JavaScript Test Framework: Getting Started

JavaScript test frameworks are very versatile and have tremendous support from open source community. At the same time, there are hundreds of options for JavaScript testing, with very similar feature sets and minor semantic differences.

As of 2018, we recommend Jest or Karma/Jasmine for unit testing (Jest for React apps and Karma/Jasmine for Angular apps). For end-to-end integration testing we recommend CypressIO.

Yes, absolutely! Test frameworks like CypressIO provide similar features to Selenium for running end-to-end testing. And integrated test cases from within the browser allows easy test runs. These test frameworks can also be integrated with any CI/CD frameworks like Jenkins, Travis etc providing comprehensive test reporting.

For many years, JavaScript has been primarily used for unit test development but as of 2018, we don’t see any reason not to use JavaScript for end-to-end testing as well. This also allows organizations to use internal JavaScript resources for development or test automation purposes.

The answer to this question is depends on the type of application, number of pages and scenarios to be tested and the complexity of application. For a medium complexity web application (such as an e-Commerce application, or a dashboard type application), a JavaScript test framework should be fairly straightforward to build within 4 to 6 weeks. For a more complex web-application with hundreds of scenarios and complex client state, it may take a little longer to build a comprehensive test framework (say, 2-3 months).

Most JavaScript Test Frameworks use a BDD style features and scenarios to define test cases natively (see examples for Jasmine or Jest). Cucumber also provides JavaScript bindings if you prefer to use explicit Given, When, Then syntax in separate feature files.

Though Karma and Jasmine can be used for REST API testing as well, we prefer using separate libraries like Chakram that provide dedicated REST API testing framework. Chakram provides HTTP based assertions, asynchronous Promises, and BDD hooks. You can learn more about Chakram documentation here.

We provide free consultation and test planning services for all our clients to give them a good idea about what would be implemented during the project. We can usually begin a project within 2 weeks of our first meeting and our test frameworks are completed within 6-8 weeks depending upon the complexity of the project. To get started, contact us through this link and we will walk you through the rest of the process.

Our most common engagement model is an on-demand project for Test Automation Framework development. Usually client is aware of what they need, and we help implement the solution for them. We have onsite Software Architect and/or Project manager to drive the project requirements. Depending on the client and project needs, actual project development can happen onsite or at our offshore offices.

We also provide Managed QA Services which allow us to work in a more dynamic Agile/Scrum environment – where the requirements are changing frequently or the software product is changing frequently. We provide managed QA services either through T&M basis or through a fixed monthly costs model.

Our typical hourly rates are between $60-$80 per hour. This rate depends upon the automation engineer experience, test framework language, framework complexity and whether the resource is offshore or onsite. The rates mentioned above is a average hourly rate considering all these factors.

Use our which will provide you with a pretty accurate estimate based on your project parameters. You will receive an accurate estimate, few of our recent sample projects and a customized proposal for your project. Why wait,

Our goal is to make sure that you are 100% satisfied with our project delivery and will re-engage with us in future for further projects. That’s why we provide complete and immediate support after the project is complete. Our support turnaround is within 24 hours.

We also offer Managed QA Services SLA, which support not only to fix any test framework related issues – but also to keep adding new test scenarios, test cases and work on improving test automation process enhancements on a continuous basis.

JavaScript Test Frameworks: Recent Projects

We have worked on over a 40 QA automation frameworks in the last few years and below are few of our recent case studies. Our strong expertise is in QA automation framework development using Python, JavaScript and Java.


QA Automation Framework for Embedded Web App and REST APIs.


Our Team worked with the client to create a web-application and corresponding QA Automation Framework for an embedded sensors device. The web-app was developed with Angular5, HTML/BootStrap; and corresponding QA Automation Framework was developed using Python, Selenium and BDD. More.


QA Automation Framework for SaaS web-service for Medical Policy Management


MCN Healthcare provides medical policy management services. Our team to develop an QA automation framework for their primary product – Policy Manager. As part of this effort, we implemented an end-to-end Test Automation and a CI/CD Framework, allowing MCN to reduce QA time substantially. More.


Secure Cloud Sharing Web Application and Test Framework


ZFyre is a Longmont based startup providing enterprise cloud data storage solutions. Our team designed, developed and published their secure MVP app. This app included data compression using ZStd, custom security encryptions and RackSpace API integrations. This web application was developed in Angular and BootStrap on Front End. Backend was developed using NodeJS and MongoDB. More.


Student Finance Mobile App and Test Framework


MVP Finance is a Longmont based startup providing educational software in Finance field to different colleges. Our team developed the entire mobile application prototype for Finance training. This project was developed with React Native Framework initially for Android platform and then extended to support iOS platform as well. More.


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