In today’s age of highly responsive and interactive software methodologies and processes where many organizations are utilizing some form of Agile methodology, test automation is evolving as a major requirement for most software projects. Test automation implies utilizing a software tool for running repeatable tests against the application that is to be tested. Selenium is an open-source tool used for automating the tests carried out on web browsers. The major advantage for selenium over other testing tools is that there is no licensing cost involved for it.
Tricentis Tosca is an agile enterprise software test tool utilized to automate all the stages involved in test cases and offer comprehensive test management for software applications. This tool is based on the LinearQ(sm) methodology. The one feature of this tool which makes it gain an advantage over others is the model-based technique where an Application Under Test(AUT) model is created instead of scripts for test automation. The Tosca platform accelerates testing to keep pace with DevOps and Agile.
Now let’s differentiate between Selenium and Tosca by studying their features and comparing them.
|Tosca is less popular than Selenium.||Selenium is highly popular as an automation testing tool among the companies of all sizes.|
|Tosca is used mostly by the diversified financial services industry followed by the automotive, metals and mining, airlines, and education services industries.||Selenium is used mostly by the internet software and services industry followed by Professional Services, diversified financial services, media, and communications.|
|Tosca has less customers when compared with Tosca is the US, UK, Australia, and Canada.||Selenium has many customers in the US, UK, Australia, and Canada.|
|Scripting is not required for Tosca.||Multiple scripts are needed for Selenium.|
|The ease of adoption and ease of maintenance are very high for Tosca.||The ease of adoption and ease of maintenance are low for Selenium when compared with Tosca.|
|The type of automation is model-based for Tosca.||The type of automation is code-based for Selenium.|
|The reusability of test data and artifacts is low for Selenium.||The reusability of test data and artifacts is high for Tosca when compared with Selenium.|
|Tosca has a dedicated support for deployment and adoption.||Selenium lacks dedicated support for deployment and adoption.|
|Tosca possesses the testing capabilities for autonomous SAP testing, SAP impact analysis, BI/DW testing, test case design, test data management, and exploratory management.||Selenium lacks the testing capabilities for autonomous SAP testing, SAP impact analysis, BI/DW testing, test case design, test data management, and exploratory management.|
|Tosca is a paid tool.||Selenium is a free tool.|
This article lists the features of Tricentis Tosca and Selenium and compares them. So, when choosing an automated testing tool for your organization, check whether it simulates the user actions over the user interface of the tested application(perform functional testing), supports the types of tests that you are going to run, runs tests created with MSTest, DUnit, JUnit, or NUnit, or supports distributed testing. So, depending upon your business needs including the factors discussed just above in this part, you can choose the right automation tool for your organization
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