The big 3 in automation: Playwright vs Cypress vs Selenium


Automated testing has become an essential part of the software development process. But in the field of automated UI tests, there are 2 other players besides Selenium that are gaining more and more popularity: Cypress and Playwright.

This 5 minute Ignite Talk discusses the importance of automated testing as part of the quality assurance process, compares the 3 frameworks and discusses their architecture, strengths and weaknesses. It also explains why the choice of tool depends on the scope of the web application.



Manuel Felipe Hintermayr


Head of Quality Engineering & Senior Consultant @ SwissQ

Manuel has been part of SwissQ Consulting AG since 2022 as the specialist head of Quality Engineering. Before his time in Switzerland, the