Getting Started With Selenium [SOLD OUT]

Date: Monday 14 November 2016 • Time: 09:00–17:00 • Venue: The Hatton, Farringdon

Wanting to get into WebDriver, but don’t know where to start? Then this class is for you, we will learn all the basics and more, to give you a real foundation to start your Selenium WebDriver journey.

In this session we will familiarise ourselves with the core features of the WebDriver API.

  • Open different browsers
  • Finding solid factors for elements
  • Interacting with elements
  • Taking screenshots
  • Waits

This part of the session will give you all you need to start creating some automated tests for your business, exercising functionality in the browser that matters to your business.

We will then explore some popular patterns used in writing maintainable browser automation, such as the driver factory and the Page Object pattern. On top of this we will also explore approaches for executing these tests, running them in parallel and exploring how you could run them on a Continuous Integration server, or in the cloud.

This practical, hands on, course will benefit all experience levels of programming, all attendees will leave with working WebDriver code on their machines and a long list on how they can successfully use the WebDriver API in their context.


  • How to explore a web application in the context of automating it
  • Identify browsers to automate
  • Picking an appropriate language for your context
  • Working examples of the basic WebDriver interactions
  • Working code on different browsers and how to use cloud providers
  • Designs patterns to produce highly maintainable automated tests
  • How to navigate the Selenium landscape to find information on your own


£320 + VAT

Richard Bradshaw

Friendly Testing

Software Tester, speaker and trainer at Friendly Testing. FriendlyBoss at @ministryoftest. @WhiteboardTest creator. Striving to improve the #testing craft.