PyTest Automated Testing
See our PyTest Selenium Example for a simple example on how to run PyTest tests on TestingBot.
Let's start with making sure Python is available on your system.For Windows:
- Download the latest python installer for Windows: https://www.python.org/downloads/windows/
- Run the installer and follow the setup wizard to install Python.
python --versionto see which Python version is currently installed, make sure it is 2.5.X or above.
- macOS, Ubuntu and most other Linux distros come with Python pre-installed.
First, make sure you have installed
You are now ready to start testing with our Selenium grid.
To authenticate with our Selenium grid, you'll need to configure PyTest to pass your credentials.
You can either do this via environment variables, or by using a config file.
- Environment variables:
~/.testingbotfile with this content:
Save the example in a file called
test_sample.py. (Important: the filename should start with
import pytest @pytest.mark.usefixtures('driver') class TestSample: def test_sample(self, driver): driver.get('https://google.com/ncr') title = "Google" assert title == driver.title
To run this test, run this command:
pytest --driver TestingBot --capability browserName chrome --capability version latest --capability platform WIN10
This will run the test on the latest version of Chrome on Windows 10. To run on different platforms, please see the configuration option below.
PyTest Selenium provides built-in support for TestingBot. See the PyTest + TestingBot documentation.
To run your existing tests on TestingBot, your tests will need to be configured to use the TestingBot remote machines. If the test was running on your local machine or network, you can simply change your existing test like this:Before:
Specify Browsers & Devices
To let TestingBot know on which browser/platform/device you want to run your test on, you need to specify the browsername, version, OS and other optional options in the capabilities field.
Testing Internal Websites
We've built TestingBot Tunnel, to provide you with a secure way to run tests against your staged/internal webapps.
Please see our TestingBot Tunnel documentation for more information about this easy to use tunneling solution.
The example below shows how to easily run a PyTest WebDriver test with our Tunnel:
1. Download our tunnel and start the tunnel:
2. Run your test and specify the
tunnelIdentifier which we've added in the step above (
Run tests in Parallel
Parallel Testing means running the same test, or multiple tests, simultaneously. This greatly reduces your total testing time.
You can run the same tests on all different browser configurations or run different tests all on the same browser configuration.
TestingBot has a large grid of machines and browsers, which means you can use our service to do efficient parallel testing. It is one of the key features we provide to greatly cut down on your total testing time.
You can use PyTest's
-n option to run multiple tests at the same time or use PyTest Parallel (recommended way).
Every plan we provide comes with a limit of parallel tests.
If you exceed the number of parallel tests assigned to your account, TestingBot will queue the additional tests (for up to 6 minutes) and run the tests as soon as slots become available.
Mark tests as passed/failed
As TestingBot has no way to dermine whether your test passed or failed (it is determined by your business logic), we offer a way to send the test status back to TestingBot. This is useful if you want to see if a test succeeded or failed from the TestingBot member area.
You can use our Python API client to report back test results.
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