Test management tool – which one do you prefere?

SQATesters always wana know which tool do you use for test management and what is your experience with it? Which one do you consider fitting best your needs? There are freeware and licenced tools. So, most useful tools are given below:

Tool Description
Test Director TestDirector, is the first global test management solution, helps organizations deploy high-quality applications more quickly and effectively. Its four modules Requirements, Test Plan, Test Lab, and Defects are seamlessly integrated, allowing for a smooth information flow between various testing stages. The completely Web-enabled TestDirector supports high levels of communication and collaboration among distributed testing teams, driving a more effective, efficient global application-testing process.
HP Quality Center
HP TestDirector for Quality Center offers a single, web-based application that supports all essential aspects of test management. It provides a consistent, repeatable process for gathering requirements, planning and scheduling tests, analyzing results and managing defects and issues. This software enables your organization to digitize specific quality processes and procedures within the larger application lifecycle. It also supports high levels of communication and collaboration among your IT team.
Mercury Quality Center™ provides a web-based system for automated software quality management and testing across a wide range of application environments.
Bugzilla Testopia Testopia is a test case management extension for Bugzilla. It is designed to be a generic tool for tracking test cases, allowing for testing organizations to integrate bug reporting with their test case run results. Though it is designed with software testing in mind, it can be used to track testing on virtually anything in the engineering process.
Zyphyr Zephyr is a slick, feature-rich and affordable Test Management Tool. It has been designed by Test Engineers based on multiple years of real world test experience in managing and running large and small test departments.
Data Generator The Data Generator is a free, open source script written in JavaScript, PHP and MySQL that lets you quickly generate large volumes of custom data in a variety of formats for use in testing software, populating databases and more.
Fitnesse FitNesse is a collaborative testing and documentation tool. It provides a very simple way for teams to collaboratively create documents, specify tests, and run those tests.
MTS: Multi-TeSTer MTS: Multi-TeSTer: a simple domain-specific language for maintaining tests that supports two desirable properties: – single source: the command, input, and expected output are all in one file. – controlled experimentation: multiple slightly different tests can be generated from the same source with different expected outputs.
qaManager qaProjectManager is a web based application used for keeping track of engineering and customer releases of Software Projects, Resource allocations and related information. It helps QA Managers to keep track of releases effectively.Powered by OpenXava and Java.
QATraq Covers everything from defining test plans to writing test cases and recording results.
Radi Radi-testdir is a lightweight test director. Radi supports test director features like configuring the test plan, updating (create/edit) the test results for the test image/build stores in the image results set.
rth web-based tool designed to manage requirements, tests, test results, and defects throughout the application life cycle. The tool provides a structured approach to software testing and increases the visibility of the testing process by creating a common repository for all test assets including requirements, test cases, test plans, and test results.
RTH-Turbo RTH Turbo is optimized version of RTH, a testing management tool, that allows: requirement management; test case management; defect tracking; create test plans; analyze your test results. This project was originally created from RTH version 1.2, and this new branch and version is more powerful and optimized.
Salome-TMF Salome-TMF is an independent Test Management Tool, which helps you to manage your entire testing process – by creating tests, executing manual or automatic tests, tracking results, managing requirements and defects and producing HTML documentation. Salome-TMF is compatible with Junit, Abbot and Beanshell to define your automatic tests, and with Bugzilla and Mantis to manage your defects. Salome-TMF can also be extended by plug-in according to your requirements.
TCW Test Case Web (TCW) is an online TCM system built with PHP and a SQL backend. It provides an efficient means for generation, organization, and execution reporting of test cases among projects and by multiple testers and versions. It provides various at-a-glance views of the test suite for easy status determination and test suite navigation. TCW also provides basic reporting capabilities and per-project access control.
Tesly Tesly is a Web application written in PHP that helps you create, execute, and report on test plans. QA leaders can track the progress of testing as testers use the interface to report completion of test cases.
Test Environment Toolkit Open source version of TETware, a proprietary multi-platform test framework for test suite management (administration, reporting and sequencing of tests). This open-source version is for Linux and UNIX system users only. The differences between the open source version and the other version for which a commercial support offering is available is in platform support (WIN32 and Java) rather than functionality.
Testitool Testitool is a Web-based application for QA test planning. It creates a test plan and populates it with test cases, maps test cases to functional requirements, instantiates a test plan, begins executing test cases and marks them as successful or failed, generates reports on your test plans, copies test plans and test cases, and tailors test plan instances by adding and removing test cases from them.
TestLink Web-based test management and test execution system allowing QA teams to create, manage, execute and track test cases and organize them into test plans.
TestMaster A testcase management, logging, reporting and test automation tool, similar to the commercial product Test Director. Features: Progress stats, reports, test case import from CSV,doc,web or SQL, STAF plugin.
Ken TestMan It’s a Test Management tool which means it stores all of your testing documents. It tracks changes, stores results, links artefacts and shows real-time charts and tables.
QualityMate suite QualityMate (QM) suite of tools enables the organizations to industrialize the software development process providing support for different process activities like Requirements Management, Tests Management and Issues Management.

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  1. […] Computer Programming Ebooks collection wrote an interesting post today onHere’s a quick excerpt SQATesters always wana know which tool do you use for test management and what is your experience with it? Which one do you consider fitting best your needs? There are freeware and licenced tools. So, most useful tools are given below: Tool Description Test Director TestDirector, is the first global test management solution, helps organizations deploy high-quality applications more quickly and effectively. Its four modules Requirements, Test Plan, Test Lab, and Defects are seamlessly i […]

  2. Hi,

    I notice that your list did not include our integrated solution for software quality: QualityMate(http://www.atyoursideconsulting.com/products/qm/qm_description.html)

    I think it is worth looking at it. Thank you.


    Luis Cavalheiro

  3. Interesting post. We all love to hear which tools people like using. I can’t believe you have completely missed off TestPlan by Original Software – one of the smaller, more innovative vendors that Gartner bother to cover in their reports. (Sorry about the blatant plug!)

    Anyhow, what I’d love to understand, is not WHICH tools are the favourites, but WHY they are. We are looking to refresh the TestPlan tool and what I’d love to find out from users is: If your Test Management tool could do anything in the world, what functionality would you like it to have?

    Please share.


  4. Also have a look at http://www.e-lm.com/test_home.php for a SaaS test management suite, including requirements traceability, test definition, test results management and defect tracking.

  5. I am yet to see a SaaS based tool that matches half the features of QMetry but is simple to use. With so many SaaS based test management tools flooding the market it can be confusing for the users.


  6. QMetry offers a convergence platform to enable seamless testing experience by providing readymade extensions to various other tools. Our goal is to integrate with other best-of-breed tools to build upon your pre-existing knowledge, processes and technology/tools. Currently we provide integration and/or bi-directional data exchange with:
    Test Management Tools

    * Microsoft Excel
    * Quality Center (coming soon)

    Requirements Management Tools

    * Requisite Pro (coming soon)
    * DOORS (coming soon)

    Defect Management Tools

    * Bugzilla
    * JIRA
    * Mantis

    Test Automation Tools

    * Quick Test Professional
    * Silk Test
    * Selenium

    If you are interested in any of the above mentioned readymade Add-ons to QMetry please contact us at sales@qmetry.com to get started immediately. If you have a request for developing new add-ons, our consulting team and partner community are on standby to help you. Please contact us at consulting@qmetry.com for next steps.

  7. HI Afruj

    can you help me in configuring “Fitnesse” Test case management software

    Thanks in advance
    Sudhakar G

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