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Execute Test Cases from a Test Cycle

Test Management for Jira supports traditional/waterfall development and testing processes. Traditional approaches demand that you plan test assignment and execution in advance, sometimes even before any code has been released. Using Test Management for Jira, you have the ability plan who will execute what test and when. Plus, you can track and compare the estimated progress against the actual results in real time, during test execution.

To plan testing efforts in waterfall, you need to create and manage test cycles, which are containers/groups of ordered test cases assigned to testers and environments. When a test case is executed, a test-execution result is generated and linked to the test cycle. The test case stores useful information, like the tester responsible for the execution, the execution date, the defects raised, the environment used, and the status of the execution (e.g., passed, failed, etc).

On the Cycles view, select a test cycle, then click Run.

On the test-player screen, you can update the status and start the test-execution timer.

Set results for test steps by clicking the Pass, Fail, or Blocked icons.

You can create or link an existing defect to any step by clicking the cog icon, then selecting Create Issue or Search Issues.

If you click Create Issue, fill out your desired fields on the Create Issue screen, then click Create to link the new issue to the test step.

You can see the linked defect in both the test-case list and the step.

You can also attach files, including images, to a step in two ways. Use the insert-image option in the Actual Result section, as shown, or use the cog icon to attach files to the step.

If necessary, you can update the results of the remaining steps in bulk. Simply click the cog icon, then select your desired result from the Set All Below To section.

From the Test Cycles view, you can track basic execution stats, such as progress, effort, issues raised, etc.

Executing a Single Test Case

With Test Management for Jira, small and agile teams can manage testing in a lightweight and straightforward fashion. You can create and link test cases or acceptance tests to user stories/bugs and then fire up single test execution directly from the issue screen in Jira or the kanban board.

Using Test Management for Jira, you can manage your testing efforts without hassle and focus only on managing the test coverage and the test execution.

1. In the Traceability section of an open issue, select the desired test case and click on the play icon to start a new single test execution without a test cycle.

2. On the Start a New Test Execution screen, add the tester, environment, and test-case version, then click Start.

The Test Player screen appears.

3. Execute the test case.

If you need to resume the test execution, expand the list of test cases, then click the test execution key to fire up the Test Player screen.

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