By default CodeceptJS provides cli reporter with console output. Test names and failures will be printed to screen.

GitHub --
 ✓ search in 2577ms
 ✓ signin in 2170ms
 ✖ register in 1306ms


  1) GitHub: register:
      Field q not found by name|text|CSS|XPath

  Scenario Steps:

  - I.fillField("q", "aaa") at examples/github_test.js:29:7
  - I.fillField("user[password]", "user@user.com") at examples/github_test.js:28:7
  - I.fillField("user[email]", "user@user.com") at examples/github_test.js:27:7
  - I.fillField("user[login]", "User") at examples/github_test.js:26:7

  Run with --verbose flag to see NodeJS stacktrace

For dynamic step-by-step output add --steps option to run command:

GitHub --
 • I am on page "https://github.com"
 • I am on page "https://github.com/search"
 • I fill field "Search GitHub", "CodeceptJS"
 • I press key "Enter"
 • I see "Codeception/CodeceptJS", "a"
 ✓ OK in 2681ms

 • I am on page "https://github.com"
 • I click "Sign in"
 • I see "Sign in to GitHub"
 • I fill field "Username or email address", "something@totest.com"
 • I fill field "Password", "123456"
 • I click "Sign in"
 • I see "Incorrect username or password.", ".flash-error"
 ✓ OK in 2252ms

 • I am on page "https://github.com"
   Within .js-signup-form:
   • I fill field "user[login]", "User"
   • I fill field "user[email]", "user@user.com"
   • I fill field "user[password]", "user@user.com"
   • I fill field "q", "aaa"
 ✖ FAILED in 1260ms

To get additional information about test execution use --debug option. This will show execution steps as well as notices from test runner. To get even more information with more technical details like error stack traces, and global promises, or events use --verbose mode.

GitHub --
   [1] Starting recording promises
   Emitted | test.before
 > WebDriverIO._before
   [1] Queued | hook WebDriverIO._before()
   [1] Queued | amOnPage: https://github.com
   Emitted | step.before (I am on page "https://github.com")
 • I am on page "https://github.com"
   Emitted | step.after (I am on page "https://github.com")
   Emitted | test.start ([object Object])

Please use verbose output when reporting issues to GitHub.



Allure reporter is a tool to store and display test reports. It provides nice web UI which contains all important information on test execution. CodeceptJS has built-in support for Allure reports. Inside reports you will have all steps, substeps and screenshots.

Disclaimer: Allure is a standalone tool. Please refer to Allure documentation to learn more about using Allure reports.

Allure requires Java 8 to work. Then Allure can be installed via NPM:

npm install -g allure-commandline --save-dev

Add Allure plugin in config under plugins section.

"plugins": {
    "allure": {

Run tests with allure plugin enabled:

codeceptjs run --plugins allure

(optionally) To enable allure plugin permanently include "enabled": true into plugin config:

"plugins": {
    "allure": {
      "enabled": true

Launch Allure server and see the report like on a screenshot above:

allure serve output

Allure reporter aggregates data from other plugins like stepByStepReport and screenshotOnFail


Use default xunit reporter of Mocha to print xml reports. Provide --reporter xunit to get the report to screen. It is recommended to use more powerful mocha-junit-reporter package to get better support for Jenkins CI.

Install it via NPM (locally or globally, depending on CodeceptJS installation type):

npm i mocha-junit-reporter

Additional configuration should be added to codecept.json to print xml report to output directory:

  "mocha": {
    "reporterOptions": {
        "mochaFile": "output/result.xml"

Execute CodeceptJS with JUnit reporter:

codeceptjs run --reporter mocha-junit-reporter

Result will be located at output/result.xml file.


Best HTML reports could be produced with mochawesome reporter.

Install it via NPM:

npm i mochawesome

If you get an error like this

"mochawesome" reporter not found

invalid reporter "mochawesome"

Make sure to have mocha installed or install it:

npm i mocha -D

Configure it to use output directory to print HTML reports:

  "mocha": {
    "reporterOptions": {
        "reportDir": "output"

Execute CodeceptJS with HTML reporter:

codeceptjs run --reporter mochawesome

Result will be located at output/index.html file.

Advanced usage

Want to have screenshots for failed tests? Then add Mochawesome helper to your config:

  "helpers": {
    "Mochawesome": {
        "uniqueScreenshotNames": "true"

Then tests with failure will have screenshots.


This helper should be configured in codecept.json

  • uniqueScreenshotNames (optional, default: false) - option to prevent screenshot override if you have scenarios with the same name in different suites. This option should be the same as in common helper.
  • disableScreenshots (optional, default: false) - don't save screenshot on failure. This option should be the same as in common helper.

Also if you will add Mochawesome helper, then you will able to add custom context in report:


Adds context to executed test in HTML report:

I.addMochawesomeContext('simple string');
I.addMochawesomeContext({title: 'expected output',
                         value: {
                           a: 1,
                           b: '2',
                           c: 'd'
  • context string, url, path to screenshot, object. See this

Multi Reports

Want to use several reporters in the same time? Try to use mocha-multi reporter

Install it via NPM:

npm i mocha-multi

Configure mocha-multi with reports that you want:

  "mocha": {
    "reporterOptions": {
      "codeceptjs-cli-reporter": {
        "stdout": "-",
        "options": {
          "verbose": true,
          "steps": true,
      "mochawesome": {
       "stdout": "./output/console.log",
       "options": {
         "reportDir": "./output",
         "reportFilename": "report"

Execute CodeceptJS with mocha-multi reporter:

codeceptjs run --reporter mocha-multi

This will give you cli with steps in console and HTML report in output directory.

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