I just read the article on Test first development referenced from the blog post, http://blog.jetbrains.com/pycharm/2013/07/testing-your-python-code-with-pycharm/
I really miss Visual Studio and Resharper here in Python land!
The instructions do not create the test class first, but rather first create the class under test. Are there plans for adding helper refactorings to work in that order? I am pretty new at all this so it's very possible I missed something.