The adoption of the agile process in software development speeds up the overall process, time-to-delivery, time-to-market, and ultimately reduces the development costs. To improve efficiency in the testing process and quality of the software, the demand for automation testing services and tools has increased exponentially. There are many automation testing tools available and one of the most popular test automation tools is Selenium. As a leading software testing company, we make use of this popular test automation tool to offer high-quality and reliable Automation Testing Services, ensuring the delivery of flawless software products to our clients.
Selenium – A Popular Tool for Automation Testing Services
Selenium is an open-source and portable web application testing framework. This framework uses a default test domain language known as “Selenese” for creating test scripts. It also helps the testers in writing the test scripts. Selenium comes with a varied stack of software test automation tools that are specific to any application or project. It consists of the following:
- Selenium IDE
- Selenium WebDriver
- Selenium RC or Remote Control
Platform and Browsers that Selenium Supports
The following are platforms and browsers that are supported by Selenium, as per the Selenium official sources guide.
- Android with Selendroid or Appium
- iOS with iOS-driver or Appium
- Google Chrome
- Internet Explorer 7, 8, 9, 10, and 11 on suitable combinations of Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1. Selenium does not support IE 6 anymore. The driver supports running both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of the browser wherever appropriate.
Why Choose Selenium for Automation Testing Services?
As a professional Software Testing Company, we use Selenium to write a script in one programming language and reuse the same test scripts on multiple browser platforms.WebDriver is getting adopted by the W3C standard for all popular standards to develop browsers that will be compatible with Selenium. This test automation tool helps software testers to test user interface modules, provides a rich set of testing options, compare the outputs and check if the software product is behaving as it is supposed to. The “SENDKEYS” method of Selenium converts test scripts in different languages into Selenium which is easy to understand.
Here are the top reasons why we use Selenium for automation testing services:
Selenium brings complete agility and transparency across the cross-functional teams of the SDLC process which includes developers, operations, quality assurance, management, and clients.
- Platform Independent
Selenium saves the software tester’s time and effort in writing test scripts for each platform that needs to be tested. It is based on the concept of writing one test script and running it on multiple platforms.
- Easy to Use
Selenium in stark is comparatively easier to handle than its competitors. Its user interface has been thoughtfully designed to help users pick up things easily with features like ‘click of a button and ‘type words in any of the field boxes’.
With a set of basic instructions, Selenium can automate the test process completely. So, you don’t need to have strong programming knowledge to use this test automation tool.
- Accelerates TTM and TTD
Selenium saves software testers from writing a test script for each platform to be tested. This saves time and also prevents the regression testing process. This optimizes software testing time and speeds up the Time-To-Market and Time-To-Delivery.
- Facilitates Continuous Integration and Delivery Efforts
Continuous integration and delivery are the new agile enablers of the application development process. By automating the entire test process, Selenium supports the efforts of companies in the successful implementation of Continuous Integration (CI) practice.
- Visibility in End-to-End Software Testing
Selenium provides greater visibility in end-to-end software testing.
- Less Turnaround Time
Selenium helps the testers to automatically run multiple test cases simultaneously on multi-browser platforms. This shortens the turnaround time by ensuring testing quality.
- Easy Integration with Other Tools
Selenium can be easily integrated with the available jars like ExtentReports, Appium, Sikuli, etc. The tool provides greater flexibility for software testers to get Selenium integrated with these jars to enhance and extend its functionalities to new frontiers.
- Selenium can be integrated with “ExtentReports” which helps in generating graphs and reports to provide comprehensive insights on software testing status to the clients.
- Selenium integration with “Sikuli” helps in testing web applications involving videos and images.
- When Selenium is integrated with Appium, it helps in testing web applications on Android or iOS platforms.
- Selenium’s Vast Community
As Selenium is an open-source tool, the technical support for Selenium is completely dependent on its vast and active community. Selenium’s huge and responsive community enables constant updates and upgrades to the test automation tool. This makes the Selenium framework highly resourceful and cost-effective. Amongst various tools available in the market, Selenium is considered to be the premier choice for numerous software testing projects.
Selecting an appropriate test automation tool is crucial for ensuring the success of an enterprise. If you need an expert piece of advice on which tool is ideal for testing software, you may reach out to our experts.
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Q.1. What are the requirements for Selenium testing?
Q.2. Can Selenium be used for performance testing?
Ans. Selenium WebDriver can be used for running automated testing on web applications. It can run on Google Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Internet Explorer, etc. JMeter is a Java-based performance testing tool. Selenium can be used for some performance testing tasks such as limited bandwidth testing. However, it cannot be used to perform load testing with a higher level of accuracy as provided by JMeter.
Q.3. Can Selenium be used for performing load testing?
Ans. Selenium is most suitable for automation and cross-program testing of a site. Since it allows users to reuse existing functional tests and run them with virtual coexisting users, it can also be used for load testing.
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