PyCharm 2018.2 Help

Monitoring and Managing Tests

Test progress and results display in the dedicated test runner tabs of the Run tool window.

py test runner tab


  1. The Run toolbar is almost the same as that for the Run tool window, but features testing-specific buttons.

  2. The left-hand pane shows the tree view of all tests within the current run/debug configuration.
    • The root node represents the test selected to run.

    • The nested nodes represent the hierarchy of test suites and test cases.

    • The leaf nodes represent the individual tests.

    The status of each test is indicated by an icon. Double-click a node to open the respective test class or test method in the editor.

  3. The testing toolbar provides controls that enable you to monitor the tests and analyze results. Some of the commands are duplicated on the context menus of the test tree nodes.

  4. The Output pane shows the output of the current test suit.

  5. The inline statistics show the list of executed tests with the execution time of each test.

  6. The color of the status bar indicates whether the tests have passed successfully. If at least one of the tests fails, the status bar turns red.

You can rerun, terminate, and suspend execution of tests same way as you do it for running applications. In addition to the common running actions, in the test runner you can:

  • Navigate through the list of test cases using arrow keys.

  • Navigate between failed tests using the icons actions nextOccurence svg and icons actions previousOccurence svg buttons or Ctrl+Alt+Up or Ctrl+Alt+Down keyboard shortcuts.

  • View the total number of tests being run in the current session.

  • Sort tests alphabetically (icons objectBrowser sorted svg) and by duration (icons runConfigurations sortbyDuration svg).

  • Show or hide information about the passed tests, using the icons runConfigurations testPassed button.

  • Show the ignored tests in the tree view of all tests within the current run/debug configuration or test class using the icons runConfigurations testIgnored button.

  • Navigate from the stack trace to the problem location in the source code by clicking the hyperlink in the Output pane.

  • The icons general gearPlain svg icon opens an additional menu that allows you to:
    • Monitor execution of the current test.

    • Have the first failed test selected automatically upon completing the suit.

    • Navigate to the stack trace.

    • Enable automatic scrolling to the source code.

    • Have the corresponding source code opened at exceptions.

    • Show statistics inline.

Last modified: 21 November 2018

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