Using Custom JavaScript Assertions In Browser Tests


This guide describes how you can test a user interface (UI) using custom JavaScript in a browser test. JavaScript assertions support synchronous and asynchronous code.

To create an assertion using custom JavaScript:

  1. Click Assertion and select Test your UI with custom JavaScript.
  2. Write the body of your assertion.
  3. Optionally, select a target element in the UI.
  4. Click Apply.

For more information about assertions, see Browser Test Steps.

Assert that an element is not on the page

To verify that an element with a specific ID is not on the page, use return !document.getElementById("<ELEMENT_ID>”);.

To verify that elements are not on the page and return the number of elements in the console error, add the following in the body assertion:

var element = document.querySelectorAll("<SELECTORS>");
if ( element.length > 0 ){
    console.error(element.length+"  "+"elements exist");
return element.length === 0;

Your browser test results contain console.error logs.

Console error logs appearing in the Errors & Warnings tab on the test step side panel

Assert that a radio button is checked

To verify that a radio button is checked, use return document.querySelector("<SELECTORS>").checked = true; in the body assertion.

Set the value of a specified local storage item

To set the value of a specified local storage item, add the following in the body assertion:

localStorage.setItem(keyName, keyValue);
return true

For example, to set the number of milliseconds elapsed since January 1, 1970, 00:00:00 UTC to “mytime”:

return true

Assert on text contained in a rendered PDF

You can use an external library to test the content of a rendered PDF.

To load external libraries, use a promise in the body assertion:

Custom JavaScript

const script = document.createElement('script');
script.type = 'text/javascript';
//load external library
script.src = "";
const promise = new Promise((r) => script.onload = r)

await promise

var loadingTask = pdfjsLib.getDocument("<PDF_URL>");
return await loadingTask.promise.then(function(pdf) {
    return pdf.getPage(1).then(function(page) {
        return page.getTextContent().then(function(content) {
            return content.items[0].str.includes("<CONTENT_STRING>")

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