Integrate Cucumber with Universal Agent

In this article you will learn how to integrate Cucumber with the Universal Agent.

The sample source code of Cucumber project is located at


  1. Activate Automation Integration
  2. Install and Register the Automation Host

Create Cucumber Universal Agent

  1. From Launch, open the host machine where you want to create the new agent.
  2. Select the + New Agent button.

  3. The New Agent dialog will
  4. Enter the information below for the new agent.

General Agent Information


  • Agent Name: name of the agent, e.g. Cucumber Universal Agent
  • qTest Manager Project: select a qTest Manager project from which the agent is going to execute scheduled tests, e.g. qConnect Sample Project
  • Agent Type: Universal Agent

Pre-Execute Script

Enter the script below in the Pre-Execute Script editor, which is specific to the Operating System that the host is running.


if [ ! -d "/usr/local/var/cucumber-sample" ]
cd "/usr/local/var"
git clone
cd /usr/local/var/cucumber-sample
git pull --all


if not exist "D:\cucumber-sample" (
cd /d D:\
git clone
) else (
cd /d "D:\cucumber-sample"
git pull --all

Execute Command


  • If your host machine is running on Linux or Mac, select shell as the executor.
  • If your host machine is running on Windows, select batch as the executor.

Working Directory

  • If your host machine is running on Linux or Mac: enter /usr/local/var/cucumber-sample
  • If your host machine is running on Windows, enter D:\cucumber-sample

Execute Command

You will configure the Execute Command to execute our sample Cucumber project with maven. 
Note: make sure you install maven to your host machine for the command to be executed successfully by Universal Agent.

Enter the command below to the Execute Command editor.

mvn clean compile test package

Path to Results

Optional field. Enter the value below to specify the path to the test result generated by the Cucumber project

  • If your host machine is running on Linux or Mac: /usr/local/var/cucumber-sample/target/surefire-reports
  • If your host machine is running on Windows: D:\cucumber-sample\target\surefire-reports

Result Parser

Optional field. Select JUnit for Java as the Result Parser.


  • If you want the Universal Agent to submit test results to qTest Manager, you must  specify values for both Path to Results and Result Parser. Otherwise, you must do that yourself via Execute Command.

The screenshot below shows how the new Cucumber Universal Agent is configured, on Mac.


Select SAVE to finish creating the agent. The agent will be available the next time the host machine polls to qTest Launch.

Execute Cucumber Universal Agent

  1. Access the host machine where the Cucumber Universal Agent was created.
  2. Locate the agent in the Agents list and select the Run now button.
  3. The Universal Agent execution dialog will display.
  4. Select the Execute button to kick off the agent execution and you will see the logs shown in the Console Log section. If the execution is successful, you'll see the test run logs being submitted to qTest Manager.execute-cucumber-universal-agent.png

Now you can access qTest Manager and schedule test execution for the newly created test runs with Cucumber Universal Agent.


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