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Pros
"We don't use technical support. We have an office in Austria that provides us with solutions. Also, this solution is pretty simple and user-friendly. We don't really need help with it.""The program is very stable and scalable.""You can group test cases together and track the execution of them."

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"It's very reliable as a solution.""Integration with the other professional tools is a very strong advantage, so that we can have a traceability between the requirements and defects in Rational Team Concert. That's the most important aspect.""The most valuable feature is the RFT because it allows us to automate manual test cases."

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Cons
"I don't like that you need to use a lot of tabs. One test case takes 15-20 minutes and on Zephyr is take about 5-10 minutes.""Lacking visual gadgets that go on a dashboard, pie charts, bar charts and histograms."

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"Currently, the user interface needs to be more user-friendly.""I think it's fine from a performance perspective but usability is something that needs improvement.""Adding support for uploading a collection of test cases would be a helpful addition."

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"The licensing is rather expensive for those that have many users."

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Overview

Adaptavist Test Management for Jira is the full, featured, enterprise ready test management solution directly in Jira. It offers full traceability across issues, requirements, test cases, and execution. The tool allows for flexibility and customisation for test plans and runs. It offers a free and flexible REST API, includes the ability to automate bulk tests, and enables seamless integration with most continuous integration tools. The in-depth reporting capability gives users the ability to analyse and share test data results between development and business teams. It’s the single source of truth to track, manage and optimise your whole test lifecycle right inside Jira software.

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Benefits:

  • Drive reusability across Jira with cross-project hierarchical repositories for all test assets 
  • Improve collaboration with flexible workflows between traditional and Agile development teams
  • Enhance coverage with end-to-end traceability across all test artifacts
  • Eliminate duplication to increase efficiency with versioning, test data parameters and shared step features
  • Improve visibility and functionality with 70 cross-project reports and gadgets
  • Reduce management time and effort, with rich APIs for integration with test automation and DevOps tools
  • Allows teams to seamlessly collaborate and manage multiple versions of test cases in parallel while providing an audit history of changes

Features:

  • Easy drag and drop organisation, planning and execution 
  • Hierarchical folders to manage and reuse assets across Jira projects, releases and sprints
  • Test case libraries including versioning, shared steps and test data parameters
  • Test plans and runs to manage and track test execution cycles
  • Full traceability of test cases, requirements, test execution results and defects
  • 70 cross-project reports, gadgets and Confluence Macros to track the coverage of your tests with advanced cross project reporting
  • Global and project level settings for customisation and standardisation
  • Custom fields for test cases, test steps, test plans and test runs
  • Migration function to import test cases from files or legacy test management tools
  • REST APIs for integration with test automation and DevOp tools

Use Cases:

  • Integrate CI tools such as Jenkins, Bamboo, Travis CI or other development applications like Github, Bitbucket, Datadog via the REST API for end-to-end integration across test case management, execution, and reporting
  • Automate testing at scale, whilst maintaining traceability inside Jira. Scaled to 10,000+ tests across multiple configurations, publishing results in Jira in under 30 minutes
  • Increase efficiency by significantly reducing time spent on test case specification and management
  • Benefit from reusability across Jira projects and single points of maintenance when reusing and organizing test cases
  • Improved visibility of software testing process and quality with 70 out-of-the-box reports, including real-time dashboards
  • Clear end-to-end traceability of requirements, tests, and defects ensuring that the delivered software meets requirements.














IBM Rational Quality Manager is a collaborative hub for business-driven software and systems quality across virtually any platform and type of testing. This software helps teams share information seamlessly, use automation to accelerate project schedules and report on metrics for informed release decisions. Rational Quality Manager helps quality assurance teams collaborate by sharing project information and status updates seamlessly so team members can synchronize teamwork throughout the lifecycle. It helps them automate by reducing labor-intensive activities to accelerate project schedules. In addition, it helps them govern by understanding and reporting on project metrics enabling accurate, reliable and timely release decisions.
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Sample Customers
IBM, John Lewis, Trip Advisor, Netgear,  Bill and Melinda Gates foundation, Sapient
Ehrhardt, Cisco Systems, Anadolu Hayat Emeklilik, CareCore National, ItaÒ BBA, Barr
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Computer Software Company21%
Comms Service Provider21%
Financial Services Firm18%
Government6%
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Computer Software Company27%
Comms Service Provider18%
Manufacturing Company13%
Financial Services Firm9%
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Small Business13%
Midsize Enterprise38%
Large Enterprise50%
Find out what your peers are saying about Adaptavist Test Management for Jira vs. IBM Rational Quality Manager and other solutions. Updated: May 2021.
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Adaptavist Test Management for Jira is ranked 10th in Test Management Tools with 3 reviews while IBM Rational Quality Manager is ranked 14th in Test Management Tools with 3 reviews. Adaptavist Test Management for Jira is rated 7.6, while IBM Rational Quality Manager is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of Adaptavist Test Management for Jira writes "A good repository for test cases, but query capability should be integrated". On the other hand, the top reviewer of IBM Rational Quality Manager writes "Has good integration with the other professional tools but usability needs improvement ". Adaptavist Test Management for Jira is most compared with Zephyr Enterprise, TFS, TestRail by Gurock, Tricentis qTest and Eggplant Manager, whereas IBM Rational Quality Manager is most compared with Micro Focus ALM Quality Center, TestRail by Gurock, Tricentis qTest, TFS and Zephyr Enterprise. See our Adaptavist Test Management for Jira vs. IBM Rational Quality Manager report.

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