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Hands-On Test Management with Jira

By : Afsana Atar
Book Image

Hands-On Test Management with Jira

By: Afsana Atar

Overview of this book

Hands-On Test Management with Jira begins by introducing you to the basic concepts of Jira and takes you through real-world software testing processes followed by various organizations. As you progress through the chapters, the book explores and compares the three most popular Jira plugins—Zephyr, Test Management, and synapseRT. With this book, you’ll gain a practical understanding of test management processes using Jira. You’ll learn how to create and manage projects, create Jira tickets to manage customer requirements, and track Jira tickets. You’ll also understand how to develop test plans, test cases, and test suites, and create defects and requirement traceability matrices, as well as generating reports in Jira. Toward the end, you’ll understand how Jira can help the SQA teams to use the DevOps pipeline for automating execution and managing test cases. You’ll get to grips with configuring Jira with Jenkins to execute automated test cases in Selenium. By the end of this book, you’ll have gained a clear understanding of how to model and implement test management processes using Jira.
Table of Contents (19 chapters)
Title Page
Copyright and Credits
About Packt

Organizing test cases in main and subtest suites

There are various factors that you need to consider while creating the main test suite and subtest suites to organize test cases. The main test suites can be created based on the project name or the module, and adding subtest suites helps to further categorize them based on the types of testing, environment, user role, and so on. As described in the test creation table, we can use one or more fields to categorize them, such as by project name, requirement ID, test verification environments, build number, or testing types.


It's a good practice to add test cases as and when you create them, instead of sorting them out in bulk.

Jira plugins also provide us with the flexibility to organize test cases based on our criteria. Let's look at this in detail now.


Test cases pertaining to a project can be viewed from the Test Suites tab. As shown in the following screenshot, we can see all of the active test suites for a SynapseTestProjectproject...