QMetry Open API

Detailed documentation on QMetry REST API provides all the details a developer would need for each of the API calls that are supported with code samples available in javascript, node.js, curl, C#, python, ruby and php.



Note: All Open API responses will correspond to the UTC time zone unless a particular timezone value is supplied in the timeZone header.

Overview of QMetry for Jira Open API Documentation

Go to https://qmetryforjiracloud40.docs.apiary.io. to view and try all APIs.

The main page of API documentation is divided into two sections:

A. Authentication

B. Grouping of APIs

Benefits of using QMetry API tool

  • You get live instance to test your API, you do not need separate testing tool to test the APIs.

  • Headers and Parameters are predefined, just give API key and trigger the testing.

  • You can get the output in your preferred multiple languages.


QMetry authenticates all the REST API requests using api key. API Key can be generated from Jira, go to QMetry > Configuration > Open API. Here are the detailed steps.


Grouping of APIs

You can see the groups of APIs listed on the panel at left. Just click on the section you want to view and use the APIs of. The section is expanded on the left as well as on the right panel showing APIs under it.

To access an example of a particular API, click on it in the right panel.

For example,

You want to use API of Create new Test Case.

  1. Expand the Test Case API group on the panel at left and select Create New Test Case API.

  2. On the right panel, again click on the Create new Test Case API. It displays relevant Example on the third panel.

Understanding the Example

The Example panel displays corresponding details of the selected API.

  • Request Type: API request type.

  • URL: The URL will remain same for all the users of QMetry for Jira Test Management Add-on for Cloud.

  • Request: Make sure you select Production server and select the language you want to generate the code in.

    • Headers: Provide API Key here. Generate your API Key for authentication from QMetry > Configuration > Open API > Generate.

    • Body: The section displays mandatory parameters for the API. If you want to view more available parameters, then click on Show JSON Schema as shown in the Additional Body Parameters .

  • Response: You can view corresponding response for the request.

Additional Body Parameters

To see additional parameters to be passed in request body click on 'SHOW JSON SCHEMA'. 

See Examples here - how to use additional fields from json schema.

Try Live Example

If you want to try a live example of API, click on the Try button for the API request.

The console view switches to Example.

  • URL: The URL will remain same for all the users of QMetry for Jira Test Management Add-on for Cloud.

  • apiKey: Enter apiKey that you generated in QMetry for Jira Test Management (QMetry > Configuration > Open API > Generate).


  • Body: The Request Body displays mandatory system parameters. You can define more parameters for the API as per requirement. Refer to Additional Body Parameters.


  • Run API : Click "Call Resource" to run the API.

As this is a live example, the API will run directly on your QMetry for Jira instance.

You can see the API Call response.

You can see the corresponding impact in the QMetry for Jira instance.

Here, we've tested Create new Test Case API. A new test case is created in QMetry for Jira instance.

Pre-defined API Call Limit

QMetry for Jira cloud Application has the below pre-defined API call limits to ensure optimum performance. However, depending upon the preferred usage of your automation teams and your server hardware capability, these limits may be modified.


Maximum API Calls



Maximum API Calls


All Open API's

2500 Per Hour

  • Maximum API call limitation gets set for the entire QMetry for Jira Instance including all users.

  • Counter gets exhausted every 1 hour.