Tricentis qTest Valuable Features

RyanO'Neill
Sr. Manager Quality Assurance at Forcepoint LLC (Formerly Raytheon|Websense)
Among the most valuable features are * test automation tracking * JIRA linking * defect tracking * reporting. The test automation tracking is valuable because our automated testing systems are distributed and they did not necessarily have a single point where they would come together and be reported. Having all of them report back to qTest, and having one central place where all of my test executions are tracked and reported on, is incredibly valuable because it saves time. It allows me to just look at and use one place, and one reporting solution, to track all my executions and the defects that are generated from those. The integration with JIRA allows us to have an integration between both our automation testing systems, such as Jenkins, through qTest, and into JIRA. It allows all that data to be transferred and distributed among all the different stakeholders within the organizations. That way I don't even have to do reporting. They can just look in JIRA and see what the testing results were. It's very simple for me. It makes my life a little easier so I don't have to generate so many reports. View full review »
RobinaLaughlin
Assistant Vice President, IT Quality Assurance at Guardian Life Insurance
We are using qTest Manager and qTest Insights, primarily. We have a global testing team, so we needed a centralized, easy, web-based interface for accessing all of our testing and being able to manage test cases. We ship over 400 projects a year, so we needed something that was going to scale to that. That's what the Manager piece is for. The Insights piece is for obtaining where we are in terms of status and finding out about metrics, etc. It provides insight into the status of my testing. Also, we are fully integrated with JIRA, so back and forth, we use JIRA as an agile shop. JIRA does all of our user stories, etc., and is the main source for defects. qTest Manager is the testing hub. The integration between the two has been great, pretty much seamless. We did run into one defect with volume, but the 9.7.1 release fixed that. View full review »
NancyMcClanahan
Quality Assurance Team Lead at Parkview Health
The most valuable features are the execution side of it and the tracking of defects. I like the way it structures a project. We have a PMO that does project management. That project management then triggers a process that tells us that it's going to be tested at a certain date. We're able to put the test cases into qTest or modify something that's already there, so it's a reusable-type pf environment. It is very important that we can do that and change our test data as needed, especially for our EHR system. I also like the flexibility in how it can used for DevOps or non-DevOps operations of Quality Assurance and Testing. View full review »
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reviewer1215417
Senior Director of Quality Engineering at a tech vendor with 1,001-5,000 employees
The main thing that really stuck out when we started using this tool is the linkability of qTest to JIRA, and the traceability of tying JIRA requirement and defects directly with qTest. So when you're executing test cases, if you go to fail it, it automatically links and opens up a JIRA window. You're able to actually write up a ticket and it automatically ties it to the test case itself. It has seamless integration with other key, fact-tracking or ticket-tracking tools, with overall good API integrations. View full review »
Raja-Veeraraghavan
Automation Lead at LogiXML
The most important feature which I like in qTest manager is the user-friendliness, especially the tabs. Since I'm the admin, I use the configuration field settings and allocate the use cases to the different QA people. It is not difficult, as a QA person, for me to understand what is happening behind the scenes. Looking at the code and looking at the Node.js or the NPM connection, it is so easy for anyone to understand the CI/CD pipeline. The terminology used on the tabs, like "test plan" or "test cases" or "regression" or "requirements," make it easy for any layman to understand: "Okay, this is the model. This is how QA works. This is how the lifecycle of a product moves." There isn't any tough terminology which might make a new user say, "Okay, what is this? I don't understand." It also provides the easiest way in which I can set up automation. It is really easy to do, compared with other ALM tools. The integration with JIRA is superb. It was easy for my DevOps manager to go ahead and create integration between JIRA and qTest. View full review »
JovanKangrga
Testing Lead Manager at PDC Energy
We get the most benefit from the * test library * test execution. There is also a high level of reporting provided in the tool and you can extract reporting out of the tool. That has been very beneficial. Ease of use is another helpful aspect. Right now, during the UAT, we have a lot of business users using the tool. They test the UAT scripts. The team quickly adapted to the tool. I was able to roll it out and I was actually commended by several internal people, as well as external consultants who were doing assessments, as to how things had changed. They were shocked that I was able to implement the tool so quickly. I had never used the tool before either. I received a trial copy of the tool and was able to quickly implement it and have it up and running for the team. View full review »
VSwaminathan
Product QA Manager at Reflexis Systems
The integration with Selenium and other tools is one of the valuable features. Importing of test cases is also good. The way we structure the test cases and the way we structure the execution cycles and the way we are able to integrate the requirements with the test cases and then generate reports, they're all pretty awesome. There is a qTest reporting engine and they have Insights which is separate from the standard, conventional reports. Insights is pretty good. Once you get into it and start to understand how it has been designed, you will be able to take advantage of all the features. The reporting is awesome. The way you get the stats and other critical information from the test reports in qTest is good. View full review »
reviewer1219371
Manager, IT Quality Assurance (EDM/ITSRC/Infrastructure) at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
The solution's real-time integration with JIRA is seamless. With ALM or QC, we had an additional plugin which was a schedule-based integration between the tool and JIRA. Sometimes things errored out and there were too many integration issues. We didn't have an updated sync-up between JIRA and Quality Center. Quality Center was predominantly used by testers and JIRA was being used by other users in our company, including PMs, DSAs, and devs. qTest solved one of those challenges for us. The reports qTest provides to executives are pretty good because what we do is mimic what we used to do with Quality Center: defect reports, throughput reports, aging reports, and an execution summary report to show how many test cases there have been. The executives are reviewing them and they do not find any difference between what we had in Quality Center versus what we are doing in qTest. View full review »
reviewer1229907
Division Chief with 10,001+ employees
The JIRA integration is really important to us because it allows our business analysts to see test results inside the JIRA ticket and that we have met the definition of "done," and have made sure we tested to the requirements of the story. The integration with JIRA works great. We had to get support involved to help increase the number of connections because we had a lot of tickets, but it's very seamless. Once you have it set up it works really well. View full review »
ChrisFirst
Senior Architect at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The most valuable feature is reusing test cases. We can put in a set of test cases for an application and, every time we deploy it, we are able to rerun those tests very easily. It saves us time and improves quality as well. It also helps us to identify defects before we get them into production. And, overall, it has increased testing efficiency by 30 percent in terms of time. View full review »
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