Pytest integrationΒΆ

You can use django-functest with pytest, using the pytest-django plugin. The supported pattern is that you write your tests in the unittest style as per the Usage docs, and run them with pytest, as per the pytest-django docs.

Below are some optional but very helpful tips to make things nicer:

  1. Use to add some pytest command line arguments that control which browser to use, and whether to show the browser or not.

  2. Use a pytest mark on your base class for Selenium tests to be able to mark all your Selenium tests, and therefore easily select or de-select them.

An example of putting these together is below.


BROWSER = "Firefox"

def pytest_addoption(parser):
        "--browser", type=str, default="Firefox", help="Selenium driver_name to use", choices=["Firefox", "Chrome"]
    parser.addoption("--show-browser", action="store_true", default=False, help="Show web browser window")

def pytest_configure(config):
    BROWSER = config.option.browser
    SHOW_BROWSER = config.option.show_browser

Then write your SeleniumTestBase something like this:

from django.test import TestCase
from django.contrib.staticfiles.testing import StaticLiveServerTestCase
from django_functest import FuncSeleniumMixin

import conftest

class SeleniumTestBase(FuncSeleniumMixin, StaticLiveServerTestCase):
    driver_name = conftest.BROWSER
    display = conftest.SHOW_BROWSER

You can now de-select all Selenium tests by doing pytest -m 'not selenium', and use --show-browser or --browser=Chrome etc. as needed.