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How to configure QAlity - Test Management for Jira for the first use?

QAlity - Test Management for Jira is a free app for Jira Cloud and Jira Server. It’s an efficient and quick to set-up tool that allows you to manage the testing in your projects directly in Jira. Even though QAlity is capable of configuring most of the required things upon install, there’s just a tiny bit of the configuration required from your side as well. This short guide explains how to get started with the QAlity - Test Management for Jira on your instance.


Step 1: Installation

The first step is to install the app on your instance. The steps will differ depending on whether you use Jira Cloud or Jira Server. In either case, the installation steps are listed on the marketplace page for QAlity. You will also be able to install it directly from the marketplace page, by clicking “Get it now”.


Step 2: Configure issue types

Once the app is installed, it will automatically add the “Test case” issue type to your Jira instance. You can recognize it with the following icon.



In order to use this issue type, you will need to enable it for your project though. Setting up the “Test case” issue type is a little different for the Next-Gen projects on Jira Cloud and is explained in detail below.

For standard projects on Jira Cloud and on Jira Server, you will be informed about the need to enable the “Test case” issue type when you view any issue in your project. The following information shows up when you did not enable the required issue type yet. Jira administrators can click on the “Go to configuration” to set up the Test case issue type for the project.


The configuration should display currently enabled issue types as shown below. In order to modify them, click on Actions and Edit issue types.


This will bring you to the screen that displays issue types in two columns. One column showing the issue types that are currently enabled. And another column displaying issue types that are available, but not enabled. Move the “Test case” issue type from one column to another, in order to enable it and then confirm it by clicking on Save. That’s it! The Test case issue type is now enabled.



Configure issue type for Next-gen projects

Next-gen projects use simplified configuration and therefore setting up the issue types works in a different way. Similar to classic projects, you will be informed about the need to enable the issue type as soon as you enter any of your Jira issues. A Jira administrator can click on “Go to configuration” to set up issue types. 

Available issue types will be shown in the menu on the left-hand side. In order to add a new issue type, you need to click on the “Add issue type” button.


This will display a dialog that allows you to provide the details for the new issue type. Please note that the new issue type must be named Test case. You can also use the icon that was attached above in order to easily distinguish this issue type from others. 


Confirm the addition by clicking “Create” and the configuration is done!


Step 3: All set

Once you have enabled the issue type, you should be able to create and manage test cases in your project. The issue view should have the following section.

If you can see it, it means that you are all set to start using the app!


QAlity - Test Management for Jira is available for Jira Cloud and Jira Server on the Atlassian Marketplace free of charge. Have any questions or troubles setting up the app? Check out our documentation or contact our support team.


does qality work on free jire boards as well in the next gen projetcs ? 

@Simi Kaminiyes - QAlity is free for any Jira plan you have. It also works in Next-Gen projects - the instructions above explain how to configure it in Next-Gen :)


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