Why Choose ACCELQ for Salesforce Test Automation?
Following is the summarized listing of capability comparison between accelQ, Provar and Selenium for Salesforce test automation. This data has been gathered from our own analysis, internal/external surveys, feedback from customers on respective tools and industry analyst findings. accelQ is available for a free trial to assess in your own environment.
AUTOMATION DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT
ACCELQ Provar Selenium
Automation Type Codeless Keyword based Programming
Scripting Required No No Yes
Ease of adoption Very high Average Low
Ease of maintenance High Average Low
Element ID Salesforce Metadata where available, Visual explorer with neighborhood awareness (readable text based), Repeat and Container Elements. Comprehensive and non-technical Salesforce metadata where available

Xpath for custom fields and custom validations
Xpath and CSS, custom selectors
In-Sprint Automation Supported with intelligent abstraction No No
Test Design Included No No
Test case generation Automated with the concept of Data Type None None
Reusability and Modularity In-built with Context and Action concept at the core Manual Manual
Test Management In-built test management with requirements based traceability and test readiness None None
Reporting Rich HTML reports with slideshows, defect integration, perspectives etc. Basic Reporting None
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SUPPORT STACK
ACCELQ Provar Selenium
App Exchange Listing Listed under “Developer Tools” Category Listed under “Consulting” Category None
Salesforce support Lightning, Classic and Visual Force pages. Lightning, Classic and Visual Force pages Framework effort
Supported Web technolgies All Web Technologies including Angular, React and other UI frameworks Non-Salesforce applications hard to automate Programming effort
Supported Enterprise applications Salesforce, Pega, Net Suite etc. Salesforce, ServiceMax None
API Testing SOAP and REST, along with an ability to combine with UI testing Yes, limited No
Cross browser testing All browser support (IE, Edge, Firefox, Chrome) against Windows, Linux & MAC, Manual Yes
Windows Automation Supported No No
Manual testing Integral and unified with automation None No
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INTEGRATIONS & EXTENSIONS
ACCELQ Provar Selenium
Eco System Integration Well defined, two-way integration with tools such as Jira, TFS Light weight integration None
External API Complete open API for executions, reporting and status verifications None N/A
Extendability of Core Full blown extendabilty of core with User Extension worknbench None N/A
CI/CD integration Native plugin support for Jenkins, Bamboo, Team City.

Auto Rabit integration in progress (ETA: August'19 deliverable)
Jenkins, Auto Rabit None
ALM Integration Available for test executions and reporting None None
Cloud Infrastructure Direct integration with Saucelabs and Browser Stack None None
INFRASTRUCTURE & OPERATIONS
ACCELQ Provar Selenium
ECloud, with zero setup requirement Yes No N/A
Scheduled Runs (outside of CI) Extensive control with daily/hourly or weekly automated executions and notifications None Framework Dev
Online Support Portal Yes Yes N/A
On Premise Yes Yes N/A
SAAS Yes No N/A
Distributed Executions Yes, across a nework of nodes or Sauce Labs/Browser Stack No Framework Dev
Backp & Recovery Automatically included in the subscription No None

Automation Type
Scripting Required
Ease of adoption
Ease of maintenance
Element ID
In-Sprint Automation
Test Design
Test case generation
Reusability and Modularity
Test Management
Reporting

ACCELQ

Codeless
No
Very high
High
Salesforce Metadata where available, Visual explorer with neighborhood awareness (readable text based), Repeat and Container Elements. Comprehensive and non-technical
Supported with intelligent abstraction
Included
Automated with the concept of Data Type
In-built with Context and Action concept at the core
In-built test management with requirements based traceability and test readiness
Rich HTML reports with slideshows, defect integration, perspectives etc.
POVAR
Keyword based
No
Average
Average
Salesforce metadata where available

Xpath for custom fields and custom validations

No

No
None

Manual

None


Basic Reporting


SELENIUM
Programming
Yes
Low
Low
Xpath and CSS, custom selectors





No

No
None

Manual

None


None


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App Exchange Listing
Salesforce support
Supported Web technolgies
Supported Enterprise applications
API Testing
Cross browser testing
Windows Automation
Manual testing

ACCELQ

Listed under “Developer Tools” Category
Lightning, Classic and Visual Force pages.
All Web Technologies including Angular, React and other UI frameworks
Salesforce, Pega, Net Suite etc.
SOAP and REST, along with an ability to combine with UI testing.

Extensive verification and data parsing capabilities.
All browser support (IE, Edge, Firefox, Chrome) against Windows, Linux & MAC,
Supported
Integral and unified with automation
POVAR
Listed under “Consulting” Category

Lightning, Classic and Visual Force pages
Non-Salesforce applications hard to automate

Salesforce, ServiceMax
Yes, limited




Manual


No
None

SELENIUM
None

Framework effort

Programming effort


None
No




Yes


No
No

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Eco System Integration
External API
Extendability of Core
CI/CD integration
ALM Integration
Cloud Infrastructure

ACCELQ

Well defined, two-way integration with tools such as Jira, TFS
Complete open API for executions, reporting and status verifications
Full blown extendabilty of core with User Extension worknbench
Native plugin support for Jenkins, Bamboo, Team City.

Auto Rabit integration in progress (ETA: August'19 deliverable)
Available for test executions and reporting
Direct integration with Saucelabs and Browser Stack
POVAR
Light weight integration

None

None

Jenkins, Auto Rabit




None

None

SELENIUM
None

N/A

N/A

None




None

None


ECloud, with zero setup requirement
Scheduled Runs (outside of CI)
Online Support Portal
On Premise
SAAS
Distributed Executions
Backp & Recovery

ACCELQ

Yes
Extensive control with daily/hourly or weekly automated executions and notifications
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes, across a nework of nodes or Sauce Labs/Browser Stack
Automatically included in the subscription
POVAR
No
None


Yes
Yes
No
No

No

SELENIUM
N/A
Framework Dev


N/A
N/A
N/A
Framework Dev

None

SALESFORCE SUCCESS STORY

Staying ahead of the rapid changes and iterations in a large-scale enterprise platform can be challenging. The accelQ testing platform helps us do this, with an enterprise testing platform that simply works.

Through accelQ Universe Test Suites, Reporting, and CI/CD Integration we are able to stay ahead of the rapid changes and ensure we deliver only quality enhancements to our Platform.

- VP, TECHNOLOGY, ENTERPRISE IT

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