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Friday, July 9, 2010

Test Director : Important Features and Capabilities of test management tools

To deliver quality product, the testing process has to be managed efficiently. Testing management tools are very useful in such situations. Mercury Interactive's TestDirector is an excellent tool for managing the testing process efficiently. It is a web-based tool so it is very easy to use. Even if the development team and the testing team are located at different locations, the testing process can be managed very effectively.

Features of TestDirector
- A web-based tool and hence it facilitates distributed testing.
- As testing the software is linked to the requirements of the software, it provides the feature of linking the software requirements to the testing plan.
- It provides the features to document the testing procedures.
- It provides the feature of scheduling the manual and automated tests and the testing can be done during nighttimes or when system load is less.
- Keeps the history of all test runs.
- The audit trail feature allows keeping track of changes in the tests and test runs.
- It provides the feature of creating different users with different privileges.
- It keeps a log of all defects found and the status of each bug can be changed by authorized persons only.
- It provides the features of setting groups of machines to carry out testing.
- It generates test reports and analysis for the QA manager to decide when the software can be released in market.

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