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Jest Preset Angular

A preset of Jest configuration for Angular projects.

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This is a part of the article: Testing Angular faster with Jest.

Getting Started

These instructions will get you setup to use jest-preset-angular in your project. For more detailed documentation, please check online documentation.

Install using yarn:

yarn add -D jest jest-preset-angular @types/jest

Or npm:

npm install -D jest jest-preset-angular @types/jest


In your project root, create setup-jest.ts file with following contents:

import 'jest-preset-angular/setup-jest';

Add the following section:

  • to your root jest.config.js
// jest.config.js
module.exports = {
  preset: 'jest-preset-angular',
  setupFilesAfterEnv: ['<rootDir>/setup-jest.ts'],
  globalSetup: 'jest-preset-angular/global-setup',
  • or to your root package.json
  "jest": {
    "preset": "jest-preset-angular",
    "setupFilesAfterEnv": ["<rootDir>/setup-jest.ts"],
    "globalSetup": "jest-preset-angular/global-setup"

Adjust your tsconfig.spec.json to be:

  "extends": "./tsconfig.json",
  "compilerOptions": {
    "outDir": "./out-tsc/spec",
    "module": "CommonJs",
    "types": ["jest"]
  "include": ["src/**/*.spec.ts", "src/**/*.d.ts"]


Angular doesn't support native async/await in testing with target higher than ES2016, see

Migration from Angular < 13

Check out our Migration from Angular < 13 guidance

Angular Ivy

Check out our Angular Ivy guidance

Example projects with base Jest configuration

We have example apps to provide a basic setup to use Jest in an Angular project. The examples folder consist of several example Angular applications from v10 to 13, as well as example projects with yarn workspace or monorepo structure.

Built With

  • TypeScript - JavaScript that scales
  • Angular - The modern web developer's platform
  • ts-jest - Jest transformer for TypeScript


See also the list of contributors who participated in this project.


This project is licensed under the MIT License - see the file for details

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