The Best Alternative to Selenium
for Web Testing

Selenium is a popular open-source web testing tool but has limitations that slow down testing and get in the way of your development. The platform and API are robust, but all the third-party frameworks turn Selenium into a full-time job.

That’s why we built PreFlight: an automated testing tool that anyone can use to automate web testing and save time. With PreFlight’s no-code approach, tests can be created in minutes.

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Lack of features

Selenium lacks native support
for key testing features

Selenium requires third-party testing frameworks to support key features like CI/CD, grouping, tagging, mobile testing, and more.

PreFlight has everything you need to start web testing in minutes. Our regression testing tool makes it easy to manage tests and see where changes need to be made. Our automatic recording captures every interaction on your web apps.

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Integrations

Reporting

Selenium has no automatic
generation of test results

Selenium requires a third-party tool like TestNG or JUnit to generate reports.

PreFlight's reports show you everything you need to know about the status and results of your tests.

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Test Accuracy

Time-consuming

Selenium is time-consuming

Setting up and configuring Selenium WebDriver, Selenium IDE, and Selenium Grid can take days to complete. When updates are released, testers have to manually check their setup to ensure nothing is broken in Selenium.

PreFlight can be set up in minutes to speed up the testing process. Create test cases and test scripts once and test them as needed.

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Selenium setup vs Preflight

Mobile Testing

Selenium lacks mobile testing

Mobile and desktop applications and browsers work differently. Even the UI tests have to be handled in a distinct manner. Selenium doesn’t natively support mobile browser testing and instead relies on third-party frameworks and integrations.

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“I hadn't used a no-code testing platform before, and was a little skeptical about how well it could work. I was pleasantly surprised!”

Zak Kempson Testimonial
Zak Kempson
Pop To The Shops, UK

See how Selenium compares to PreFlight

See the comparison table below to see why you should replace Selenium with PreFlight

Feature comparison

Selenium

Takes months to build test cases and clogs development cycle

Tiring, back and forward way to do testing. Write/Debug tests -> Fail -> Fix -> Retry -> Repeat

Release every 3 sprint cycles
Cross-browser testing
Yes
CSS & XPath selectors
Yes
Parallelism
Yes
Adapt to the UI changes
No
Console logs
No
Network Calls
No
Videos of the test
No
Screenshot for each step
No
Step and Test Context Awareness
No

Preflight

Takes minutes to build test cases and faster development cycle

The Best Testing Tool, made for you in mind
Record tests -> Never Fail -> Never flaky -> Release

Release anytime!
Cross-browser testing
Yes
CSS & XPath selectors
Yes
Parallelism
Yes
Adapt to the UI changes
Yes
Console logs
Yes
Network Calls
Yes
Videos of the test
Yes
Screenshot for each step
Yes
Step and Test Context Awareness
Yes
Selenium vs Preflight

Selenium Timeline

  • a Profile Photo
    Mike decides to use Selenium as their testing framework

    Before sprints begin

  • Charlie and John try to set up infrastructure for Selenium Sprint #1
  • Engineers are done with the infrastructure Sprint #2
  • Every engineer can automate 2-3 tests every day if there are no tests that needs to be fixed. Sprint #3
  • Sprint #4
  • ...
  • Sprint #8
  • 30%
    Got to 30% test coverage Sprint #9
  • Setting up the GitLab CI/CD Pipeline Sprint #10
  • Never ending cycle: Run tests -> Fail -> Fix the tests -> Retry -> Repeat.

Results:

Get to 30% coverage in 5 months Test scripts clog the deployments 90% Test coverage is just a dream!

Meaningful test coverage in under minutes

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