New functionality in Testersuite 4.0

July 24, 2015

The success of Testersuite is largely due to the ease with which the user is guided through the various test phases. For this reason we regularly ask our customers for input, such as at the Testersuite user meeting user meeting at the end of last year, so that we can make testing even easier. This input is included in the roadmap for future releases. In fact, on September 18, 2015, an entirely new Testersuite version will be released: Testersuite 4.0.

Besides many new features, Testersuite will be even more user-friendly for our end users. In the run-up to this 'major release', we will explain in this article a number of new features and improvements that you can expect.

Selecting columns in list screens

It will be possible for end users to set which columns should be shown in list screens. Each list window will have a settings button to open the light-box for setting columns:

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Set columns.

Using drag-and-drop, it is easy to set which columns should be visible and which should not. It is also possible to indicate the order in which the columns should be shown and what the standard sorting of the list screen should be.

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Set columns in detail.

The column selection works for all standard fields, of course, but also for the fields that your Testersuite administrator adds in the customisation. Suppose a category field is added to defects to indicate whether it is a bug, a wish or a user error. Then users can select this field as a column in the list screen with defects so that filtering and/or sorting by category is possible.

Change order of test steps and test cases with drag-and-drop

In Testersuite 4.0 drag-and-drop functionality will become available for changing the order of test steps. This allows the test steps in a test case to be placed in the desired order very quickly.

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Drag and drop into Testcase.

The same applies to the order of test cases in a test scenario.

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Drag and drop into Test Scenario.

New module: Products & Requirements

A new module for managing (test) products* and requirements will become available. In addition to managing products and requirements in the tree, which is already possible in the current Testersuite version, in Testersuite 4.0 list screens are added for working with products and requirements. This makes it possible to support the complete requirement management process.

In the Products & Requirements module, users can easily define requirements, assign them to developers and monitor progress. For the development and testing of the requirements, the developer, priority and status are defined, among other things. Here's an example:

A tester goes to work testing the 'Must have' requirements developed by developer 'Koen van Zanten'. He opens the list of requirements and filters on the columns Priority (Must have), Developer (Koen van Zanten) and Status (Ready for test). Within the result shown, the tester can now directly click through to the details of the requirements, create and execute test cases and register test defects .

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Requirements list screen.

In Testersuite 4.0, the defects is conveniently displayed in a tab next to the products and requirements in the tree.

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Requirements tab defects.

* In Testersuite 4.0 the term Systems is replaced by the term Products. Products are the systems and/or processes that are tested in a test cycle.

Many improvements

Testersuite 4.0 contains many small and large improvements, both visually and deep under the bonnet. Much of this is due to wishes expressed by customers who work a lot with Testersuite .

Here are six eye-catching improvements:

  • The 'Home' screen in the new version shows an overview of all active test cycles that the user is involved in. This makes it possible to see at a glance the current statuses and tasks across several test cycles. These are displayed in the form of so-called 'tiles'.
  • Already when a test case is being developed, it becomes possible to indicate who should carry out the test. This contributes to the rapid scheduling of tests after the specifications have been finalised.
  • It is possible to work with several testers at the same time in the same test run. Ideal for carrying out small re-tests or viewing the results of tests already carried out.
  • Within one test cycle it was already possible to plan and execute different test types. The division of test types has been further implemented within, among others, test design.
  • The search function has been expanded and improved. This makes it even easier to find a test case, defect or other entities.
  • Attachments can be added using a drag-and-drop function.

Many of these improvements will be demonstrated at the Testersuite user meeting in September. It is still possible to register for this until Friday 28 August. You can register through your Testersuite Administrator.

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