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Making Pytest easier to use with Microsoft Azure Pipelines.

Just run pytest with this plugin and see your test results in the Azure Pipelines UI!


  • Formats the PyTest output to show test docstrings and module names instead of just test case names in the Azure Pipelines UI.
  • Overloads the --junit-xml flag on execution with a default value
  • Uploads test results automatically, no need for a seperate test results upload command
  • Displays the number of failed tests if there were failures as an error message in the UI
  • Automatically formats code coverage and uploads coverage data if pytest-cov is installed


You can install "pytest-azurepipelines" via pip from PyPI:

$ pip install pytest-azurepipelines


This plugin requires no configuration.

Here is an example of installing the plugin and running the tests.

- script: |
    python -m pip install --upgrade pip
    pip install pytest pytest-azurepipelines
    pip install -e .
  displayName: 'Install dependencies'

- script: |
    python -m pytest tests/
  displayName: 'pytest'

If you want to change the Azure Pipelines "Test Run Title", you can provide the --test-run-title flag with the run title.

- script: |
    pip install pytest pytest-azurepipelines
    pytest tests/ --test-run-title="Windows Test with junitxml"
  displayName: 'pytest with junitxml flag'

If you have long docstrings in your functions and want them to be shortened, you can use the --napoleon-docstrings flag:

- script: |
   pip install pytest pytest-azurepipelines
   pytest tests/ --test-run-title="Windows Test with junitxml" --napoleon-docstrings

Using the automatic code coverage upload

From version 0.6.0, pytest will upload successful coverage data into a format that Azure supports and package the htmlcov directory into a ZIP file as an artifact for the build.

To use this feature, add the --cov flag with (optional, but required) path to your code files and also ensure you add --cov-report html as an option.

- script: |
   pip install pytest pytest-azurepipelines pytest-cov
   pytest tests/ --cov my_project --cov-report html


Contributions are very welcome.


Distributed under the terms of the MIT license, "pytest-azurepipelines" is free and open source software


If you encounter any problems, please file an issue along with a detailed description.

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