gulp-webdriver is a gulp plugin to run selenium tests with the WebdriverIO testrunner
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gulp-webdriver is a gulp plugin to run selenium tests with the WebdriverIO testrunner


npm install gulp-webdriver --save-dev


You can run WebdriverIO locally by running this simple task:

gulp.task('test:e2e', function() {
    return gulp.src('wdio.conf.js').pipe(webdriver());

gulp-webdriver makes the wdio testrunner easily accessible and allows you to run multiple config files sequentially. If desired, you can pass additional arguments to the wdio command to specify your test. You can find all available options here or by executin $ wdio --help (if you have WebdriverIO installed globally).

gulp.task('test:e2e', function() {
    return gulp.src('wdio.conf.js').pipe(webdriver({
        logLevel: 'verbose',
        waitforTimeout: 10000,
        reporter: 'spec'

The wdio testrunner currently supports Mocha, Jasmine (v2.0) and Cucumber, and you may reference webdriver instances inside your spec files or step definition by using a global variable called "browser". For more information, please see the official WebdriverIO test framework documentation here.


Please fork, add specs, and send pull requests! In lieu of a formal styleguide, take care to maintain the existing coding style.

Release History

  • 2015-06-22   v0.1.0   first release
  • 2015-06-22   v0.1.1   fixed package.json
  • 2015-09-03   v1.0.0   let gulp-webdriver be a simple tool to run tests with the wdio test runner
  • 2015-09-09   v1.0.1   better Windows support, allow gulp-webdriver without options