Jenkins Integration and reporting using Selenium 4

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  • Selenium is used for testing and automating the web applications. We can run our tests with CI/CD tools such as Jenkins. In this blog we will see Jenkins Integration and reporting using Selenium 4.

Why is Jenkins integration required?

  • Test automation helps us with continuous defects, errors, and bugs as early as possible. Earlier the issue is found, cheaper it is to fix it.
  • With CI/CD integration this is possible, where we can run our tests after every build or after a set interval of time which will help us identify any issues.
  • It is always faster to test the service manually or to run the regression manually. As it will run automatically without any human intervention. And a report will be generated at the end of it.
  • So, that we can see if any tests are failing or not. If failing they can be easily fixed.

Requirements

  • Jenkins
  • JDK
  • Maven
  • Selenium project

Setting up Jenkins

We will be using a maven project and pom.xml class to execute our test. To do that we will be required to configure JDK and Maven in Jenkins.

  • Log in into Jenkins and go to Manage Jenkins.
  • Go to Global Tool Configuration.
  • Go to JDK and click on Add JDK.
  • Here you have 2 options either install it automatically by selecting a checkbox (Install automatically), selecting the version and entering your oracle account details. You are required to have a valid oracle account.
  • Or you can unselect the checkbox and provide the name and path to your local JDK.
  • Go to maven and click on Maven installations.
  • Here you have 2 options either install it automatically by selecting a checkbox (Install automatically) and selecting the Maven version that you want.
  • Or you can unselect the checkbox and provide the name and path to your local MAVEN_HOME.
  • Save the configurations
  • Again go to Manage Jenkins and click on Manage Plugins.
  • Search and install: Maven Integration plugin for integrating a Maven project with pipeline and TestNG Results Plugin for generating reports.

Setting-up freestyle project

  • Once plugins are installed go to Jenkins dashboard and create a new freestyle project.
  • In the GIT section provide the link to your repository for cloning it automatically. If the repository is private then add your Git credentials else leave it as none.
  • Go to the build section and Add the build step for Invoke top-level Maven targets.
  • In the goals, section enters the following command.
clean test
  • Normally a Maven command starts with mvn. But because we have already added a step to identifying this as a maven project so, we don’t need to add it. It will process this command as mvn clean test.
  • Go to Post-build Actions and select Publish TestNG Results.
  • This is to generate a report which will be stored after each run for a more detailed analysis.
  • In the TestNG XML report pattern enter:
**/testng-results.xml
  • Save the Jenkins project and click on Build now.
  • Generated report.
  • So, this is a short blog on how we can achieve Jenkins Integration and reporting using Selenium 4. See you in the next one.

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Ankur is a QA Consultant having experience of more than 1.5 years. He is familiar with the core concepts of manual and automation, postman and Newman are his expertise. He is always eager to learn new and advance concepts in order to expand his horizon and apply them in project development with his existing knowledge. His hobbies include watching web series and getting to know about all the latest gadgets that come in the market.