What are the benefits of automating the tests?
1. Faster feedback
2. Reduced Business Expenditure
3. Improved Testing Efficiency
5. Reduced Human Resource
6. Higher Accuracy
Selenium basically has four different tools:
- Selenium RC (which is now deprecated)
- Selenium IDE (Selenium Integrated Development Environment)
- Selenium Grid
- Selenium WebDriver
Advantages of Automation Testing
1. Language and Framework Support
Multilingual support is one of the top benefits, why selenium is used for automation testing.
2. Open Source
One of the major benefit of using selenium for automation testing is that it is completely free and open-source. It has all the features a tester want plus all the features of QTP are readily available at no extra cost. It can be freely downloaded directly from the official site and being community-based, support for the tool is also available. It has no upfront costs involved.
3. Multi-Browser Support
Selenium Web Driver supports all major browsers so you could test on Chrome,Firefox,Opera.IE,Edge,Yandex etc. Web Driver provides automate solution when executing cross-browser testing.
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4. Support Across Various Operating Systems
Selenium Web Driver supports all major Operating Systems (OS) including Linux,Unix,Mac,Windows. By using Solution Suite, customized testing suite can be created which then can be used on any platform. It’s possible to create test cases on Windows and execute on Linux.
5. Cross-Device Testing:
Support for multiple devices is an benefit of Selenium WebDriver.Automated test cases can be written for iPhones, Android etc. This helps in generating necessary results and address issues on continuous basis.
6. Community Support:
Support for Selenium is mostly community-based hence providing regular upgrades and updates. It does not require any specific training and updates are available when required.
7. Easy to Implement:
Ease of use of Selenium WebDriver is one of the generally acclaimed advantages of Selenium Web Driver for automating testing. Selenium offers a user-friendly interface which helps in creating test cases fast and effective. Since it’s an Open Source it is very easy to create custom extensions and develop custom actions
8. Re-usability and Integrations
Selenium has a solid set of standards that makes it easy to implement with popular software and testing tools. Selenium can be easily integrated with Maven , ANT, Thycidides ,CI system Jenkins or Team City and almost any test management tools.
9. Hardware Requirements
When compared to other vendors tools like UFT,RFT,SilkTest etc, Selenium requires very less hardware requirements.A major benefit of automation testing with Selenium WebDriver is you don’t need to start a server prior to testing.
10. Parallel Testing
Selenium supports multiple parallel test executions with Selenium Grid which drastically cut down the input time for test executions.