In this post you will know which is better career option Selenium with java or selenium with python in 2021. Selenium is automation Testing tool it is used to automate the web applications.
Python is a good language, no doubt about it and works pretty well with Selenium. But there are good reasons to choose Java for Selenium:
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a) Java is a more powerful language and has been evolving regularly with updated versions for every 6 months to one year that means that it will be able to constantly provide you more efficient code writing ability.
If we learn the Java Programming Language, then we can learn Rest Assured tool for Web services Automation. Rest Assured API will use Java programming language. Similarly we can learn Appium for mobile Automation and JMeter for performance testing. So learning Java will make you as an Full stack QE easily.
These are highly demand skills in IT market now and upcoming years also.
Selenium with Java community is much larger and it means that, if you are stuck, you will have plenty of support available to get out of that.
Job Opportunities : More than 70-80 % of companies uses Selenium with Java. , Means existing companies already they are having their own framework and they want expansion either in the existing projects or new projects. Probability of chances with Java with Selenium is High. Most of the level 4 and level 5 companies come under this strategy.
Python is mostly used in Telecommunications companies.
Who are introducing and traversing from Manual Testing to Automation they used selenium with python and who are working with Robot Framework they are using selenium with python.
The overall probability of getting jobs Selenium with Java : Selenium with Python = 7 : 4
My suggestion is to learn Java with Selenium and work for 2 years you will be hands on. Then learn Python language also, if you have both skills then you will better career scope in feature. After learning and getting experience with Selenium with Java. Learning Selenium with Python is easy.
You should be open to learn newer technologies, rather than going into comfort zone either you choose selenium with java or python
8. if you upgrade your skills will make you confident and also gives an upper edge over the other resources in the company.
Trends in current Market :
1. SDET is the most wanted skill set in the current market.
2. Learning Cloud based platforms such as AWS and Microsoft Azure is an added advantage.
3. Learning DevOps tools like Jenkins, Docker, kubernetes makes you to become Testing architect with high package.
My conclusion words are choose any programming langue depending on the application you test.