Zephyr VS Adaptavist Test management tool in JIRA Edited

Can some one share me the Pros and Cons of Zephyr VS Adaptavist Test management tool.

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Micky CARITTE Community Champion Dec 07, 2017


The plugins are quite different and bringing different features in different look and feels. In my opinion the best approach would be to test both in a dev environment and onboard your testing teams to get their feedback on what's most convenient for them to use.

Pricing might also be a different approach if your budget is limited.

I can tell you that both are well known plugins in the market and are well maintained.

In addition, I don,t want to add more confusion, but there's Xray which is well known and widely used if you want to look at it as well!

Hope this helps.


Thanks for reply

can u list me Pros and Cons of both ones which will be easy for me to get through.

I will have to choose one between Zephyr and Adaptavist Test management tool for JIRA

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I am obviously heavily biased here, because I work for Adaptavist.  I have used both Zephyr and ATM in the past, and continue to use ATM with some clients.

Mickey is completely right about the approach - it doesn't matter how much I were to tell you "ATM is the best", that would not really help you decide.  You need to look for yourself - which product fits your desired processes and reporting best?

I would evaluate all the big names in the Testing category for Jira to find the closest match.

And now, the Adaptavist ATM spiel.  There is one big difference between ATM and most of the other test case managers.  ATM does not try to use Jira issues to hold test cases directly.  This has freed up the developers to work outside the limits of issues, giving them the freedom to do some stuff Zephyr does not do, including

  • Heirarchical test case folders
  • Shared steps
  • Versioning of test cases
  • Test case parameterisation
  • Advanced traceability between cases, requirements, plans and runs
  • A dedicated REST API

I am sure one of our sales people will tell me off for missing things off that list.

thanks for the reply.

I have worked in both Zephyr and ATM, and hopefully we will decide one.

Hello Gayatri,


We are faced with the same question in our organisation at the moment. We are planning to use Jira as the ONE tool as are in search of a suitable test management plugin to use together with Jira.

Would be helpful if you can share your experience of the evaluation and the tool that you zeroed in on eventually?



Hi Deepak,

If you are looking for a Test & Requirement management Jira add-on, it may worth to take just 3 mins to have a look at synapseRT Jira-on, you can find a overview introduction video from: https://marketplace.atlassian.com/plugins/com.go2group.jira.plugin.synapse/server/overview

Compare the different tools to choose the correct one from them!



Hello everybody,

   It would be nice to list pros. and cons. of the tools you mentioned here, as I'm facing same situation with my team and have to choose a JIRA friendly testing tool in a short time.

   Please if you have any advice share it here...

Hi Radwa,

Choosing the right Test Management add-on is important. Maybe you should request demos from the different editors in order to compare their products and challenge them based on your own needs and use cases. Even better, you can get free trials for all of them, if you have a bit more time to invest!

Solutions are evolving quickly and even if there were comparisons (like this one), you have the risk to have them biased or or not up to date.

Good luck for your research!


Hi David,

     Thanks for replying. I've read most of the products details, but to take a decision it is always better to hear from other team experience, even if it is biased, I could get use of it. 

      The comparison you've mentioned is really useful, I searched for more like it.

      Thanks again...


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