How to test a React App, with Jest and react-testing-library


yarn add --dev jest @types/jest ts-jest @testing-library/react @testing-library/jest-dom
module.exports = {
roots: ["./src"],
transform: {
"^.+\\.tsx?$": "ts-jest"
testEnvironment: 'jest-environment-jsdom',
setupFilesAfterEnv: [
testRegex: "^.+\\.(test|spec)\\.tsx?$",
moduleFileExtensions: ["ts", "tsx", "js", "jsx", "json", "node"]
"scripts": {
"test": "jest",

Create a Test

import React, { Props } from "react";
import { fireEvent, render, screen } from "@testing-library/react";
import Numbers from "./numbers";

describe("Test <Numbers />", () => {

test("Should display 42", async () => {
render(<Numbers initValue={42} />);
const text = screen.getByText("Number is 42");

test("Should increment number", async () => {
const { container } = render(<Numbers initValue={42} />)

const incButton = screen.getByText('+')

new MouseEvent('click', {
bubbles: true,
cancelable: true,

const text = screen.getByText("Number is 43");

test("Should decrement number", async () => {
const { container } = render(<Numbers initValue={42} />)

const decButton = screen.getByText('-')

const text = screen.getByText("Number is 41");

yarn test
$> yarn test
yarn run v1.22.17
$ jest
PASS src/numbers.test.tsx
Test <Numbers />
✓ Should display 42 (29 ms)
✓ Should increment number (14 ms)
✓ Should decrement number (8 ms)

Test Suites: 1 passed, 1 total
Tests: 3 passed, 3 total
Snapshots: 0 total
Time: 2.893 s
Ran all test suites.
✨ Done in 3.88s.




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