Cucumber testing is a software testing which uses the tool that supports Behavior Driven Development (BDD). It offers a way to write tests that anybody can understand regardless of their technical knowledge.
Selenium testing is a software testing that uses a tool that supports Functional and Performance (Selenium Grid) testing tool. It is quite similar to cucumber testing despite of some changes.
Difference between Cucumber Testing and Selenium Testing:
|Cucumber Testing||Selenium Testing|
|It uses behavior driven development tool.||It uses functional and performance (selenium grid) tool.|
|Plugin in cucumber works faster.||Plugins are slower than cucumber.|
|Cucumber Framework supports other language as well beyond Ruby like Java, Scala, Groovy etc.||Selenium supports Java, .Net and many other languages.|
|Writing automation steps are joint effort of testers and developer.||Like Cucumber Tool, writing automation steps are joint effort of testers and developer.|
|Cucumber supports only web environment.||Supports only web environment.|
|It is free.||It is also free.|