Test Case Management can be trickier than herding cats. If you work for a small to mid-sized company and everyone’s counting on you to QA the apps to glowing perfection (no pressure, right?), then you’ve clearly demonstrated you’re a supremely organized person. It’s in your DNA.
If it weren’t, you’d probably be huddled in a corner, glassy-eyed and shivering like a chihuahua from the stress of managing such a complex system. The fragmentation inherent in managing the software testing process is no small affair. You’re tracking hundreds (thousands?) of test cases in various stages of progress for multiple products, on scores of devices, carriers and platforms, possibly in countries worldwide…with test results feeding in from several sources. Phew!
But no matter how organized you are, it can be tough to scale your test case library to meet the needs of your growing organization.
That’s why uTest is partnering with industry-leader Mozilla to develop an inexpensive and easy-to-use test case management solution. When it launches in a couple months, the new offering will allow startups and mid-size ventures to easily create, manage and execute their test case libraries…without the showstopping price associated with many of the enterprise-level tools on the market today.
uTest’s CMO, Matt Johnston, explains: “The test case management space is highly fragmented, and robust tools have been historically available only to larger enterprises with big QA budgets. By combining Mozilla’s experience launching popular, industry-shaping products, with uTest’s deep understanding of the software testing space, this partnership will produce an exceptional test case management system that’s built from the ground up for the modern challenges faced by today’s engineering organizations.”
The forthcoming product will be an open source design and made available as a free download from Mozilla. Additionally, uTest will offer a hosted implementation that will be fully integrated with its on-demand testing platform and community of 35,000+ testers. The uTest implementation will support distribution of test cases to a company’s in-house testers, outsourced testers or selected testers in the uTest community.
The Mozilla implementation also allows the distribution of test cases to volunteer testers in the Mozilla quality community. Additionally, with an open API, outside developers will also be able to easily integrate their own tools and systems with either the uTest or Mozilla implementations.
So stay tuned…. And let us know your thoughts: Does it sound like uTest and Mozilla are on the right track to simplifying test case management for you?