The product team have revealed to us that qTest is projected to complete Beta testing and become available as a commercial product at the end of February 2013. The beta testing has managed to generate quite a buzz for the product with active community engagement and application of crowd sourced testing when it was launched around September 2012. The company has successfully managed to mould itself to a SaaS based software testing product vendor since its efforts started in early 2012. qTrace is another product that has taken similar approach before it went live as a commercial product.
qTest can be set up quickly and provides a collaborative work environment for small to growing agile teams looking for an easier way to manage requirements, design test cases, plan test execution, track defects, and generate quality-metrics reports. Moreover, qTest has tools that make the importing of test assets from other test management solutions or Excel a quick and easy process.
“Although we are thrilled with the huge interest in our beta program, we hope to encourage more testers to try out the free qTest beta so that they too can test smarter and faster,” said Vu Lam, CEO of QASymphony. “Core to the application is the belief that testers should spend more of their valuable time finding defects, and far less of their time on creating documentation and reports of those defects.”
Users engaged with qTest have the option to focus on simplifying testing administration, making such activities as project set-up and test case importing, practically effortless so that testers spend less time on administration and more time finding defects.
Additionally, qTest integrates with VersionOne, Fogbugz, Jira, and Bugzilla defect trackers. qTest also integrates seamlessly with the qTrace screenshot capture and defect capture tool, which can submit bug reports directly into qTest to increase the testing team’s productivity.