1. In the root level of your testing folder, install the @axe-core/watcher package and all of its dependencies using npm or your preferred package manager (for example, Yarn or pnpm).

    npm install --save-dev @axe-core/watcher
  2. Create a fixtures.js file alongside your existing Playwright Test tests. In this file, import the Playwright Test function from @axe-core/watcher:

    const { playwrightTest } = require('@axe-core/watcher')
    const API_KEY = process.env.API_KEY
    module.exports = playwrightTest({
      axe: {
        apiKey: API_KEY
      headless: false,
      // Any other Playwright configuration you’d pass to chromium.launchPersistentContext() here
  3. In your test files, replace the imports for test and expect from Playwright Test with your fixtures.js file:

    const { test, expect } = require('@playwright/test')
    // Becomes:
    const { test, expect } = require('./fixtures')
  4. You're all done.