Apache Maven vs. Tricentis qTest

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Apache Maven
Score 8.9 out of 10
N/A
Apache Maven is an open source build automation tool.N/A
Tricentis qTest
Score 8.2 out of 10
N/A
Tricentis qTest (formerly QASymphony) provides enterprise-level agile testing tools giving businesses visibility and control needed to ensure application quality in fast-paced development environments. Tricentis and QASymphony merged in summer 2018.
$1,200
per year per user
Pricing
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Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Apache MavenTricentis qTest
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
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Features
Apache MavenTricentis qTest
Test Management
Comparison of Test Management features of Product A and Product B
Apache Maven
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Ratings
Tricentis qTest
8.1
26 Ratings
1% above category average
Centralized test management00 Ratings8.825 Ratings
Manage test hosts and schedules00 Ratings7.722 Ratings
Map tests to user stories00 Ratings7.78 Ratings
Test execution reporting00 Ratings8.525 Ratings
Defect management00 Ratings7.821 Ratings
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User Ratings
Apache MavenTricentis qTest
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(14 ratings)
8.2
(28 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
5.9
(2 ratings)
Usability
8.0
(1 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
5.1
(3 ratings)
1.0
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
5.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Apache MavenTricentis qTest
Likelihood to Recommend
Apache
Maven is great if you have an application with a lot of third-party dependencies and don’t want each developer to keep track of where the dependency can be downloaded. It’s also a great way to make it easy for a new developer to be able to build the application. It’s less suitable for simple projects without any third-party dependencies.
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Tricentis
The qTest is well-suited for organizations transitioning to Agile or DevOps frameworks. It Streamlines test management with real-time collaboration and integrates with popular CI/CD tools. It excels in complex, large-scale projects needing centralized test cases management, traceability, and detailed reporting. However, organizations on a tight budget might find it cost prohibitive compared to simpler, low-cost alternatives.
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Pros
Apache
  • If you are building in the Java ecosystem, then Maven definitely has the biggest repository of artifacts needed for such projects.
  • It has a very simple to use extendable architecture. Everything is configurable through the Pom.xml file which is very simple to follow.
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Tricentis
  • Highly customizable: we were able to organize our test cases in unique ways that made our work easier.
  • Connectivity with Jira: being able to pull requirements information in from Jira was a big point for us.
  • Standalone tool: Being a standalone tool on a dedicated server, we were able to have access to our tests regardless of whether our Jira server was down.
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Cons
Apache
  • Maven provides a very rigid model that makes customization tedious and sometimes impossible. While this can make it easier to understand any given Maven build, as long as you don’t have any special requirements, it also makes it unsuitable for many automation problems.
  • Maven has few, built-in dependency scopes, which forces awkward module architectures in common scenarios like using test fixtures or code generation. There is no separation between unit and integration tests
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Tricentis
  • In requirements , we can't add multiple test cases at once, or search multiple cases at once, need to do one by one. Here actually qtest needs to improve.
  • Linking cloud hosted qtest and on-premise TOSCA is very difficult especially when you are working with client system with security wall. It requires tunnelling software which is not recommended.
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Likelihood to Renew
Apache
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Tricentis
This has been a core QA management tool for our organization and integrates well with our other SDLC platforms (Azure DevOps/Jira/Katalon).
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Usability
Apache
The overall usability of Apache Maven is very good to us. We were able to incorporate it into our company's build process pretty quickly. We deployed it to multiple teams throughout the entire enterprise. We got good feedback from our developers stating that Apache Maven has simplified their build process. It also allowed to to standardize the build process for the entire enterprise, thus ensure that each development team is using the same, consistent process to build code.
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Tricentis
qTest is actually intuitive and user-friendly, despite my other scathing review aspects
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Support Rating
Apache
I can't speak to the support, as I've never had issues. Apache Maven "just works," and errors were user errors or local nexus errors. Apache Maven is a great build/dependency management tool. I give it a 9/10 because occasionally the error message don't immediately indicate a solution...but again, those errors were always user or configuration errors, and the Maven documentation is extensive, so I don't find fault in Maven, but in its users.
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Tricentis
The actual answer is 0. I have never experienced worse support, whether personal or professional
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Implementation Rating
Apache
No answers on this topic
Tricentis
Again, supporting documentation could have been a lot better
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Alternatives Considered
Apache
Ant, Maven's opposing framework, is often a point of comparison. Although Ant does not require formal conventions, it is procedural in the sense that you must tell Ant exactly what to do and when. It also lacks a lifecycle, along with goal definition and dependencies. Maven, on the other hand, requires less work as it knows exactly where your source code is as long as the pom.xml file is generated.
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Tricentis
Extensive integration options with various third-party tools, enabling seamless integration into existing workflows. Allows for flexibility and customization of workflows, fields, and permissions to adapt to unique testing requirements. Supports robust requirements traceability, ensuring comprehensive test coverage. Lastly management decisions too
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Return on Investment
Apache
  • Apache Maven is an open source product from the Apache Software Foundation. Being free to use without any licensing constraints, we've been very happy with this product thus far.
  • The software build and packaging times for our applications have improved greatly since our use of this tool.
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Tricentis
  • Better organization and centralization of test cases has led to more cohesive team collaboration
  • Speed to delivery, deployments to production, are mostly maintained
  • Performance issues have led to testing delays requiring the team to switch to other methods which contributed to QA bottleneck issues and sometimes even missed sprint commitments
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ScreenShots

Tricentis qTest Screenshots

Screenshot of Customizable analytics and reports can be shared across the organization - additional read license requiredScreenshot of Centrally manage automated testing and environments, as well as schedule and or kickoff automated testing with any open source or proprietary toolScreenshot of qTest allows for true test case sharing across teams and projects to help standardize and scale knowledge and best practicesScreenshot of qTest integrates in real-time with Jira for full traceability to requirements during Agile test and developmentScreenshot of Build custom, event-driven workflows with any third-party solution, including ChatOps tools like Slack and Microsoft Teams, to streamline testing and drive collaborationScreenshot of Tricentis qTest comes with over 60 out-of-the-box metrics, with drag-and-drop capabilities to build custom dashboards