Gradle custom task for selectively running tests

Q: How do I define contract tests which can be run on-demand from Gradle while ignoring them from unit test runs?

Here, I’ll add a test which is ignored when running ./gradlew test but it can be triggered when needed (eg. from a separate Jenkins Job).

The current directory structure look this

The first step is to exclude all the tests under contracts/

test {


Then we’ll define another Gradle task so that contract tests can be executed on demand

task contractTests(type: Test, group: 'verification') {


Once you have it setup

Run all tests which will exclude any contract tests

./gradlew test

And at the same time, we can run just contract tests

./gradlew contractTests