Limitations of Selenium
These are some of the limitations of Selenium :
- Desktop Application :
Automation Testing for desktop applications is not supported by Selenium.
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- Web Services :
Automation testing cannot be performed on web services like SOAP or REST using Selenium.
- Built-in Object Repository :
A built-in Object Repository like UTF/QTP is not present in Selenium for maintaining objects/elements in centralized location.
- Built-in Repository facility :
There is no Built-in Reporting facility available.
- Inbuilt repository capability :
An inbuilt reporting capability is not present in Selenium. There will be a relyment on plug-ins like JUnit and TestNG for test reports.
- Image Testing :
After performing practically Testing on images is not possible so to overcome it we need to Integrate Selenium with Sikuli.
- New usage :
New usage may or may not work properly. No is responsible for its usage.
- Test Management :
For Test Management, no test tool integration is provided by Selenium.
- Popups and Frame :
It becomes difficult while processing the popups or frames.
- High Skills :
In order to automate tests more effectively, a high skill sets are required by Selenium.
- Community forums :
There is a relyment on community forums to get your technical issues resolved this is because Selenium is open source software.
- Language :
To create tests scripts in Selenium WebDriver we must know atleast one of the supported languages.