How to install TestNG in Eclipse?

In this article we are going to see how to install TestNG in Eclipse IDE to use with selenium webdriver. I am using j2ee with Eclipse (Indigo Service Release 2).

For the basic webdriver and Eclipse IDE setup, please follow my old post .

Please go through following steps to setup TestNG in eclipse

Step 1 : Run Eclipse and Click "Help"

Step 2 : Click "Install New Software"

Step 3 : Click "Add" from right upper side

Step 4 : Write "TestNG" as Name and "" as Location

Step 5 : Click Ok and you see TestNG loaded. Select that check box  and press next

Step 6 : Complete the installation process by accepting , allowing terms & conditions . In the last point Eclipse will download and install total package. It will then prompt for restarting Eclipse. Restart Eclipse.

We have completed installation. Now let's check.
- Click Window -> Show View -> Others

We will get a view selecting window.

Select TestNG under Java and Click ok. We can see there is another view added in the bottom(my preference) of the eclipse.

To Run a project as TestNG project, we can get another option from Run -> Run As -> "TestNG Test".

Now We are ready to run our selenium test with TestNG. 

Why we need TestNG instead of JUnit. The main advantages for using TestNG are
- All major JAVA IDEs  EclipseIntelliJ IDEA, and NetBeans support TestNG.
- TestNG can be integrated in Apache Maven build system with custom tasks for Apache Ant (Selenium test can be run on nighty builds)
Continuous Integration using Hudson has built in support for TestNG.
There are more at TestNG website.

In separate post, I will write how to write code for TestNG in selenium web driver. 


  1. thank you so much.. this is perfact blog for me. i resolved my issue...

  2. Thanks a lot, the article is very cognitive.
    And could You please help - how should I convert my JUnit tests to run them as TestNG?

  3. Thanks god..:).. For Junit 4, you have to change the class(extending) declaration, change the annotations and declarations. Send me the class file in mail, I will change some and comments that may help you converting all. And, during running, you have to change run configuration to junit runner.