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Test Executions

Test execution refers to the process of running test cases and assessing the actual behavior of the software or system being tested. It involves the step-by-step execution of predefined test cases, capturing the results, and comparing them against the expected outcomes. The main purpose of test execution is to verify whether the software or system functions correctly, meets the specified requirements, and behaves as intended.

1. Test Execution List

In order to manage Test Executions, navigate to Test Management → Test Execution in the left side menu. The page shows all the created test execution general info including associated Issue Key, Summary, Assignee, number of Tests and Status

2. Create a new Test Execution

In the Test Executions screen, do the following steps:

  1. Click on + Test Execution button. A Jira issue creation dialog shown up.

  2. Fill in all mandatory and desired information such as Summary, Description, etc.

  3. If you want to create another Test Execution, check to Create another.

  4. Click on Create button

3. Manage a Test Execution

3.1 Test Execution

In order to manage test execution details, and its associated Test Cases click on Issue Key link from the Test Execution list

The page shows the following information:

  1. Milestone: Link to the Milestone feature

  2. Overall Execution Status: The execution status for all the tests

  3. Total Tests: Number of tests

  4. Add tests: Add new tests to the current Execution

  5. Issue key: Link to the Test Jira issue

  6. Run: Run the corresponding test

  7. Action: Remove the selected test out of the current Execution

3.2 Add Tests

You can add a new test or existing tests into the current Test Execution by clicking on Add tests button

Add a New Test Case

  1. Click on Add tests -> New Test

  2. Fill in necessary information of in the Create issue dialog

  3. Click Create button

Add existing Test Cases

  1. Click on Add tests -> Existing tests

  2. In Select Test Cases dialog, you can search test cases by name, filtering with fields, or using JQL

  3. Select all matching test cases and click on Add selected

3.3 Execute Test

In order to execute a test, click on run button of the corresponding Test

This will navigate your to test execution details page with the following info

  1. Preconditions: List of preconditions of this test

  2. Steps: List of test steps

  3. Result status: Result of the test. It can be In Progress, Passed, Failed, Blocked, Query, Skipped or Retest

  4. Return to Test Execution: Navigate to Test Execution Jira issue page

  5. Previous Test: Navigate to the previous test case

  6. Next Test: Navigate to the next test case

  7. Test information: Includes number of test cases for the current test execution, and percentage of cases that have passed

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