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Pytest plugin to treat skipped tests a test failure

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Pytest plugin to treat skipped tests a test failures.

This is nice if you want to ensure that your CI tests really run all tests and don't skip tests because of missing dependencies.


Simply execute your tests via pytest --error-for-skips ... and all skipped tests become test failures.


  • pytest


You can install "pytest-error-for-skips" via pip from PyPI:

pip install pytest-error-for-skips


Contributions are very welcome. Tests can be run with tox, please ensure the coverage at least stays the same before you submit a pull request.

Simplest setup:

git clone <
cd pytest-error-for-skips
(mkdir env && cd env && python -m venv> .) 
source env/bin/acticate
python -m pip install -e .


Distributed under the terms of the MIT license, "pytest-error-for-skips" is free and open source software


If you encounter any problems, please file an issue along with a detailed description.

This Pytest plugin was generated with Cookiecutter along with @hackebrot's Cookiecutter-pytest-plugin template.

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