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This library is a webdriver (browser automation) module for Node.JS. It makes it possible to write super easy Selenium tests in your favorite BDD/TDD test framework, that will run locally or in the cloud using Sauce Labs, Browsertack or Testingbot.

WebdriverIO is agnostic with regards to the test framework you want to use. Cucumber, Jasmine and Mocha+Chai are supported by the configuration wizard, and you can use other frameworks as well - for example Yadda.


npm install webdriverio

or if you want to use the wdio test runner

npm install -g webdriverio

Getting started

Simply run wdio config and the configuration helper wizard will get you set up:

wdio wizard

With all that done, have a look at the many examples.


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Syntax example

    .setValue('#q', 'webdriver')

Notice how this is far simpler than with the original selenium-webdriverjs,


and significantly simpler than with WD.js:


For more details on the comparison between WebdriverIO, selenium-webdriverjs and WD.js, read this discussion.

Need help?

If you have questions or any problems using WebdriverIO join the Gitter Chat, hit us contributor on Twitter or just file an issue on Github. We will try to get back to you as soon as possible.

Also if you miss any feature, let us know so we can make WebdriverIO even better. For news or announcements check @WebdriverIO on Twitter.

NPM Maintainers

The npm module for this library is maintained by:


WebdriverIO was originated by Camilo Tapia's initial Selenium project called WebdriverJS, which was the first webdriver project on NPM. In 2014, the project was renamed WebdriverIO.



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