I am managing a small software company that manufacturers one piece of software. I greatly need a piece of software to aid in what has been tested and what needs to be tested and was hoping that someone had some experiece with a product like this.
Should be able to list the testing category
Detail out the test
assign the test a pass/fail/to be tested
If something does actually pass, it would be nice to assign it a version number
Should be able to add in a new version and reset the tests to 'to be tested' so that regression testing can be done.
I'm not looking for a tool that will do the actual tests, just a place to document and use as a tool.
Test Director from Mercury Interactive - best Test Management tool out there in my estimation.
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Haven't used it myself but its seems popular with our defense crowd in Australia.
What I would like to see is a tool that can take a requirement spec and break it down into asertive statements (Shalls and Wills) instead of having to manually pump requirements into a tool such as Test Director. By writing a requirement and then pumping it into another tool seems like double handling to me.
How about Word or Excel (or similar)? Create some tables, checklists, etc. and fill them out as you go. Granted, you won't have all the bells and whistles, but for a small software company, this may be all you need.
There is also a freebie out there called extended test plan. You can use it effectively if you know how. If you have the money I would recommend test director also, but it is expensive. It might have too much firepower for such a small company. XTP is listed on this site.