PyUnit-based test runner with JUnit like XML reporting.

pyunit, unittest, junit, xml, report, testrunner
pip install xmlrunner==1.7.7



unittest-xml-reporting is a unittest test runner that can save test results to XML files that can be consumed by a wide range of tools, such as build systems, IDEs and continuous integration servers.

If you find a bug the best way to have it fixed is to fix it yourself and to make a pull request.

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  • Python 2.7+


The easiest way to install unittest-xml-reporting is via Pip:

$ pip install unittest-xml-reporting

If you use Git and want to get the latest development version:

$ git clone git://github.com/danielfm/unittest-xml-reporting.git
$ cd unittest-xml-reporting
$ sudo python setup.py install

Or get the latest development version as a tarball:

$ wget http://github.com/danielfm/unittest-xml-reporting/tarball/master
$ tar zxf danielfm-unittest-xml-reporting-XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.tar.gz
$ cd danielfm-unittest-xml-reporting-XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
$ sudo python setup.py install


The script below, adapted from the unittest, shows how to use XMLTestRunner in a very simple way. In fact, the only difference between this script and the original one is the last line:

import random
import unittest
import xmlrunner

class TestSequenceFunctions(unittest.TestCase):

    def setUp(self):
        self.seq = list(range(10))

    @unittest.skip("demonstrating skipping")
    def test_skipped(self):
        self.fail("shouldn't happen")

    def test_shuffle(self):
        # make sure the shuffled sequence does not lose any elements
        self.assertEqual(self.seq, list(range(10)))

        # should raise an exception for an immutable sequence
        self.assertRaises(TypeError, random.shuffle, (1,2,3))

    def test_choice(self):
        element = random.choice(self.seq)
        self.assertTrue(element in self.seq)

    def test_sample(self):
        with self.assertRaises(ValueError):
            random.sample(self.seq, 20)
        for element in random.sample(self.seq, 5):
            self.assertTrue(element in self.seq)

if __name__ == '__main__':


In order to plug XMLTestRunner to a Django project, add the following to your settings.py:

TEST_RUNNER = 'xmlrunner.extra.djangotestrunner.XMLTestRunner'

Also, the following settings are provided so you can fine tune the reports:


Besides the XML reports generated by the test runner, a bunch of useful information is printed to the sys.stderr stream, just like the TextTestRunner does. Use this setting to choose between a verbose and a non-verbose output.


If your test methods contains docstrings, you can display such docstrings instead of display the test name (ex: module.TestCase.test_method). In order to use this feature, you have to enable verbose output by setting TEST_OUTPUT_VERBOSE = 2.

TEST_OUTPUT_DIR (Default: ".")

Tells the test runner where to put the XML reports. If the directory couldn't be found, the test runner will try to create it before generate the XML files.