What are the benefits of using Selenium as an Automation Testing tool?

The benefits of using Selenium as an automation testing tool are listed below −

  • It is open-source and comes free without licensing cost.

  • It can used be used with more than one programming languages like C#, Java, Python, JavaScript, and so on.

  • It can be used in more than one platforms like Windows, Mac, Linux, and so on.

  • It can be used for testing an application in more than one browser like Chrome, Firefox, IE, Safari, and so on.

  • It has a big community assistance for resolving users' queries.

  • It can support record and playback features with the help of Selenium IDE.

  • It can reduce use of resources and time consumption by executing tests in headless mode.

  • It can execute tests in more than one operating systems and browsers simultaneously by dispersing tests in multiple machines with the help of Selenium Grid.

  • It can be integrated easily with various test management, reporting, build and continuous integration tools, third party APIs and test frameworks.

  • It can be used for testing multiple devices like Blackberry, iPhones, Android.

  • It has easy and friendly APIs.

  • It supports simulation of mouse and keyboard actions.

  • It comprises various test tools – Selenium Grid, Selenium IDE, and Selenium RC, hence often called as a suite. Each of these tools are used for a specific purpose.

  • It is flexible since it can be used with multiple frameworks like TestNG, JUnit and so on.

  • It gives reusability of tests since the same tests developed can be validated against multiple browsers.

  • It can be used for a wide range of testing which includes functional, regression, end-to-end, cross browser, smoke, sanity, acceptance, integration, and so on.