Since this error now has bit me twice, and I had to search for a while to find out how I fixed it the first time, I decided to just write a quick blog post about it instead. And this is indeed it.

After updating phpstan on a Drupal project, and removing the configuration option autoload_files I suddenly started getting this polite little error message on my static analysis continuous integration runs:

Reflection error: Drupal\Tests\PhpunitCompatibilityTrait not found.  

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To fix this, I simply added the trait to the new configuration property scanFiles:

            - %currentWorkingDirectory%/drupal/core/tests/Drupal/Tests/PhpunitCompatibilityTrait.php

If your project has Drupal in another folder than "drupal", simply substitute that with "web", "docroot" or whatever your project dictates.

That will serve for me as a reminder to next time. And hopefully to you. Speaking of hope, here is an animated gif called "hope".