What are the limitations of Selenium?

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The limitations of Selenium are listed below −

  • Selenium cannot extend support to the Windows applications, it only works on the web based applications.

  • Selenium is not capable of performing mobile automation on its own.

  • Selenium does not have any inbuilt reporting feature.

  • Selenium is not accurate while dealing with handling dynamic web elements.

  • Selenium has challenges handling frames and pop ups.

  • Selenium has enormous timeout, sync and page load issues.

  • Selenium does not automate captcha.

  • Selenium does not automate barcodes.

  • Selenium depends on third party frameworks like TestNG, Cucumber for the reporting.

  • Selenium is open source, so in case of issues there is no prompt vendor assistance.

  • Selenium users need to be aware of some programming languages.

  • Selenium users do not find it easy to set up a test environment compared to the licensed tools like UFT.

  • Selenium does not provide support for test management tasks similar to the tool like HP ALM.

  • Selenium cannot perform testing for the images.

  • Selenium users need a subsequent amount of time for test case authoring.

  • The new features introduced in Selenium may not work as expected as always.

  • Selenium does not support automation testing of video and audio.

  • Selenium does not give provision of running parallel tests from one computer.

  • Selenium does not automate test cases on fingerprints.

Updated on 10-Jun-2020 11:54:28