Let us start with a small introduction: TestCollab is a modern test cases management tool that offers a complete platform for your application's testing. It supports agile methodology, custom user rights management, configurable test plans, custom fields, integration with JIRA and scheduling.


Inspite of gaining its popularity amongst the IT firms , let us assure you that this product is not limited to IT industry; due to its flexibility it can be easily adapted by any industry that has QA needs.


With TestCollab you can add projects, define test cases (and test suites), create test plans, assign tests, get them running, and analyze the results.


As we go on we will discuss all these features in detail.

Here is a brief introduction of the key terms...

Users

It requires a team effort to achieve organisational goals, testing is not an exception. In TestCollab team members that access the tool are called users each having his/her own profile , rank and role to perform.

Project

Projects can be understood as the main organisational units of TestCollab. A project can be any software, website or a product that needs testing. Every project would have its own members, test cases and test plans. Simply a project encapsulates all the objects and functionalities that become the basis for test case management system.



Test Case

A test case is

  • A single,

  • A group, or

  • A grouping of increments

a software tester writes to demonstrate how an application functions.

These increments or "steps" the tester writes to map out the characteristics of how a software program will behave when it is executed.

It may take many test cases to determine that a software program or system is considered sufficiently scrutinized to be released.



Test Suite

Suites are like folders for your Test Cases. You can group your test cases together in Suites for better management. It's also useful to group test cases in hierarchy.



Test Plans


Test Plans are groups of test cases that are brought together to achieve specific testing goals. Test plan contain test cases that can be assigned to specific testers for running.

Examples of test plan include regression tests, end to end tests, etc.

When it comes to execution of test cases you create a test plan, can have configurations, start and due dates for test plan and then assign test cases to testers


Runs

Test cases may need to be executed more than once depending on their status in a test plan. Runs can hence be created to assign test cases for re-execution that you think need to be tested again.

Configurations

Configurations lets you create tests plans that you can run in different scenarios but without creating duplicate test plans!

Ex- You want to create a Test Plan that you want to run in 3 browsers and 3 operating system. Using configurations, all 9 combinations are generated for you in a single Test Plan.

Defects

A defect is reported into the linked defects manager in an event of a test case (or test case step) failure. Tester can take control on content being pushed at the time of defect reporting including the field values that would be part of reported defect.

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