The criteria for choosing the best test management tools
The selection process begins with comparison of performance specifications, prices and experiences with the products. We are going to consider the most popular testing and development services taking into account the following criteria:
- Test management system, which is responsible for creating and managing development projects and project team members.
- Test planning involving creating software test plans, test scripts, test cases and use cases.
- Test execution includes test procedures (test runs), software test team management, usability and effectiveness.
- Test summary reports as well as performance analysis reports, load summary reports.
- Task management tool – a free and effective bug tracking tool.
- The use of advanced features, specifically, export, import, integration with other systems, failure analysis, etc.
When it comes to creating software products, the stakeholders prefer using application testing services across the entire life cycle. In so doing, they prevent the programs from being released with lots of bugs.
TestRail is a test management and test case tool, developed by Gurock Software GmbH that was founded in 2004. Moreover, TestRail is the most successful product the company has ever designed.
Besides writing test cases, the tool helps to:
- Conduct test case-based testing.
- Create defects and attach them to the items of built-in issue tracking systems such as JIRA, YouTrac, GitHub, and others.
- Create meaningful and understandable bug reports using TestRail API client.
TestLink is one of the most popular open source web-based test management tools and also test execution systems. It has a simple and intuitive design.
Despite some difficulties during TestLink installation the tool uses many commands of developers and QA engineers. Testing of the life cycle starts with creation of the project, addition of team members and assignment of their roles. This is just the same work that is done by other development tools.
- Formulation and description of your product’s requirements.
- Creation of test cases based on these requirements.
- Inclusion of test cases in test plans.
- Coverage of client requirements (or own requirements) with test cases.
- Assignment of testing tasks to users.
- Generation of test execution report after test run.
TestLink does not have its own bug tracker, but it is successfully integrated with other analogous bug tracking systems.