Rainforest QAย vsย Selenium

Get Advice Icon

Need advice about which tool to choose?Ask the StackShare community!

Rainforest QA
Rainforest QA

22
30
+ 1
52
Selenium
Selenium

4.1K
2.6K
+ 1
444
Add tool

Rainforest QA vs Selenium: What are the differences?

Rainforest QA: Front-end QA as a service. Rainforest gives you the reliability of a QA team and the speed of automation, without the hassle of managing a team or the pain of writing automated tests; Selenium: Web Browser Automation. Selenium automates browsers. That's it! What you do with that power is entirely up to you. Primarily, it is for automating web applications for testing purposes, but is certainly not limited to just that. Boring web-based administration tasks can (and should!) also be automated as well.

Rainforest QA and Selenium can be categorized as "Browser Testing" tools.

"Cross-browser testing" is the top reason why over 12 developers like Rainforest QA, while over 149 developers mention "Automates browsers" as the leading cause for choosing Selenium.

Selenium is an open source tool with 14.7K GitHub stars and 4.92K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Selenium's open source repository on GitHub.

- No public GitHub repository available -

What is Rainforest QA?

Rainforest gives you the reliability of a QA team and the speed of automation, without the hassle of managing a team or the pain of writing automated tests.

What is Selenium?

Selenium automates browsers. That's it! What you do with that power is entirely up to you. Primarily, it is for automating web applications for testing purposes, but is certainly not limited to just that. Boring web-based administration tasks can (and should!) also be automated as well.
Get Advice Icon

Need advice about which tool to choose?Ask the StackShare community!

Why do developers choose Rainforest QA?
Why do developers choose Selenium?

Sign up to add, upvote and see more prosMake informed product decisions

    Be the first to leave a con
      Be the first to leave a con
      Jobs that mention Rainforest QA and Selenium as a desired skillset
      What companies use Rainforest QA?
      What companies use Selenium?

      Sign up to get full access to all the companiesMake informed product decisions

      What tools integrate with Rainforest QA?
      What tools integrate with Selenium?

      Sign up to get full access to all the tool integrationsMake informed product decisions

      What are some alternatives to Rainforest QA and Selenium?
      Applause
      It is the worldwide leader in crowd testing and digital quality, helping leading companies deliver quality digital experiences that customers love.
      BrowserStack
      Live, Web-Based Browser Testing Instant access to all real mobile and desktop browsers. Say goodbye to your lab of devices and virtual machines.
      Karma
      Karma is not a testing framework, nor an assertion library. Karma just launches a HTTP server, and generates the test runner HTML file you probably already know from your favourite testing framework. So for testing purposes you can use pretty much anything you like.
      LambdaTest
      LambdaTest is a cloud-based testing platform and it provides access to a powerful network cloud of 2000+ real browsers and operating system that helps testers in cross-browser and cross-platform compatibility testing.
      Sauce Labs
      Cloud-based automated testing platform enables developers and QEs to perform functional, JavaScript unit, and manual tests with Selenium or Appium on web and mobile apps. Videos and screenshots for easy debugging. Secure and CI-ready.
      See all alternatives
      Decisions about Rainforest QA and Selenium
      Benjamin Poon
      Benjamin Poon
      QA Manager - Engineering at HBC Digital ยท | 8 upvotes ยท 68.3K views
      Nightwatchjs
      Nightwatchjs
      Selenium
      Selenium
      JavaScript
      JavaScript
      Cucumber
      Cucumber
      GitHub
      GitHub
      GoCD
      GoCD
      Docker
      Docker
      ExpressJS
      ExpressJS
      React
      React
      PostgreSQL
      PostgreSQL

      For our digital QA organization to support a complex hybrid monolith/microservice architecture, our team took on the lofty goal of building out a commonized UI test automation framework. One of the primary requisites included a technical minimalist threshold such that an engineer or analyst with fundamental knowledge of JavaScript could automate their tests with greater ease. Just to list a few: - Nightwatchjs - Selenium - Cucumber - GitHub - Go.CD - Docker - ExpressJS - React - PostgreSQL

      With this structure, we're able to combine the automation efforts of each team member into a centralized repository while also providing new relevant metrics to business owners.

      See more
      Kevin Roulleau
      Kevin Roulleau
      QA Engineer Freelance at happn ยท | 5 upvotes ยท 19.6K views
      athappnhappn
      WebdriverIO
      WebdriverIO
      Appium
      Appium
      Selenium
      Selenium

      I chose WebdriverIO and Appium to implement a E2E tests solution on a native mobile app. WebdriverIO goes well beyond just implementing the Selenium / Appium protocol and allows to run tests in parallel out of the box. Appium has the big advantage of supporting iOS and Android platforms, so the test codebase and tools are exactly the same, which greatly reduces the learning curve and implementation time.

      See more
      Interest over time
      Reviews of Rainforest QA and Selenium
      Review ofRainforest QARainforest QA

      As a PM with a fair amount of testing experience I've been using Rainforest QA to build up a functional test suite for our web app. Writing tests is straightforward and it's nice to then get real humans executing the tests so that you can get readable feedback when something isn't working. I'd certainly recommend giving it a try to see if it might fit your workflow.

      Review ofSeleniumSelenium

      we at www.cloudqa.io use selenium hub and node architecture to execute our test cases its a very powerful tool to automate web applications.

      How developers use Rainforest QA and Selenium
      Avatar of Kang Hyeon Ku
      Kang Hyeon Ku uses SeleniumSelenium

      ๊ฐ€์žฅ ๊ฐ•๋ ฅํ•œ ์›น UI / UX ํ…Œ์ŠคํŠธ ํˆด ์ด์ง€๋งŒ, ๋ฌธ์ œ๋„ ๋งŽ๋‹ค. iframe ์•ˆ์— ์žˆ๋Š” ๊ฑด ์ž˜ select ๊ฐ€ ์•ˆ๋˜๊ธฐ๋„ ํ•˜๊ณ , ํ™”๋ฉด์ด ์ž‘์•„ ์ปดํฌ๋„ŒํŠธ๊ฐ€ ํ™”๋ฉด์— ๋ณด์ด์ง€ ์•Š์œผ๋ฉด ๋˜ select ํ•  ์ˆ˜ ์—†๋‹ค. ํ•˜์ง€๋งŒ ๋ธŒ๋ผ์šฐ์ €๋ฅผ ์žˆ๋Š” ๊ทธ๋Œ€๋กœ ์ œ์–ด ํ•  ์ˆ˜ ์žˆ๋‹ค๋Š” ๊ฒŒ ๊ฐ€์žฅ ํฐ ๋งค๋ ฅ์ด๋‹ค.

      ps. selenide ์™€ ๊ฐ™์ด ์“ฐ๋ฉด ์ฝ”๋“œ๊ฐ€ ๋งŽ์ด ๊ฐœ์„ ๋œ๋‹ค.

      Avatar of samdfonseca
      samdfonseca uses SeleniumSelenium

      Maintaining and expanding automated regression tests is one of my primary responsibilities at CrowdTwist. We use Selenium to test the front-end parts of our platform.

      Avatar of Ralic Lo
      Ralic Lo uses SeleniumSelenium

      Used Selenium web-driver for automated QA testing in continuous integration and continuous deployment.

      Avatar of Owen Miller
      Owen Miller uses SeleniumSelenium
      • Navigating our site for tests
      • Navigating other sites that discriminate against non-human visitors
      Avatar of Ataccama
      Ataccama uses SeleniumSelenium

      Selenium is a great way to automatically test if a build is sane and can be deployed.

      How much does Rainforest QA cost?
      How much does Selenium cost?
      Pricing unavailable
      News about Rainforest QA
      More news