I have largely worked with Selenium for front end automation. Looks like there is great market for QTP in this arena, especially when you could afford commercial tools. Have you worked with both QTP and Selenium? How have your experiences been with both? Do you find any one better over other?
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I have worked on both, and used QTP extensively before. It works best for teams that have one or two engineers who can create and maintain the test suites, and few more QAs with not so much programming skills can run the tests, and make minor changes. It's record and play (IMO) is better than selenium's.
Selenium is open source, so you are saving a lot of money that you would have to pay for licenses. Technologically Selenium surely goes way beyond QTP can, and due to the support for programming languages like JAVA, C#, Perl, Python, etc. the QA engineers can encompass backend tests too in their test suites.
Yes, selenium is better for web testing.
QTP is more expensive, and uses old technologies (VBA), but is better for non-coders and testing desktop applications
Now please, please, please close this question before the inevitable argument comes.