How to manage automated test cases using TestRail and Autify
Jan 06, 2021
Test automation is the key to modern software evolution. Our industry can no longer rely on manual testing to keep up with stakeholder demands of faster release cycles while omitting human error bugs in production. As QA teams seek better tools to manage their workflow, many are familiar with TestRail for test case management. Testers use the tool predominantly to manage manual test cases. However, there is a way to manage automated test cases using TestRail and Autify’s artificial intelligence-powered no code testing platform. Let’s discuss how…
“In today’s software-driven climate, the best tech companies (Facebook, Amazon, Netflix, Google) are releasing software updates thousands of times a day. QA teams are indeed making the investment in automation infrastructure. Test automation factors a large portion of the modern QA team’s budget. Based on a study, companies with more than 500 employees are 2.5x more likely to spend over 75% of their entire QA budget on test automation” -Source: State of DevOps Testing Statistics
What is TestRail?
TestRail is a web-based test case management tool for QA and development teams. It allows teams to manage, track, and organize their testing efforts. Using the tool, QA teams can track the status of tests, milestones, and projects inside a dashboard. There are real-time analytics insights, activity reports, even boost productivity with personalized to-do lists, filters, and email notifications. TestRail integrates with many other tools including Jira, GitHub, Bugzilla, Ranorex Studio, and more.
Here are some benefits of the test case management tool:
- Centralized test management to collaborate with stakeholders Easily execute tests and track results
- Get reports, metrics, and real-time insights
- Works with Agile and waterfall methodologies
- Integrate with other tools such as bug trackers and automated testing platforms (such as with Autify)
Pricing starts at $34/month/user for the Professional Cloud and $351/year/user for the Professional Server. There is a lower cost per user discount available.
Why is it necessary?
Regarding manual tests, there are many teams that manage tests in Excel spreadsheets. According to a survey, as much as 47% of companies do. When managing tests in spreadsheets it can become very cumbersome very. For example, you have to add columns within the spreadsheet after each test. Furthermore, the file size increases as you add more tests- thus increasing file load times. This is not suitable and unproductive.
It is necessary to use a comprehensive tool like TestRail to manage all of your test cases in one place. Again, it can be quite unproductive to view manual tests in one portal then visit another platform to see all of your automated test cases. With TestRail, you can view both manual tests and automated tests with the integration of Autify.
How it works
As you can see in the diagram above, we have a one-direction connector that syncs data from Autify to TestRail. Therefore, you can synchronize test scenarios and test results from our test automation platform to TestRail’s test management tool.
How to manage automated test cases in TestRail
While you can see all of your manual test cases in TestRail, it is possible to also manage your automated test cases using Autify’s integration. Here is a complete guide here.
Of course, you would need an Autify account. We offer a free 14-day trial, so grab an account today. Then you will need to gain your Personal Access Token from Autify and enable TestRail’s API.
In order to keep up with modern test automation release cycles, the tools cannot stifle progress. Hence why software like TestRail is a necessity for any quality assurance team. It’s great for tracking manual and automated test cases, plus offers other insights and reporting capabilities. It integrates with other DevOps tools, and it has seamless integration with Autify to manage automated tests along with manual cases.
P.S. if you want to keep your team productive, have them try these top testing tools every QA department should have!