protractor Getting started with protractor Pending Tests


Protractor allows tests to be set as pending. This means that protractor will not execute the test, but will instead output:

1) Test Name
Temporarily disabled with xit

Or, if disabled with xdescribe():

1) Test Name
No reason given


  • A xit() within an xdescribe() will output the xit() response.
  • A xit() within an fdescribe() will still be treated as pending.
  • A fit() within an xdescribe() will still run, and no pending tests will output anything.