Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Top 6 Demo Websites For Practice Selenium Webdriver

All Selenium beginners come across a question that for which website they should start writing automation code for practice. I have seen most of the beginners start writing selenium code for Gmail, Facebook, Linkedin like websites straight away and land themselves in trouble when their code don’t work more than once, reason being dynamic nature of page elements of these websites. I always discourage beginners from practicing their Selenium skills on gmail, fb like websites. These websites has dynamic page elements which are constantly changing which they intentionally implemented to discourage automation of their website to avoid fake or bot (robot) accounts. They don’t want to allow a selenium script to create an account on their website and block storage on their database as they are going to make profits from human accounts only.

So, in this post I’m going to share URLs of some demo websites which Selenium beginners can use for practice purpose. Here is the list of demo websites:

This is a brilliant online resource to learn and exercise Selenium webdriver. You can prepare test scripts, test data, and object properties accordingly. It provides you with multiple options, listed few of them below. Please note that the demo usernames and passwords are available on the demo page.
§  http://www.phptravels.net/ – it offers a web page where you can test online booking for hotel, flight, tours and travel. It even lands you a login page which takes email id as the user name.
§  http://www.phptravels.net/admin/ – Here you simply can do sign-in, opt to reset and even notify for a lost password.


It’s a full featured e-commerce website simulator and my favorite. Here you can test anything from a simple login page to product selection and add/edit your shopping cart. It covers the complete online shopping workflow. You can write Selenium scripts to fill address, shipping details, and proceed to simulate payment.


Another awesome website to practice Selenium webdriver online. It gives you so much to test that whatever we write but it would feel incomplete. Still check out the below list for a quick reference.
§  Interactive web operations – You can test operations like draggable, droppable, resizable, selectable and sortable.
§  Online widget testing – You can play with autocomplete list of options, handle date picker, tabs, and sliders.
§  Miscellaneous items – It’ll prompt with a variety of frames and windows. And will also present dropdowns and alert boxes.


It asks you to log in first before presenting the online flight booking web page. The demo username/password is test/test.
§  http://newtours.demoaut.com/mercuryreservation.php – It has a Flight Finder to search for the lowest fare on different airlines. You can try to book a flight, and can set preferences for economy/business.

It is a lightning fast demo website to practice Selenium webdriver online. Here you can perform the following web operations.
§  http://thedemosite.co.uk/addauser.php – Presents a web page to add a user. It displays the success/failure message on the screen.
§  http://thedemosite.co.uk/login.php – It will give a login screen with username/password fields. You can use the “test” as username and “test” as the password.



This is an excellent site for online Selenium practice. It has a rich set of web UI functions specially designed to the needs of testing of web application of all types. Some of the notable operations on the web elements that you can perform are.
§  Online registration – fill the registration form and submit.
§  Interactive actions – Draggable, resizable and selectable etc.
§  Widget functions – Autocomplete, slider, menu and date picker etc.
§  Misc stuff – Testing with different frames and windows.

Feel free to share your views.

Happy Learning :)

Vaneesh Behl