Setting up an Automation Testing Pipeline in Azure

Raghwendra Sonu
2 min readJan 18, 2024


Setting up an automation testing pipeline in Azure typically involves using Azure DevOps Services, which provides a set of tools for building, testing, and deploying applications. Below is a general guide to help you set up an automation testing pipeline in Azure:


  1. Azure DevOps Account: Ensure that you have an Azure DevOps account. You can sign up for a free account if you don’t have one.

2. Test Automation Project: Have your test automation project (e.g., Selenium, JUnit, TestNG, etc.) hosted in a version control system like Git.

Steps to Set Up Automation Testing Pipeline:

1. Create a new project in Azure DevOps:

2. Set Up a Build Pipeline:

  • Navigate to your project in Azure DevOps.
  • Go to the “Pipelines” menu and choose “Builds.”
  • Click on “New Pipeline” and select your version control system (e.g., Azure Repos Git, GitHub, Bitbucket).
  • Follow the wizard to configure your pipeline. Choose the appropriate build template for your testing project.
  • Configure build steps to restore dependencies, build your test project, and run your tests.

3. Configure Test Execution:

  • Depending on your testing framework, configure the necessary test execution steps in your build pipeline. For example:
  • For Java projects using Maven, add a Maven task to run your tests.
  • Customize the pipeline to include any setup or teardown steps needed for your tests.

4. Publish Test Results:

  • Add a task to publish test results so that Azure DevOps can display them. For example:
  • For JUnit, you can use the “Publish Test Results” task.

5. Save and Queue the Build:

  • Save your pipeline configuration.
  • Queue a build to ensure that your pipeline is correctly configured and tests are running as expected.

6. Set Up Continuous Integration (Optional):

  • Configure Continuous Integration (CI) triggers to automatically build and test your code whenever changes are pushed to the repository.
  • In the pipeline settings, under “Triggers,” enable CI triggers.

7. Set Up Release Pipeline (Optional):

  • If you want to deploy your application to specific environments after successful tests, set up a Release Pipeline in Azure DevOps.
  • Define stages, tasks, and environments for deployment.

8. Monitor and Analyze Results:

  • Monitor build and release pipelines for any failures.
  • Use logs, test results, and other artifacts to analyze the test outcomes.

Visit the official Azure DevOps Documentation for comprehensive guides and tutorials.



Raghwendra Sonu

Software Automation Testing expert with 9 years of work experience in diverse tools and technologies.