With Phactory Laravel you'll be able to use Phactory with Laravel 5.
If you don't know what Phactory is:
Phactory is an alternative to using database fixtures in your PHP unit tests. Instead of maintaining a separate XML file of data, you define a blueprint for each table and then create as many different objects as you need in your PHP code.
Phactory Laravel will access the database based on your Laravel config, simple as that.