With the increasing usage of Web Applications, the adoption of Selenium Testing Tool is skyrocketing in the automation tools industry. More and more vendor tool providers are supporting Selenium to automate web application testing. These tools integrate the Selenium Web Driver into the back-end architecture and work as a wrapper. This integration helps to test both client applications as well as web applications by pulling the APIs.
Trends in Selenium Job Postings as compared to QTP:
The Selenium Testing Tool is now the most powerful Open Source Automation tool available and to a large extent it is based on java scripting. It is more suited for Agile methodology of coding and testing. The main benefits of Selenium can be listed as follows:
- The Selenium Testing Tool is one of the best tools for web based automation and supports all browsers such as Internet Explorer, FireFox, Chrome, Safari, etc. It does not support Windows based applications but it supports many languages like Java, C#, Ruby, Python.
- The Selenium Testing Tool can be integrated with any framework for source code compilation to create an environment of Continuous Integration.
The Selenium Testing Tool also helps to to enter bugs and issues into a Bug Management Tool through Jenkins. With the help of Jenkins or Grid, testers can connect multiple nodes to run different tests in parallel.