What is Selenium?

“Selenium” as it’s official site says, automates browser. Literally, that’s it. A tool that helps programmers to replicate user actions on web applications.

Why use Selenium?

It helps users to automate browsers, which means it does not automate any desktop application. Then why does selenium still hold its ground so still for so long? The answer lies in the statistics, as per recent statics report there are about 3.74 billion Internet users in the world as at of March 2017 and around over 330.6 million registered domain names as at the first quarter of 2017, which may have increased by the time you are reading this. With so much happening in the web application world, fundamental lies in having a stable web application for the rapid growing net business, which leads us to testing. Obviously, we have manual testers to make sure the web applications are working as desired and that the business is not impacted. Manual testing cannot be entirely replaced but it has its own down fall, where automation testing pitches in and the best as well as the most stable way to automate testing of web applications is Selenium. Hence Selenium.

License Cost of Selenium?

“Zero”. Selenium is an open source tool that supports multiple OS and languages.

What are the advantages of selenium?

  • Platform Portability: Selenium is a highly portable tool that runs on multiple platforms as well as browsers. It therefore allows automation engineers the ease to write code without worrying about the platform on which it will run. It gives the testers the portability to run the test scripts on different environments like Dev, QA, UAT etc. without re-writing the scripts.
  • Language Support: Selenium has its bindings for Java, .NET, Ruby, Perl, Python, PHP, Groovy and JavaScript providing language flexibility to the users.
  • Multiple browser support: Selenium provides support to almost all the most commonly used browsers helping the automation tester to replicate user experiences. It supports Firefox, Chrome, IE, Safari. It also supports head less browsers like HtmlUnitDriver allowing the test to run on the development environments like Unix.
  • Integration with testing frameworks: Selenium can be easily integrated with testing frameworks like JUnit, TestNg, NUnit, Jbehave and many more, helping to leverage best of both the worlds.
  • Trend is moving outwards Selenium: Licensed tool like LeanFT (HP Product) are providing integration with Selenium.
  • Different flavours: Selenium provides different flavours as per user’s needs, Selenium IDE, Selenium Grid, Selenium WebDriver

Why should I learn Selenium?

If the above points do not encourage you to learn then the following statistics should.  Search for Selenium jobs on any Job site and the numbers will clearly tell you.

  • LinkedIn displays approx. 2,500+ Selenium jobs, careers, employment in India as of current time.
  • displays approx. 3,500+ Selenium Jobs as of current time.
  • PayScale ranges annual pay from 355,017 to up to 774,987 for Selenium.

Plus, Selenium do not restrict itself to a testing profile, it has also now become a necessity for Web Application Developers as well which helps then to give an edge over the average profile. And lastly it can also help in repeated web-based administration tasks to be automated.

So, the question now is, what is stopping you to learn one of the most demanding technology?



Building bridge from Campus to Corporate

How would you define “Gap”, well dictionary defines GAP as “a break in continuity”. It is this gap that we see today when students move out of universities to corporate sector.  It should have been a simple effortless transition from a graduate to an industry employee. A small glance at the current market and you will realize how big and deep this gap is indeed. And its not the invention of today but something that been there for decades. If you ask any IT experience guy to have a look at the current IT engineering or BSc. IT syllabus and they can simply point of numerous most needed items which are missing from the list. These missing items are not advance topics which are needed to step up the career ladder but are the ones needed to enter the most demanding sector, Information Technology. I personally have graduated myself 7 years ago, the picture was same that time and the picture is same to this day as well. The question now is probably all the graduates are asking quite clearly and loudly, “What do we need to do to get a job in IT industry?”. The importance in the question is “getting a job in IT industry”, throughout my seven years of career I have seeing students graduating with IT stream but landing up themselves in a non IT sector like HR, recruitment etc.

Time to answer the question. A simple answer to the above question is to fill up the gap between education system and the employment system. And this gap can be filled with knowledge. Knowledge of the latest technology trends that will help our graduates to meet the ever changing demands of the employer. If anyone is following the technology trends it will be easily noticeable that the trend is ever changing. Not only does a graduate have to keep itself up to the demands but established employee too. But established employees already know what they are heading towards and this guidance light is never available to the fresher until now.

Proxel Solutions India Pvt Ltd. is precisely formed taking this aim in mind. Our aim here is to guide the graduates/undergraduates exactly of the topics they need to master to enter this vast land of IT opportunities. We have put forward plans considering the market trends. Any graduate participating in these programs will not only have an edge towards the crowd but also will form a solid base needed to establish itself in the market. These programs are designed to make oneself technically strong as well as make them fundamentally strong in values needed to be a key role player in the team. Proxel is here to assist graduates for the right job and to give right candidates to the corporate.

Prachi P.