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pytest plugin for axe-selenium-python

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Pytest plugin for axe-selenium-python. pytest-axe adds a pytest fixture for Axe objects, to simplify running accessibility checks. Using this fixture requires the use of pytest-selenium.

pytest-axe also includes a command line option, --axe, to keep accessibility tests separate from functional tests.

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You will need the following prerequisites in order to use pytest-axe:

  • Python 2.7 or 3.6
  • pytest-selenium >= 3.0.0
  • axe-selenium-python


To install pytest-axe:

$ pip install pytest-axe


To run tests using pytest-selenium (a dependency of axe-selenium-python), tests must be marked with the non-destructive pytest decorator:

def test_my_test_function():
  assert true

Test suites using axe-selenium-python must import pytest and the Axe class.

pytest-selenium relies on the base_url fixture, which can be set in a configuration file, or as a command line argument.

 base_url =
$ pytest --base-url

aXe Command Line Option

The @pytest.mark.accessibility marker must be added to all accessibility tests.

To run only non-accessibility tests, run pytest as usual. To run only accessibility tests, add --axe to your pytest command(s).

Example Test Function

import pytest
from axe_selenium_python import Axe
import pytest_axe

def test_accessibility(self, axe):

  response = axe.execute()

  assert len(response['violations']) == 0,



Version 0.2.0

  • Added a command line argument to filter tests based on the presence or absence of a pytest accessibility marker.

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