HP ALM Vs. Xray

Deciding upon a Test Management tool is no easy task. There are many points to consider when searching in such a variety of test management solutions. Every tool out there will promise to be the best, which in fact is wrong. All the test management tools out there are great, but you need to choose the one that will be “best for you” and your QA process and demands.

 

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alm

HP ALM screenshot

xray

Xray screenshot

In order for your process and tool capabilities to align you need to first asses what your demands are. Testing coverage, integrations, customization, reporting and more.
The following comparison between Xray for Jira and HP ALM takes the main features that should be evaluated before decided on one of the two, or with other tools as well. These tools are very different in their essence, one is comprehnsive but heavy, and the other is light and is in fact a plugin that sits inside Atllasian's Jira

 

alm

HP ALM screenshot

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Xray screenshot

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HP ALM Xray
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Requirement and User Stories Management
Support for hierarchical requirements
Test case management
Add attachments to each test step
Clone Tests between projects
Batch operations (cloning, editing, deletion)
Reusable test repositories
Exploratory Testing module (session based testing)
Test Sets and Execution Management
Audit history of runs and results
Edit tests during runs
Report issues/bugs from tests and auto-populate tests to reproduce
Assignment of Cycles and Tests to testers
Parameterization of Test Cases and Sets
Batch operations (cloning, editing, deletion)
Reuse tests from repository for any test set run
Test Set Permutations N/A N/A
Issue management
Independent issue management module
Ability to detect and prevent duplicate issues
Ability to report issues directly from emails
Batch editing
Integrations
Integration with 3rd party Bug Tracking systems
Integration with Test Automation Tools
Integration with Source Control systems
Zapier
API
Slack integration
Webhooks
Customization
Hierarchical filters to organize information (e.g. Test Tree, Bug categories, Requirement types)
Custom Workflow
Custom fields and filters
Permissions & personalized mail notifications
Reporting
Customizable Dashboards graphs, reports and metrics
Scheduled reports
Additional features
Import & Export all data Only Import
Search (ability to add criteria)
External dashboard and embedding graphs
Cloud or Installed Installed Both
Task Board
Security and certifications
Soc 2
ISO 27001
Service and Support
Service and Support
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