Running Selenium Java project on Jenkins


Automating your testing with Selenium and Java is a smart move for efficiency. This blog explores how to seamlessly run your Selenium Java project on Jenkins, unlocking the potential for continuous testing.

Creating a Jenkins Maven project for a TestNG Selenium Java project involves configuring Jenkins to build and execute your Maven-based project. Below are the steps to set up a Jenkins Maven project on your Windows machine:


  • Install Jenkins:

    • Make sure Jenkins is installed on your Windows machine. You can download Jenkins from the official website: Jenkins Download
  • Install Maven:

    • Ensure that Maven is installed on your machine. Download Maven from the official website: Apache Maven Download and follow the installation instructions.

Steps to Create a Jenkins Maven Project

  1. Open Jenkins:

    • Open your Jenkins dashboard in a web browser. The default URL is usually http://localhost:8080/. Then log in to your Account.

    • Install Jenkins Plugins. Go to "Manage Jenkins" -> "Manage Plugins."

      Install the following plugins:

      1. Git Plugin: To pull the code from GitHub.

      2. Maven Integration Plugin: To integrate with Maven projects.

      3. TestNG Plugin: To publish TestNG results.

  2. Create a New Jenkins Job:

    • Click on "New Item" on the Jenkins dashboard.

    • Enter a name for your project and choose the "Maven project" option.

    • Click "OK" to create the new Jenkins job.

  3. Configure Source Code Management (SCM):

    • In the job configuration, find the "Source Code Management" section.

    • Select your version control system (e.g., Git) and provide the repository URL.

    • Specify the branch to build.

  4. Configure Build Trigger:

    • Specify when you want Jenkins to trigger a build (e.g. when changes are pushed to the repository).
  5. Save Configuration:

    • Save the Jenkins job configuration.
  6. Configure JDK and Maven:

    • If your project requires a specific JDK version, make sure to configure it in the job configuration.

    • If your project requires a specific Maven version, configure it as follows:

      • Dashboard -> Manage Jenkins -> Tools -> Maven Installations -> Add Maven -> Save.
  7. Build the Project:

    • Click on "Build Now" to trigger a manual build or wait for an automatic build if you configured a build trigger.
  8. View Console Output:

    • After the build completes, click on the build number and then select "Console Output" to view the detailed output of the build process. This helps troubleshoot any issues.

Additional Considerations

  • Ensure that Selenium WebDriver dependencies are specified in your Maven project's pom.xml.

  • Make sure that WebDriver binaries (e.g., chromedriver.exe) are accessible and properly configured in your Selenium tests.

  • Jenkins should have the necessary permissions to execute the build and access the required resources.

This basic setup assumes that your TestNG tests are configured in a testng.xml file. Adjust the Maven goals and configurations based on your project's specific structure and requirements.


Integrating Selenium with Jenkins accelerates your testing and establishes a foundation for CI/CD. Running your Java project on Jenkins fosters faster feedback, improved collaboration, and reliable software delivery, marking a significant stride in your software development lifecycle.