Here is a knowledge share of running test scripts via Jenkins. You would now have a brief guidelines and document demo of creating sample test scripts. We would be using Eclipse IDE/Net beans IDE and I have used Eclipse IDE and TestNG in this demo.
Creating Sample Test Script:
  • Use Eclipse IDE/ Net beans IDE.
  • In my demo I have used Eclipse IDE & TestNG.


  • After creating sample script Right Click on the Project à Go To TestNG & click on Convert to TestNG button.
  • testng.xml file is created and stored in Eclipse workspace.

cele1Download Jenkins:

Now, you are required to open browser & go to the given URL – and follow the steps below.

  • Click on the Latest and greatest (1.630) link as highlighted in below image
  • The latest version of Jenkins is 1.630
  • Jenkins.war file should be downloaded in your default download location.


Configure Jenkins:
  • Open Command Prompt & follow the following steps to configure Jenkins.
  • Go to the particular directory where Jenkins.war is installed & enter the following command java –jar Jenkins.war


You will get Jenkins is fully up and running in Command Prompt if Jenkins configured correctly.


Open Jenkins to view:
  •  Open browser go to the given URL – http://localhost:8080/
  • Normally Jenkins uses 8080 port to run.
  • Jenkins Dashboard will displayed with Welcome to Jenkins! Message


Integrating Selenium with Jenkins:

Step 1: Initially your Eclipse IDE workspace contains following items:

  • bin folder
  • src folder
  • test output folder
  • testng.xml file

Step 2: You need to add new directory called lib which contains all library jar files.

Step 3: Open Command Prompt & Go to the Jenkins Project workspace created by Eclipse IDE. Use the following command to set classpath.


Step 4: Create new Text Document. Open the newly created Text Document and enter following code into it.

java -cp bin;lib/* org.testng.TestNG testng.xml

Step 5: While saving the text document give file name within the double quotes as shown below.


Success! New run windows batch file is created.

Creating New Job in Jenkins:

cele8In order to create a new job in Jenkins you are required to click on create new jobs in Jenkins dashboard.

  • Enter item name as Jenkins Demo, Select Freestyle project radio button & click on OK button.
  • Click on the Advanced button Present in Advanced Project Options & Select Use Custom Workspace checkbox
  • Enter the directory path where eclipse project is saved(Eclipse IDE Workspace where src, bin, lib & testing.xml files are stored)
  • In Build section click on Add build step drop down & select Execute windows batch command.
  • Enter command as run.bat (windows batch file created in workspace)
  • Click on Apply & than Save button
 Project Jenkins Demo is successfully added.
  • Click on Build Now button. New build is successfully created & Build History updated the Build Report
  • Click on Build Report newly generated by Jenkins.
  • Jenkins Console Output is displayed as shown below.
Selenium is now successfully integrated with Jenkins.