Top 5 test management tools inside Jira

Vatsala Arora
June 12, 2018

Test organization and efficient management are indispensable to the overall quality of your product or release. To match the faster release velocity and high volume of production required in the era of digital transformation, everything from the processes, to resources and testing tools need to be Agile.

Many businesses using Jira to organize and manage projects and tasks within the organization can leverage test management tools that are integrate with Jira for efficiency and user-friendliness.
A few reasons why you should consider using tools inside Jira for test management

  • Easier and faster user on-boarding
  • No need for new infrastructure
  • Agile teams are able to include test cases within sprint
  • Multi-location teams and interdisciplinary teams can leverage the existing Jira ecosystem
  • Extends the functionalities of Jira to cover test management

There are a number of Jira integrated test case management apps available on the Atlassian Marketplace. Here are some of the apps that you should consider before selecting your test management tool integrated with Jira.

QMetry Test Management for Jira

Designed for DevOps and Agile teams, QMetry Test Management for Jira is a complete test management solution aimed at bringing quality with speed to the testing lifecycle. It is a feature-rich tool with capabilities that include:

Complete Test Management:

Authoring, cloning, linking and reusability within Jira

Test Execution:

Create Test Runs, carry out bulk updates, link bugs, attach screenshots and view automation test results in test runs with exceptions, clone test runs.


Make critical quality decisions using Coverage Analytics, Test Run Report and Traceability Report, customize reports with dashboard gadgets across projects and teams.

Integration and Automation:

Supports major automation frameworks like Cucumber, Junit, SpecFlow, QAF, UFT, TestNG, etc.; integration for CI/CD tools like Jenkins and Bamboo using free APIs

QMetry Test Management for Jira has a rich user experience with dashboard gadgets, folder structure hierarchy and Excel views. It supports exploratory testing with automated test case documentation and provides import/export utility and a migration tool.

Test Management for Jira

Test Management for Jira is a QA and Test Management app inside Jira. It offers full requirements traceability for faster and smarter QA. Some of its key features include hierarchical folders for all test assets, intuitive UI, traceability between requirements, test cases and defects.

You can share steps between test cases for common functions and reuse test cases. It enables creation of test runs to track testing cycles, reports on test execution status and traceability.

The tool also provides a powerful Rest API, and ability to integrate with CI tools, along with out of the box reports for testing progress and real-time insights.

Zephyr for Jira

Zephyr for Jira allows seamless integration of testing into the project cycle, enabling users to create, plan and execute tests from inside of Jira.

It offers many features and functions for filing, linking and tracking defects. Users can track the test execution progress in an Execution Navigator.

The tool allows integration with automation and CI tools with an API(sold separately) to access testing data programmatically.

It also provides linking folders and cycles to sprints to improve traceability and two-way end-to-end traceability reports. Zephyr gives access to a number of quality metrics for teams to configure and track, share dashboards. There are some integration options with other tools like Crowd, Capture and Confluence as well.


TestFLO enables the entire test management process in JIRA. It converts regular JIRA issues into Test Cases and Test Plans, enabling users to define tests steps, create a test plan, and execute tests from a single place.

It allows import of Test Cases from tools like such as TestLink, Zephyr, CSV, or REST. Users can execute tests from JIRA on Jenkins and Bamboo, and then automatically import the results of automated tests from other tools into Jira.

TestFLO also provides a number of traceability reports and metrics, defect tracking functionality, smart reports module and snapshots of Test Cases contained in the test plan or story.


The Xray app provides both manual and automated test management for QA teams using Jira. It lets users manage all tests as Jira issues allowing them to customize screens, fields and workflows. Users can specify tests in Cucumber and integrate with other test automation frameworks.

Xray allows testers to create test plans for tracking sets of tests and planned or ad-hoc executions. They can execute these tests on different environments and consolidate the results. It also enables integrating the CI tool to report test results using REST API.

The tool also offers coverage reporting and requirement test coverage. Testers can use dashboard gadgets to view test execution status and coverage.

When selecting your test management tool for Jira, remember to check for ease of authoring and execution, reporting and traceability, reusability and automation results integration. QMetry Test Management for Jira offers all of these with a rich user experience. It includes dashboard gadgets, folder structure hierarchy and Excel views. It supports exploratory testing with automated test case documentation and provides import/export utility and a migration tool. If you are interested in evaluating QMetry for Jira, here’s your 30-day trial link.

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