Note: The following is a guest submission to the uTest Blog from Nicole Abrahams.
Managing the software testing process is by no means glamorous work, and moving between different test procedures, although interesting, certainly isn’t the most exciting activity programmers ever get to do. But it’s an essential activity, and when you’re looking through all the test management products on the market today, it’s within your best interest to find one that not only looks great, but which displays the three essential features listed below.
Whether you’re an amateur tester or you’ve been working in this field for many years, three essential features you should look for (and ask about) before purchasing any test management software are:
Ease of Use
One feature you should look for in a test management product above all else is: How easy is the tool to use? It may sound obvious, but the easier a particular test management product is, the more inclined you will be to use it on a frequent basis, and the shorter the learning curve will be when moving over from another, similar tool.