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pytest-jira 0.3.1

py.test JIRA integration plugin, using markers


A pytest plugin for JIRA integration.

This plugin links tests with JIRA tickets. The plugin behaves similar to the pytest-bugzilla plugin.

The plugin does not close JIRA tickets, or create them. It just allows you to link tests to existing tickets.

Please feel free to contribute by forking and submitting pull requests or by submitting feature requests or issues to issues.

Test results

  • If the test unresolved
    • and the run=False, the test is skiped
    • and the run=True or not set, the test is executed and based on it the result is xpassed (e.g. unexpected pass) or xfailed (e.g. expected fail)
  • If the test resolved
    • the test is executed and based on it the result is passed or failed

Marking tests

You can specify jira issue ID in docstring or in pytest.mark.jira decorator.

By default the regular expression pattern for matching jira issue ID is [A-Z]+-[0-9]+, it can be changed by --jira-issue-regex=REGEX or in a config file by jira_regex=REGEX.

It’s also possible to change behavior if issue ID was not found by setting --jira-marker-strategy=STRATEGY or in config file as marker_strategy=STRATEGY.

Strategies for dealing with issue IDs that were not found:

  • open - issue is considered as open (default)
  • strict - raise an exception
  • ignore - issue id is ignored
  • warn - write error message and ignore

Issue ID in decorator

If you use decorator you can specify optional parameter run. If it’s false and issue is unresolved, the test will be skipped.

@pytest.mark.jira("ORG-1382", run=False)
def test_skip(): # will be skipped if unresolved
    assert False

def test_xfail(): # will run and xfail if unresolved
    assert False

Issue ID in docstring

You can disable searching for issue ID in doc string by using --jira-disable-docs-search parameter or by docs_search=False in jira.cfg.

def test_xpass(): # will run and xpass if unresolved
"""issue: ORG-1382"""
    assert True

Status evaluation

Issues are considered as resolved if their status matches resolved_statuses. By default it is Resolved or Closed.

You can set your own custom resolved statuses on command line --jira-resolved-statuses, or in config file.

If you specify components (in command line or jira.cfg), open issues will be considered unresolved only if they are also open for at least one used component.

If you specify version, open issues will be unresolved only if they also affects your version. Even when the issue is closed, but your version was affected and it was not fixed for your version, the issue will be considered unresolved.


  • pytest >= 2.2.3
  • jira >= 0.43
  • six


pip install pytest_jira


  1. Create a jira.cfg in the root of your tests:

    Options can be overridden with command line options. The configuration file can also be placed in /etc/jira.cfg and ~/jira.cfg.

    url =
    username = USERNAME (or blank for no authentication
    password = PASSWORD (or blank for no authentication)
    # ssl_verification = True/False
    # version = foo-1.0
    # components = com1,second component,com3
    # strategy = [open|strict|warn|ignore] (dealing with not found issues)
    # docs_search = False (disable searching for issue id in docs)
    # issue_regex = REGEX (replace default `[A-Z]+-[0-9]+` regular expression)
    # resolved_statuses = comma separated list of statuses (closed, resolved)
  2. Mark your tests with jira marker and issue id.


    You can put Jira ID into doc string of test case as well.

  3. Run py.test with jira option to enable the plugin.

    py.test --jira

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