More and more teams start adapting agile software development methodologies such as Scrum, Extreme Programming (XP) or simply adapt various best practices and agile methods that make sense for their specific projects. While agile methods have become popular for development teams, many QA teams and software testers are still hesitant to adjust their practices, processes and even tools to fit into this picture.
Agile testing (and software testing in general) comes with many challenges, involves experimenting and trying new ideas. It’s easy to lose sight of the overall goal: building and delivering high quality software. Many agile software development teams found a mix of different approaches most useful, including automated testing, exploratory testing as well as limited manual & functional testing.
Testers and developers who work on agile projects can benefit from various tools to manage testing sessions and to make it easier to create and submit bug reports. In addition to specialized tools for agile testing, agile teams can also benefit from test automation and test management tools so make sure to review these tools as well.
BugDigger can be used during testing to create and submit bug reports to many popular bug tracking and project management tools such as JIRA, FogBugz and Pivotal Tracker. In addition to taking screenshots of the system under test, BugDigger automatically adds additional context and environment information to bug reports.
Bug Shooting is another tool that helps you create and submit bug reports. Bug Shooting integrates with many bug tracking tools and as it allows you to submit bugs via email and command line scripts as well, you can even integrate it with custom in-house solutions.
qTrace is a screen capturing tool that allows you to annotate screenshots, directly enter steps to reproduce issues and submit bug reports to your favorite bug and issue tracking tools.
Snagit is a popular screenshot capturing tool that provides powerful tools to edit, annotate and share screenshots. It can also be used to directly submit and push screenshots as bug reports to tools such as FogBugz.
Bonfire is an agile testing add-on for JIRA, Atlassian’s issue and project management tool. Bonfire allows you to make screenshots of the web application under test for bug reports and lets you manage testing sessions inside JIRA.
Usersnap allows testers as well as end-users to generate useful bug reports for your website or web application. Usersnap can be integrated with your favorite bug and project management tool such as OnTime or JIRA to submit bug reports automatically.