Selenium is a popular open source tool that developers and technical testers use for web browser test automation and cross-browser testing. Tests can be designed with common programming languages, including C#, Groovy, Java, Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby and Scala.
According to new Gartner research, “Selenium is the de facto standard for front-end test automation of modern web technologies due to the flexible and powerful browser automation capabilities of WebDriver…It’s a sophisticated tool that isn’t easy to learn. It requires your team to have programming expertise and familiarity with object-oriented languages.”
Selenium is extremely popular on Agile teams developing web GUIs. Developers enjoy testing with their familiar programming/scripting languages, but testers new to programming face a steep learning curve. And the more applications change, the more programming is required to keep tests in sync.
Web GUIs are typically just a small part of the functionality that must be tested to reduce the risks associated with modern enterprises applications. Testing realistic user transactions may involve end-to-tests that cover mobile UIs, web services, ESBs, APIs, packaged applications, mainframes, and even big data. Moreover, to ensure that applications satisfy business expectations—without delaying releases—enterprise-level testing also requires capabilities such as:
- Advanced reporting and analytics
- Sophisticated test data generation and management
- Service virtualization
- Risk coverage optimization
- Integration with your “best of breed” DevOps/ALM toolchain
To help you bring your Selenium tests up to the enterprise level, Tricentis offers automated migration and integration of Selenium tests. Tricentis Tosca is perfectly complementary to Selenium; in fact, Tricentis is a premium Selenium sponsor.