5 Interesting Selenium Project Ideas & Topics For Beginners [2020]

Are you eager to try our automation testing skills? Then you’ve come to the right place. The best way to learn a technical skill is through projects. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of Selenium project ideas.

You can choose any of the projects we’ve discussed here to start working on it. You’ll get to use your knowledge of the software, test your critical thinking skills, and solve problems. Let’s get started.

What is Selenium? An Introduction

Jason Huggins had created a tool called ‘JavaScriptTestRunner.’ That tool has now become a famous Selenium. It is a portable, open-source automation testing framework, and so, it’s widely popular among developers and software testers. It is made up of four tools:

  • Selenium IDE (also known as Selenium Recorder)
  • Selenium RC (Remote Control)
  • Selenium WebDriver
  • Selenium Grid

Selenium IDE helps you record and debug tests. It is a Chrome extension, but you can also use it as an add-on in Firefox. Selenium Grid allows you to run parallel tests on multiple browsers. Selenium RC was deprecated, but it has received several updates, making it suitable for current use. 

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Commands You’ll Use

Before you begin working on Selenium projects, make sure that you’re familiar with the following commands:

Visit a website:

driver.get(“https://upgrad.com/”);

Find an element on a webpage:

// find just one, the first one Selenium finds

WebElement element = driver.findElement(locator);

// find all instances of the element on the page

List elements = driver.findElements(locator);

Perform actions on elements:

// find just one, the first one Selenium finds

WebElement element = driver.findElement(locator);

// find all instances of the element on the page

List elements = driver.findElements(locator);

WebElement element = driver.findElement(locator);

element.click();

element.click(); // clicks an element

element.submit(); // submits a form

element.clear(); // clears an input field of its text

element.sendKeys(“input text”); // types text into an input field

Check the conditions:

element.isDisplayed(); // is it visible to the human eye?

element.isEnabled(); // can it be selected?

element.isSelected(); // is it selected?

Get information:

// directly from an element

element.getText();

// by attribute name

element.getAttribute(“href”);

You’ll be using these commands frequently in the projects we’ve discussed below. Make sure you go through them first, before trying out these ideas.

Selenium Project Ideas & Topics 

1. Web Automation (Beginner Level Example)

Working on Selenium projects can be challenging. For starters, you can use the following script example: 

import org.openqa.selenium.By;

import org.openqa.selenium.WebDriver;

import org.openqa.selenium.WebElement;

import org.openqa.selenium.chrome.ChromeDriver;

public class TestSelenium {

public static void main(String[] args){

System.setProperty(“webdriver.chrome.driver”,”C:\\Users\\Admin\\Desktop\\LT Automation\\chromedriver_win32\\chromedriver.exe”);

WebDriver driver= new ChromeDriver();

driver.get(“https://randomwebsite.com/“);

try {

WebElement signup = driver.findElement(By.xpath(“//*[@id=”navbarCollapse”]/ul/li[2]/a”));

signup.click();

WebElement login= driver.findElement(By.xpath(“//*[@id=”modalSignUp”]/div/div/div/div/div[4]/p/a”));

login.click();

String windowHandle = driver.getWindowHandle();

WebElement TextBox = driver.findElement(By.xpath(“//*[@id=”login-modal-form”]/div[1]/div/input”));

TextBox.sendKeys(“sample-email@lambdatest.com”);

WebElement Password = driver.findElement(By.xpath(“//*[@id=”login-modal-form”]/div[2]/div/input”));

Password.sendKeys(“sample-password”);

WebElement proceed = driver.findElement(By.xpath(“//*[@id=”login-modal-form”]/div[4]/button”));

proceed.click();

}

catch (Exception e) {

System.out.println(e.getMessage());

}

}

}

The above example is a web automation script. It launches a website (randomwebsite.com, you can add your preferred site), finds the ‘Login’ (or Sign Up) element, and clicks on it. After that, it enters the credentials in the login page, clicks the login button, and redirects you to the website’s homepage. 

You can start with this project first if you’re a beginner. On the other hand, if you have ample experience in using Selenium, you should take a look at the following Selenium project ideas:

2. Automated Ticket Booking

In this project, you’ll use Selenium to automate the process of booking a flight ticket. First, you’ll have to create a Java project and add dependencies to the pom.xml file. 

After that, you’ll have to add the necessary packages and write the automation script to make it work. You can take inspiration from the automation script we’ve shared before. 

Your automation system should follow these steps to work effectively:

  • Open a flight booking website. 
  • Go to its ‘Flights’ section and enter the necessary details (flight time, location, etc.) in the form.
  • Select the flight seat, and fill in the rest of the necessary details.
  • Find the ‘confirm’ button and proceed to checkout.

This is a fun and exciting project, but it’ll require some time and effort because booking a flight ticket is a process filled with multiple steps. You can take it a step further and make the system more advanced (add the option to book train tickets). 

3. Automated Fitness Data Implementation

In this project, you can create an automated test framework for a fitness solution. Your framework should support Google Chrome as the webs browser, and the script maintenance should be as low as possible. That’s because most of the users of fitness applications aren’t quite familiar with automation scripts. You’ll need to keep the framework of your system simple as well.

You can use the page object design pattern to reduce the maintenance of the automation script, and you can use Selenium WebDriver to automate the entire process. You can use the page object design pattern to create classes for every page. This way, the user would gain access to an efficient interface. 

To create the test scripts, you should call methods from the necessary page object classes such as create a new account, log in to an account, and others. You’d need to add a mechanism that saves the test results in an excel file. You can save the detailed logs of the tests as well to review them in the future. 

You can make the generated reports customizable and interactive so that the user can understand them easily. Working on this project will give you immense experience in using Selenium. You can take inspiration from various fitness solutions you find online. 

4. Automated Patient Data Transmission

Patient referral systems give hospitals a platform through which they can communicate better and help people find the treatment they require according to the available resources. For example, a hospital has a patient that needs bypass surgery, but it doesn’t have the resources needed. It can use the patient referral system to refer the patient to a hospital that has those resources.

Patients can find better hospitals through such a system as well. It is one of the most exciting Selenium project ideas we have on this list. You can build an automated testing script for a patient referral system that helps its developer enhance the efficiency of their tests.

You can use Selenium WebDriver for this task. Make sure that you build a user-friendly framework, which doesn’t require much technical expertise to use. A person who doesn’t know anything about automation scripts should be able to use your solution. You can add the function of alerting the user through email when an automated test is complete. If you want to take it a step further, you can add a report generation tool. 

5. Automated EMS Solution

An enterprise management system allows you to oversee multiple aspects of your business through a single interface. Numerous types of EMS solutions are present in the market, and they require a lot of effort and expertise to use. Clients use these systems to manage sales channels, projects, human resources, and business accounting. 

You can build an automated testing solution that can check the workflow and operation of the software. Enterprise management systems usually have multiple test cases, so it becomes quite expensive for users to perform manual testing of every change occurring in the same. With Selenium, you can automate its manual tests, and thus, make them more efficient. 

First, you should get familiar with the system you want to automate. Then, it would be best if you wrote the automation scripts to perform the required tests. As the users of enterprise management systems aren’t much familiar with these scripts, you’ll need to create a framework that simplifies the automation process for them. This way, even non-technical people can use your solution without facing any hindrances.

You can add the functionality of generating simple and easily understandable reports. The reports could show the test results to the user, such as the execution time of the script, screenshots, and script’s success. You can also add a notification system that alerts the admin when a test is completed. 

Also Read: Must Read 30 Selenium Interview Questions & Answers

Final Thoughts

Working on these Selenium projects will surely be fun. We hope you liked this article, and if you have any suggestions, let us know. 

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