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Moving Beyond Selenium



In this article, NGA will walk you through a list of tools and libraries that are commonly used in test automation nowadays other than Selenium.


Many QA Engineers asked this question, We know Selenium library very well. What shall we learn next that is helpful for us as QA Automation Engineer. So this is the best post to answer that commonly asked question from QA Engineers.

Since the list is huge, NGA suggests QA Engineer should select any particular tool or library at a time, do significant hands-on work like downloading the library code from a shared link, integrate with an already developed automation framework, understand library methods and once hold good expertise start exploring the next available library.

This approach let QA Engineers learn a lot more things other than selenium over a period of time and stay competitive in the Job Search market. So go ahead and start exploring the test automation world beyond Selenium.


Web UI Based Test Automation Frameworks:


Language: Java

  • SikuliX - SikuliX automates anything you see on the screen of your desktop computer running Windows, Mac or some Linux/Unix. It uses image recognition powered by OpenCV to identify and control GUI components. This is handy in cases when there is no easy access to a GUI's internals or the source code of the application or web page you want to act on.

  • Selenide - Concise API around Selenium to write stable and readable UI tests.

  • Selenified - An open source framework to simplify Selenium Testing. It provides a wrapper for Selenium calls to add detailed reporting, error handling, simple test setup in a thread-safe manner, and can run either locally or in the cloud (Grid or SauceLabs).

  • Serenity BDD (Thucydides) - An innovative open source library that helps you write more effective automated acceptance tests, and uses these acceptance tests to generates rich documentation and reports about your product and project.

  • htmlelements - A Java framework providing easy-to-use way of interaction with web-page elements in web-page tests.

  • atlassian-selenium - An open-source (BSD) project that aims at facilitating development of functional tests in Selenium/WebDriver libraries.

  • stevia - Open Source QA Automation Testing Framework by Persado

  • darcy - An open source Java 8 framework for modeling user interfaces as page objects with a declarative, automation-library-agnostic DSL

  • Satisfy - An open source Java framework based on Thucydides + Jbehave. Supports to work with WebUI, SOAP, REST, emails, files and generate random data out of the box.

  • JDI Light - is the test Framework for UI test automation that helps to makes your tests fast and sustainable and provide obvious and predictable test run result.

  • Geb Framework - A groovy test automation framework designed for the use with the Webdriver Page Object model and the Spock Framework for (BDD).

  • FluentLenium - FluentLenium helps you writing readable, reusable, reliable and resilient UI functional tests for the browser. FluentLenium provides a Java fluent interface to Selenium, and brings some magic to avoid common issues faced by Selenium users.

  • Selion - builds on top of TestNG and Selenium to provide a set of capabilities that get you up and running with WebDriver in a short time. It can be used for testing web and mobile applications.

  • Frameworkium - automation framework for web, app, and API testing. Integrates: saucelabs, allure, rest-assured, jackson, gson. Published on Jitpack repository.

  • Carina - Carina is a Java-based test automation framework that unites all testing layers: Mobile applications (web, native, hybrid), WEB applications, REST services, Databases.

  • NoraUi - NoraUi, for NOn-Regression Automation for User Interfaces, is a Java framework based on Selenium, Cucumber and Gherkin stack to create GUI testing projects that can be included in the continuous integration chain of single/multi applications web solution builds.

  • Cubano - Cubano is a test automation framework written in Java that provides a structure for developing acceptance and regression tests so your team can hit the ground running and not have to waste time needlessly building and maintaining your own framework.

  • Jalenium - Jalenium is a Java Selenium API which can be easily integrated to any maven Selenium Java project which uses Selenium JAR files.

  • BrowserMob Proxy - Is a simple utility that makes it easy to capture performance data from browsers, typically written using automation toolkits such as Selenium and Watir.

  • Selenoid - Selenium Hub successor running browsers within containers. Scalable, immutable, self hosted Selenium-Grid on any platform with single binary.