Before I begin with my recommendations it's probably worth me defining what I mean by "integration tests" as there is some ambiguity with this term. Given that I'm interested in running these tests as part of the development/build process and the purposes is to prove out that "this particular microservice behaves correctly against these external dependency contracts" - then I'm testing the intergration of the "units" of code within this system, not testing the integration of this system with the external dependencies. I find that writing these type of "integration tests" using SpecFlow is a great way to de-couple your behaviour from your code structure, making TDD more realistic and also meaning after a re-factor (which often results in re-factoring the unit tests) you can confirm there are no breaking changes. It also allows you to involve your QA/BA in the process by quantifying in plain English what scenario's you are catering for and how the system behaves for each. It's worth noting that SpecFlow can also be used to automate your "full integration tests", however that's a little more complex to setup as usually involved spinning up SQL servers, Kafka instances, mocked external APIs etc. and also is too slow to run those types of tests on build, whereas the integration tests I will demonstrate below you can quickly run on build like any other unit test. To create a SpecFlow project for testing an API add an NUnit test project and install the SpecFlow.NUnit.Runners & Microsoft.AspNetCore.Mvc.Testing NuGet packages into that test project, add a reference to the Api project and then begin creating your tests. My recommendations to consider are below: