snyk test takes stock of all the local dependencies and queries the Snyk service for related known vulnerabilities. It displays the found issues along with additional information.
snyk test does not create a snapshot of your project and send it to the Snyk cloud. In order for the Snyk cloud to create a project you need to run
snyk monitor .
You should run
snyk monitor every time you update your dependencies so Snyk has an accurate understanding of the dependencies you are using. This allows us to notify you when new vulnerabilities are disclosed or fixes are available.