Running Tests Overview

Learn how to run tests

There are multiple ways to run tests on Testim:
Local runs

Remote Runs

Running a single test through the test screen on Testim Automate UI

You can run a single test locally or remotely on the Grid using the Testim Automate UI. You can also run the test locally or remotely in Incognito mode.

Running a local test

To run a test locally:
In the Editor screen, click the Run test button.

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A browser opens and runs the test. When the test is completed, a pop-up window indicates whether or not the test was successful.

Running a remote test

You can run a single test remotely on a grid using the test editor. For more information on grid management, see Grid management.

Running a single or multiple tests through the Test List on Testim Automate UI

You can run one or more tests from Testim’s Test List. Tests run in this way will only run locally.
To run a test from the Test List:

  1. On the Test List screen select the test or tests you wish to run. Select multiple tests by holding the Ctrl (windows) or Command (mac) key while left-clicking on the tests.
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The selected tests are highlighted.

  1. Click the Play button.
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A confirmation window is shown.

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  1. Select the appropriate check boxes and click OK.
    A browser opens and runs the test/s. You can view the run status during the run. When the run is completed, the Runs screen is shown with information about the run. For more information, see Execution Runs Screen.
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Running tests through Scheduler on Testim Automate UI

You can schedule tests to run on a predefined schedule. In order to schedule a test run, the test must have a Label or be part of a Test Suite.
Tests run in this way will only run remotely on the grid. For more information, see Scheduler.

Running tests through the Suites screen on Testim Automate UI

Using the Test Suites feature, you have the flexibility to group your tests and manage the order in which they will run. Tests run in this way will only run locally. For more information, see Test suites.

Running tests through the Plans screen on Testim Automate UI

Using the Test Plans feature, you can run multiple tests, while configuring the environment that on which they will run. Tests in the test plans can run locally and/or remotely through the CLI. For more information, see Test plans.

Running Tests through the CLI

You can run your tests through the command line interface, and integrate with your CI platform. For more information, see Command line interface (CLI).