JIRA for Test Management

My team is looking to leverage JIRA for test case management (http://confluence.atlassian.com/display/CONFEVAL/Using+JIRA+for+Test+Case+Management). We've customized JIRA as documented now the question comes down to - how do we integrate our automated testing with JIRA?

We currently use TestLink to manage testing, but want to create a single platform through which to create and monitor test runs, execution, and defects created from said actions.

Also, we use Selenium to automate a significant number of our browser-based tests. Without installing/using another tool, can we form interactions with Selenium in JIRA itself? We know that Selenium can be integrated into Bamboo, but our larger organization is slow in effecting Bamboo adoption with our architects.

In the meantime, our team needs to continue on its aggressive combination of manual/automated testing. Any thoughts/directions other than adoption of Zephyr or other standalone tools?

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Renjith Pillai Community Champion Feb 29, 2012

Or use a commercial product like http://www.go2group.com/products/go2group-synapsert/

About Selenium it depends mostly on how you execute those tests. If you use selenium libraries in any programming language (C#, Java, Python) you can do lots of stuff - decorate your tests with test id attribute, have XML config or whatever and then report back to Jira using REST api.

We use Zephyr for JIRA, so far working out good for us.

Thank you Sanjay!



We just added a new plugin for JIRA two way synchronization. For more details look here:


Here's the video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=HARCoMQ-0yY

To clarify Zephyr's product offerings, there is Zephyr Enterprise which is the stand alone platform and has a tight, real-time integration with JIRA for defect management but there is also the new "Zephyr for JIRA" which is a test management add-on to JIRA5 and allows you to manage your testing inside JIRA. Here are the plugin links for both ...

Zephyr Enterprise JIRA plugin: https://plugins.atlassian.com/plugins/com.thed.jira.ext.rpc

Zephyr for JIRA5 add-on: https://plugins.atlassian.com/plugins/com.thed.zephyr.je

Just a note, Zephyr for Jira is not available in Ondemand

... well, not yet ;-)

Is there a timeline for when Atlassian will make the Zephyr for Jira plugin available in Ondemand?

Hi Danielle,

Are you using Jira for complete test case management, are your manual tests written in Jira? How are you handling Selenium scripts within Jira?


We have successfully transitioned all of our manual browser- and emulator-based testing to JIRA (out of TestLink). We don't yet have a solution for our Selenium scripts. We are looking to evaluate Zephyr when it becomes available for OnDemand. In the meantime, we are manually executing and reporting our Selenium scripts' success/failure (not ideal).

I'd like to spend more time building up a custom solution (as proposed by Swiniak above) through leveraging JIRA's REST services, but have not been able to do so while rolling out JIRA to replace our product, project, and dev workflow suites.


Out of curiosity - how do you manage your test cases execution now in Jira?

I'm wondering if you could make a simple test reporting by using jira command line interface ( https://studio.plugins.atlassian.com/wiki/display/JCLI/JIRA+Command+Line+Interface ). If your test cases are jira issues you could probably update them with some comments/labels/custom field using CLI directly from your automated test - should not require that much effort as writing your own REST client :)

Swiniak, is CL available for OnDemand? I guess I had assumed it was only available for local installations. I'll look into it. Thank you!


Its good to know that you have adopted Jira completely. I have a couple of questions and insight from you would really help me use Jira better.

1. Do you use Greenhopper?

2. Did you customize Jira manually http://confluence.atlassian.com/display/CONFEVAL/Customise+JIRA+For+Test+Case+Management or or did you import the sample test files http://confluence.atlassian.com/display/CONFEVAL/JIRA+Sample+File+-+Test+Case+Management?

3. How do you handle the test runs? Do you clone/copy the test cases or any other way?

C:\jira-cli-2.5.0>jira --action getProject --project "KEY" --server "https://ACCOUNT.atlassian.net" --user "user" --password "pass"

I've checked only the basic thing but I assume it works perfectly fine :)

I just customised JIRA OnDemand manually but the instructions are for an earlier version of JIRA. JIRA has changed a lot since then but I have managed to complete the configuration. Using the configuration is not as easy to understand and I still don't have my head around how to implement test cycles. Anyone have any more to add for help?

Hello everyone,

We are using JIRA OnDemand (JIRA Studio) for Project & Issue management. I want to know following things:

  1. Whether Test Management is possible within JIRA or not (with entities like Test Plan, Build, Test Cases etc)?
  2. If yes, then how can we implement it? Is there requirement of any external plug-ins?
  3. If No, then can we integrate Testlink with JIRA and how can we implement that?
  4. Please do suggest if any other open source test management tool available which can be integrated with JIRA studio.

Our purpose is to achieve test management with JIRA Studio.

I think it would be better if you start a new question - you'll get more answers this way :)

I would like to configure JIRA for test case management, however the follwoing link is broken:


I would appreciate if someone can sent me the scanario / workflow for JIRA Test Case Management.

Thank you!


I would like to configure JIRA for test case management; however the following links are broken:

· http://confluence.atlassian.com/display/CONFEVAL/Customise+JIRA+For+Test+Case+Management

· http://confluence.atlassian.com/display/CONFEVAL/JIRA+Sample+File+-+Test+Case+Management

I would appreciate if someone can send me the scenario / workflow + files to install for JIRA Test Case Management via email artadoci@gmail.com.

Thank you!


Hi Arta,

Zephyr for JIRA is a testcase management option inside JIRA 5.2 for On-Premise Installations. This is one option for you. Check it out here: https://marketplace.atlassian.com/plugins/com.thed.zephyr.je

Kind Regards,


Can we please have a quick chat: 3038885812


Hi Danielle,

I was wondering if you could give us some feedback about your test management installation with JIRA?

* Could you manage to use a custom solution?
if so do you have a way to call Selenium scripts and get the results back into JIRA?
And as Allmas asked, how do you handle the test runs? Do you clone/copy the test cases?

* Or did you end up getting Zephyr for JIRA5 as you planned?
But as far I can tell, this require more customization as only Zephyr Community and Enterprise Editions have easier to use tools for automation.



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