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Comparing Test Management Tools for Jira  

Dieu Phan
Dieu Phan
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Jira is a powerful project management tool that enables teams to plan, track, and collaborate on their work. With its robust features and user-friendly interface, Jira simplifies the process of task management, issue tracking, and progress monitoring.

Jira integrates with a wide range of third-party tools, including the test management tools. It allows project team to enhance productivity and a unified workflow in software development life cycle. There are many test management tools in

In this post, I will share my view on 3 Jira test management tools.

1. Xray

    In my opinion, it is marketed as a good test management solution inside Jira for Agile development management. It supports for integration the automation test script with CI/CD, comprehensive API and tracking in many test environments.

    We can use tests across projects. In general, the workflow of this tool as below and the test entities (like Test Case, Test Set, Pre-conditions, Test Plan, Executions, etc.) would be accessible from the ‘Testing Board’ menu.

    Test Management with XRay

    2. QMetry

    It’s quick to pick up and easy to use with user interface and workflow friendly. QMetry allows you to develop and manage large volumes of tests in QMetry easily. With Qmetry, you can efficiently plan, track, and execute your software testing efforts, ensuring a high level of quality in your products.

    Qmetry provides extensive reporting and analytics capabilities, giving you valuable insights into the test coverage, execution status, and defect metrics. This enables you to make data-driven decisions and identify areas for improvement in your testing strategy.

    Furthermore, Qmetry offers seamless integration with other popular testing tools, such as Selenium and JUnit, allowing you to leverage your existing testing infrastructure. This ensures a smooth transition and allows for the reuse of test assets, saving time and effort.

    3. Zephyr Squad

    Zephyr has three test management tools which are to support different team sizes and purpose. In my post, I focus on The Zephyr Squad for the comparison. You can choose the version that best suits your needs and team size.

    To further enhance efficiency, Zephyr Squad offers insightful test reporting and analytics. Users can generate customizable reports, visualizing key metrics and trends to gain valuable insights into the quality of their application. This data-driven approach allows teams to make informed decisions, identify areas for improvement, and drive continuous testing excellence.

    4. Comparing Test Management Tools for Jira

    FactorsXRayQMetryZephyr Squad
    Integration with JiraYESYESYES
    Integration with CIYES – It integrates to many CI tools: Jenkins, TeamCity, GitHub, GitLab, Bitbucket Pipelines, Azure DevOps, Travis CI, CircleCI, Maven, Gradle.
    YES – BitBucket, GitHub, and GitLab using the Gherkin editor in Jira storiesYes – Jenkins, Team City, Azure DevOps & Bamboo
    Integration with automated test framework & import test result.TestNG, Nunit, xUnit, JUnit, Cucumber, Robot Framework.
    TestNG, JUnit, HP UFT, QAS, SpecFlow, Cucumber, Cypress, Playwright.
    TestNG, JUnit, PyTest (JUnit), Robot (JUnit), Selenium, SoapUI, Tricentis Tosca, UFT, Cucumber, Eggplant
    Import and Export Test casesYes – using CSV or JSONYes – using CSV or XLSX format.Yes – using CSV , XLSX, XML format.
    PricingUp to 10 users: 10 USD/User/Month Up to 10 users: FreeUp to 10 users: 10 USD/User/Month
    Test OrganizationTests, Test Set, Test Plan, Test Execution, Test ReportTests, Test Set, Test Plan, Test Execution, Test ReportTests, Test Set, Test Plan, Test Execution, Test Report
    Test ReportThere is a range of coverage, traceability, and execution reports.There is a summary report, effort report and effort by users.There is summary reports and dashboard. Test metrics is a range of graphs showing things like execution progress and status over period.

    5. Conclusion

    When choosing a test management tool for your project, it’s important to consider the specific requirements of your project. You can create a comparison table to help you select the most suitable tool. You can try using the QMery tool if you have a small team and limited budget.


      Dieu Phan

      Dieu Phan

      I'm a Test Lead with 15+ years of experience in the software testing to manage a team of 7 members at peak time. I have strong experience in Manual tests, API tests, Performance tests, and Security Test in various domains including Finance, Education, E-commerce, Health, Advertisement, Logistic, Law, and Games. I'm expert in creating test coverage in high-level requirement and testing microservices application as well with ISTQB Foundation Certificate.

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