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"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.""My customer previously validated every file and it would take almost 15-20 minutes for a document. They used to randomly select and test only 100 out of the thousands, maybe 85,000, files, to pick up sampling. Each file would take around 20 to 25 minutes, so we were not able to do it manually, but with the help of Selenium, we were able to test all the files in two days. It saves a lot of time.""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 testing solution produces the best web applications.""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.""Its biggest advantage is that it is very customizable.""Data parametrization and parallelization are the most important features in any automation tool.""I like its simplicity."

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"One good feature is SoapUI's URL check, which allows you to check among the applications. I'm not just talking about the ones for Android. It has all kinds of multi-world tests that are really helpful.""It's a very simple solution to use.""The solution scales well.""Using SoapUI's automation suites to run all our test cases saved us a lot of time. Running 300 test cases takes about three to four days. When you automate all that, it takes only two to three hours.""The solution offers excellent integration capabilities.""The out-of-the-box support for the database is a valuable feature.""The interface is user-friendly.""It clearly makes it easy to test APIs based on the SOAP protocol. We are a logistics company, and we have lots of tracking calls coming in. We provide APIs for tracking services, and it makes sense for us to use SoapUI to test them thoroughly."

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"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.""We use X path for our selectors, and sometimes, it is difficult to create locators for elements. It is very time-consuming because they're embedded deeply. A lot of that comes from the way that you architect your page. If devs are putting the IDs on their elements, it is great, and it allows you to get those elements super fast, but that's not necessarily the case. So, Selenium should be able to get your elements a lot quicker. Currently, it is time-consuming to get your selectors, locate your locators, and get to the elements.""I continuously see failures in threads when it is running in parallel.""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.""The installation could be simplified, it is a bit difficult to install.""It would be better if it accommodated non-techy end-users. I think it's still a product for developers. That's why it's not common for end-users, and especially for RPA activities or tasks. It's hard to automate tasks for end-users. If it will be easier, more user-friendly, and so on, perhaps it can be more interesting for this kind of user.""Selenium uses a layer-based approach that is somewhat slower than Eggplant when it comes to executing code.""We'd like to see some more image management in future releases."

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"It is limited to scope and risk services only. It does have some support for JMS, but it is not out-of-the-box; you have to do some tweaks here and there.""There are no bugs or glitches, but a few features available only in the Pro version could be made available in the open-source version. Some of the features do not necessarily need to be only available to Pro users. The data generator would be really useful for the open-source version users.""Occasionally, when you are saving, the solution can hang.""If the load and bare minimum could be defined, I would give this solution a higher rating.""Stability has been an issue for us. It needs to be looked at and made a bit better.""The documentation needs to be improved because the interface is not easy for a first-time user.""Grouping of the cases is not possible in SoapUI, to my knowledge. When working with critical cases or the, we were not able to group them properly. We can definitely create a suite and add them there, but within a whole suite, we have to identify them, which was not easy.""SoapUI would benefit from some more customization abilities. It's a good interface, but it would be nice if they added the ability to build custom dashboards where the user can do their own bar graphs and pie charts."

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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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  • "I think the number of users is also limited, considering how much we pay."
  • "My understanding is that the pricing is okay, however, that's taken care of by our procurement team. It's around $5,000 for three years."
  • "The Pro version can be expensive for some companies. There are no costs in addition to the licensing fees."
  • "We have team members who are working in shifts, and it is not possible for us to utilize a single license on a single piece of hardware so that multiple team members can use it. We have to take out multiple licenses for each team member."
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    Questions from the Community
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    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 »
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    The solution is very easy to implement.
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    The solution is open-source and free to use. There are no licensing costs.
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    One good feature is SoapUI's URL check, which allows you to check among the applications. I'm not just talking about the ones for Android. It has all kinds of multi-world tests that are really… more »
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    They have a partnership with my company. I believe it is essentially a year. They don't go monthly.
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    In the beginning—I think it may have been the prior version—there was a lot of lag, but as the version updated, the lag decreased. SoapUI would also benefit from some more customization abilities… more »
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    SeleniumHQ
    SoapUI NG Pro
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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.
    For REST, SOAP and other popular API and IoT protocols, SoapUI NG Pro provides the industry's most comprehensive and easy-to-learn functional testing capabilities. Based on open core technology proven by millions of community members, SoapUI NG Pro helps you ensure that your APIs perform as intended, meet your business requirements, timeframes, and team skill sets right from day one.
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    Sample Customers
    BrowserStack, Sauce Labs, experitest, Tricentis GmbH, SmartBear Software
    Apple, Cisco, FedEx, eBay, Microsoft, MasterCard, Pfizer, Nike, Oracle, Volvo, Lufthansa, Disney, HP, Intel, U.S. Air Force, Schindler
    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm25%
    Computer Software Company22%
    Retailer13%
    Comms Service Provider6%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company29%
    Comms Service Provider15%
    Financial Services Firm9%
    Manufacturing Company6%
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm23%
    Logistics Company15%
    Comms Service Provider8%
    University8%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company36%
    Comms Service Provider15%
    Financial Services Firm9%
    Insurance Company8%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business28%
    Midsize Enterprise29%
    Large Enterprise42%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business30%
    Midsize Enterprise5%
    Large Enterprise65%
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    Selenium HQ is ranked 3rd in Functional Testing Tools with 26 reviews while SoapUI Pro is ranked 8th in Functional Testing Tools with 8 reviews. Selenium HQ is rated 7.6, while SoapUI Pro 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 SoapUI Pro writes "Has out-of-the-box database support and can be easily used by non-technical staff ". Selenium HQ is most compared with Eggplant Digital Automation Intelligence, Worksoft Certify, Tricentis Tosca, Appium and Micro Focus UFT One, whereas SoapUI Pro is most compared with ReadyAPI, Postman, Parasoft SOAtest, Apache JMeter and Ranorex Studio. See our Selenium HQ vs. SoapUI Pro report.

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