This article will describe you about QTP vs Selenium point by point in a easy to understand way. In the field of Software Quality Assurance (QA) automation tools, Selenium and QuickTest Professional (QTP) are often compared for their features, usability usecases and differences. Whether Selenium or QTP is a better automation tool or tool of your choice!!
Both are distinctively unique and good in their functionality and successful tool individually. To have a quick look, below is a tabular comparison of Selenium and QTP on different parameters.
Selenium versus QTP
Parameter Selenium QTP Licensing Cost It is open source. So, there’s no licensing or renewal cost for this tool. It’s free of cost. User needs license for QTP which is very costly. Additional Plug-ins It supports addition of plug-ins to achieve desired results that are not provided by Selenium Core.
Since, selenium is open source, plug-ins are also available free of cost.
It also supports add-ons, but user needs to purchase license for them. Efforts and Skill User needs to have good amount of Java skill and more coding effort is required to implement the functions. It requires less effort to create a script, as it has a very good user friendly script development environment. Actual End-user Simulation Selenium performs actions in the background on the
browser i.e. user can execute tests with the browser minimized.
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