use. There is always help available on the web for integration or implementation issues. I rate Selenium HQ as an eight out of ten.

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Harold Rios - PeerSpot reviewer
Director at Finding Technology Company
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-04-03T15:35:31Z
Apr 3, 2021

We are just a customer and end-user. I'm not sure which version number we're using. However, it is a version from 2020, from the last year or so. I'd advise those considering the solution, if you want use SeleniumHQ, it's a good option if you have good developers that understand the tool and can make changes in the tool. If you have the right people on hand, it works very, very well. I'd rate the solution at a seven out of ten. If it didn't need such technical expertise, I might rate it higher.

SR
Systems Analyst at a computer software company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2020-11-25T16:50:35Z
Nov 25, 2020

My advice for anybody who is considering Selenium HQ is that if there is a timeframe that is separate from the automation then it is suitable. However, if there is no timeframe and the issue does not fit into the automation, and it needs to be adapted manually, then this product is not a good choice. I would rate this solution a six out of ten.

Karthikeyan Sankar - PeerSpot reviewer
Software Test Engineer at a tech vendor with 201-500 employees
Real User
2020-10-21T04:34:06Z
Oct 21, 2020

You need a person who knows one programming language thoroughly. It is not like anybody can pick and work on this solution. You should be thorough enough on the language and the framework that you are choosing. Only then Selenium HQ is the way to go. I would rate Selenium HQ a seven out of ten.

SV
Project Director at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
2020-10-04T06:40:32Z
Oct 4, 2020

I am at the beginner's level, working alone to get some more practice. It will take some time to have more experience with this solution. Micro Focus is more user-friendly, and they offer paid support. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.

BM
Automation Test Lead at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
2020-09-06T08:04:40Z
Sep 6, 2020

In summary, this is a good product. If it is a web application that you are testing then this is the best option. I would rate this solution a seven out of ten.

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AH
Automation Lead - Robotic Process Automation at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
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2020-07-29T07:45:00Z
Jul 29, 2020

If you are using it for the automation test, automation is generally good. If you have an experienced developer, it will be really good to deploy the open-source frameworks for Selenium. I would rate it a seven out of ten. Not a ten because they don't come loaded with the frameworks or different framework options. You have to build it from scratch. The build-in comes with a lot of networks and libraries and stuff. You still need to build that framework before you start writing the code They try to come up with new features. I think they're in a very good space.

SG
Director Technology at Simplify 3x
Real User
2020-07-22T08:17:00Z
Jul 22, 2020

My personal advice is that it is such an amazing tool to work on. The best thing about the tool is the community support. I don't think any other tool has that kind of a community support. You just post a question on any popular community, like Stack Overflow, and you get answers in like 20 minutes. There are so many people using it which makes life really easy. At the same time, you get a lot of free hands to work on. Meaning because it's based on Java which has so many open source libraries, you can use any library to do any kind of functionality you want. That's a pretty powerful tool. My advice if you get stuck somewhere, is to just put it on community and then you get your answer. On a scale of one to ten I would rate Selenium HQ an eight.

Sunil Pandey - PeerSpot reviewer
Assistant QA Manager at Techment
Real User
Top 10
2020-06-15T07:34:08Z
Jun 15, 2020

The solution requires good understanding of Python, Pearl or Java and it's important to use the documentation. It would take a few hours of watching video sessions or reading the documentation to get started. It also helps to have an understanding of how API works, the architecture and how Selenium interacts with browsers. Having the background helps to design something with more features. I would rate this solution an eight out of 10.

Charles Netshivhera - PeerSpot reviewer
Integration Specialist at ABSA
Real User
2019-11-14T06:33:00Z
Nov 14, 2019

We use the on-premises deployment model. I'd recommend Selenium, but it depends on the client's use case. As it is a free solution, users are able to cut a lot of costs. They can bring in developers that are experienced with Selenium, and those developers can build it up, scale it up and then, later on, you just need a few people to maintain it. It's a great option that allows companies to refrain from paying all sorts of license subscriptions that are quite exorbitant. I'd rate the solution eight out of ten.

it_user1220874 - PeerSpot reviewer
Presales Consultant at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Consultant
2019-11-14T06:33:00Z
Nov 14, 2019

We use the on-premises deployment model. It's a mature product that has been on the market for ten years. I'd rate the solution seven out of ten.

KA
Software Engineer at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2019-11-14T06:33:00Z
Nov 14, 2019

We're using the on-premises deployment model. It is an open-source solution and you are able to build vertically. There is also lots of support pertaining to Selenium such as videos on YouTube. It's very easy to integrate on different platforms. The solution is constantly being updated and advanced; it's very reactive and in a constant state of change. I'd rate it seven out of ten.

PE
Senior Test Automation Specialist at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2019-11-14T06:33:00Z
Nov 14, 2019

I would advise others to only use Selenium in a unit test environment, and not an end test environment. It's very technical; you need a programmer and/or a developer to create your scripts. If you do not have development skills, then you will not be able to create scripts, at least in Selenium. I'd rate the solution seven out of ten.

JJ
Quality Analyst at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2018-08-20T06:37:00Z
Aug 20, 2018

I don’t see it as a company spending money on anything. I like to keep up with the market because I built my career around test automation. Most important criteria when selecting a vendor: * Ease of implementation * Ease of adaptability * How much skill set would be required to operate it. Can I take somebody with no programming background and get them up and running on it, or does it require a heavy-duty programming background?

SG
Principal Consultant at Digital Web Advisors Pvt Ltd
Consultant
2018-05-11T19:08:00Z
May 11, 2018

Just go for it.

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Charles Netshivhera - PeerSpot reviewer
Integration Specialist at ABSA
Nov 14, 2019
The solution is an open-source tool. They should also build other features and tools to assist in further capabilities. A drawback of Selenium is that it only focuses on web applications. If it could be integrated into one application together with APM, it would be in peer competition with other players. Developers tend to bundle both in one, but Selenium is just in a silo. The solution's UI path needs to be modernized. The solution needs to offer a mobile platform.
it_user1220874 - PeerSpot reviewer
Presales Consultant at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Nov 14, 2019
The API that Selenium gives you doesn't act well with browsers. This should be improved. Right now, it's not stable.
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