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Selenium Limitations

Selenium Limitations

  • Selenium does not support desktop-applications automation testing.
  • Selenium needs strong range of skills to more easily optimize tests.
  • Since selenium is open source software, you have to focus on community forums to fix your technical problems.
  • We can not carry out automation experiments using selenium on web services like SOAP or REST.
  • To build test scripts in Selenium WebDriver we should learn at least one of the programming languages that are provided.
  • It does not provide an entity repository such as UTF / QTP built in to maintain objects / elements in a centralized location. Nevertheless, using Page Object Model, we can solve the limitation.
  • Selenium has no inbuilt reporting capability; for test reports you have to rely on plug-ins such as JUnit and TestNG.
  • Tests on images can not be done. For image-based research we will combine Selenium with Sikuli.
  • It takes longer to create test environment in Selenium compared with vendor tools such as UFT, RFT, Silk test, etc.
  • Nobody is responsible for the usage of modern features; they may or may not work properly.
  • Selenium does not provide Configuration Management functionality with any test tool.