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 ToolsHere is a list of our 8 favorite test case management tools. These tools can be used for both web and mobile app testing.
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.
|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|
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.
|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|
#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.
|Agile methodology friendly||No online pricing|
|Walks you through each step of the QA process with ease|
|Import/export easily from Excel Spreadsheets|
#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.
|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|
#5 JIRA as a test case management toolJira 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.
For automation testing: another extension is ZAPI.
|Known product: easier to get used to it||It’s sometimes too complex for small projects|
|Link bugs with test cases and results|
#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.
|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|
#7: TEST LINK
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.
|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|
|Free open source solution|
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.
|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|