NodeJS with Soda

Install the TestingBot plugin:

npm install testingbot

You can now run your Selenium tests with NodeJS on our grid.

Run this example:
node example.js
var soda = require('testingbot')
, assert = require('assert');

var browser = soda.createTestingBotClient({
  'url': 'https://www.google.com',
  'os': 'Windows',
  'browser': 'iexplore',
  'browser-version': '8',
  'max-duration': 300

// Log commands as they are fired
browser.on('command', function(cmd, args){
  console.log(' \x1b[33m%s\x1b[0m: %s', cmd, args.join(', '));

  .end(function(err) { if (err) { console.log(err); } })

Configuring capabilities

To run your existing tests on TestingBot, your tests will need to be configured to use the TestingBot remote machines. If the test was running on your local machine or network, you can simply change your existing test like this:

var driver = new webdriver.Builder().usingServer('http://localhost:4444/wd/hub').withCapabilities({
  'browserName' : 'firefox'
var driver = new webdriver.Builder().usingServer('https://hub.testingbot.com/wd/hub').withCapabilities({
  'browserName' : 'firefox'

Specify Browsers & Devices

To let TestingBot know on which browser/platform/device you want to run your test on, you need to specify the browsername, version, OS and other optional options in the capabilities field.

Testing Internal Websites

We've built TestingBot Tunnel, to provide you with a secure way to run tests against your staged/internal webapps.
Please see our TestingBot Tunnel documentation for more information about this easy to use tunneling solution.

The example below shows how to easily run a NodeJS test with our Tunnel:

1. Download our tunnel and start the tunnel:

java -jar testingbot-tunnel.jar key secret

2. Adjust your test: instead of pointing to 'hub.testingbot.com/wd/hub' like the example above - change it to point to your tunnel's IP address.
Assuming you run the tunnel on the same machine you run your tests, change to 'localhost:4445/wd/hub'. localhost is the machine running the tunnel, 4445 is the default port of the tunnel.

This way your test will go securely through the tunnel to TestingBot and back:

var wd = require('wd'),
testingbotKey = "api_key",
testingbotSecret = "api_secret"
desiredCaps = {
    'browserName': 'firefox',
    'platform': 'WIN10',
    'version': 'latest',
    'client_key': testingbotKey,
    'client_secret': testingbotSecret

driver = wd.remote("https://" + testingbotKey + ":" + testingbotSecret + "@" + "localhost:4445/wd/hub")
driver.init(desiredCaps, function() {
  driver.get('https://www.google.com', function() {
    driver.title(function(err, title) {

Run tests in Parallel

Parallel Testing means running the same test, or multiple tests, simultaneously. This greatly reduces your total testing time.

You can run the same tests on all different browser configurations or run different tests all on the same browser configuration.
TestingBot has a large grid of machines and browsers, which means you can use our service to do efficient parallel testing. It is one of the key features we provide to greatly cut down on your total testing time.

To run tests in parallel, we recommend using a test runner like WebDriverIO to run your tests simultaneously.


Every plan we provide comes with a limit of parallel tests.
If you exceed the number of parallel tests assigned to your account, TestingBot will queue the additional tests (for up to 6 minutes) and run the tests as soon as slots become available.

Mark tests as passed/failed

As TestingBot has no way to dermine whether your test passed or failed (it is determined by your business logic), we offer a way to send the test status back to TestingBot. This is useful if you want to see if a test succeeded or failed from the TestingBot member area.

Install our NPM package to interact with the TestingBot API:

npm install testingbot-api

After your test completed, you can send back the test success state and other meta-data:

var TestingBot = require('testingbot-api');

var tb = new TestingBot({
  api_key: "api_key",
  api_secret: "api_secret"

  'test[name]' : 'Example Test',
  'test[success]' : true
}, browser.sessionId, done);

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