SpiraTest - fail
Updated September 14, 2016
SpiraTest - fail
Score 7 out of 10
Overall Satisfaction with SpiraTest
SpiraTest is being used currently for a large, complex project with an ambitious time frame in the entertainment/hospitality industry.
- A clean view of test case steps, expected results and the ability to record a result for each step quickly on one page per test set. This really helps testers work through executing manual test cases.
- Hierarchical structure of releases and builds, requirements, and test cases.
- Can quickly build test sets and/or test runs per build/release.
- Simple identification of each test case, requirement, test run, build, release, etc.
- While there are some nice, live reports, test results per build/release is an obvious omission. The canned reports that can be configured are mostly text based. Some graphs included in those would be a nice addition.
- Recording a Fail for a test step does not facilitate recording a defect. Defects must be manually reported separately. It would be nice if some standard fields were offered when a failure was recorded (e.g. summary, actual result, expected result, description) were recorded with system-known data such as the test steps (steps to reproduce), release, tester's name, etc. and turned into a defect to be recorded in Spira, or sent to an integrated 3rd party defect tracker (JIRA, Mantis, TFS, etc.).
- While the import (from Excel) tools are nice and work efficiently (2 way sync of data, hierarchy easy to implement, tests can be linked to requirements before import/export), there are some default fields I would like to have seen included in there so I could import the 1500+ test cases with less post import/export data manipulation required in Spira across the imported data
- Early days for me. This is still being determined.
- Better reports would improve this.
I migrated out of another test management tool mid project to Spira. The Spira import tools made this relatively easy.
Great for recording results for manual testing. Spira have made some changes in their most recent version (v5) that allow testers not only to see each step of a test case on one page, but all steps in a test set (containing multiple test cases) and to be able to save results for those steps with one click per step or per test (Pass all steps only). This facilitates efficiency during manual test execution.