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The features described in this document are being deprecated. You can find more details about the current Testkube features to perform these functions here.

Starting from the Testkube Helm chart version 1.9.5, it is possible to use Testkube to manage your Playwright tests inside your Kubernetes cluster.

  • Default command for this executor: <depManager>
  • Default arguments for this executor command: <depCommand> playwright test

Parameters in <> are calculated at test execution:

  • <depManager> - pnpm or npx depending on the DEPENDENCY_MANAGER environment variable
  • <depCommand> - dlx for pnpm, omitted otherwise

See more at "Redefining the Prebuilt Executor Command and Arguments" on the Creating Test page.

🎓What is Playwright Testing?
  • Playwright is an end-to-end testing and automation framework developed by Microsoft.
  • Playwright supports end-to-end testing, multiple browsers, operating systems, and languages - making the work of modern developers and testers more efficient.

Check out our blog post to learn how to harness the power of Playwright Testing in your cloud-native apps.

Running Playwright Tests

The Playwright Testkube runner pulls the test code from Git directories. When creating a new test, this needs to be configured via the --git-* flags.

Create Test

$ testkube create test --git-branch lilla/feat/playwright-executor --git-uri --git-path "playwright" --name playwright-test-demo --type playwright/test

Test created testkube / playwright-test-demo 🥇

Run Test

$ testkube run test playwright-test-demo
Type: playwright/test
Name: playwright-test-demo
Execution ID: 63eb5948d2588841ffa577a0
Execution name: playwright-test-demo-1
Execution number: 1
Status: running
Start time: 2023-02-14 09:50:00.924165379 +0000 UTC
End time: 0001-01-01 00:00:00 +0000 UTC

Test execution started
Watch test execution until complete:
$ kubectl testkube watch execution playwright-test-demo-1

Use following command to get test execution details:
$ kubectl testkube get execution playwright-test-demo-1

To follow up with the results of the execution, you can either watch the execution while it is running or get the results of it after it is done, as seen in the commands printed out by the cli.

Check Artifacts

To get a list of the created artifacts, use the following command:

$ testkube get artifact playwright-test-demo-1
| | 180527

These files were created and uploaded to the previously configured object storage. To download them, use the testkube download artifact command.

$ testkube download artifact playwright-test-demo-1 data
File data/ downloaded.

Special Requirements

Running tests in a containerized environment is convenient: it's simple, portable and increases the speed of development. There is a need to be aware of the limitations of this environment.


Similarly to many other testing tools, Playwright provides the option to open a browser window for reports. It is important to make sure reporters are not opening additional windows.

The following environment variables are set on a Dockerfile-level, but it is still important to be mindful of these differences.


Using Different Playwright Versions

The Testkube Playwright executor supports only one version for now: 1.30.0. In case this does not suffice, the container executor docs contains instructions on how to set up your own executor with a different version of Playwright.