How much time does it take to be expert in Selenium?

Is there anybody who can assist me to know about time and way to be an expert in testing automation with Selenium web drivers?

Selenium is a popular open source web based test automation tool. This online course is a step by step guide to learn Selenium Concepts.

You all must be wondering that why Selenium is in demand? Why Selenium professional enjoys the perks of a good salary? Moreover, it is important to know the reasons attached to learn Selenium. All these questions are genuine and can pop up in anybody’s mind.

Any one programming language, you need to code in any language from Java, C#, Ruby, Python, JavaScript etc. But I would recommend going with Java.

If you don't know Java than don't worry that you need to learn complete java. Only OOPS concepts and basic Java coding Skills are sufficient:


Install Java / Eclipse

Java First Program

Java DataTypes

While & Do-While Loop

For Loop

Else If Statement


Class and Objects


For_Each Loop




Selenium Concepts:



Dynamic Xpath

Buttons, Checkboxes

Drag, Drop

Slider, Resizing


Handling Date picker

JavaScript with Selenium

Selenium Framework:

Automation is not just about Selenium but Framework of Automation. This is very important if your are learning first automation tool and it learning time will be decreasing for your next automation tool. Topic here includes:


Running Test in Batch

TestNG Prioritization & dependsOnMethod

TestNG Parameterization

TestNG DataProviders

Generating XSLT Reports


TestNG Listener






Continuous Integration

Handling Excel

Properties File

Sauce Labs

TestNG Parallel Execution

Selenium Grid

Advantages to learn Selenium:

  • First things first, Selenium is an Open Source Software.
  • Secondly, Selenium supports various programming languages to write programs
  • Subsequently, Selenium supports various operating systems (including MS Windows, Linux, Macintosh, etc)
  • In addition, Selenium supports various Browsers (like Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, IE, Opera, Safari, etc)
  • Moreover, Selenium supports Parallel Test Execution.
  • Lastly, Selenium uses fewer Hardware resources. 


Selenium Career Opportunities:

  • Firstly, Automation Test Lead
  • Senior Test Engineer
  • Quality Engineer
  • Selenium Automation Analyst
  • Last but not the least, QA Engineer


Learning time depends person to person and practice time being given.