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Selenium vs. UFT

What is the most used tool today…most will say Selenium.

We still remember when most popular tool was HP WinRunner/QTP/UFT, but with the current trend of moving applications into the web interface, more and more are moving to cost-free opensource, multi-languages support - Selenium

Of course that it is hard to compare Selenium against UFT, since the first is focusing  on web testing only while the other is an overall desktop testing tool.

Here are some pros and cons per each tool/framework:

Selenium some pros and cons:

  • Continuous integration is easier
  • Big community and companies that can support
  • Support few scripting languages.
  • Open-source frameworks, providing developer with API.
  • Selenium is a lower level tool with less functionality
  •  Requires more time to develop and maintain scripts.
  • API changes with every version and you need to set different machine per each version.
  • A free tool
  • Knowledge of Java doesn't come with full understanding of html dom. Do not confuse with JUnit, which they do use sometimes.
  • Large Selenium projects look like any other project in Eclipse.
  • Java is great for data structures and is a full OO language, unlike VBScript.
  • Simple to integrate it to any tool, simply use other open-source frameworks.

 

QTP some pros and cons:

  • Complete tool which wrap many low level code and functionality needs.
  • Integrate with QC.
  • No straightforward support for continuous-Integration development.
  • Large infrastructure projects look cleaner with QTP.
  • QTP has web tier descriptions separated from code by design.  
  • All library files kept in QC and test data stored in excel file (by best practice).
  • VBScript is great on Windows: along with QTP API you do get pretty strong access to Win API and direct access to HTML DOM.
  • QTP supports old code since 5 years ago, and yes they have Customer support.
  • Time to market is less than with Selenium.
  • Profound deep GUI check and verifications
  • Record & Play action
  • Still you need to maintain the QTP scripts
  • Source tracking and management is best with QC
  • Commercial tool with cost of buying and maintenance
  • HP support…sometime is good sometimes bad
  • Include Object Repository, Spy and more.

 

 

Commercial Tools and Selenium

On 2014 many companies started to build GUI and Editors for Selenium

On 2015 more and more known commercial brands, like Smart Bear, were adding support and integrate selenium into their testing solutions, like Test Complete, HP LeanFT and more.

Selenium W3C standard approval plan, there is currently a W3C WebDriver standard in draft form; once this is approved and becomes an official, standard browser vendors will be responsible for creating their own browser-based implementation of Selenium WebDriver.

Once that occurs, then all the tool vendors will have to support Selenium because it’ll no longer be just their open source tool and it’s actually going to be a W3C standard that tool vendors will have to support.

As with most things in life, I don’t think there are black and white choices between one tool or another but rather a merging of the tools and using the right tool for the right job.

As we’ve seen in this report showing Selenium replacing QTP as the dominant test tool in the industry, don’t fall in love with any one technology, because it can change at any time.

About The Author: 

Yuval Ben Hur


 

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Title Company Scope Application Rights User Interface Available Supported Technologies Maturity
JMeter Apache Test Automation Framework; Testing Tool Free Use; Opensource Batch Mode; Plugin; Stand Alone application JDBC Driver; JMS; LDAP CORBA; IMAP; POP3; SMTP; SOAP; Web; HTTP; HTTPS 1,999
QA Wizard Pro Seapine Software Testing Tool Commercial; Demo; Floating license; Static license; Trial; User license GUI usability; Remote Control; Remote Execution Adobe Flash; Adobe Flex; AJAX; Dot.NET; Java; Qt; Silverlight; VB App; Web; HTML; HTML5; JavaScript; Windows GUI/Forms; Win32 2,007
JSystem Top-Q Test Automation Framework; Testing Tool Free Use; Opensource Ant Integration; Batch Mode; GUI usability; Integrated into ALM; Integrated into IDE; Maven Integration; Plugin; Stand Alone application Web 2,011
Jelly Apache Test Automation Framework; Testing Tool Free Use; Opensource Batch Mode; JRE UI 2,010
Watir Watir.com Test Automation Framework; Testing Tool Free Use; Opensource Batch Mode; Command Line; GUI usability; Tool Extension RubyOnRails; Web 2,011
FitNesse GitHub project Test Automation Framework; Testing Tool Free Use; Opensource Batch Mode; Integrated into IDE; Plugin; Web based Database; MS SQL; MySQL; Oracle; SOAP; Swing; Web; HTML 2,009
Automation Anywhere Enterprise Automation Anywhere Testing Tool; Testing Utility; Automate Gui Commercial; Demo; Trial GUI usability; Stand Alone application 2,008
Unified Functional Testing Hewlett Packard Enterprise Test Automation Framework; Testing Tool Commercial; Demo; Free Use; Trial Batch Mode; COM API; GUI usability; Integrated into ALM; Remote Execution; Stand Alone application Adobe Flex; OCR; SAP; SAP Gui; Siebel; HTML; Windows GUI/Forms; Win32 2,000
eggPlant Functional TestPlant Monitoring Tool; Testing Tool; Emulator Commercial; Demo; Floating license; Static license; Subscription; Trial GUI usability; Integrated into ALM; Plugin; Remote Execution; Stand Alone application Adobe Flash; Adobe Flex; AJAX; Dot.NET; Java App; Java GUI; Image Verification; Mobile Applications; Android apps; Blackberry apps; Hybrid Apps; iPhone apps; Native Apps; Symbian apps; Web Apps; Windows Mobile apps; Mobile Features; RIA; Silverlight; Swing; Web; DHTML; HTML; SWT; Windows GUI/Forms 2,008
TestComplete SmartBear Software Test Automation Framework; Testing Tool Commercial; Floating license; Trial; User license COM API; Stand Alone application Adobe Air; Adobe Flash; Adobe Flex; C/C++; Dot.NET; Java; Java App; JavaFX; Delphi App; Microsoft Visual FoxPro; PowerBuilder; NTLM; Qt; RIA; Silverlight; VB App; Web; ASP; HTML; Windows GUI/Forms; Win32; WPF/XAML; XBAP 1,999
Tellurium (aost) Google Code Projects Test Automation Framework; Testing Tool Free Use; Opensource Ant Integration; Direct UI; Maven Integration; Plugin JavaScript; jQuery; Xpath 2,007
LDTP GitHub project Test Automation Framework; Testing Tool Free Use; Opensource GUI usability; Stand Alone application Java; Perl App; RubyOnRails 2,004
Ranorex Integrated Test Automation Tools Ranorex Test Automation Framework; Testing Tool; Testing Utility Commercial; Demo; Floating license; Static license; Trial Command Line; GUI usability; Integrated into IDE; Stand Alone application Adobe Air; Adobe Flash; Adobe Flex; AJAX; Dot.NET; Java; Java App; Java GUI; Java SWT; JavaFX; ComponentOne controls; Delphi App; Echo; Ext.Net; GWT; Image Verification; Infragistics; JSON; Microsoft Visual FoxPro; Mobile Applications; Android apps; Hybrid Apps; iPhone apps; Native Apps; Web Apps; Windows Mobile apps; Mobile Features; GPS testing; Mobile Bluetooth; Android; IOS; MochiKit; PowerBuilder; Qt; RIA; SAP; Sencha Touch; Silverlight; SmartClient; VB App; Web; DHTML; DHTMLX; HTML; HTML5; JavaScript; jQuery; Web2.0; Xpath; Windows GUI/Forms; ActiveX; MFC; Win32; Windows 10 Apps; WPF/XAML; YUI; ZK 2,007
Rational Functional Tester [RFT] IBM Rational Test Automation Framework; Testing Tool Commercial; Demo; Static license; Trial GUI usability; Integrated into ALM; Integrated into IDE; Stand Alone application Adobe Flex; AJAX; Code Testing; Dot.NET; Java; Java App; Java GUI; PowerBuilder; SAP; Siebel; Terminal Emulator 3270; Terminal Emulator 5250; VB App; Web; HTML; Windows GUI/Forms; MFC; MSExcel; MSOutlook; Windows 10 Apps 2,001
IQ Bot Automation Anywhere Testing Tool Commercial; Demo; Trial; User license Command Line; GUI usability Adobe Flex; AJAX; C/C++; Dot.NET; Java; Java App; Delphi App; Perl App; PHP; Silverlight; Web; HTML; Windows GUI/Forms; Win32; WPF/XAML 2,012

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