You have either been assigned or have decided on your own, that it is time to use a designated test management tool to take control of your QA. Or perhaps, your are struggling with your current solution/s and are looking to shift to a more compatible testing software solution. Finding the ‘best fit’ is not a simple task, and it requires you to evaluate at least a couple of solutions, some of which seem too similar to make an educated decision.
The following comparison between PractiTest and TestLodge test management tools, will point out the similarities and differences of key features that should be a part of your evaluation process. The end goal is to choose the best suited software testing solution for your QA process.
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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
Independent issue management module
Ability to detect and prevent duplicate issues
Ability to report issues directly from emails
Integration with 3rd party Bug Tracking systems
Integration with Test Automation Tools
Integration with Source Control systems
Hierarchical filters to organize information (e.g. Test Tree, Bug categories, Requirement types)
Custom fields and filters
Permissions & personalized mail notifications
Customizable Dashboards graphs, reports and metrics
Import & Export all data
Search (ability to add criteria)
External dashboard and embedding graphs
Cloud or Installed
Security and Certifications
Service and Support
Service and Support
“We evaluated several different test management platforms and chose PractiTest as our company standard. We are now consolidating our various test management systems into PractiTest.”
– Arthur Meloy, VP Site Reliability Engineering at NCR
So, what is the verdict?
Both PractiTest and TestLodge offer test case management abilities. However, while PractiTest is a complete end-to-end solution for the entire QA management process, TestLodge does not offer built-in issue management, and is lacking import abilities in requirement management. This is a major difference that can not be overlooked, and gives PractiTest a big advantage.
Also worth noting is the lack of Zapier integration for with TestLodge. This too is a fault to consider, as the trend of more test automation along with functional testing is on the rise.
PractiTest also offers many additional features such as: external dashboards, hierarchical filters for organizing your information, advanced search capabilities and a kanban task board, all of which improve the workflow and provide a more intuitive and insightful QA management process.
Testlodge, however is a better solution for small teams looking for a tool with limited budget.
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