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Continuous testing

Four critical capabilities to maximize output of your test management tool

A continuous testing platform that ties all your testing activities — regardless of whichever testing tools you’re using — helps ensure collaboration with teams across the business. This includes testers, business analysts, product owners, developers, and even those in security and compliance.

One of the most important parts of evaluating continuous testing solutions is evaluating how different solutions will fit in with your existing technologies. As the number of tools used in the software development lifecycle increases, it’s critical to make sure that any new tools you add integrate well with those already have in place with teams across the business.

Having critical data in a single solution empowers everyone — technical and non-technical stakeholders alike — to have shared visibility across projects, builds, cycles, suites, etc., and leads to faster releases and less risk. Below, we summarize four ways to maximize your test management, automation, and orchestration efforts with Tricentis qTest.

Enterprise test case management

The ability to coordinate automated tests from multiple sources, track them against test plans, and create traceability of requirements to test cases, test executions, and test results (and defects) is a critical component of proper test case management. This allows for better visibility into testing for reporting purposes and essentially creates a one-stop shop for organizations, especially those that have strict compliance requirements.

Track and organize testing data across the enterprise with qTest Manager.

Test case management resources

Test automation

Test automation rates in all industries have increased tremendously over the past few years. This is no surprise as companies are realizing more and more that the ability to test faster while increasing quality requires some form of automation. While test automation delivers significant benefits, it introduces some challenges too. A challenge like turning manual testers into automation specialists is often exacerbated by not having standards, requirements, and processes in a central repository for all to leverage. Centralizing test automation creates a single source of truth, giving teams the basis to make strategic decisions when it comes to increasing quality, risk coverage, or speed.

Manage, schedule, and report on automated test execution across various testing environments with qTest Launch.

Test automation resources

Test orchestration and CI/CD

Automating as many tests and processes as possible is only so effective in isolation. Integrating tests into automated CI/CD pipelines is a crucial element of DevOps and cultivating a culture of collaboration throughout the wider organization. Centralized test orchestration has shown to help with DevOps practices by making collaboration between teams easier, creating more efficient developer productivity, and ultimately allowing for faster releases with greater quality code.

Orchestrate event-driven test workflows for Agile development and DevOps with qTest Pulse.

Test orchestration resources

Reporting and analytics

Being able to quantify the benefits of test automation not only steers automation efforts in the right direction, but helps to justify the added time and cost. To fully understand the effectiveness of test automation, it’s important to establish quality KPIs that are aligned with organizational and team goals. Metrics like risk coverage and tests passed/failed help in determining release readiness, while defect rates over time and speed to market offer insight into whether higher-level business goals are being met. Robust reporting capabilities allow QA teams to easily keep stakeholders aware of test status to ensure they are aligned.

Analyze application quality and release readiness, and share with the business with qTest Insights.

Test reporting and analytics resources

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