Distributed Testing

Rapise when used with our SpiraTest test management system allows you to manage a distributed automated test lab. You can run your test scripts across multiple planforms and environments with integrated scheduling and real-time reporting.


SpiraTest is a web-based quality assurance and test management system with integrated release scheduling and defect tracking. SpiraTest includes the ability to execute manual tests, record the results and log any associated defects.

When you use SpiraTest with Rapise you get the ability to store your Rapise automated tests inside the central SpiraTest repository with full version control and test scheduling capabilities:

You can record and create your test cases using Rapise, upload them to SpiraTest and then schedule the tests to be executed on multiple remote computers to execute the tests immediately or according to a predefined schedule. The results are then reported back to SpiraTest where they are archived as part of the project. Also the test results can be used to update requirements' test coverage and other key metrics in real-time.

Creating Automation Scripts from Test Cases

Rapise can create new automated tests directly from your existing SpiraTest manual test cases. This powerful feature allows you to ensure that your automation script will encompass all the necessary functionality and fully tests the requirement(s) being covered.

When you execute these automated tests, Rapise will be able to report back the results at the test step level, providing highly specific feedback to your developers and testers.

Storing Rapise Tests in SpiraTest

Once you connect your Rapise installation to SpiraTest, you can use it to store versioned copies of your automated test cases, linked to the corresponding SpiraTest test cases:

This allows you to centrally manage your Rapise automation scripts and have multiple testers and developers work on them. Every time you save the tests, Rapise will check the versions stored in the central repository to determine which files need to be uploaded or downloaded to ensure your workstation is kept in sync.

Executing Rapise Tests from SpiraTest

Once you have your Rapise tests stored in SpiraTest you can take advantage of the test set scheduling capabilities of SpiraTest:

Using the Automation Hosts feature of SpiraTest, you can create different test sets to run different combinations of Rapise tests on different computers at the same time. When you use the ability to parameterize the tests and pass values from SpiraTest to Rapise, you can execute the same tests on multiple platforms and/or browsers using different combinations of test data.

The remote execution of Rapise tests is performed using the free RapiseLauncher add-on for Rapise that installs along with the main Rapise application:

When run, the program will start minimized to the system tray and will start its polling of the server. Polling will occur every ‘x’ minutes (60 by default) for any automated test sets that are scheduled to be run. When time comes for a test to be launched, it will start Rapise to execute the test. Rapise will then perform the test activities and report the results back to SpiraTest.

At the end of the test, the program will go back and resume scanning for tests that need to be executed. Typically (unless there is a bug in the test or application being tested) no user input is ever needed from the application itself.

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