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grarun
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Comparison of Test Management Tools
      #515124 - 09/08/08 05:55 AM

Hi All,

Do anyone have the comparison of the following Test Management Tools?

1. IBM - Rational Clear Quest
2. Borland - Silk Central Test Manager
3. Compuware - QA Director
4. HP - Quality Center


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DSquared
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Re: Comparison of Test Management Tools [Re: grarun]
      #515343 - 09/08/08 07:01 PM

Clearquest is a defect tracker. Why do you have it listed as a test management tool?

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bru
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Re: Comparison of Test Management Tools [Re: DSquared]
      #515375 - 09/08/08 11:30 PM

Because Clear Quest 7.0 contains the Clear Quest Test Manager (CQTM), a small test management solution.

When evaluating IBM Rational test management products, I'd suggest to take a closer look at their product strategy - as I've questioned in this thread:
http://www.sqaforums.com/showflat.php?Cat=0&Number=500747

You also might want to search for existing threads about comparisons, e.g.:
http://www.sqaforums.com/showflat.php?Cat=0&Number=485972


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grarun
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Re: Comparison of Test Management Tools [Re: bru]
      #515434 - 09/09/08 02:54 AM

Thanks for the response. I should have put that as IBM - Test Manager.

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egavaldo
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Re: Comparison of Test Management Tools [Re: grarun]
      #515444 - 09/09/08 03:15 AM

Hi,
Do you really want to pay extremely expensive tools when you can have free software that (most of the time) makes the perfect deal?

In the free/open source offer, you can have a look at
- XStudio http://www.xqual.com (mine)
- QA Manager http://qamanager.sourceforge.net/site/en/
- Salome TMF https://wiki.objectweb.org/salome-tmf/
- etc.

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qaquality11
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Re: Comparison of Test Management Tools [Re: egavaldo]
      #665950 - 03/27/11 12:13 AM

Could you please provide a comparison between following test management tools we are currently evaluating?

1. QMetry http://www.QMetry.com
2. Testopia http://www.testopia.org
3. Borland - Silk Central Test Manager http://www.borland.com
4. HP Quality Center - Http://www.hp.com

The two tools that we have liked so far are HP QC and QMetry. HP might better suite us because they have been in market since very long, while QMetry is relatively new. In addition, HP QC 11 now offers complete ALM. QMetry does provide good ALM capabilities by integrating with ALM tools like JIRA, and their test management tool is pretty comprehensive. But we are still in a dilemma about what tool to go for. We already have a defect tracking tool, so an standalone ALM tool might not be required. But it's still tempting.

It would be great to hear feedback from folks who have actually used/evaluated these tools, or any other tools that you can suggest.


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testexp
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Re: Comparison of Test Management Tools [Re: qaquality11]
      #665954 - 03/27/11 06:16 AM

Hi,
We liked HP QC, but we also liked the views that you can have with Clear Quest.
Eventually we chose PractiTest since it is an ALM tool, they have nice views (similar to Clear Quest), and it's a much better value for money than both of the other tools.
Even though QC is more flexible, so far we're happy with our choice


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qaquality11
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Re: Comparison of Test Management Tools [Re: testexp]
      #665955 - 03/27/11 07:45 AM

We already have JIRA and it's the best defect tracker out there, as far as our QA process is concerned. We want to continue using it, so if a tool does not integrate with JIRA, it's defect tracker has to be as good, which I highly doubt.
Also for automation, we are using Selenium..which again, we want to continue using.

We probably need just a good test management tool, with integration capabilities rather than an ALM tool. Evaluating a few more tools, will update you all on what we finalize.


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adamsandman
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Re: Comparison of Test Management Tools [Re: qaquality11]
      #680500 - 07/28/11 03:26 PM

Did you ever look at SpiraTest by Inflectra (disclaimer: I work for them). It integrates well with JIRA and is quite affordable.

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SpiraTest = Test Management


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qa_director
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Re: Comparison of Test Management Tools [Re: adamsandman]
      #680641 - 07/29/11 12:13 PM

How does it compare with QC and QMetry? Can you also please provide the pricing for Spiratest.

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kim_chen
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Re: Comparison of Test Management Tools [Re: qa_director]
      #686620 - 09/26/11 12:02 PM

What do you think about Testlink? I believe it's a pretty good open source tool if you have a small QA team and are just moving away from Excel.

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ory_zm
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Re: Comparison of Test Management Tools [Re: kim_chen]
      #686661 - 09/26/11 08:39 PM

1) SpiraTest is dirt cheap, you can find their pricing on their web site I believe. Anyone who is willing to spend a little bit of money will get much more than their money's worth in my opinion.

2) TestLink is ok, but XStudio is much better in the free space (XStudio can actually compete well with pay for products)
It is actually packed with features, the only thing that I noticed is that you need to sort of adjust to the XStudio way of doing things.


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kim_chen
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Re: Comparison of Test Management Tools [Re: ory_zm]
      #686680 - 09/26/11 11:55 PM

do these tools support test data management and test automation?

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sarahnguyen
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Re: Comparison of Test Management Tools [Re: grarun]
      #717259 - 10/01/12 01:30 PM

Here's a comparison chart between HP QC, TestRail, SpiraTest, Zephyr, and qTest (new test management tool in Beta) qTest Comparison .

We'd love for you to try it and see if you find these rankings true between the functions, integrations, customizations, and many other feature.

Thanks!

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I'm here at QASymphony Community Manager


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PractiTest_Rep
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Re: Comparison of Test Management Tools [Re: sarahnguyen]
      #719651 - 11/11/12 05:13 AM

If you are struggling to find time to compare and evaluate testing tool, here is a link to a short article that describes 5 simple but effective steps to make sure you won't waist time during your upgrade mission - (free download) - http://www.practitest.com/resources/five-steps-for-choosing-the-right-qa-management-system

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Traq
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Re: Comparison of Test Management Tools [Re: PractiTest_Rep]
      #719675 - 11/12/12 04:04 AM

If you are comparing tools you might find this blog post of interest...

Complexities of Test Management

Covers 7 areas that are worth examining in detail when you are evaluating tools.

Hope this helps.

Bill


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Joe StrazzereModerator
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Re: Comparison of Test Management Tools [Re: Traq]
      #719678 - 11/12/12 04:58 AM

Bill - it might be better if you disclose your affiliation with Traq Software in your signature line. That way, folks will understand the context of your recommendations.

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