Selenium To AscentialTest Migration

Why To Migrate

Selenium has been considered as one of the most reliable automation testing tool by IT businesses across the globe. As the test automation is gradually  transforming the entire world, most of the testing tools including Selenium could not keep up and adapt with the emerging technologies like TestOps and  DevOps with Agile & Scrum trends. For this reason, Organizations are now looking for cost effective and comprehensive tools that can automate their clients’ requirement effectively.

Though selenium is placed as the most popular tool available for automation testing, concern arises with its integration constraints including noticeable restraints in enhancing the ability of larger teams / applications, third party dependencies, and demand for advanced programming skills. These limitations has casually become a major development setback for scaling teams. Additionally, Tough Test maintenance and Performance issues has reportedly impacted short time releases thereby affecting the IT business widely.

Common Limitations Faced By Selenium Users’

Selenium though powerful, the configuration for the kind of framework required for an AUT is longer than other commercial tools. With all essential features needed for web app testing, selenium focuses only on web testing. If a team needs to test many different environments, either mobile or desktop application testing, one has to derive a new solution to meet the testing requirements which consumes extra time, effort and expertise

Successful automation with Selenium takes significant effort and demands highly skilled experts for troubleshooting. The Selenese test scripts need a lot of modifications to many of the native AI, Angular JS and Ajax controls. An expert team should be in place to build, customize, and maintain Selenium projects. Troubleshooting takes a longer time for larger tests as the entire flow needs to run to debug the issue. For this reason, the tool can be a real challenge to ensure its adherence to the product development and the existing environment with respect to Agile and Scrum trend.

Selenium being a open source tool, neither there is a need for license subscription nor  a user registration so it is hard to avail reliable support from tool developers. However, users can rely on online forums and selenium community for resolving issues, availing usage guidance, and consultation. These facilities are there only for already discussed issues, but not for any new or unfamiliar issues for which the user has to wait for a longer time which inturn affects the development cycle.

Today, testing has evolved further away from simple testing based on web elements. As user behavior becomes more complicated over time, more complex test elements like Image testing, Integration with AI/ML technologies, Windows support and Scalability capabilities are becoming more critical to ensure product quality. Selenium users need a third-party tool to enable comprehensive image-based testing, windows testing, or get equipped with ai testing technologies.

Release of the product to the market at the right time is always a challenging task. Regression Suites with larger tests has to run and complete testing process within the cycle of DevOps and TestOps following Agile and Scrum Trends. With the available constraints, selenium needs lot of effort and expertise to complete the task because troubleshooting and fixing the issues within a short time is a demanding task which delays the release and affects the business.

How AscentialTest Tool  Breaks The Limitations

AscentialTest Tool with its unique Snapshot Technology is expanding its boundary as one of the best alternate solution for selenium users with capabilities enhanced to ‘Make Hard Things Easy’ in testing to migrate from Selenium. Here the driver concept do not exist at all ,user can test the application at any screen of the application, making troubleshooting easier and much faster. We can now migrate Selenium tests / Scripts in maven framework to AscentialTest easily without opting for rewriting the test cases from scratch.

AscentialTest possess end to end inbuilt integration right from continuous Integration to reporting and emailing. It’s unique Snapshot Technology allowing drag and drop feature along with Step based approach offers 30-50% faster development of test and less maintenance best suits to Agile and Scrum trends. Snapshot technology provides a quick fix to Object repository and Step based approach to its script issues. It provides all critical features for businesses to apply continuous testing and streamline the product development cycle. Whereas with Selenium, it is a challenge to maintain a pipeline of concurrent tests.

AscentialTest is developed to make hard things easy in automation testing to solve and simplify the way integrated automation is delivered for testers. The tool provides native integration capabilities that meet all test requirements from teams.

AscentialTest requires no upfront environment or server setup to begin automating test projects. it has a built-in file structure, project templates, test case libraries, keywords, built-in methods, object repositories, plans, suites, testset, reports, inbuilt support for version control, defect tracking, schedular, emailing, and continuous integration to best simplify the learning curve for new users and help them accelerate quickly with test automation.

AscentialTest users can confidently apply end-to-end testing on all web, API, and desktop testing in a single project. However, AscentialTest users can scale more with built-in custom keywords, Step based approach, auto-healing, inbuilt synchronization, and parameterization technique.

AscentialTest is a Test management tool developed to make hard things easy for testers. It hardly takes a few weeks of hands-on and is favorable for entry-level testers. The tool makes itself easy with its drag and drop feature. It requires no coding and no framework, everything required for testing from continuous integration to defect tracking is inbuilt within the tool and works across different testing platforms.

The tool was developed with an aim to facilitate user’s adaptability , Entry level testers have done a good job of using our product as it is easy and simple to learn. AscentialTest team provides all the crucial features to ensure collaboration for team members while enhancing their ability to manage projects as well as keeping track of executions.

AscentialTest with its unique snapshot technology allowing drag and drop feature has proven it is faster to develop tests by 30-50% and maintenance is reduced drastically with its troubleshooting mechanism.

Some of the key features of AscentialTest are centralized reporting, Emailing, parameterization, test execution planning with testset, and pipeline optimization.

Flexible Features

Transform Selenium Scripts To AscentialTest

Migrating from Selenium to AscentialTest can be done with ease. Matryxsoft Tech Team along with AscentialTest team ensures that the existing Selenium test scripts are converted to AscentialTest scripts using all powerful capabilities of the tool without any loss.


Choose the Selenium project you would like to migrate, including all dependencies of your project.


 Copy and paste the source code of the function files, Test files from the chosen project to AscentialTest.


You’re All Set!  Now you can compile, execute and test your selenium tests in the AscentialTest tool.

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