Zephyr for Jira to QTM4J Migration
QMetry Test Management for Jira (QTM4J) is a complete test management tool inside Jira. QMetry understands the need to be agile to keep up with the market trends and customer demands. QTM4J offers seamless, one tool experience in Jira. It offers migration support with a FREE migration utility to seamlessly transfer test assets from one tool to another.
Why migrate from Zephyr?
If you go to marketplace, you will see that there are more installs and active instances of Zephyr for Jira then QMetry. Then why would you consider migrating from Zephyr?
To answer this, let’s look back to know how test management tools were added in the marketplace space. There were lots of test management tools, however they were standalone tools which provided integration with Jira. QMetry was also one such tool in that space. Zephyr introduced Zephyr for Jira plugin that works inside Jira. And soon there were many other tools. No doubt Zephyr for Jira got the first mover advantage due to which there are more installs. However, with SmartBear’s acquisition and UX changes, users are facing lot of challenges and complaints that are related to performance and UI complexity. They have more installs in the marketplace but when it comes to maintaining the product features at par with the market offerings and requirements, they are not the best. The best way to understand any product in terms of whether they are a match for your team or not, is go and check the reviews of that product.
A quick analysis of the reviews showcase dissatisfaction amongst their user base which mainly highlights their complicated UX and Performance issues along with lack of quick support on the issues faced by the users.
Features to compare
We did an extensive analysis of different features that are required by the customers in the Jira test management space and based on that we came up with the best of features that can be offered to our customers.
Here are just a few of the top features that you may consider
For a detailed analysis, check below comparison chart.Comparison Chart
Zephyr for Jira - Test Manangement
When it comes to enabling Continuous Testing for their teams working in Agile Environment, organizations prefer to go for Cloud based solutions. Cloud solution gives them the flexibility of choosing various parameters such as number of user licenses and required modules as per their need. However, while choosing Cloud platform, enterprises are often concerned about security and privacy about their data. And these are valid points too. The Atlassian Marketplace provides “Cloud Security Program” which involves self-assessment of Atlassian app vendors. Zephyr for Jira has not completed this security self-assessment.
QMetry Test Manangement for Jira
On the other hand, QMetry Test Management Jira has completed security self-assessment and met the passing criteria.
Price Comparison between Zephyr for Jira and QTM4J
Another criterion that is looked up by the enterprises is how procuring these tools affect the company’s bottom line in the end. Hence, this is where ROI and in a way pricing of these tools play an important role.
Zephyr for Jira
* All above comparison is based on the information available publicly as on March '20.
Over time we have come across lot of clients who wants to migrate from Zephyr to QTM4J. One such customer, migrated from Zephyr to QTM4J. One of the main reasons to migrate was pricing and availability of Exploratory Testing as an out of the box feature with QMetry. Another factor was the simple UI and navigation as offered by QTM4J. They used our Migration Utility to migrate two of their projects and all their users. In their words, “QTM4J fulfils our test management requirement from within Jira, however, it doesn’t depend on Jira much to allow us to have independent test management right inside Jira.”Download Factsheet