ACCELQ vs Selenium – A Snapshot

ACCELQ is full-blown enterprise-level test automation platform Needs to be built from scratch. Several weeks of initial effort. Lifetime maintenance burden.
Powerful natural language editor allows you to write test automation logic in plain English. Ensures design-first approach with inbuilt modularity and reusability Requires mainstream programming language such as Java, C#, Ruby, Python etc.
Referential integrity across test assets. Embedded asset collaboration and management for Smart Test Plans & Governance Effort intensive manual process. Long term success solely dependent on the discipline and technical maturity of the team.
Powerful & intelligent element capture technology creates robust automation. AI-powered Self-healing capabilities Based on id, name, CSS, XPath etc. Requires technical knowledge to deal with complex and dynamic elements
Dynamic live results views with actionable reports to trigger reruns Console based reporting or primitive html-based reports with external integrations.
No coding needed, no matter how complex and dynamic your application. Enable the entire team to automate without the need for programming. Need a simple conditional statement? Go-to programming!
Test development exponentially accelerates when scaling up automation and maintenance significantly reduces when scaling up automation Test Script development becomes complex and slow when scaling up automation and Maintenance significantly increases when scaling up automation
Seamless extendible approach for Web-Mobile-API in one codeless flow Limited unified automation capabilities. API Testing requires Hard core programming skills. Automating Mobile requires the use of Appium.
Powerful Test Management Platform with end-to-end capabilities No Test Management capabilities
Test Assets are end-to-end aligned with platform vendor Releases. Live updates on new Releases by vendors. Support is static in nature. Requires code and object locater updates to support anything new.
SaaS based multi-user collaborative platform on cloud with In-built version control Not a collaborative multi-user environment. Requires connecting with GitHub for version control.

Why ACCELQ is a better alternative to Selenium?

Test Design

Universe-based visual Application modelling Not available
Test scenarios are modularized into Pages and User Actions Framework needs to build using Page Object Model (POM) requiring programming skills and is complex.
Page objects are naturally & automatically centralized across test scenarios Object property identification and Name mapping are not centralized out of the box. Need programming and development.
Design is enforced with intuitive and automatic universe concept Not available
Data-driven scenarios and Test Case data are inherent to scenario design Needs extensive programming and external integrations.
Parameterization with design alignment to input, environment, run-time, linking and more Need programming skills and various configuration files to be setup.

Automation Development

Codeless natural English coupled with recording Coded. Requires knowledge of Java, C#, Ruby, Python etc.
Logic editor provides readymade conditional rule validations, loops, etc. for real-life tests Requires programming knowledge. Not readily available.
Logic editor provides seamless transition from UI to Mobile to DB to API to File etc. Not available. Need programming and custom development.
AI-based robust object handling and self-healing (works seamlessly with Angular, iframes, Shadow DOMs, charts, SVG, canvas, etc.) No AI involved for object handling relies on id, name, CSS and XPath etc.
Behavior-driven predictive test designer for fast test creation and reusability Limited reusability capabilities and designing overheads
Automated and AI-based reconciliation for UI and Object changes No AI-based reconciliation
AI-driven data permutations auto-generate test cases providing accurate coverage Not available
Capture the structure of test data based on business semantics. Ensure data abstraction is consistently driven across test scenarios. Not available
Seamlessly manage multiple variants of test data suitable for different test execution environments. Not available
Cloud-driven automatic extendibility to newer tech stacks (UI controls, DB, Mainframes, Files, etc.) Needs custom development and configuration to support newer frontend technologies

Automation Execution

ACCELQ Reports provide a functionally rich interface to test execution results. Console based reporting or primitive html-based reports with external integrations
Docker support for Agent farm expansion with dynamic scalability and parallelization Need to write code to connect to Agent Farms. Not available out of box for immediate use.
Integration with 3P cloud infrastructure farms like Saucelabs, BrowserStack, LambdaTest etc Not Straightforward. Need programming and custom development.

Change Management

A naturalized model with referential integrity across pages, test steps, objects, and suites. Automates the change impact process efficiently, propagating changes across test assets. Effort intensive manual process
Objects are centrally managed in correlation with Application pages, and object changes are automatically reflected across all tests Objects can be managed in global repository files. Reflection of object changes across all test assets requires an investment in building a mature framework
Collaborative platform on the cloud with real-time sharing, version control, branching with intuitive design not requiring any special training or “source control” management skill Not Available. Need to connect with other 3rd party tools.

CI/CD & Tool Integrations

Bi-directional and Natively built synthesizer for Traceability tracking, coverage analysis, and requirements-based Test suite planning on a modern Web Interface on the cloud Not Available.
Two-way Defect creation, synchronization, and status tracking for complete suite management Not Available.
CI job execution with pre-set configurations automatically executes test suites. Adapters support Jenkins, Team City, Bamboo, AzureDevOps, AutoRabit, Copado, Command line API, etc. Not available out of box. Need to write code to setup CI job execution.
Workflow orchestration with CI workflows Need extensive programming skills

Automation-first capabilities ( In-sprint & Shift-left )

Application functional abstraction Requires technical maturity of the team to achieve the same.
Design & author tests parallel to Application development enabling true shift-left Since the automation development is dependent on application readiness, often challenging
AI-based reconciliation of abstraction Not available
API, DB, and middleware Automation with UI Not straight forward. Can be achieved with knowledge of programming skills.

Technology Extendibility

Open concept of user extensibility to expand the scope of the existing technology stack, as well as build-import to extend for new technology stack Need custom development and configuration to support newer technologies
No impact from upgrades and no operational responsibility on the customer Needs migrations and upgrades

Governance & Reporting

ACCELQ’s app universe and analytics based algorithms drive automated Test Planning ensuring coverage No intelligence in test planning and suite creation.
Dynamic live results views with actionable reports to trigger reruns No Dynamic Live results.
Embedded screen captures are directly associated with automation interactions Can be achieved by writing code. Not something available by default.
Umbrella style rerun capability for suite re-executions and roll-up tracking Not available. Must be linked to unit testing frameworks like JUnit, NUnit etc.

The ACCELQ difference

Simple to adopt and elegantly designed, with the power to give your testing real acceleration

API and UI automated in the same flow

Unique capability to integrate API and UI testing in the same flow, enabling true end-to-end validation without handoffs. API testing at the same simplicity and regression maturity as UI automation.

Automated test case generation and data planning

Design your data behavior on a canvas and let ACCELQ take care of automated test case generation with proven risk coverage assurance. Centrally manage data changes without impacting test cases.

Seamless CI/CD integration and natural traceability

Native integration with CI/CD tools such as Jira, Jenkins ensure test automation is integral to development lifecycle. Traceability is redefined with the intelligent, connected test repository.

Salesforce Release Alignment

Being an ISV partner, ACCELQ is aligned to Salesforce releases to ensure smooth Salesforce upgrades with robust Automation testing

Automation Support

Automation support for diverse technology stack for end-to-end Salesforce process validations

In-sprint automation without need for programming

Develop automation test logic in plain English, concurrently with application development. Address in-sprint volatility with intelligent change management and powerful reconciliation engine.

Enable manual testers to automate testing

Powerful natural language editor allows you to write test automation logic in plain English. Design-first approach on UX driven platform allows manual testers to scale up without learning curve.

Visual application model for lifecycle automation

ACCELQ’s Universe is a visual blueprint of your application and drives automation across quality lifecycle with business process focus. Develop test scenarios with predictive analytics.

Self-healing autonomic test automation

ACCELQ’s analytic runtime engine ensures a reliable test execution by intelligently adapting to unexpected application changes. Design-first approach ensure Robust element ID based on AI.

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