Join 34,000+ subscribers and receive articles from our
blog about software quality, testing, QA and security.
Successfully subscribed!
Please try again.

How Leading Teams Integrate Test Automation with TestRail Test Management

header

Almost all of our customers integrate their test automation efforts with our modern test management tool TestRail at some point. The great thing about working with thousands of customers is seeing the many different ways teams use our product. Teams integrate TestRail with basically any test automation system available. This includes standard web testing tools like Selenium, JUnit & many other unit testing tools, countless commercial and mobile testing tools, CI tools like Jenkins and more. In this posting we want to review a few example implementations of how teams integrate their test automation efforts with TestRail.

Continue reading

Announcing TestRail 5.2 – New Unique Screenshot, Case Template and Exploratory Testing Support

header

We are constantly working on new features for our modern test management tool and today we are happy to introduce another big productivity update with TestRail 5.2. The new version adds many new features to help teams work faster and more efficiently. As part of the new release, TestRail adds full attachment and screenshot drag & drop support for test cases and test results. We’ve also added direct copy & paste of images for select browsers, making TestRail the first web-based test management tool to support pasting screenshots from your clipboard. Another big update of TestRail 5.2 is the introduction of test case templates with exploratory testing support and much more.

Continue reading

TestRail 5.1 – Introducing TestRail FastTrack for Incredibly Productive Testing

header

We are happy to announce TestRail 5.1 today, the latest version of our modern test management tool. For TestRail 5.1 we reviewed the entire workflow of how teams work with tests and submit results during testing. After months of work we are happy to finally announce the results of our efforts: TestRail FastTrack.

Continue reading

What Continuous Delivery Means for Testers, QA Teams and Software Quality

header

If you’ve been working as a tester for any length of time, you can’t by now have failed to notice the shift towards Continuous Delivery in many organizations. And why not? After all, realisation of the Continuous Delivery dream means faster feedback, vastly improved time to market and a better customer experience. Testers on the other hand have found that the Continuous Delivery model has a big impact on how they need to approach testing and this article reviews the challenges and provides helpful tips.

Continue reading

25 Challenging Tester & QA Interview Questions

header

In our recent article I wrote about an approach to finding, interviewing and hiring the best testers. In it, I suggested that when carrying out an interview you should stick to a script so that, if you need to compare results across a number of interviews, you can at least be assured that the same questions were asked each time. To help you out even further, we thought we’d go the extra mile and provide you with a list of questions too! And to make sure we had the very best questions, we even approached some of the best thinkers in the testing community and included their responses.

Continue reading

Staged Releases for Better SaaS and On-Premise Deployments

header

Staged releases are a great way to ship large updates to customers with confidence. When we release new updates for our test management tool TestRail, we use staged releases to ensure that (rare) potential issues affect only a small number of customers before we notice. Staged releases aren’t a replacement for a software quality culture, rigorous testing, a robust test library and careful planning, but can be a great addition to your team’s toolbox.

Continue reading

Lean QA and Agile Testing Talk with TestRail

header

The Atlassian Summit conference is currently under way and while we unfortunately didn’t make it to San Fransisco this year (we are busy adding new features to TestRail), quite a few users and customers of our test management tool attend this year. Some are even giving talks and Giancarlo Bisceglia & Maurizio Mancini had a great session this year. Their talk titled “How to Build in Quality from Day 1 using Lean QA and Agile Testing” shows what principles they use and how they use TestRail.

Continue reading

10 Must-Read Books You Didn’t Know Were About Software Testing

header

Not everyone has time to go on a course or to a conference. Or the budget for that matter. But we all want to develop ourselves professionally, right? So if you’re time or cash constrained, what’s the best way to further your career? Here are some recommendations for books you may not have realised were about (or at least, closely related to the craft of) software testing.

Continue reading

TestRail Confluence Test Management Integration

header

With our recent TestRail 5.0 release we announced the launch of our all-new new JIRA test management integration and add-ons, along with many new features for our existing integration with tools such as Redmine, FogBugz, Bugzilla and more. But we also announced a new dashboard and report integration to make it easier to view TestRail metrics in Confluence, SharePoint and other tools. This post explains how to use the new dashboard integration and how to benefit from the live metrics in any wiki, intranet or reporting tool.

Continue reading

TestRail JIRA 7.0 Test Management Add-On & Updates

header

Just a few weeks ago we released our new JIRA test management integration with full JIRA add-ons for cloud and server instances as part of our TestRail 5.0 release. The feedback (and adoption rate) has been great and we are happy to see that hundreds of teams already installed and successfully use the new add-ons every day.

Today we are announcing that we have updated our JIRA add-ons to work with JIRA 7.0 (released this week) and added the ability to limit the integration to select projects (for Servers and Cloud), or user groups (JIRA Server only), among other new features. This makes TestRail the only test management tool that integrates JIRA add-ons per project.

Continue reading