Test utils are still in development and the API and behavior may change. Currently, it is in preview stage but not yet ready for testing production apps. If you are a module author, you can find more specific informations in the Module Author's guide

In Nuxt 3, we have a rewritten version of @nuxt/test-utils available as @nuxt/test-utils-edge. We support Vitest and Jest as the test runner.


yarn add --dev @nuxt/test-utils-edge vitest


In each describe block where you are taking advantage of the @nuxt/test-utils helper methods, you will need to set up the test context before beginning.

import { describe, test } from 'vitest'
import { setup, $fetch } from '@nuxt/test-utils-edge'

describe('My test', async () => {
  await setup({
    // test context options

  test('my test', () => {
    // ...

Behind the scenes, setup performs a number of tasks in beforeAll, beforeEach, afterEach and afterAll to set up the Nuxt test environment correctly.


Nuxt Configuration


Path to a directory with a Nuxt app to be put under test.

  • Type: string
  • Default: '.'


Name of the configuration file.

  • Type: string
  • Default: 'nuxt.config'

Setup Timings


The amount of time (in milliseconds) to allow for setupTest to complete its work (which could include building or generating files for a Nuxt application, depending on the options that are passed).

  • Type: number
  • Default: 60000

Features to Enable


Whether to launch a server to respond to requests in the test suite.

  • Type: boolean
  • Default: true


Whether to run a separate build step.

  • Type: boolean
  • Default: true (false if browser or server is disabled)


Under the hood, Nuxt test utils uses playwright to carry out browser testing. If this option is set, a browser will be launched and can be controlled in the subsequent test suite. (More info can be found here .)

  • Type: boolean
  • Default: false


  • Type: object with the following properties
    • type: The type of browser to launch - either chromium, firefox or webkit
    • launch: object of options that will be passed to playwright when launching the browser. See full API reference .


Specify the runner for the test suite. Currently, Vitest is recommended.

  • Type: 'vitest' | 'jest'
  • Default: 'vitest'


APIs for Rendering Testing


Get the HTML of a server-rendered page.

import { $fetch } from '@nuxt/test-utils'

const html = await $fetch('/')


Get the response of a server-rendered page.

import { fetch } from '@nuxt/test-utils'

const res = await fetch('/')
const { body, headers } = res


Get the full URL for a given page (including the port the test server is running on.)

import { url } from '@nuxt/test-utils'

const pageUrl = url('/page')
// 'http://localhost:6840/page'

Testing in a Browser

We are working on it, stay tuned!
Edit this page on GitHub Updated at Mon, Oct 3, 2022