PractiTest vs. Zephyr Squad/Scale
If you’re in search of a test management tool, you may be aware of the wide variety of tools available. This task can be intimidating at first, which is why it’s best to start by comparing the main features to help differentiate between them and select your final choice.
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PractiTest vs. Zephyr Squad/Scale At a Glance
PractiTest and Zephyr Squad/Scale are test management solutions often considered by test teams.
Zephyr Squad/Scale are primarily test case management add-ons in the Atlassian marketplace, residing inside of Jira. They rely on Jira for storage, defect management, requirements, and more. As such, they target smaller-sized businesses.
PractiTest is an autonomous test management platform that integrates seamlessly with Jira (Cloud, Server, and DC) and many other external third-party tools. It is a complete end-to-end solution, from requirements through testing to issues, allowing you to manage and visualize all testing artifacts and Jira issues in one place. As a robust stand-alone tool, this platform targets larger- sized businesses and corporates.
“All Jira solutions are really slow compared to PractiTest and lack a lot of features.”
– Oldrich Klima, a QA Lead at MoroSystems
How PractiTest and Zephyr Squad/Scale Stack Up
The following comparison reviews the main features to take into account when considering which one will best fit your QA needs.
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|Requirement and User Stories Management
|Test case management
|Test Sets and Execution Management
|AI-Powered Test Management
|Security and Certifications
|Service and Support
Pros and Cons
- End-to-end solution - full traceability between requirements, tests, and issues
- AI-powered features
- Unique hierarchical filter tree to organize all project information and data
- 2-way integration with Jira and other tools, multiple ways to integrate automation
- Advanced customizable dashboards and reports
- Security compliance - SOC type II and ISO 27001
- Free and responsive customer support
- Outdated UI
- A part of a complete set of tools
- Resides within Jira
- Strong and advanced BDD module
- Compromised performance as Zephyr uses Jira storage
- No security compliance
- No Exploratory Testing
- Zephyr Squad lacks test management and reusability functionalities
- Dashboard and reports are not very customizable
- Traceability and links between entities is not clear
- Team - $49 per user/month
- Corporate - Contact us
- Additional free read-only users with comments
- Cloud, 100 users - $4,780 per year
- Server, 100 users - $5,618 per year
- Data Center, 100 users - $5,618 per year
How much will you pay per month?
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What are the uses of PractiTest?
PractiTest is a test management tool, used to manage the entire testing operation. With PractiTest, you can manage all QA efforts in one place, extract valuable insights from your testing data and release better-quality software with confidence.
PractiTest allows QA managers to bring their entire QA efforts, processes, teams and tools into one shared space. With unique data organization and visualization mechanisms, teams can visualize their data to extract actionable insights. PractiTest enables teams to collaborate and connect QA to their business goals.
What is Zephyr scale vs. PractiTest?
Both Zephyr Scale and PractiTest are Test Management tools. Zephyr Scaled is a Jira add-on that can be useful for small teams with basic test management requirements. PractiTest is a robust test management platform that offers seamless integration with Jira and can be useful for large or growing teams that want to manage all their QA efforts in one centralized platform.
What is the difference between Zephyr and Zephyr Squad?
Zephyr, a part of Smartbear toolset, offers 3 different Test Management tools.
Zephyr Squad - an add-on for Jira that helps small teams with test management.
Zephyr Scale - an add-on for Jira that offers basic test management capabilities.
Zephyr Enterprise - a stand alone test management solution.
What is the difference between Jira and Zephyr?
Jira is a project management tool popular among development teams. Zephyr Scale and Zephyr Squad are add-ons to Jira that offer test management features inside the Jira workspace.
Can I use Zephyr without Jira?
Zephyr Scale and Zephyr Squad cannot be used outside of Jira. Zephyr Enterprise can.
What are the limitations of Zephyr for Jira?
The main limitations are:
- Constraint integrations and automation
- Compromised Jira performance
- Lack of flexibility
- No exploratory testing
- Low level of support
- Lack of security certifications
What is the previous name of Zephyr Scale?
Zephyr Scale used to be TM4J, built by Adaptavist. The name was changed once purchased by Zephyr and SmartBear. Read about it here
Is Zephyr Squad the same as Zephyr Scale?
No, please see the differences in the questions and table above.
What is Zephyr Squad?
Zephyr Squad is an add-on for Jira that helps small teams with test management.
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