Glossary

Applies to QAComplete 12.84 SaaS, last modified on July 19, 2021
Agent

An application installed on a test host with an automated testing tool, and that handles communication between the testing tool and the QAComplete server.

An example is the Test Agent for TestComplete, Selenium, and ReadyAPI.

Automation script

A file containing automated tests that an automated testing tool will run.

  • For TestComplete, the term refers to a TestComplete project suite.

  • For ReadyAPI (or SoapUI OS), the term refers to a ReadyAPI (or SoapUI OS) project.

  • For Selenium tests created by using JUnit or TestNG, the term refers to a Maven project or to a Java class that defines Selenium tests to run.

  • For Selenium tests created by using NUnit, the term refers to a NUnit test project that defines Selenium tests to run.

Users link automation scripts to QAComplete tests on the Automations tab of the Edit form for the test.

Test

A test on the QAComplete Test Management > Test Library screen. Automated tests have an automation script linked on the Automations tab of the Edit for for the test.

Test host

A computer or virtual machine where automated tests are run. It must have the corresponding automated testing tool installed. All hosts are listed in Test Management > Test Hosts screen.

To add a test host to QAComplete, the user needs to install the agent on the host. The agent will then register the host in QAComplete.

Test run

A test run or test set run initiated by a QAComplete user or scheduler. All test runs, whether pending or completed, appear in Test Management > Run History in QAComplete.

Test set

A group of tests that can be run in a random or sequential order. All test sets are listed in Test Management > Test Sets in QAComplete.

See Also

QAComplete Test Automation REST API Overview
Creating Test Agents

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