Software development teams can benefit from adapting a test management or test case management tool. Such tools help software teams manage their testing efforts, record test results and generate reports to help optimize all testing activities and to provide useful feedback to developers and project leads. Many teams have traditionally been using Excel to manage their software tests and test results, but as teams and projects get larger, more and more teams migrate to a specialized tool to have a central repository for all testing efforts.
There are various test management tools available (many of them web-based) for different needs. For example, some tools come with their own integrated issue and requirement management modules and this is a good fit for teams who don’t use an existing tool for this. Other test case management tools concentrate on integrating with popular issue tracking tools such as JIRA or FogBugz instead and this would be a good fit if your team is already using an issue tracking tool.
More and more teams use web-based tools to manage their projects, testing efforts and resources. And there are good reasons for this: teams don’t need to install anything on their machines, they can access tools from various locations and web-based software is usually cross-platform and cross-browser compatible. Some web-based tools can optionally also be installed on your own server, and this can be important if your IT team doesn’t approve cloud/SaaS-based tools.
TestRail is a web-based test management tool that is available both for your own server as well as cloud/SaaS edition. TestRail can be integrated with various tools including JIRA, FogBugz, Redmine and more.
Testlink is one of the few open source test management tools. It can be hosted on your own server and can be used to manage your test cases and test runs and you can also install and host it on third-party cloud services.
Zephyr Enterprise is an enterprise test management tool that can be installed on your own server or you can use the SaaS edition hosted by the vendor. Full pricing information is not available on the vendor website.
QMetry is a test management tool that is available in different editions for different needs. You can additionally also install it on your own server or use the cloud/SaaS edition.
SpiraTest can be used as a standalone test management tool or can be integrated with other issue and bug tracking tools. You can either install SpiraTest on your own server or use the cloud/SaaS edition.
PractiTest is a test management tool that comes with integrated bug tracking capabilities so you don’t necessarily need to integrate it with another issue or bug tracking tool.
QAComplete is a web-based test management tool that can be used to manage either just your testing efforts (and integrate with other tools) or the full development life cycle as an ALM solution.
Testopia is another open source test management tool that you can install on your own server. Testopia is part of the Mozilla project and has been specifically designed to integrate with Bugzilla.
Enterprise Tester is a web-based test management tool that can be integrated with various third-party requirement and issue management tools. It’s available both for as a download and hosted edition.
Klaros is a web-based test management tool that is installed directly on your own server. It integrates with bug tracking tools as well as continuous integration systems.