Automation technologies improve test coverage and yield higher quality products. They save thousands of manual test execution hours, signiﬁcantly reducing costs. Companies face challenges in adopting tools to automate their testing. It is primarily due to high investment costs associated with tool procurement and the difficulty in selecting the right automation framework. Selenium is not just a single tool but a suite of software’s, each catering to different testing needs of an organization. It has four components Selenium Integrated Development Environment (IDE) Shinya Kasatani of Japan created Selenium IDE, a Firefox extension that can automate the browser through a record-and-playback feature.
He came up with this idea to further increase the speed in creating test cases. He donated Selenium IDE to the Selenium Project in 2006. Selenium Remote Control (RC) Unfortunately; testers using Selenium Core had to install the whole application under test and the web server on their own local computers because of the restrictions imposed by the same origin policy.
It was capable of capturing browser screenshots during significant stages, and also of sending out Selenium commands to different machines simultaneously. Solution - Oriented Automation TestingApproach [SOAT] using Selenium helps clients overcome these challenges, and speed up the automation of their functional and regression testing SOAT – Using Selenium helps enterprises speed up testing using accelerators at the test design layer while keeping the automation suite ﬂexible to interface with commercial tools, whenever needed. The test framework provides a comprehensive reporting dashboard for managing tests.
In Selenium, you identify a UI element with a locator. There are many kinds of locators, e.g. IDs, names, and XPaths. If you have never used XPath, you should expect to invest some time familiarizing yourself with it. On Firefox, Firebug and Fire path are invaluable for inspecting the DOM and figuring out locators On common problem with UI automation is dealing with timing issues, e.g. you press a button and it takes an indeterminate amount of time for the web page to refresh. You can try hard-coding delays into your test or you can tell Selenium to wait for an element in the page to appear. We recommend the latter If something is changed without the knowledge of the Automation Tester like headings of the page or title of the page the script will fail, Even if the content team changed the text on the webpage which you might have captured it in your script for some reason the regression suite will fail If for any reason the servers are down and you are running your test suit overnight, the test might fail. If you don’t have a development or test environment, the automation script might cause the live server (In case you are hitting one server) to collapse and this will affect the business
Selenium is a portable software testing framework for web applications. At Wenso, we have a professional team with expertise in the Automation Framework and Selenium tools, which have been used in various domains such as Healthcare, Banking, Insurance and E-Commerce. Wenso provides comprehensive solutions ranging from application development in the web and mobile arenas, to software testing as well and deployment. We ensure that there are no glitches from the start of the project to the end and provide on-time delivery making sure that the client is satisfied with the overall outcome of the project