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README.md

Android Test XRunner

This library allows you to run Android UI tests multiple times in a single instrumentation execution. Written in Kotlin.

Why use it?

Let's face it - instrumentation tests can be flaky. Even if your brand new test passes the first time you run it on a device, it doesn't mean that it won't fail if you run it again. Therefore, it's a good practice to try it at least a couple of times just to be sure.

Common approaches are to either run the test over and over again via e.g. consecutive ./gradlew connectedDebugAndroidTest calls or to copy-paste that test with different names and run the test suite once. Neither one of these is perfect and that's where Android Test XRunner comes into play.

It heavily depends on Android Test Orchestrator, which it "tricks" to execute same tests multiple times.

Getting started

Setup

1. Add a Gradle dependency in your build.gradle

implementation 'com.stepstone.xrunner:xrunner-library:2.0.0'

NOTE: not on AndroidX yet? See Compatibility section at the bottom.

2. Use AndroidJUnitXRunner instead of your runner

In your app's build.gradle file add the following:

android {
    
    defaultConfig {
        // ...
        testInstrumentationRunner "com.stepstone.xrunner.AndroidJUnitXRunner"
    }
}

3. Enable Android Test Orchestrator

XRunner relies on Android Test Orchestrator therefore Android Test Orchestrator must be enabled. To do so in your app's build.gradle file add the following:

android {
    
    testOptions {
        execution 'ANDROIDX_TEST_ORCHESTRATOR'
    }
}
    
dependencies {
    androidTestUtil 'androidx.test:orchestrator:1.1.0'
}

Hot to run tests?

XRunner relies on custom instrumentation arguments. To use it you need to specify at least one of xrunnerClass, xrunnerNotClass, xrunnerPackage or xrunnerNotPackage. They are very similar to AndroidJUnitRunner's class, notClass, package or notPackage. For more details see this article.

Here are some samples:

Run single test 10 times

./gradlew connectedDebugAndroidTest -Pandroid.testInstrumentationRunnerArguments.xrunnerClass=com.stepstone.xrunner.sample.MainActivityTest#clicking_fab_should_show_dummy_text

Run all tests in a test class 3 times each

./gradlew connectedDebugAndroidTest -Pandroid.testInstrumentationRunnerArguments.xrunnerClass=com.stepstone.xrunner.sample.MainActivityTest -Pandroid.testInstrumentationRunnerArguments.xrunnerCount=3

Run all tests in a test class 3 times each excluding one of the tests

./gradlew connectedDebugAndroidTest -Pandroid.testInstrumentationRunnerArguments.xrunnerClass=com.stepstone.xrunner.sample.MainActivityTest -Pandroid.testInstrumentationRunnerArguments.xrunnerNotClass=com.stepstone.xrunner.sample.MainActivityTest#clicking_fab_should_show_dummy_text -Pandroid.testInstrumentationRunnerArguments.xrunnerCount=3

Run all tests in a package

./gradlew connectedDebugAndroidTest -Pandroid.testInstrumentationRunnerArguments.xrunnerPackage=com.stepstone.xrunner.sample.dummy

Run all tests in a package excluding one of the subpackages

./gradlew connectedDebugAndroidTest -Pandroid.testInstrumentationRunnerArguments.xrunnerPackage=com.stepstone.xrunner.sample -Pandroid.testInstrumentationRunnerArguments.xrunnerNotPackage=com.stepstone.xrunner.sample.dummy

Compatibility

XRunner version Test runner version
2.0.0 androidx.test:runner:1.1.0
1.0.0 com.android.support.test:runner:1.0.2