Mocking Static class methods

In Mockito we cannot mock static class methods, so we can use PowerMock which extends the Mockito features and provides its own features. One of which is mocking static class methods.

Below code will give an example how to mock static class methods


package package1;

public class Calculator {
    public static int add(int value1, int value2) {
        return value1 + value2;

Main Test Code

package package1;

import static org.junit.Assert.*;
import static org.mockito.Matchers.anyInt;

import org.junit.Before;
import org.junit.Test;
import org.junit.runner.RunWith;
import org.mockito.Mockito;
import org.powermock.api.mockito.PowerMockito;
import org.powermock.core.classloader.annotations.PrepareForTest;
import org.powermock.modules.junit4.PowerMockRunner;

public class CalculatorTest {
    public void setUp() {
    public void testAdd() {
        Mockito.when(Calculator.add(anyInt(), anyInt())).thenReturn(5);
        assertEquals(5, Calculator.add(1, 2));


As shown in the above code. We have created a static Calculator class with one static method ‘add’. In the test code we marked the test class with @RunWith annotation indicating the JUnit to use PowerMockRunner runner class to execute the test class.

Then we use PowerMock’s @PrepareForTest annotation telling the mock framework to manipulate mentioned class at byte level.

By calling PowerMockito.mockStatic in the setUp method, we tell the framework to create a mock of the class. The framework creates the mock and adds it to the internal repository, so that the test methods can use it.

Then we use the mock object similar to the way other mock objects created by Mockito are used.

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