SpiraTest vs. TestRail

Choosing a Test Case Management tool is not a simple task. The truth is that there is not one tool that is objectively better. You should choose the tool that fits your own QA process best. So, the key is knowing what features you need, and then finding out which of solutions available matches your requirements.

SpiraTest vs. TestRail At a Glance

Both SpiraTest and TestRail have basic test case management capabilities.

The main difference between these two platforms is that TestRail relies on 3rd party integrations for requirements and issues management as it doesn’t have these modules at all while SpiraTest has Requirements and Issues management modules.

Both tools do not have compliance and security certifications such as SOC2 Type2, which might be an issue for enterprise organizations.

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How SpiraTest and TestRail 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
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
Issue management
Independent issue management module
Ability to detect and prevent duplicate issues
Batch editing
Time-Based Testing Iterations Management
Milestones/Releases Management
Integration with 3rd party Bug Tracking systems
Integration with Test Automation Tools
Integration with Source Control systems
Slack integration
Hierarchical filters to organize information (e.g. Test Tree, Bug categories, Requirement types)
Custom Workflow
Custom fields and filters
Permissions & personalized mail notifications
Customizable Dashboards graphs, reports and metrics
Scheduled reports
AI-Powered Test Management
Test Steps Creation
Test Steps Editing
Assigning a Score to Reflect Test Value
Additional Features
Import & Export all data
Search (ability to add criteria)
External dashboard and embedding graphs
Cloud or Installed Both Both
Task Board
Security and Certifications
Soc 2
ISO 27001
Service and Support
Service and Support
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Pros and Cons


  • Part of a complete development toolset
  • Concurrent licenses available
  • Release module
  • Mobile responsive
  • Cloud and server solutions


  • Rely on Amazon security compliance
  • Many features are available only for more costly tools or at an extra charge
  • Jira panel doesn’t give visibility into testing information for Jira users
  • No Faceted search
  • Exploratory test behaves almost the same as scripted test
  • No Kanban board


  • Part of a fuller applications portfolio
  • Milestones modules to manage releases
  • Competitive price
  • Includes both cloud and server solutions
  • Easy, intuitive use


  • No requirements and issues modules
  • Jira integration is less robust because issues cannot be viewed and managed in TestRail
  • Automation integration is limited to API and CLI
  • Lack of support
  • Restrictive reporting capabilities
  • Relies on Amazon security compliance


  • 10 cloud concurrent users per year - $350 billed monthly / $3,790 billed annually
  • 20 cloud concurrent users per year - $678 billed monthly / $7,322 billed annually


  • Professional - $33 per user/month
  • Enterprise - $64 per user/month


  • Professional - $36 per user/month (No customizable email notification, no onboarding and training sessions, and no test parameterization)

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