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Run all your asynchronous tests cooperatively.

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Use asyncio (cooperative multitasking) to run your I/O bound test suite efficiently and quickly.

import asyncio

import pytest

async def test_a():
    await asyncio.sleep(2)

async def test_b():
    await asyncio.sleep(2)
========== 2 passed in 2.05 seconds ==========


pip install pytest-asyncio-cooperative


pytest-asyncio is NOT compatible with this plugin. Please uninstall pytest-asyncio or pass this flag to pytest -p no:asyncio


It’s recommended that async tests use async fixtures.

import asyncio
import pytest

async def my_fixture():
    await asyncio.sleep(2)
    yield "XXX"
    await asyncio.sleep(2)

async def test_a(my_fixture):
    await asyncio.sleep(2)
    assert my_fixture == "XXX"


  • Reduce the total run time of I/O bound test suites via cooperative multitasking
  • Reduce system resource usage via cooperative multitasking


  • An I/O bound test suite will run faster (ie. individual tests will take just as long. The total runtime of the entire test suite will be faster)
  • An I/O bound test suite will use less system resources (ie. only a single thread is used)


  • All tests MUST be coroutines (ie. have the async keyword)
  • Order of tests is not guaranteed (ie. some blocking operations might taken longer and affect the order of test results)
  • Tests MUST be isolated from each other (ie. NO shared resources, NO mock.patch)
  • There is NO parallelism, CPU bound tests will NOT get a performance benefit

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