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Are you a newbie to testing in Jira? Here’s your go-to-guide for testing in Jira

Developed by Atlassian, Jira is software used for bug tracking, issue tracking, and project management. The name Jira comes from the Japanese word “Gojira” which means “Godzilla”. The name originated from a nickname Atlassian developers used for Bugzilla, the bug-tracking system they used internally.

Jira is an essential tool for test management. However, to begin your software testing journey in Jira, you need to know what it is, how it works, and the different elements attached to it. If you’re a newbie in Jira test management, we have compiled a list of all the blogs that will serve as a primer to help you overcome any obstacles and confusion during the process.

1. How to implement effective Test Case Management in Jira?

Although testing has several stages, the preparation and execution are the most important. Tests have a significant impact on the quality of the final product. As a result, during test planning, it’s critical to pay close attention to the process and how it’s integrated into the rest of the development lifecycle.

Jira is the most popular software development platform among Agile teams right now. Although Jira was not designed to be used for test management, many DevOps teams prefer it for test case management.

If your development and testing teams are big fans of Jira and you’re wondering how to use Jira as a test management tool, this blog has a few pointers.

2. Manage testing in Jira efficiently with test management apps

Apps for test management are an essential component of a company’s overall quality strategy. Test Management apps within Jira offer the same Jira experience for writing test cases and managing their tests. These add-ons are a compact solution for small to medium-sized teams looking for limited Jira testing management features.

You get all the key advantages of test management without spending lots of money. Test management apps are ideal for digital enterprises that rely heavily on Jira for their agile teams. To know how add-on apps in Jira manage testing effectively, read this blog.

3. Picking the right testing tools to achieve DevOps in Jira

Continuous quality assurance is an essential component of the DevOps workflow. It assists DevOps teams in locating and resolving critical bugs during the early stages of software development. This ensures that bugs are addressed long before they reach the deployment stage. To achieve continuous quality, you must select the appropriate testing tools.

Just like the navigation system or GPS in our car gives us complete visibility of the route we need to take to reach our destination, similarly, Jira offers a centralized platform for sharing information across your DevOps workflow. It provides complete visibility and traceability, allowing you to collaborate with different teams and share information and data from your integrated toolchain. In this blog, you will read about how to pick the right testing tools inside Jira to aid your testing endeavor.

4. Test Management in Jira 101 – test authoring, test cycles, and test plans

A well-planned test management process ensures that teams produce the best possible products while making the best use of their limited resources. An effective test management process is critical to project success as project complexity grows and teams become more widely distributed across different geographical locations.

Modules for test planning and authoring, test execution, and test reports comprise an effective test management system. The focus of this blog is on test planning and authoring. Read how each is important and how they complement each other in the test management process.

5. Test Management in Jira 101 – Test-first approach in agile testing

Traditional testing was a time-consuming method where testing was divided into different phases. Progression from one phase to another depended on detection and resolution of all defects n between phases. This top-down approach compromised on the product delivery speed.

Agile testing became a critical part of the software development lifecycle as companies began to adopt Agile and DevOps methodologies to keep up with the speed and quality required to meet growing customer expectations.

The Test-First Approach came to known as Test-First Development or TDD. It is a built-in quality method for Extreme Programming methodology in which developers write unit tests before writing production code.

The most significant advantage of this approach is that it allows developers to see where the defects are before they write the code or begin production.

In this article, we will learn in-depth about the test-first approach and how it has rightly replaced traditional testing methods.

6. Implementing BDD in QMetry Test Management for Jira

In a software development project, behavior-driven development (BDD) is an agile software development process that emphasizes collaboration among team members. The idea is to create simple scenarios that show how an application should interact from the perspective of the end user.

It enables teams to deliver consistent, reliable releases of functioning software that meets the needs of the organization while requiring some maintenance effort and consistency. BDD allows your entire team to participate in the creation and testing of your program, including non-technical individuals. BDD (Behavior-driven Development) techniques are used by businesses to ensure that product quality is continually maintained.

QMetry Test Management for Jira imbibes the BDD method to help teams create BDD test cases or write code inside Jira user stories. The built-in Gherkin editor publishes, saves, and syncs feature files directly to/from Version Control Systems (VCS) including SVN, Git, and Bitbucket. Find out how QMetry assists teams with the BDD process with the latest tools and functions.

7. QTM4J Confluence Integration

QTM4J Confluence Integration allows Confluence and QMetry Test Management for Jira (QTM4J) to work together seamlessly. It lets you to organize and manage your agile projects in a flexible way, saving time and allowing teams to focus more on activities.

This article explains the step-by-step process of how to integrate Confluence with QMetry Test Management for Jira.

Conclusion

If you’re new to test management in Jira or are just looking to refresh your knowledge, this guide will answer all your questions.

We have carefully curated this list to help developers, testers, and product experts in making the best of test management in Jira.

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