Sauce Labs vs Selenium

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Sauce Labs vs Selenium: What are the differences?

Developers describe Sauce Labs as "Test mobile or web apps instantly across 700+ browser/OS/device platform combinations - without infrastructure setup". 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. On the other hand, Selenium is detailed as "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.

Sauce Labs and Selenium can be categorized as "Browser Testing" tools.

"Selenium-compatible" is the top reason why over 54 developers like Sauce Labs, while over 149 developers mention "Automates browsers" as the leading cause for choosing Selenium.

Selenium is an open source tool with 14.9K GitHub stars and 4.97K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Selenium's open source repository on GitHub.

MIT, Typeform, and Bukalapak are some of the popular companies that use Selenium, whereas Sauce Labs is used by Lyft, Coursera, and Yelp. Selenium has a broader approval, being mentioned in 776 company stacks & 440 developers stacks; compared to Sauce Labs, which is listed in 66 company stacks and 11 developer stacks.

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Pros of Sauce Labs
Pros of Selenium
  • 59
    Selenium-compatible
  • 46
    Webdriver compatible
  • 35
    Video recordings of every test
  • 31
    Qa
  • 29
    Mobile support
  • 26
    Any programming language
  • 23
    Developer tools
  • 21
    Test local and firewalled servers
  • 20
    Jenkins integration
  • 18
    Pristine VMs
  • 17
    CI Compatible
  • 11
    Appium support
  • 9
    Parallel testing
  • 8
    Rapid environment preparation
  • 7
    Easy testing on almost any device
  • 7
    Allows me to Focus more test automation rather than IT
  • 7
    Mobile device support
  • 6
    Secure testing and easy setup
  • 5
    Quick support response
  • 5
    Easy setup with CI and fast automated tests
  • 4
    Easy to setup and understand,
  • 4
    Fast and reliable to host the automated tests
  • 3
    Easy onboarding, do not need to manager VMs/OS/Browsers
  • 3
    Easy setup and integration with Travis Ci
  • 3
    Maintained browser matrix
  • 2
    Great documentation
  • 2
    Teamcity Integration and mobile testing win
  • 2
    Hany for platform testing
  • 2
    Generous free trial
  • 2
    Efficient tool to verify product quality
  • 2
    Easy. Straightforward. Scalable
  • 2
    Great way to integrate test suite on cloud
  • 2
    Simplicity of Sauce-connect
  • 1
    Very Good, Quick, flexible Infrastructure Support
  • 1
    Having this available for CI servers is fantastic
  • 1
    Awesome tech support
  • 1
    It's great for my QA work
  • 1
    Amazing service to do cloud cross browser testing
  • 1
    Depth of integrations
  • 1
    Because of its cloud based support for appium
  • 1
    Easy setup, Works great with selenium.
  • 1
    QE support
  • 1
    Manuals are not very well versed for beginners
  • 1
    Secure testing
  • 1
    Cheaper than browserstack
  • 1
    Stable
  • 0
    Simple to set up and integrate so many browser configs
  • 169
    Automates browsers
  • 154
    Testing
  • 101
    Essential tool for running test automation
  • 24
    Record-Playback
  • 24
    Remote Control
  • 8
    Data crawling
  • 7
    Supports end to end testing
  • 6
    Functional testing
  • 6
    Easy set up
  • 4
    The Most flexible monitoring system
  • 3
    Easy to integrate with build tools
  • 3
    End to End Testing
  • 2
    Integration Tests
  • 2
    Comparing the performance selenium is faster than jasm
  • 2
    Record and playback
  • 2
    Compatible with Python
  • 2
    Easy to scale
  • 0
    Integrated into Selenium-Jupiter framework

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Cons of Sauce Labs
Cons of Selenium
  • 2
    Relatively slow
  • 2
    Expensive
  • 7
    Flaky tests
  • 2
    Slow as needs to make browser (even with no gui)

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What is 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.

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.

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