Testmo vs. Zephyr

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. Zephyr 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.

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.

Testmo Runs & Results

Testmo Work Dashboard

Zephyr plugin test execution

Zephyr plugin tests

How Testmo and Zephyr 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 Zephyr
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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 Zephyr Scale Only
Batch operations (cloning, editing, deletion)
Reusable test repositories Zephyr Scale Only
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 Zephyr Scale Only
Batch operations (cloning, editing, deletion)
Reuse tests from repository for any test set run
Test Set Permutations
Issue management
Independent issue management module x 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 Zephyr Scale Only
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


  • 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 - 99$ 10 users/month
  • Business - 299$ per 25 users/month
  • Enterprise - 499$ per 25 users/month
  • Cloud, 100 users - $4,780 per year
  • Server, 100 users - $5,618 per year
  • Data Center, 100 users - $5,618 per year


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 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.

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