Reasons to choose Selenium for as a Test Automation Tool

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Selecting a testing tool that satisfies all technical and business agenda is a hard task. Depending on marketing information is not a solution. A comprehensive research and experience with a tool is required to select the most appropriate one for a project.

Selenium comes with many resourceful features that can be implemented for Compatibility testing and Functionality testing. Selenium based test automation is a strong tool when compared to the other automation testing tools. Also, it is very simple and flexible.

As a lucrative strategy, organizations consider automated testing with an inclination towards open source automated testing tools rather than the expensive ones. Selenium is a very convenient open source testing tool that does not require licensing and comes with significant features that enables the automation testing of web portals and software applications. Selenium Automation Testing is now the most preferred choice for automation testing of web applications.

Let us check out the key reasons  for choosing Selenium as a UI testing tool based on the real experiences of software projects.

  • Automated Checks: The Web Driver object helps to trigger real events in the browser. They can be mouse clicks, button clicks, keyboard events, etc. Selenium is mainly preferred in order to drive a set of commands and check the status. This includes data shown in the screen as per login status, procedural aspects, etc. A WebDriver basically helps to perform checks which can normally be answered with a simple yes/no. Once the checks are built, they can be used multiple times as a tool to discover problems.
  • Repetitive and long running tasks are expensive in terms of time and money. Eventually, testers lose their focus over time, which leads to mistakes. But automated scripts do not make mistakes. Selenium Testing Services help in creating scripts and virtual users for carrying out these tasks in a realistic way.

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