Applies to CrossBrowserTesting SaaS, last modified on January 10, 2023

Jest is a JavaScript Testing Framework with a focus on simplicity. Our main focus is using Jest with Selenium.

Selenium is a great tool to automate our functional tests on websites and web applications in our favorite language. With CrossBrowserTesting, you can use Selenium and JavaScript to run automated browser tests on thousands of real mobile and desktop browsers in the cloud. To learn more about the Selenium API, we recommend you read Selenium’s documentation.

Get set up

  • Install Yarn

    First, we will need to install Yarn package manager:

    npm install yarn
  • Install Jest

    Then let's get Jest installed:

    yarn add --dev jest
  • Setup Jest as package “test” script

    Edit the file package.json to include the following:

    "scripts": {
       "test": "jest"

Write tests

Create file cbt.test.js

Now, just copy the following script into a text editor of your choice, and be sure to add your CBT username and authkey to the script. To get yours, sign up for a free trial or purchase a plan.


var webdriver = require("selenium-webdriver");
var cbtHub = "";

var username ='YOUR_USERNAME'; //replace with your email address
var authkey = 'YOUR_AUTHKEY'; //replace with your authkey

//set capabilities
var caps = {
name : 'Login Example',
build : '1.0',
version : '70',
platform : 'Windows 10',
screen_resolution : '1366x768',
record_video : 'true',
record_network : 'false',
browserName : 'Chrome',
username : username,
password : authkey

const { By, until } = webdriver

describe('webdriver', () => {
let driver;

beforeAll(async () => {
driver = new webdriver.Builder()

await driver.get('');

afterAll(async () => {
await driver.quit();
}, 10000);

// test case
test('Successful Login', async () => {
await driver.findElement("username")).sendKeys("[email protected]");
await driver.findElement(webdriver.By.xpath("//*[@type=\"password\"]")).sendKeys("test123");

await driver.findElement(webdriver.By.css("button[type=submit]")).click();
output = await driver.wait(webdriver.until.elementLocated("logged-in")), 10000);
outputVal = await output.getAttribute('innerHTML');

expect(outputVal).toEqual('You are now logged in!');

As you can probably make out from our example test, we check if a successful login was achieved.

To run your tests simply call:

yarn test

For examples and source code to this tutorial, check out our  Jest GitHub Repository

If you have any trouble, feel free to get in touch. We are always happy to help!

See Also

Test Frameworks and Tools
About Selenium Testing
Selenium and JavaScript
WebDriverIO and CrossBrowserTesting

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