Testmo vs. Xray

If you're looking for a test management platform, you might already be familiar with the diverse range of available options. Initially, this can seem like a bit of an overwhelming challenge, which is why it's advisable to commence by comparing the key features to distinguish among them and make your ultimate selection.

Testmo vs. Xray At a Glance

Testmo is a straightforward test management tool that primarily focuses on the testing elements of quality assurance, such as test cases and runs.

Xray is primarily a test case management add-on in the Atlassian marketplace, residing inside of Jira. It relies on Jira for storage and on the Xporter plugin for reports.

Testmo Runs & Results

Testmo Work Dashboard

Xray manual test

Xray traceability report

How Testmo and Xray 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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Testmo Xray
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Requirement and User Stories Management
Support for hierarchical requirements via Jira
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
Issue management
Independent issue management module via Jira
Ability to detect and prevent duplicate issues
Batch editing
Time-Based Testing Iterations Management
Milestones/Releases Management via Jira
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 Cloud Both
Task Board
Security and Certifications
Soc 2
ISO 27001
Service and Support
Service and Support
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Pros and Cons


  • Clear UI and easy to use
  • Customize Workflows
  • Milestones module


  • No Requirements module
  • No Issues module
  • No customizable dashboards
  • Relies on Amazon security compliance


  • BDD support
  • An integral part of the Jira application
  • Mobile app


  • Each Xray entity creates a Jira issue, leading to an excessive amount of issues
  • Compromised performance as Xray uses Jira storage
  • Reliance on external tools and plugins for ET, reports and more
  • Difficulty understanding the relationship between different ticket types
  • Payment is for any Jira user by tiers


  • Team - 99$ 10 users/month
  • Business - 299$ per 25 users/month
  • Enterprise - 499$ per 25 users/month

Annual payment up to 50 users (paying for all Jira users):

  • Cloud - $2,125
  • DC - $1,450
  • Server - $2,000

Annual payment up to 100 users (paying for all Jira users):

  • Cloud - $4,250,
  • DC - $3,450
  • Server - $4,000

Exploratory testing, advanced reporting and other features require additional payment.


Is Testmo a free tool?


Testmo is not a free tool. It has 3 different pricing plans. Please see the pricing section above.

What are the modules in Testmo?


Testmo has modules for milestones, test case repository, test runs & results, and sessions (for exploratory testing). Testmo doesn’t have modules for requirements and issues management.

What is Jira XRAY used for?


Xray is a Jira add-on for test management. It is used to manage testing operations inside the Jira workspace. Xray uses Jira storage and utilities for test management and is part of the IDERA development toolset.

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