WireMock and Testcontainers

The WireMock community provides modules for Testcontainers. They allow provisioning the WireMock server as a standalone container within your tests, based on WireMock Docker.

All the modules are under active development. If there is no module implemented for your technology stack, a GenericContainer implementation from Testcontainers can be used. For features that are not implemented yet in Module APIs for your language, it is possible to use the Administrative REST API. Feedback and contributions are welcome!

See WireMock on the Testcontainers modules listing.

Official Testcontainers modules #

WireMock Inc. partners with AtomicJar Inc, a company stewarding the Testcontainers open source project and providing Testcontainers Cloud and Testcontainers Desktop (Partnership Announcement). As a part of the partnership, the following modules were reviewed and certified as the official modules:

Java and other JVM languages. Java implementation is a separate library that is available to all JVM languages, e.g. Java, Kotlin or Scala. See full documentation in the GitHub Repository.

Python. The Testcontainers Python module is a part of the Python WireMock library, so a single library integrates bot the CLI client and the Testcontainers module. See this page for all documentation and examples.

Golang. Golang implementation is a multi-platform library that includes the Testcontainers module only. The module’s full documentation and examples are available in its GitHub Repository. There is a separate library for the CLI, see the Golang Solutions page.

Experimental modules #

C/C++ and other native languages. We created a WireMock module for Testcontainers for C/C++. It allows provisioning the WireMock server as a standalone container within your tests, based on WireMock Docker. It allows using WireMock with all popular C/C++ testing frameworks like Google Test, CTest, Doctest, QtTest or CppUnit. Read More: C/C++ Solutions Page.

Other Languages #

All Testcontainers implementations provide API for provisioning custom containers, also known as Generic Container API. It allows using WireMock on platforms where there is no special Testcontainers module implemented yet: Node.js, Rust, Haskell, Ruby, etc.

Code examples #

Examples of using the Testcontainers Modules for different languages and Testcontainers modules:

import org.junit.jupiter.api.*;
import org.testcontainers.junit.jupiter.*;
import org.wiremock.integrations.testcontainers.testsupport.http.*;
import static org.assertj.core.api.Assertions.assertThat;

class WireMockContainerJunit5Test {

    WireMockContainer wiremockServer = new WireMockContainer("2.35.0")
            .withMapping("hello", WireMockContainerJunit5Test.class, "hello-world.json");

    void helloWorld() throws Exception {
        String url = wiremockServer.getUrl("/hello");
        HttpResponse response = new TestHttpClient().get(url);
                .as("Wrong response body")
                .contains("Hello, world!");
import pytest
from wiremock.testing.testcontainer import wiremock_container

@pytest.fixture(scope="session") # (1)
def wm_server():
    with wiremock_container(secure=False) as wm:
        Config.base_url = wm.get_url("__admin") # (2)=
                request=MappingRequest(method=HttpMethods.GET, url="/hello"),
                response=MappingResponse(status=200, body="hello"),
        ) # (3)
        yield wm

def test_get_hello_world(wm_server): # (4)
    resp1 = requests.get(wm_server.get_url("/hello"), verify=False)
    assert resp1.status_code == 200
    assert resp1.content == b"hello"
package testcontainers_wiremock_quickstart

import (

	. "github.com/wiremock/wiremock-testcontainers-go"

func TestWireMock(t *testing.T) {
	ctx := context.Background()
	mappingFileName := "hello-world.json"

	container, err := RunContainerAndStopOnCleanup(ctx, t,
	if err != nil {

	statusCode, out, err := SendHttpGet(container, "/hello", nil)
	if err != nil {
		t.Fatal(err, "Failed to get a response")

	// Verify the response
	if statusCode != 200 {
		t.Fatalf("expected HTTP-200 but got %d", statusCode)

	if string(out) != "Hello, world!" {
		t.Fatalf("expected 'Hello, world!' but got %s", out)

Coming soon #

The following modules are under prototyping at the moment: .NET, Rust. A lot more features can be implemented in the listed modules, and any contributions are welcome! If you are interested, join us on the community Slack.

Learn More #

References #

  • Devoxx BE talk on API Integration testing with Testcontainers and WireMock, by Oleg Nenashev and Oleg Shelaev: (Video, Slides)