Selenium webdriver is used widely for web automation. This because of the reasons listed below −
Selenium webdriver comes without any cost and we do not need to buy a license for its usage. We can just download and start using it for automating the test cases.
Selenium webdriver can be used to stimulate human-like actions like drag and drop, keypress, click and hold, and so on. This is done with the help of the Actions class.
Selenium webdriver has a very friendly API which makes it easier for the users.
Selenium webdriver can be used to test an application in multiple browsers like Chrome, Firefox, Safari, IE, and so on.
Selenium webdriver can be integrated with external testing frameworks like TestNG, Maven and JUnit.
Selenium webdriver can be used with continuous integration tools like Jenkins.
Selenium webdriver has a big and active community where we can post our Selenium related queries for solutions.
Selenium webdriver can be used on multiple platforms like Windows, Linux, Mac, and so on.
Selenium webdriver helps to execute test cases in headless mode. An execution in headless mode saves a considerable amount of resources and time.
Selenium webdriver has the ability to test more than one device like Android, Blackberry, and iPhones.
Selenium webdriver gives the option to reuse test cases since after a test case has been created it can be made to execute in more than one browser.
Selenium webdriver supports various types of testing like smoke, sanity, regression, integration, acceptance, and so on.
Selenium webdriver is highly flexible and is compatible with many test management tools and third party APIs.