For the past six months since our organization migrated from HP ALM to Tricentis qTest, I have explored and learned more and more about qTest. In this article, I will be sharing 7 tips and best practices on how to use qTest that helped me accomplished more in my day-to-day job.
(1) Recover deleted test artifacts from “Recycle Bin” – no need to worry about how and where to recover and retrieve test artifacts that have been accidentally deleted. Each module in qTest Manager has a “Recycle Bin”. It works very similarly to Windows Recycle Bin – you can manually recover deleted test artifacts by just a click of a button. It can be one-by-one or all of them (until the Recycle Bin is not emptied!).
(2) “Parameters” feature allows testers to create and maintain test data for test cases. For more details see this link: qTest create, edit and archive parameters.
(3) Organize test runs by categories – “By Testing Set” (e.g. Unit, Regression, Smoke) or “By Feature Stage” (per functionality) for much better reporting organization. This can be done under Test Execution module by creating a New Test Cycle.
(4) Generate Automated Test – qTest Explorer allows automatic code generation for Web UI automation framework like Selenium. This feature is useful for Test Automation Engineers who are just getting started on test automation.
(5) qTest Explorer and qTest Sessions modules allow documenting tests for exploratory testing. To add, the same documentation can be used for defects and link it to the corresponding test case in qTest Manager Test Execution module. It can also be exported to an external file like PDF format.
(6) qTest Insight provides comprehensive reports on different aspects of testing – from test cases created, test cases executed, and total number of defects. More details here: insights quick start guide.
(7) As mentioned in my previous article , qTest can be integrated with various tools such as:
- TestProject, Cucumber, and Postman to execute tests and publish the results to qTest Manager.
- Jira Agile Test Management for easier organization of User Stories, Test Cases, and Defects.
qTest Test Case Management tool has a lot of new and functional features that can increase the efficiency of QA Professionals in their test activities. The more we use the tool, the more we discover its capabilities and unleash its highest potential.
Keep on learning! 🧐