Manage dependencies of tests

pytest, pytest-plugin, python, testing
pip install pytest-dependency==0.5.1


pytest-dependency - Manage dependencies of tests

This pytest plugin manages dependencies of tests. It allows to mark some tests as dependent from other tests. These tests will then be skipped if any of the dependencies did fail or has been skipped.


The latest release version can be found at PyPI, see

System requirements

Optional library packages:

  • setuptools_scm

    The version number is managed using this package. All source distributions add a static text file with the version number and fall back using that if setuptools_scm is not available. So this package is only needed to build out of the plain development source tree as cloned from GitHub.


  1. Download the sources, unpack, and change into the source directory.

  2. Build (optional):

    $ python build
  3. Test (optional):

    $ python -m pytest
  4. Install:

    $ python install

The last step might require admin privileges in order to write into the site-packages directory of your Python installation.


The documentation can be found at

The example test modules used in the documentation can be found in doc/examples in the source distribution.

Copyright and License

  • Copyright 2013-2015 Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie GmbH
  • Copyright 2016-2020 Rolf Krahl

Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License"); you may not use this file except in compliance with the License. You may obtain a copy of the License at

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