Why use Selenium for Beta Testing?

Beta Testing is testing carried out on new or upgraded software applications by actual users “getting their hands dirty”. Selenium is an open-source record-and-replay software testing automation tool that is the preferred choice for testing GUI and the functionality of web applications. Selenium is preferred for beta testing because of its robust, open-source software testing framework. Selenium testing tools are used across diverse industries to test applications for performance, reliability, and compatibility of web applications.

Selenium’s open source licensing and support for multiple browsers, languages, and platforms makes it a more advantageous product than QTP (QuickTest Professional) which incurs high license costs. Selenium is an advanced test automation tool designed for effectively performing web browser-based automation tests such as Selenium UI testing, load testing, and more.

Selenium Testing Tool (Beta Testing) Descriptions:

  1. Selenium IDE – Selenium Integrated Development Environment (IDE) is a Firefox plugin that lets testers record their actions as they follow the workflow that they need to test.
  2. Selenium RC – Selenium Remote Control (RC) is for complex programming languages like Java, C#, PHP, Python, Ruby, and PERL to create more complex tests.
  3. Selenium WebDriver – Selenium WebDriver is the successor to Selenium RC which sends commands directly to the browser and retrieves results.
  4. Selenium Grid – Selenium Grid helps run side-by-side tests across different machines and different browsers at the same time which results in minimized execution time. commands directly to the browser and retrieves results.

Advantages of Selenium Vs QTP

  1. QTP costs money.
  2. Selenium works with all browsers, QTP works only with the only latest version of browsers.
  3. Selenium Support Mobile Testing was as QTP needs 3rd-party devices to support mobile testing.
  4. It is a more automated form of testing.


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