It was late 2005. I was preparing for my new job at Qentinel, a small software quality assurance shop. My future team members were each presenting those big, important, and exciting things they thought I should know before I officially start as the CEO of Qentinel in January 2006.
Test architecture means the way you put together all those things you need in testing. Depending on what you test, where, and how, the test architecture may be simple or complex, ad-hoc or well-thought. Most often than not, test architectures are not thought of, they just emerge.