The TYPO3 testing framework provides base classes for unit, functional and acceptance testing.

6.16.7 2023-02-09 19:06 UTC



TYPO3 testing framework for core and extensions

A straight and slim set of classes and configuration to test TYPO3 extensions. This framework is used by the core, too and maintained by the core team as a base to execute unit, functional and acceptance tests within the TYPO3 extension ecosystem.


This framework works on top of a composer based installation.

$ composer require --dev typo3/testing-framework


Usage examples within core and for extensions can be found in TYPO3 explained.

Tags and branches

  • Branch main is used by core v12, currently not tagged and used as dev-main in core for the time being.
  • Branch 7 is used by core v11 and tagged as 7.x.x. Extensions can use this to run tests with core v11 and prepare for v12 compatibility. Supports PHP 7.4 to 8.2.
  • Branch 6 is used by core v10 and tagged as 6.x.x. Extensions can use this to run tests with core v10 and v11. Supports PHP 7.2 to 8.2
  • Branch 4 is for core v9 and tagged as 4.x.y
  • Branch 1 is for core v8 and tagged as 1.x.y