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Product Updates

qTest Update: Improved Jira Integration, New Test Design UI, and Project Archiving

We are ending the year strong, introducing new features and enhancements in Tricentis qTest. Read below for more information on the enhanced qTest Data Query, a new Project archiving option and our more enterprise-friendly approaches to Test Design and Project User Management.

Finding Jira Data Becomes Much Easier

Previously, the qTest Data Query was not able to query qTest Requirements, Test Cases, and Test Runs based on certain Jira fields. As a result, users would have to manually search within Jira for this data. Now, our Data Query has been further optimized for the efficiency-minded testing team. You can run a Data Query directly within qTest to find the following:

  • Requirements by Jira Requirements fields
  • Test Cases by Jira Requirements fields
  • qTest Test Runs by Jira Defects fields

This makes Jira data in qTest much more useful. Also, you no longer have to constantly look backward into Jira for information. Check out the video below to see how this feature can enhance your qTest to Jira integration.

Your New Test Design

There are some users that manage and create very data-heavy Test Cases. To help, we have optimized Test Design to meet the needs of any user—no matter the size of their Test Cases.

This revamped Test Design offers a streamlined Test Step creation process. You can now use a new “Add” button, enhanced rich-text editor and copy-and-pasted attachments. These changes also quicken Test Case page load speeds, even when Test Cases might contain more than one thousand Test Steps.

A Better Way to Manage Old Projects

Before this release, qTest Projects were either active or inactive. This left too little room for nuance in the lives of end-users and administrators, especially those who might have hundreds of projects in qTest. Certain older projects might not be completely relevant to current testing efforts but could still offer some pertinent information.

With this release, users can now archive projects. This relocates a Project to a space between active and inactive. As a result, testing teams can now quickly and easily refer to old and mostly unused projects—without those projects constantly bogging down one’s qTest environment. Your archived Projects will not show up in your qTest Projects drop-down menu in qTest Manager. This way, your Project list is kept clean and current.

This feature also enhances your Reporting capabilities with Tricentis Analytics. After you archive Projects in qTest, you can filter these projects out within Tricentis Analytics. Now, your team can choose which data is most relevant to report against.

You Can Now Archive Projects

Project User Management Enhanced for Scale

Historically, managing project-assignment and user profiles was done one-by-one. However, this was not always optimal for administrators that manage thousands of users.

That’s why we have re-vamped qTest Manager’s Project User Management. You can now search for individual users from the “Add Project Users” dialog. This eliminates the need to scroll through lists of potentially thousands of users. We have also made it easier to assign user profiles. Instead of assigning User Profiles to one user at a time, you can now assign profiles to large groups of users at once.

Use the Search Feature to Add Users to Project