Seamless Integration: Connecting Selenium with Jenkins for Automated Testing

Rahul Agarwal
2 min readAug 11, 2023

In the realm of continuous integration and automated testing, the marriage of Selenium and Jenkins has become a powerful combination for streamlining software quality assurance processes. This blog will guide you through the steps to connect Selenium, the leading web automation framework, with Jenkins, the renowned automation server, to create a robust and efficient testing pipeline.

**Step 1: Install Jenkins**

  1. Download and install Jenkins on your preferred server or machine.

2. Access Jenkins through your web browser and complete the initial setup, creating an admin account and choosing necessary plugins.

**Step 2: Configure Selenium Project**

  1. Set up your Selenium project as explained in the previous blog. Ensure your tests are functional and ready for execution.

**Step 3: Install Jenkins Plugins**

  1. Inside Jenkins, navigate to “Manage Jenkins” > “Manage Plugins.”

2. Search and install the “Selenium” and “Cucumber” plugins to enable integration with your testing framework.

**Step 4: Create a New Jenkins Job**

  1. From the Jenkins dashboard, click on “New Item” to create a new job.

2. Choose the “Freestyle project” option and give your job a suitable name.

**Step 5: Configure Jenkins Job**

  1. In the job configuration, under the “Source Code Management” section, link your version control system (e.g., Git) to pull the Selenium project.

2. In the “Build” section, add a build step to execute your Selenium tests. Choose either a shell command or a batch command, depending on your environment.

3. Configure the command to trigger the execution of your Selenium tests. For example, you might use Maven commands to run your Cucumber scenarios.

**Step 6: Set Up a Schedule**

  1. In the “Build Triggers” section, set up a schedule for your Jenkins job to run the automated tests. You can choose to run the tests periodically or based on specific triggers.

**Step 7: Save and Run**

  1. Save the Jenkins job configuration.

2. You can manually trigger the job by clicking “Build Now” on the Jenkins dashboard, or wait for the scheduled execution.

**Step 8: Review Test Results**

  1. Once the job completes, Jenkins will provide detailed logs and test results.

2. Integrate reporting plugins like “Cucumber Reports” to get comprehensive insights into test execution and results.

**Step 9: Email Notifications (Optional)**

  1. If desired, configure email notifications to receive alerts about job status.

2. You can set up notifications for both successful and failed test executions.

**Conclusion: Elevate Your Testing Efficiency with Selenium and Jenkins**

By integrating Selenium with Jenkins, you can establish a powerful testing pipeline that automates the execution of your web automation tests. This seamless integration enhances the efficiency of your testing process, enables continuous integration practices, and empowers you to catch issues early in the development cycle. By setting up the connection between Selenium and Jenkins, you pave the way for a more robust and reliable software delivery process, contributing to the overall quality and success of your projects.

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Rahul Agarwal

I am a Software Analyst. Fond of Travelling and exploring new places. I love to learn and share my knowledge with people. Visit me @rahulqalabs