What are the Advantages of Incorporating JIRA with qTest?
JIRA caters the need to track major bugs and other project related issues. It proves as a great help for agile QA and development teams. It has a predefined workflow, which helps you manage any form of bugs or project related tasks easily.
qTest is a test management solution purposely built for agile teams. It allows quick and easy management of reports on software testing and test case management.
The Need to Collaborate JIRA and qTest
Integrating issues and tracking abilities of JIRA with the test case management abilities of qTest will change the way QA and development teams’ work. Some of the benefits of integrating JIRA with qTest are mentioned below.
- Allows a hassle free transfer of defects and requirements from qTest into JIRA
- Obtain reports related to test coverage for JIRA related issues
- An in-depth report on traceability matrix can be easily obtained related to requirements and test cases
- Syncing is not required, as auto fill test runs result in issues.
Once you connect the tools, you will see that the interface has been changed. However, the ‘defects’ tab will be no longer visible, as the bugs raised in qTest will be created in JIRA as ‘BUG’. You can perform the following activities.
- Retrieve requirements.
- Create test cases and link them to requirements.
- Create and run test cycles.
- Report defects.
- Analytics and Report.
Advantages of Integrating JIRA with qTest
- Testers and developers can focus on their own areas. The qTest interface is user-friendly and designed according to the way you perform a test project. JIRA is more development centric.
- The development team can use the JIRA interface to see the created tests and their links to the requirements.
- qTest automatically updates if there is any change in the requirements.
- The centralized defect tracking system allows qTest users to log a defect without logging out of their qTest instance. Once the bug is submitted, the JIRA instance is automatically invoked by qTest.
- For each defect, developers can view the linked ‘Test run’ information from the JIRA interface itself.
- You can view the analytics through the qTest widget in JIRA. On the other hand, qTest reports the elements retrieved from JIRA to provide test related statistics.