No build/reports/tests/index.html generated when testng test fails

I am using gradle 1.2 and testng 6.7. I noticed when my test case fails, the file ‘build/reports/tests/index.html’ was not generated even though gradle kept referring me to that file for error details.

Also, after that, when I ran “gradle test”, it kept failing even though I had corrected the test code so the test should pass. I had tried “gradle clean” to wipe out everthing (and manually remove the build dir) but to no avail.

I am attaching my small build.gradle and simple test case:

// build.gradle buildscript {

repositories {

add(new org.apache.ivy.plugins.resolver.URLResolver()) {

name = ‘GitHub’

addArtifactPattern ‘[organisation]/[module]/[module]-[revision].[ext]’



dependencies {

classpath ‘bmuschko:gradle-tomcat-plugin:0.9.5’

} }

apply plugin: ‘java’ apply plugin: ‘groovy’ apply plugin: ‘war’ apply plugin: ‘tomcat’

repositories {

mavenCentral() }

dependencies {

// these two groups are for sample greeting only, may not be needed

compile group: ‘commons-io’, name: ‘commons-io’, version: ‘1.4’

compile group: ‘log4j’, name: ‘log4j’, version: ‘1.2.15’, ext: ‘jar’

compile ‘org.apache.camel:camel-core:2.10.1’

compile ‘com.amazonaws:aws-java-sdk:1.3.20’

testCompile ‘org.testng:testng:6.7’

// for tomcat plugin

def tomcatVersion = ‘7.0.30’

tomcat “org.apache.tomcat.embed:tomcat-embed-core:${tomcatVersion}”,


tomcat(“org.apache.tomcat.embed:tomcat-embed-jasper:${tomcatVersion}”) {

exclude group: ‘org.eclipse.jdt.core.compiler’, module: ‘ecj’

} }

test {

useTestNG() {


suiteXmlBuilder().suite(name: ‘test-suite’) {

test (name : ‘testing-testng’, annotations : ‘JDK’, verbose:‘1’) {

classes([:]) {

‘class’ (name: ‘*’) {







testLogging.showStandardStreams = true

options {

listeners << ‘org.uncommons.reportng.HTMLReporter’

listeners << ‘org.uncommons.reportng.JUnitXMLReporter’

} }

// small testng test package com.stellatechnology.prototype;

import org.testng.Reporter; import org.testng.annotations.AfterClass; import org.testng.annotations.BeforeClass; import org.testng.annotations.Test; import static org.testng.Assert.*;


  • User: jma

  • Date: 10/3/12

  • Time: 2:25 PM

*/ public class FirstTest {

private static final String testString = “hello”;


public void setUp() throws Exception {

//Reporter.log(“Before test”);



public void testMethod() {

//throw new RuntimeException(“test123”);

assertEquals(“hello”, testString);



public void tearDown() throws Exception {

//Reporter.log(“After test”);

} }


I think the problem is that you’re missing the reportng dependencies in your testRuntime configuration. Please read the console output carefully. Provided that you configure the dependencies correctly, I think the report should get generated.

Gradle shouldn’t offer the report if it was not generated. It’s a bug: GRADLE-1710

Hope that helps!