Test Management Tools

With process improvement assistance and multi-level reporting options, these kind of tools can provide an extremely high ROI.

With all of the test management software available, both open source and enterprise, manual test management should be a thing of the past.  Test management tools like these listed here provide a platform of support, offer unparalleled collaboration options, automate tedious processes, and can combine many independent tools into one large management system. With process improvement assistance and multi-level reporting options, these kind of tools can provide an extremely high ROI.  Below are the tools that QA Mentor uses most often when helping to set up a Testing Center of Excellence, or just managing the day to day testing operations for any testing project.

HP Quality Center Software

HP Quality Center is the proven leader in IT quality management and fully supports your quality testing center of excellence (TCoE) initiative. This scalable, unified platform for automating the delivery of secure, reliable, quality applications enables you to implement a complete IT quality management infrastructure, establish consistent, repeatable processes and apply best practices for requirements management, test management, defect management and business components. Moreover, the HP Agile Manager add-on enables you to manage agile testing, and HP Sprinter and HP Unified Functional Testing give you integrated, innovative manual and automated testing, respectively.

IBM Rational Quality Manager

IBM Rational Quality Manager is a collaborative hub for business-driven software and systems quality across virtually any platform and type of testing. This software helps teams share information seamlessly, use automation to accelerate project schedules and report on metrics for informed release decisions. Rational Quality Manager helps quality assurance teams:

Collaborate—share project information and status updates seamlessly so team members can synchronize teamwork throughout the lifecycle.

Automate—reduce labor-intensive activities to accelerate project schedules.

Govern—understand and report on project metrics to enable accurate, reliable and timely release decisions.

Smartbear- QAComplete

QAComplete is a test management tool which ensures complete test coverage through every stage of the software development process, a must for any QA testing arsenal. Prioritize and report on key testing functions, account for risk, plan for coverage, ensure complete traceability, and control test execution – painlessly.

Borland – Silk Central

Silk Central is a powerful, open software test management for agile and traditional development projects. It connects tools and processes for control over what, how, when, who, and where to test. Silk Central aligns quality goals with requirements and testing with real-time visibility and tracking. Silk Central enables centralized visibility, improving the process and results. Personalized dashboards which are part of the tool provide managers and testers full visibility and control.

JIRA

JIRA is the perfect tool to get entire product teams on the same page. Bringing test case management inside the JIRA helps tightly integrate product management, development and testing. JIRA manages testing from beginning to end-state requirements, test cases and test cycles. It provides ability to link requirements to test cases and define effect or issue workflows.

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