Intern's Review of SpiraTest
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
February 16, 2016

Intern's Review of SpiraTest

Score 7 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with SpiraTest

Spiratest was being used within the quality assurance department - we were using it to run tests on our websites to ensure that all implemented features worked at any given time. It was just being implemented when I began my work at my company as an intern. The other intern and I were trained in using it. I was impressed with the good job it did of helping someone walk through test cases - and how test cases could be copied and reapplied for different, future tests as features were added.
  • Creating test cases that can easily be reused.
  • Helping individuals organize test cases.
  • Helping teams communicate about test cases when performing QA duties.
  • If I remember correctly, there were integrations that could also be performed with SpiraTest - these were helpful!
  • Slight learning curve when starting out.
  • Minor difficulty integrating into existing software suite.
  • A bit complex.
  • Faster test confirmation.
  • Proof of test failure (i.e. which step a test failed on).
  • Better communication about tests amongst the team.
I think SpiraTest is well suited as a test suite, but in situations where the team is already using multiple products from one particular provider, it may be better to go with that provider's test solution. This is because integrations are very important nowadays, and should be considered when picking your project management software.

It should be noted that management selected SpiraTest primarily due to the low cost of the test software. I'm less familiar with other test software in the field, but if cost is an issue, you should take a look at SpiraTest.

SpiraTest Feature Ratings

Centralized test management
9
Manage test hosts and schedules
Not Rated
Map tests to user stories
8
Test execution reporting
8
Defect management
7