2017 Best Test Case Management Tools

Depending on the size and the nature of the projects you test, your team might involve 1, 2, or more testers. Although many teams use Excel spreadsheets to track and to manage test cases, over the years a lot of tools have appeared in the QA landscape. Getting to know each one of them is time consuming and might require quite a bit of research. In order to help simplify things for you, we’ll list a few tools that we have used in the past or that we currently use.

Test Case Management Tools

Here is a list of our 8 favorite test case management tools. These tools can be used for both web and mobile app testing.

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#1: Testrail

If you are looking for a modern management tool, Testrail is a good option. Test Rail has been designed for all roles of a development team, especially QA testers.
It allows you to manage test cases, plans, and runs. It also includes an analytic feature that provides an overview of real-time metrics.
The integration of apps makes it very useful and efficient. Jira, Github, Redmine and many other apps can be linked to your account.
This test case management tool centralizes all the information that you need in one place so you don’t lose time searching, helping to boost your productivity. Testrail can be helpful in both Agile or Waterfall processes. It’s adaptable to every methodology.

Features:

  • Manage, create, and run test cases and test suites
  • Execute tests: create test plans & track test results
  • Provide external links for test case creation and execution support
  • Report metrics

 

Pricing:

  • Free trial
  • Cloud: $25/month per user or less
  • Server: $240/year per user or less

 

Pros Cons
Agile methodology friendly Not user friendly: can be difficult to navigate in the interface when you are not used to it
2 setup options: Cloud version or on-premise version Pricing: a bit high and not the best for small teams
Easy and quick to set up
Powerful integration features

 

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#2: Testlodge

 

Testlodge is another great tool to manage your team. There is no limit in terms of users. Whether you have a big team or not, everyone will be included in your interface. It’s a comprehensive test case management tool.
You can easily track and report the status and results. The activity feed, dashboards, and graphs give you a clear view of your work.
Like most other tools, you can integrate other applications like Jira, Github, Redmine , and Trello. To keep it short, this is an efficient and simple tool which works well for most QA teams.

Features:

  • Manage test plans
  • Manage requirements
  • Create test suites & cases
  • Track test runs

 

Pricing:

  • 30 days free trial
  • Premium: $159/month
  • Plus: $79/month
  • Basic: $39/month
  • Personal: $19/month

 

Pros Cons
Easy to use: can be a good choice if you are starting a QA business User management: difficult to assign tests to testers
Easy to collaborate with your team: unlimited users Bug tracker: No link between bug numbers and test cases
Import/export easily from Excel spreadsheets Not friendly with Agile methodology
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#3: qTest Manager


qTest Manager
is a test case management tool created by QASymphony. This a good tool to track, organize, and report on all testing activities. Everything is centralized in one unique place so it’s easier to get a general view of the entire project.
Most of the QA companies use Jira as bug tracker. Jira is a popular, efficient tool to report bugs. With qTester, you are able to integrate Jira as well as Automation and many other applications.
The design is clear and user-friendly so you can focus on what is important for your project. Furthermore, you can also customize your project! It’s a very easy tool to learn and use.
You are also able to analyze data, thanks to a real time reporting tool and test analytics.

Features:

  • Manage test cases: easily import, create and organize them
  • Testing process: execute test runs and manage test cycles
  • Track defects: customize your queries and identify defects
  • Report bugs: create your own real-time reports and customize them

 

Pricing:

  • Free trial (14 days)
  • Qtest doesn’t have any online pricing. Pricing is available upon request.

 

Pros Cons
Agile methodology friendly No online pricing
Walks you through each step of the QA process with ease
Quick setup
Import/export easily from Excel Spreadsheets
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#4: Quality Center HP

Quality Center is a solution from HP. This is a good tool for most QA testers. This was one of the most used tools in the past, and many teams still use it.
The interface is made to optimize your productivity. It has all the features you expect from a test case management tool. You can easily manage tests and defects and collaborate with your team. This tool is a good partner while you develop a new application that needs to live up to user expectations.
However, the focus is not on user experience which can be one of the downsides to Quality Center.

Features:

  • Manage test cases and defects
  • Collaborate with your team
  • Execute test
  • Report bugs

 

Pricing:

  • Free trial
  • All pricing is only available upon request

 

Pros Cons
Centralized information Steep learning curve: you have to go through a learning period before starting with the tool
Has all features that you need while you’re testing No online pricing
Great tool to collaborate and share contents User interface: not very user friendly
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#5 JIRA as a test case management tool

Jira was not created as a test case management tool, but instead as a bug tracker. However, you can set it up to become a great test case management tool.

Check JIRA’s tutorial to learn how to configure it: HERE

With Jira, you can create “stories” under each project and link test cases and bugs to the original story. Everything is centralized in one place which can be easier to manage.
You can also integrate two tools that support the test management process: Sephyr and Go2Group SynapseRT.

Sephyr

  • Supports all the aspects of a typical tool
  • Create test cases, test suites and test cycles
  • Report bugs

For automation testing: another extension is ZAPI.

Go2Group SynapseRT:

  • Supports all the aspects of a typical test cases management tool
  • Focuses on requirement based testing
  • Track elements as opposed to test cases

 

Pricing:

  • Free trial
  • Pricing starts at $10 for 10 testers.
  • Check pricing HERE

 

Pros Cons
Known product: easier to get used to it It’s sometimes too complex for small projects
Agile friendly
Link bugs with test cases and results
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#6: Pivotal Tracker


Pivotal Tracker
is a good tool for collaboration and to see the full scope of your team’s work improvements. Your team is totally engaged; testers can all see their work in the same place and in real-time. They won’t get lost and you will avoid any risk of misunderstanding. Work assignments are organized and prioritized with integrated planning.

Features:

  • Execute tests: manage test cases and test runs
  • Collaborate with your team
  • Real-time reports
  • Integrated planning

 

Pricing:

  • 30 days free trial
  • Startup plan: from $12.50/month to $29.10/month
  • Pro plan: from $62.50/month to $250/month
  • Enterprise pricing available upon request

 

Pros Cons
Perfect tool if you are working in a group environment Limited analytic tool
Agile friendly Depending on the kind of project that you are working on, it can be tough to manage stories
Easy to learn and use
Great design: good UX
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#7: TEST LINK

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Testlink is a good open source solution to create and track test cases for all types of projects.
It has all the typical features like creating test cases and assigning them to your team. There is also a great reporting tool where you can access metrics and charts.
This app’s purpose is to centralize all the information that you need while you are working on a QA project.

Features:

  • Track and report requirements
  • Execute tests: test case creation and test runs
  • Planning

 

Pricing:

  • Free

 

Pros Cons
Easy tool to use and integrate with Jira It can be hard to find the correct information online because TestLink doesn’t have a proper website
Agile friendly Slow customer support
User friendly
Multiple integration
Free open source solution
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#8: TESTOPIA

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Testopia is another great open source test management solution to use with Bugzilla. This extension helps you to create, manage and track your own test cases.
It is very efficient because your test cases are linked to your bugs so they’re easy to track.
It is also a great tool to organize and prioritize your work.

Features:

  • Track test cases
  • Create test cases and test runs
  • Make the connection between bugs and test cases
  • Numerous bug fixes

 

Pricing:

  • Free

 

Pros Cons
Easy tool to use and integrate with Bugzilla It can be hard to find the correct information online because Testopia doesn’t have a proper website
Test cases and bugs are linked: easy to track You can only use it with Bugzilla
Free open source solution

 

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