When running tests with surefire 2.19.1, to see the stacktrace, make sure the plugin is configured as following:
Then you will see the stacktraces in the output. Even though they are recognized as being hyperlinks, when you click on them, nothing happens and in the status bar of Netbeans it says that the source file cannot be found.
This works perfectly with surefire 2.18.1. Something changed between these versions.