JUnit - Parameterized Test

JUnit 4 has introduced a new feature called parameterized tests. Parameterized tests allow a developer to run the same test over and over again using different values. There are five steps that you need to follow to create a parameterized test.

The test case will be invoked once for each row of data. Let us see parameterized tests in action.

Create a Class

Create a java class to be tested, say, PrimeNumberChecker.java in C:\>JUNIT_WORKSPACE.

public class PrimeNumberChecker {
   public Boolean validate(final Integer primeNumber) {
      for (int i = 2; i < (primeNumber / 2); i++) {
         if (primeNumber % i == 0) {
            return false;
      return true;

Create Parameterized Test Case Class

Create a java test class, say, PrimeNumberCheckerTest.java. Create a java class file named PrimeNumberCheckerTest.java in C:\>JUNIT_WORKSPACE.

import java.util.Arrays;
import java.util.Collection;
import org.junit.Test;
import org.junit.Before;

import org.junit.runners.Parameterized;
import org.junit.runners.Parameterized.Parameters;
import org.junit.runner.RunWith;
import static org.junit.Assert.assertEquals;

public class PrimeNumberCheckerTest {
   private Integer inputNumber;
   private Boolean expectedResult;
   private PrimeNumberChecker primeNumberChecker;

   public void initialize() {
      primeNumberChecker = new PrimeNumberChecker();

   // Each parameter should be placed as an argument here
   // Every time runner triggers, it will pass the arguments
   // from parameters we defined in primeNumbers() method
   public PrimeNumberCheckerTest(Integer inputNumber, Boolean expectedResult) {
      this.inputNumber = inputNumber;
      this.expectedResult = expectedResult;

   public static Collection primeNumbers() {
      return Arrays.asList(new Object[][] {
         { 2, true },
         { 6, false },
         { 19, true },
         { 22, false },
         { 23, true }

   // This test will run 4 times since we have 5 parameters defined
   public void testPrimeNumberChecker() {
      System.out.println("Parameterized Number is : " + inputNumber);

Create Test Runner Class

Create a java class file named TestRunner.java in C:\>JUNIT_WORKSPACE to execute test case(s).

import org.junit.runner.JUnitCore;
import org.junit.runner.Result;
import org.junit.runner.notification.Failure;

public class TestRunner {
   public static void main(String[] args) {
      Result result = JUnitCore.runClasses(PrimeNumberCheckerTest.class);

      for (Failure failure : result.getFailures()) {

Compile the PrimeNumberChecker, PrimeNumberCheckerTest and Test Runner classes using javac.

C:\JUNIT_WORKSPACE>javac PrimeNumberChecker.java PrimeNumberCheckerTest.java

Now run the Test Runner, which will run the test cases defined in the provided Test Case class.

C:\JUNIT_WORKSPACE>java TestRunner

Verify the output.

Parameterized Number is : 2
Parameterized Number is : 6
Parameterized Number is : 19
Parameterized Number is : 22
Parameterized Number is : 23