Tests running very slow against Internet Explorer 9
I have a test automation suite setup using Selenium and RemoteWebDriver that runs against IE7/8/9/10 and FF10/20/24. The suite takes an average of an hour to complete on each browser except IE9 which takes just over 7 hours.
What could cause this performance hit against IE9 specifically?
Laycee last edited by user
If you're using xpath selectors that might be the culprit and you could try converting to CSS selectors instead. I understand that xpath engines are different between browsers, while CSS is native which makes it more efficient. Here's a link of a Sauce Labs blog post with more details on CSS vs xpath:
Check out the table in the blog post, there's a big difference in performance speed between CSS and xpath in IE.