What is Test Management?

Test management is the process of managing every aspect of the testing cycle to ensure what was specified is what was delivered: managing teams and resources, designing test strategies and implementing their execution, organizing and reusing testing assets and environments, defining quality standards and processes, collaborating with the entire team and communicating with internal and external stakeholders.

Why do you need Test Management?

Test management is an inherently complex process given the various tasks that have to be performed. While traditionally many different discrete processes and manual tasks have been done to achieve some amount of test management, it is much riddled with inefficiencies, time and resource wastage and poor quality issues.

A good test management platform streamlines the testing process and provides quick access to data analysis, improves collaboration and makes it easy to communicate across multiple globally distributed project teams. In addition to easily managing multiple environments and standardizing automated and manual test processes, a test management system also allows teams to define, organize and reuse complex test scenarios and testcases, track milestones, and view quality dashboards and metrics. All team members and stakeholders such as developers, testers, managers and customers can use the system to track the progress of software testing and to measure the quality of the latest software releases. With web services APIs, a test management platform can integrate with existing defect tracking, automation and requirements applications for complete traceability.

Zephyr provides Real-Time Test Management solutions that enable collaboration throughout the entire software development cycle. From the earliest stages of requirements and development through deployment and support, Zephyr allows teams to effectively manage test resources, testing projects, releases, requirements, test cases, scheduling, test execution, defects, automation, collaboration, metrics and reporting. The result is faster releases, higher quality products and bottom line savings.

All our products bring deep best-in-class integration with JIRA. Learn how each of them bring immediate value to testing.

Zephyr Enterprise Edition 4.5

Zephyr Enterprise Edition is a real-time test management platform that manages all aspects associated with software quality; integrates various test tools and systems, offers global access, fosters collaboration and provides management visibility. Zephyr Enterprise Edition is best suited for departments and enterprises that have mature processes, run multiple projects in parallel with very structured testing cycles, and a lot of automated and/or manual testing. For departments using JIRA (Download or On-Demand) or Bugzilla, Zephyr Enterprise Edition's deep integrations allow end-to-end traceability.

Zephyr for JIRA

As a native application built exclusively for the JIRA 5 and 6 platforms, Zephyr for JIRA completes end-to-end project management in JIRA by adding testing to the overall planning, development, bug tracking and reporting process. Zephyr for JIRA is best suited for project teams that want to integrate testing directly into their JIRA workflow.

Zephyr Community Edition

Free for small project teams with 10 users or less, Community Edition is perfect for those that need to get a handle on testing in their current project or for teams just getting started with test management.

Quick Facts

  • Between our three product lines, we have over 1500 customers and hundreds of thousands of global users.
  • Zephyr integrates with your existing tool investments giving you the flexibility to operate from where you are today and evolve with where your business is going.
  • Zephyr is the only test management solution to offer push-based, real-time metrics.
  • You'll see an overall cost reduction by using Zephyr. In other words, it will pay for itself and then some.
  • Our pricing is straightforward, we provide annual, all inclusive global licenses.
  • Zephyr can be deployed OnPremise, SaaS or on the JIRA 5 and 6 platforms.

Features

  • Rich Interactive Testing Desktop and Dashboards and Native JIRA UI
  • Manage Testing Releases and Sprints
  • Add and Track Requirements
  • Organize Test Repositories
  • Create and reuse Manual Testcases
  • Integrate Automation scripts
  • Plan and Execute Test Cycles
  • Integrate with JIRA 4, 5, 6 and Bugzilla 4
  • Track Real-Time Metrics via Free Dashboards
  • Real-time Collaboration
  • Unlimited API access

Benefits

Improve Quality

  • Introduce friction-free movement of test results and information between QA and Development
  • End-to-end traceability - requirements and defects all in one place
  • Increase coverage by identifying test areas, then assign and schedule those specific tests in UAT cycles
  • Ensure all steps are executed, and in the same order, for more consistent testing
  • Simplify manual and automated tests with one tool and track which tests are automated and which remain manual

Gain Visibility

  • Get a real-time view into progress, state of the project/release/iteration
  • Deliver personalized insights by deploying role-based dashboards tailored to each user's needs
  • Clear visibility into all aspect of testing for critical business decision making, summary to transactional detail
  • Align testing across the business to minimize risk under resource constraints
  • Provide relevant information to appropriate audience; tester, lead, manager, project lead, management, business, customers, partners/vendors

Save Time

  • Automate various manual tasks like allocation, assignments, repository, planning, reporting, etc.
  • Increases efficiency by leveraging historical information that can be reused and modified appropriately for a new cycle
  • Provide well-documented test cases to help less experienced testers or temporary employees run tests, saving you money
  • Get more time for testing by capturing all changes and updates in real-time, all displayed in live dashboards
  • Automate pass/fail test reporting which eliminates the needs for separate spreadsheets

Reduce Cost

  • Reduce costs compared to legacy systems or cost of customization and maintenance of open source tools
  • Provide well-documented test cases to help less experienced testers or temporary employees run tests, saving you money
  • No license fees and no IT costs for hardware, software, and the people needed to manage it all
  • Painless updates and upgrades, there are no patches to download or install and no need to add hardware, software, or bandwidth as your user base grows
  • Web services APIís provide seamless integrations to existing requirements, automation and defect tracking applications