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Quick guide for QA managers

In this guide, you'll explore some of the possibilities the Katalon Platform can offer to plan tests, organize tests, and analyze test reports.

Requirements

#1 Plan tests

The test planning features in Katalon TestOps allow you to check release readiness and requirement coverage. To utilize this feature to the best of its capabilities, it is advised that you integrate Katalon TestOps with Jira. To learn more about TestOps - Jira integration, you can refer to this document: Enable Katalon TestOps - Jira integration for test management.

Once Jira integration is enabled, you can:

After creating a release, you can link test runs to a release. See: Link test runs to a release in Katalon TestOps.

Note:
  • If you haven't had any test runs, you can refer to the on-boarding document for testers to create some: Quick guide for testers.

The following picture shows the Planning > Releases tab after linking test runs to Jira releases. Here you can see the status of each release and its readiness.

The Release tab

The following picture shows the Planning > Requirements tab after linking test cases to Jira requirements. Katalon TestOps also provides test case coverage and traceability matrix reports.

The Requirement tab

If you have enabled BDD configuration in Katalon TestOps, you can also quickly check BDD test results in the Requirement tab. Refer to: View BDD test results in Katalon TestOps.

#2 Organize your test cases

In Katalon Platform, you must first upload your test scripts using the Git repositories to Katalon TestOps. See: Upload test scripts from the Git repository to Katalon TestOps. This allows you to manage version control and synchronization in the Katalon Platform.

After uploading your test scripts from the Git repository, you can organize your tests in test suites or dynamic test suites.

If you want to run parallel tests with multiple browsers, you can add and manage your test suites in a test suite collection. See: Manage test suite collections in Katalon Studio.

#3 Analyze test reports

Katalon Platform provides several ways to gain a clear view of the overall readiness of your projects.

As part of your daily tasks, use the dedicated reports available in our TestOps dashboard to evaluate your testing progress.

The most popular reports are:

ReportWhat does it do?
Test ActivitiesShows your testing activities in daily/weekly/monthly periods.

This enables faster troubleshooting and assists you in the decision-making process of your product cycle. See: Test activities reports.

Release ReadinessShows how ready your releases are. This allows you to:
  • Evaluate the status of the two most recent releases.

  • Oversee your release plan with reminders of the delivery date.

  • Monitor productivity to see progress in development and testing.

  • Highlight the total number of defects for each release.

See: Release Readiness reports.
ProductivityTracks the total number of test cases you have created in your project in a daily/weekly/monthly period. See: Productivity reports.
QualityShows the test quality based on Flakiness Test Distribution (the distribution of test cases by their flakiness probability). See: Quality reports.
Platform CoverageShows the coverage of test runs or test results executed in corresponding environments. See: Platform coverage reports.
Requirement Coverage

Provides the coverage status of requirements for a given scope. This allows you to centralize all Jira and BDD requirements in one single place for reports and analytics. See: Requirement coverage reports.

Local Test EnvironmentShows the number of online and offline agents and the distribution of all agents by the operating system. See: Local test environment reports.