Agile testing tool for QA teams

Software development shifted to the Agile methodology long ago. A more recent trend, however, is agile software testing. Let’s see why you should embrace it and what features should an agile test management tool bring to help you deliver

Why make software testers agile

Here are a few reasons to make your quality assurance follow the Agile methodology

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Developer–Tester sync

Your developers have a fixed amount of hours per sprint that they allocate to implementing new features and resolving issues. Devs’ output is more consistent when testers share their findings and slot bug fixes into these QA time slots

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Clear scope

While every project has its surprises, the Agile methodology brings solid depth of planning. Your QA specialists have a pretty solid idea of what they will be working on at least 6 months in advance. This leaves room for productive exploratory testing

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Prioritisation

Although not necessarily agile’s unique feature, proper prioritisation gets the right things done. The QA know what features to cover with test cases the most. The developers know which bugs should be fixed earlier than later. Everyone's a winner

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Bus factor

Agile software development reduces bus factor. If everyone shares what they are working on during daily calls and properly documents the work, no illness or turnover will jeopardise the entire project. How else would FAANG have made it so far?

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Value for everyone

There’s something for everyone from introducing a testing tool for agile software development into the suite

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Upper Management

It’s not just agile requirement management that saves money. A miscategorised bug is a recipe for a disastrous release. A bug that was swept under the rug can grind your product to a halt in most unexpected ways

It’s not just agile requirement management that saves money. A miscategorised bug is a recipe for a disastrous release. A bug that was swept under the rug can grind your product to a halt in most unexpected ways

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Product Owner

A well-organised board of issues helps the Project Owner assess the team's capacity. Confining vision and creativity within the realm of possibility (or getting extra resources) is how you build great software

A well-organised board of issues helps the Project Owner assess the team's capacity. Confining vision and creativity within the realm of possibility (or getting extra resources) is how you build great software

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Developers

Agile testing software is a great aid to developers. They can see pending bug fixes, discuss the nuance within the tickets, track the fixes as part of their workload, and avoid getting overwhelmed by QA needs

Agile testing software is a great aid to developers. They can see pending bug fixes, discuss the nuance within the tickets, track the fixes as part of their workload, and avoid getting overwhelmed by QA needs

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Testers

Testers will appreciate both a great communication channel with developers and a great internal tool. QA specialists know where they stand on the workload, and their Lead can quickly spot bottlenecks

Testers will appreciate both a great communication channel with developers and a great internal tool. QA specialists know where they stand on the workload, and their Lead can quickly spot bottlenecks

Why do you need Agile testing service?

Here are the reasons to adopt agile testing software

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Complete project timeline

Project management in IT is all about formalising the Product Owner’s vision with stacking the team's output against risks. Having a systematic overview of QA work helps complete the picture and discover potential pitfalls early

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Flexible test automation

Automated testing tool for Agile teams is often much more flexible and future-proof than legacy bug trackers. Most solutions support REST API that allow you to connect third-party tools long after the vendor seized active development

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Workflow functionality

Quality software means consistency. Mistakes like Junior testers forgetting to run a bug report by their Lead is how you get issues. Test management tools with workflow functionality help you set up a routine and make the team stick to it

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Reusability

Smart test management solutions help specialists make the most out of their workday. For example, one and the same change to all tests results in just one click, not however many test cases are edited. There are tools that go much further

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Complete project timeline

Project management in IT is all about formalising the Product Owner’s vision with stacking the team's output against risks. Having a systematic overview of QA work helps complete the picture and discover potential pitfalls early

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Flexible test automation

Automated testing tool for Agile teams is often much more flexible and future-proof than legacy bug trackers. Most solutions support REST API that allow you to connect third-party tools long after the vendor seized active development

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Workflow functionality

Quality software means consistency. Mistakes like Junior testers forgetting to run a bug report by their Lead is how you get issues. Test management tools with workflow functionality help you set up a routine and make the team stick to it

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Reusability

Smart test management solutions help specialists make the most out of their workday. For example, one and the same change to all tests results in just one click, not however many test cases are edited. There are tools that go much further

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Why do QA teams choose aqua as their agile testing software?

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Application Lifecycle Management

Nothing makes observing Agile easier than managing the entire product in one tool You can store requirements, bugs, test cases, test scenarios, and scripts. Use custom folders to organise the server, and you will be fine even with millions of items

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Agile functionality

aqua comes with all the pillars of Agile: Planning Board overviewing all tasks across sprints, Scrum Board to plan individual sprints, and Burn-Down Charts to see how your testers progress. aqua also supports Waterfall and XP methodologies

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Simplified regulatory compliance

aqua is a perfect test management tool for public sector and other heavily regulated industries; 7 federal and local government bodies in Germany have used aqua for years. aqua’s robust logging functionality makes it trivial to pass regular audits

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10+ integrations

aqua has over 10 integrations with leading tools, such as Jira, Ranorex, JMeter, SoapUI, and more. It also supports REST API to connect any other tool used by your teams. The documentation is over 600 pages and can be applied to any new tool

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Next-level reporting

aqua’s report wizard is just as flexible as the tool itself. Pull any data from your aqua server, add diagrams and tables, include external imagery/text, and even leave scripts to execute. Export report outside aqua and share the template with the team

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Collaborative work

aqua facilitates teamwork without getting chaotic. Your team can discuss progress on the task under tickets and nudge colleagues for help. Granular user permission help to accept, limit or reject input from the team at different stages

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“I was surprised to find such a comprehensive and mature tool for test management in the German market not having taken it seriously beforehand.”

Jörg Großmann, Head of Development, Bank 11
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“The reporting is meaningful and provides a good basis for decisions. After the employees have used aqua, they recognize the added value very quickly.”

Thomas Haeske, Head of Organisation/IT, Berlin Hyp
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“The aqua support and development team is a reliable partner for the implementation of the customer requirements of the KBA.”

Jörn-Hendrick Sörensen, Test Manager, KBA
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“Manual test cases are easily automated with aqua. Seamless integration with test automation tools helps here.”

Dennis Seidel, QA Specialist, megapharm
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“Designing parameterizable and modular test cases means a very slim structure, enables a high reusability and accelerates creation of new tests.”

Slavcho Mavrodiev, Head of Software Development, CREM SOLUTIONS

Migration

Moving to aqua test management software takes 1 day on average. We have our own migration tool to make the process smooth, secure, and cost effective

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Pricing

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