Selenium Essentials Training

Get a better grip on automated web testing with Selenium.

  • 24 Hours of immersive Instructor-led sessions.
  • Learn automation testing with Selenium through interactive hands-on learning.
  • Deep dive into Selenium IDE, RC, Grid, and WebDriver concepts.
  • Acquire skills in writing automated tests for applications.
  • Create web application testing frameworks.
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The growing popularity of Selenium

There are plenty of reasons why Selenium has been consistently rated as being the top testing tools in the market. Selenium is a portable software testing framework for web applications which can be deployed on Windows, Linux and Macintosh platforms. It is versatile and flexible and consists of a suite of web browser automation tools that are used to test applications across many platforms, many languages and many browsers. The fact that it is open source ensures that companies do not have to spend a fortune on licensing costs, another reason why it is widely endorsed by top organizations. All these reasons have not only driven Selenium popularity but have also created a niche market for Selenium professionals who are in much demand for their tool expertise.

Here are some more statistics

  • According to a recent survey conducted in 2019 by Katalon and KMS Technology, out of 100 testing tools that were taken into account, 9 out of 10 testers are using Selenium for their test automation. 
  • Selenium has over 27.4% of the market share of all automation testing tools, which is the largest share held by one single tool.
  • Selenium is being considered as the industry standard for user interface automation testing of Web applications. 

These statistics prove why more and more people are pursuing the Selenium testing course these days.

Become an expert Selenium professional

Our three day workshop on Selenium Essentials will give you a solid base over Selenium components, Selenium IDE , TestNG framework and Web Driver 2.0. The learning that you acquire from this training will help you to start writing automation test cases for any web application.

Using hands-on examples taken from their personal experience, our trainers will help you understand the key concepts of Selenium and its usage in the market. Participants will leave the workshop with new insights and attitudes, and will be able to apply themselves in the test automation field.

Individual Benefits:

With guided Selenium essentials training you can:

  • Equip yourself with the execution speed of Selenium
  • Rise up the career ladder with knowledge of Selenium automation testing tools
  • Stand a chance to earn an average of $70593 as a Test Automation Engineer with Selenium testing skills

Organizational Benefits:

A Selenium Certification is popular among organizations due to the following reasons:

  • There are no licensing costs for organizations to use Selenium as it is Open-source.
  • Organizations do not need to contact dedicated customer support for their queries, as they will be answered by the open source community for Selenium.
  • Hardware consumption during script execution is less for Selenium when compared to other tools.
  • Selenium supports a variety of environments like Windows, Linux and Solaris.
  • Selenium supports a number of programming languages like Java, C#, Ruby, Python, Perl, PHP and JavaScript.
  • Selenium can be integrated with tools such as TestNG & JUnit seamlessly.

Selenium has taken automation testing by storm and is being widely used by all top-rated organizations. If you have Selenium training, you can expect a salary of nothing less than $95,000 a year.  Anyone can learn Selenium.  But if you are a developer or tester and have experience in programming as well as scripting in languages like C#, Java, Python, and Scala, then mastering Selenium will be a breeze for you.

  • Basic knowledge of HTML, CSS, XPath, etc.
  • Basics of Core Java and OOPS Concepts in Java. 

Who Should Attend

  • Manual Testers
  • Automation Specialists
  • Manual Testing Team
  • Automation Testing team
  • Test Managers
  • Test Engineers
  • Test Lead
  • Test Analyst
  • QA Engineers
  • Software Developers
  • Freshers who want to learn automation

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Learn theory backed by practical case studies, exercises and coding practice that will make you ready for the industry. 

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Learn from the best in the field. Our mentors are all experienced professionals in the fields they teach.

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Learn concepts from scratch, and advance your learning through step-by-step guidance on tools and techniques.

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Get reviews and feedback on your final projects from professional testers.

Certification FAQs


Selenium is a suite of tools that is used for testing by automating browser and web applications. It has emerged as a leading automation tool. Selenium supports automation testing of functional aspects of web application with a wide range of browsers and platform support. Selenium ensures software quality, usability, security and performance.  It comes in three flavors – Selenium IDE, Selenium Grid and WebDriver.

Being open source and supporting cross browser and cross platform testing, Selenium is widely used in the software industry for automation and its demand is increasing exponentially. In today’s fast paced world, it has become very important to work cut down operational costs while speeding up production time without compromising on the quality of the product. Selenium gives you confidence in the quality of your product. Because of low maintenance costs, high quality, wide coverage, and the fact that it supports different software life cycles, many Tech companies across the globe opt for Selenium as their preferred  automation tool.

Automation testing is a software testing technique used to automate manual processes while ensuring quality and effectiveness to the testing of software. It compares actual and expected outcomes. It is mainly used to automate repetitive tasks. Automation testing uses scripts, and without manual intervention ensures that the code does what it is supposed to do.  Automation testing is used to avoid repetitive testing and increase the scope of testing. It improves the quality of software and makes a tester's life easier. Automation testing is reliable. It is good to automate frequently used tests to avoid manual errors.

Being open source and free of cost, Selenium is extensively used by software development teams to automate test cases. It supports most of the programming languages and gives you the freedom to choose the one you want, according to your requirement. Selenium is OS and browser independent. It integrates well with other tools. It fits well with any software development lifecycle. With little coding the Selenium platform is ready to use. Selenium tests are easy to maintain. Not to mention, it has a strong community support.  Because Selenium is an open source tool with low maintenance cost, high quality output, and supports different software life cycles among other things many software/IT organizations across the globe opt for Selenium as their preferred automation tool.

  • Browser and platform independent.
  • Integrates well with other open source tools.
  • Selenium fits well into development life cycles such as agile, waterfall, DevOps.
  • Selenium supports mobile app automation for Android and IOS devices.
  • With very little changes the framework can be used to suit your needs.
  • Supports HTML report generation.
  • Selenium test can be implemented without GUI.
  • Low maintenance cost

There are several advantages to Selenium. Besides being open source, it is flexible, supports several languages, is browser and platform independent and has a strong community support that is active and helpful. It also has several other advantages such as being compatible with any software development lifecycle, getting customized to developer’s needs with little changes, and having low maintenance costs and high quality. These are just few of the factors that have made it among the most preferred and popular test automation tools in the industry.

Programming languages are supported through Selenium “drivers”. These are libraries made for each language that expose commands from the Selenium API natively in the form of functions.

Selenium provides a test domain-specific language known as Selenese to write tests in several popular programming languages, including

  • C#,
  • Groovy,
  • Java,
  • Perl,
  • PHP,
  • Python,
  • Ruby and
  • Scala.

It is hard to say which the best programming language for Selenium is as it works very well with every language and supports all the languages well. But if we have to choose one, then it would have to be Java - the most preferred programming language for Selenium. However,  the selection of the language totally depends upon your project requirement and your team’s expertise.

Looking at the current trends, Python at the second position is gaining great momentum, but being at the top position, Java is still the most preferred Programming language with Selenium.

Selenium is a suite of different tools catering to different needs of the organizations. 

Selenium IDE:

Selenium Integrated Development Environment (IDE) is the easiest to learn and the simplest framework in the suit. It comes as Firefox and Chrome plugin. It works as record and play feature which helps in early stage testing - generally used as a prototyping tool.

Selenium RC:

Selenium RC(Remote Control) is testing tool that allowed users to use a programming language of their choice against any HTTP website.


WebDriver used to automate web application testing. It supports multiple browsers and OS. The supported languages are java, C#, Python, Perl, Ruby etc.

Selenium Grid:

Selenium grid allows to run tests on different machines against different browsers using Hub. Nodes are computer with combination of OS and browsers.

There are many automation tools available in the market. Some of them are –

UFT(Unified Functional Testing formerly known as QTP), TestingWhiz, TestComplete, Ranorex, Sahi, Watir, Tosca Testsuite, Telerik Test Studio, WatiN, IBM RFT, etc.

Reasons Why Selenium is Great to Use is –

With many useful features, Selenium automation testing is a key tool for cross browser and cross platform compatibility testing as well as system functional testing. Compared with the available tools for automation testing it is strong and is very simple and flexible.

Selenium is a popular automation tool in the software industry for testing web interfaces. It has many advantages –

  • Easy to setup and once setup it is easy to write/generate scripts, test functionality, reuse these scripts in framework.
  • In principal Selenium test can be run on any browser irrespective of the OS
  • It provides multi language support
  • Selenium scripts are easy to maintain
  • By integrating with other popular tools, it provides flexibility in reporting
  • It is a great tool for UI testing, functionality testing, regression testing, unit testing and acceptance testing.

Selenium Course

Automation testing is fast becoming the de facto testing strategy due to the numerous advantages it offers. While there are many test automation tools, Selenium is among the most popular. In the IT industry you need to constantly evolve and keep up to date with the latest technologies. Selenium expertise will change your career dramatically. By automating the task of testing through Selenium, you achieve more in less time.  Learning Selenium is a wise option for those looking for a successful career in the testing industry. Since Selenium’s usage is growing and many companies around the globe are using Selenium for their product testing, the demand for Selenium experts is growing exponentially. Getting trained in Selenium testing will be an added advantage for you in the job market and will give weightage to your resume. After completion of this course you will become an expert in Selenium and will know how to automate test processes to achieve high test coverage with good quality results.

While there is no fixed time, in general it requires a min of 30 hours of training along with another 30+ hours of hands on practice and work on various examples and case studies to make a beginner ready to start working on real time projects.

No, as it is an online platform, providing a lab session is not feasible so Learner have to practice at their own convenience on their own machines, but we do provide 24*7 technical support and assistance to all your queries where responses are given by our subject experts to make sure that learner queries are answered in a timely manner and with quality response.

At the end of the course, each participant will be assigned a project to practice and get hands-on with the concepts learnt. Participant will deploy complete automation process that is covered during the course.

Your mentors will be available to help you if you need any help. Project will be reviewed by industry experts. Certificates will be awarded on successful completion of the project.

Developers who want to boost their career with automation testing

Manual testers looking to expand their career horizons

Graduates / Postgraduates who want to pursue testing as a career.

A person knowing the basics of any programming language can opt for this course.

Course objective is to make you -

Understand what automation testing and how to use Selenium for automation testing.

  • Understand how Automation testing can make changes in the testing process.
  • Understand components of Selenium - Selenium IDE, Selenium Grid and WebDriver.
  • Write test scripts and parameterize it with a variety of data set.
  • Understand the process of Performing Functional testing to deliver a quality product.

Selenium in Industry

There are many automation tools in the market that are stable and can be used for automation, but Selenium is a leader in the industry.

Selenium is a very flexible software testing framework for software testing. Many companies like Google and Facebook are using Selenium for testing web interfaces. It is easy to set up and it is efficient in generating scripts and executing functionality. Selenium scripts can be reused in automated framework. It supports many third-party tools making it flexible. Advantages of Selenium are core functional testing, GUI testing, DB testing, Regression testing, usability testing, Sanity testing, cross browser testing, and E2E testing.

Selenium is widely used, and it has wide community support and caters to testing needs very well. Being a stable and proven framework, many giant software/IT companies across the globe like Facebook, Google and others are using Selenium. Lot of software development companies across the world require Selenium professionals.

Selenium professionals are in great demand and get good salaries. Salaries vary depending on the experience and job profile, and, sometimes it depends on the company policy. One more factor that affects the salary is the urgency of the need for Selenium professional’s expertise. If the project is in line and the company is in dire need of your expertise, then you may get paid more.

Selenium is scaling up with huge demand among automation tools as many companies are making use of web applications. Lots of vendor tool providers support Selenium technology and use it to automate web application testing. There is a huge scope for Selenium professionals in terms of job and career growth. Jobs in roles such as continuous integration, DevOps engineer, Test automation engineer and QA engineer are abundant and will continue to be in the coming years. Selenium experts will find exciting opportunities in the fields of Mobile testing, API testing, and Big data.


Organizations require different levels of expertise at different stages of application development. Depending upon the selenium knowledge you have, your qualifications, your past experience (if any) and what client requirements are, you can apply for jobs as a Selenium automation tester.

A person completing this course is eligible to apply for posts such as Trainee Selenium tester, Selenium Tester, Senior Selenium tester, Automation lead, Automation architect, Automation manager etc. Note, along with expertise, experience also matters for some of the posts.

Learn Selenium

Understand key components of Java program. Understand the development environment, compilation and running of the program. Understand concepts of variable, conditional statements, Class and Objects, Arrays, Collections and File Handling.

Considering complete Java language set and APIs, this is only 15-20% of complete Java.

Environment Setup

To download Selenium tools, go to the Selenium official website

Download page contains links to Selenium downloads and corresponding drivers. Depending on your requirement you can download the selenium component you require.


Learning Objectives: Get introduced to Selenium and know about the advantages, history and application of Selenium.

  • What is Selenium?
  • Advantages of Selenium
  • History
  • Uses of Selenium

Learning Objectives: Learn about the important components of Selenium

  • Selenium IDE (Integrated Development Environment)
  • Selenium RC (Remote Control)
  • Selenium WebDriver
  • Selenium Grid

Learning Objectives:  Learn about the open source record-and-playback tool for generating Selenium scripts, which is integrated with the Firefox web browser as an extension. Also, learn about Selenium Builder which is an alternative open source tool for the Selenium IDE to record and playback web applications.

  • Selenium IDE’s record and playback abilities
  • Selenium IDE functions
  • Selenium IDE Data Driven tests
  • Selenium IDE JavaScript functions
  • Selenium Builder

Hands-On: Learn about the Selenium IDE functions, along with Selenium Builder, and observe how to handle the Selenium IDE to automate simple tests.

Learning Objectives:  Learn to run tests in any one of the most popular web browsers with WebDriver playback. Learn to test the web application with multiple web browsers with WebDriver Cross-browser Tests. Learn the object-oriented approach to test web-based applications with WebDriver Functions.

  • What is WebDriver?
  • Setting up WebDriver
  • Finding Elements
  • Page Elements
  • Selenium WebDriver Cross-browser Tests
  • Selenium WebDriver Functions
  • Handling Ajax websites
  • Page Object pattern
  • Event-firing WebDriver
  • Handling iFrames
  • Handling native OS and browser pop-ups
  • JavascriptExecutor

Hands-On: Perform Selenium cross-browser automation tests, and learn how to run automation tests in the cloud, and how to switch user agents.

Learning Objectives:  Learn to use Selenium Grid that specializes in running multiple tests across different browsers, operating systems, and machines in parallel.

  • What is Selenium Server?
  • What is Selenium Grid?
  • Starting Selenium Server
  • Running a Test
  • Grid Configuration
  • Setting up Grid
  • A 2nd Node
  • 3rd Node configuration
  • Running a test in Grid
  • More Grid details
  • Grid Strategies

Hands-On: Use Selenium server to run multiple tests, setting up grids and so on.

Learning Objectives:  Learn about the three significant flavors, namely, Data-Driven, Keyword-Driven, and Hybrid-Driven frameworks.

  • Behavior-Driven Development
  • JXL API Data-Driven framework
  • Apache POI Data-Driven framework
  • Properties file Data-Driven framework
  • CSV file Data-Driven framework
  • Keyword-Driven framework
  • Hybrid-Driven framework

Hands-On: Build automation frameworks from scratch, and optimize a successful Selenium WebDriver automation framework.

Learning Objectives:  Learn how TESTNG overcomes the limitation of another popular testing framework Junit.

  • Overview of TestNG
  • Environment of TestNG
  • Writing WebDriver Test Cases using TestNG
  • Basic Annotations of TestNG
  • Executing Tests
  • Executing Test Suites
  • Ignore Test
  • Dependency Test
  • Parameterized Tests
  • TestNG XML
  • Report Generation

Hands-On: Execute Tests Suites and generate reports using TESTNG.

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The Course

The training aims to explain how to automate testing of web applications using one of the most popular open source tools, Selenium. Selenium is a portable software testing framework for web applications that can be deployed on Windows, Linux and Macintosh platforms. The course agenda covers at length the essentials such as OOPS concepts, basics of Java, Selenium Integrated development Environment (IDE) and the Selenium Web Driver 2.0. Using hands-on examples taken from their personal experience, our trainers will help you understand the key concepts of Selenium and its usage in the market. Participants will gain from new insights and attitudes, and will be able to apply their skills effectively in the test automation field.The average pay for a Selenium Tester is $83,200 per year. And considering that Selenium is among the most widely adopted test automation tool, this is a great time to master it.

  • You will become an expert in automated testing with Selenium
  • You will be proficient in working on Selenium Frameworks.

After completing our course, you will be able to:

  • Understand all the parameters of automating testing with Selenium.
  • Understand the major concepts of Selenium such as IDE, RC, Grid and Web Driver.
  • Parameterize test scripts with a variety of data.
  • Learn about additional tools such as Java, Java APIs and TestNG

There are no restrictions but participants would benefit if they have basic computer knowledge.

Yes, KnowledgeHut does offer virtual training. Call us for more information on the same.

On successful completion of the course you will receive a course completion certificate issued by KnowledgeHut.

Your instructors are Test automation experts who have years of industry experience.

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