Selenium is one of the most widely used open-source Web UI automation testing tools. It supports the automation of websites across different browsers, platforms, and programming languages.
Our Selenium tutorial is designed specifically for beginners with little to no prior knowledge of Selenium or automation testing.
We will start with the basics of Selenium. After that, we will move to the more advanced stuff like multi-browser testing, running tests in parallel, automation frameworks, etc.
This section covers the introduction and setup part of the Selenium tutorial. In addition, it covers the usage of basic Selenium commands. You will be using these commands during the automation of web-based applications.
Chapter#1 – Selenium Introduction
Introduction to Selenium, its different components, advantages, and limitations.
Chapter#2 – Selenium WebDriver Architecture Explained
A detailed explanation of the Selenium WebDriver architecture and its different components.
Chapter#3 – Selenium WebDriver Setup
Java, Eclipse, and WebDriver set up with a sample script for validation.
Chapter#4 – Launching Browsers in Selenium
Commands and sample scripts to launch different browsers.
Chapter#5 – Finding web elements in Selenium
Locate web elements in Selenium using Firebug or Chrome Developer tool.
Chapter#6 – Selenium WebDriver Basic Commands
Some of the most commonly used WebDriver commands and their usage.
Chapter#7 – Waits in Selenium
Learn about waits in Selenium for synchronizing the different user actions.
For effectively working with different elements, especially the dynamic elements, one should know how to create complex element locators.
In the below two tutorials, we will study the CSS and Xpath locators. These will immensely help us in creating locators for complex web elements.
Chapter#8 – CSS Locators [Must Read]
Learn how to locate elements using their CSS (Cascading Style Sheets)
Chapter#9 – XPath Locators [Must Read]
Learn how to locate elements using XPath (XML path)
The below tutorials will help you with code snippets and examples. These will include some of the most commonly performed actions in test automation. Here, we are using Java languagewith Selenium. If you have no prior experience in Java then you can learn the basics of Java from our Java for Testers series.
Chapter#10 – Handling Dropdowns in Selenium
Learn how to interact with dropdown elements.
Chapter#11 – Right Click in Selenium
Learn how to simulate mouse right-click action.
Chapter#12 – Double Click in Selenium
Learn how to simulate mouse double-click action.
Chapter#13 – Mouse hover in Selenium
Learn how to simulate mouse hover action.
Chapter#14 – Drag and Drop in Selenium
Drag and Drop web elements using Actions class in Selenium.
Chapter#15 – Handling Alerts in Selenium
Accept – Dismiss alerts or pop-ups in Selenium.
Chapter#16 – Press ENTER, Function and other non-text keys
Simulate keyboard keypress events for non-text keys like Enter, Ctrl, Alt, etc.
Chapter#17 – Scroll a Webpage in Selenium
Learn how to scroll up and down to a cordinate or specific element in Selenium.
Chapter#18 – Refresh a webpage in Selenium
Learn all the ways to refresh a web page in Selenium [5 different ways]
Chapter#19 – Maximize and minimize the Browser
Selenium commands to maximize and minimize the browser window.
Chapter#20 – Resize the browser window
Learn the resizing of the browser window in Selenium WebDriver.
Chapter#21 – Navigate Back and Forward in the Browser history
Navigate back and forward using driver.navigate() command.
Chapter#22 – Keyboard Interactions in Selenium
Learn about KeyDown, KeyUp, and sendKeys commands.
Chapter#23 – Mouse Interactions in Selenium
Learn about different mouse interaction commands along with code snippets.
Selenium is just an automation tool. In order to make validations, pass-fail a test case, create test reports, etc, we need a testing framework. In the below tutorials, we will study one such framework/library – TestNG.
Chapter#25 – TestNG Introduction
What is TestNG? What are its different features?
Chapter#26 – Selenium WebDriver with TestNG Sample Script
Creating a basic test in Selenium with TestNG.
Chapter#27 – TestNG Annotations
Annotations are basically the tags using which TestNG provides different features.
Chapter#28 – Data-Driven Testing in TestNG
Framework in which the test data drives the automation tests.
Chapter#29 – Running Tests in Parallel using TestNG
Reduces the overall test execution time.
Chapter#30 – Multi-browser testing using TestNG
Sample script to run tests with different browsers.
Chapter#31 – Rerun failed tests
TestNG configuration and sample script to retry the failed tests.
Chapter#32 – Set Test priority in TestNG
Prioritizing the test cases or setting the order of test case execution.
Chapter#33 – Dependency in TestNG
Makes execution of one test case dependent on another.
Chapter#34 – Soft Assertion in TestNG
To continue code script execution even after assertion statement failure.
Chapter#35 – Timeouts in TestNG
Used in scenarios that need to be failed if not completed in a defined time.
Here, we will study some of the widely used automation frameworks and design patterns along with sample scripts for their implementations.
Chapter#36 – Data-Driven Framework
A data-driven framework using Selenium and TestNG.
Chapter#37 – Page Object Model
An automation design pattern that helps in creating maintainable test suites.
Chapter#38 – Page Factory
One of the implementations of the Page Object Model(POM) provided by Selenium.
Chapter#39 – 🔥Complete Selenium with Java Framework🔥
End-to-end Selenium with Java Hybrid framework with sample test script and Github link.
Selenium is an open-source and free test automation tool. With the help of it, we can automate web-based applications.
Yes. If you have basic programming knowledge then you can learn Selenium on your own. Just start from chapter-1 of our course. Our course is completely free and designed for complete beginners.
In order to learn Selenium WebDriver, you need to have knowledge of the languages supported by Selenium. These are – Java, Python, Ruby, etc. If you have no programming language knowledge then you should start learning any language.
Alternatively, you can pick an automation tool that requires no or minimal coding like – Katalon Studio.
You can learn basic website automation in a couple of days only. But for complete Selenium features and test automation framework knowledge. It will take you about 2-3 weeks of consistent study and practice.
For online Selenium with Java training, check – Selenium Training. We provide instructor-led live online training. In this training, we will cover the different tools and concepts that are required for creating a test automation suite. This will include – Core Java, Selenium WebDriver, TestNG, Maven, Git, Jenkins, etc.
Kuldeep is the founder and lead author of ArtOfTesting. He is skilled in test automation, performance testing, big data, and CI-CD. He brings his decade of experience to his current role where he is dedicated to educating the QA professionals. You can connect with him on LinkedIn.