In spite of all the best testing procedures in place, bugs will continue to appear in the software. Testers must fully exhaust their efforts for defect tracking. With current technological practices, it is hardly a secret that enhanced bug management requires effective bug tracking tools. Choosing a bug management tool is a difficult choice for a business. Businesses must carefully evaluate their project needs, complexity, and allotted budget as well as research the different tools available in the market. Some tools are more user-friendly but do not have sufficient features for project needs. Some tools are pricier than others. Some tools fail to integrate with existing business workflows. We list the top 7 bug management tools of 2019 to help Quality Assurance (QA) professionals evaluate the best tool for their project:
Kualitee is a bug management and test management tool with a powerful dashboard, that highlights all relevant information to diverse users. You can be the captain of the ship with Kualitee as your tool, as it gives full flexibility and support in creating your project – writing test scenarios, developing plans and test cases, test automation and reusing test cases for regression cycles. The tool captures defects in various ways providing detailed insight into the issues. Reporting and import-export features facilitate testers. The tool can be integrated with third-party tools for accelerating testing processes. Kualitee supports mobile app testing.
ServiceNow IT Business Management (ITBM) is an intuitive issue and bug tracking system. OOTB, it provides tools for tracking development and testing progress in purely agile or mixed waterfall-agile teams. Along with that, the ServiceNow platform enables automating repetitive issue and bug tracking workflows and delivers capabilities for creating an employee time tracking portal to manage task execution and related project costs better.
qTest is bug management and test management tool which is best for Agile projects. It can be deployed both on-premise and in the cloud. The tool links requirements, test cases, test results, and defects automatically. The tool integrates with other tools. It offers reporting and notification features. It does not support automation testing, crash reporting, and mobile app testing.
SpiraTest is a test management tool that consolidates project requirements, test cases, defects in one environment. It comes with integrated defect monitoring and release management. It supports automation testing. The tool offers reporting and email features. It does not support mobile app testing.
ReQtest is a cloud-based tool that manages requirements, test management, and bug tracking. Data visualization and insights help for bug tracking. The tool is easy to set up and integrates with JIRA. This tool is useful for agile professionals, as it shows requirements, reports and bug reports in the agile board. There is no feature for member roles. Automation testing cannot be performed using this tool. It does not support mobile app testing and crash reporting.
Testpad is a test management tool that has put a spin on manual testing processes with a checklist approach, a step ahead of using simple spreadsheets. It is easy to use and navigate. Test scripts are easily organized and bug tracking is speeded up. The tool does not support automation testing. It does not support mobile app testing and crash reporting.
7. Test Monitor
Test Monitor is a test management tool that supports traceability of requirements, running tests, tracking bugs and reporting. It does not offer automation testing. The tool does not support mobile app testing and crash reporting.
8. QA Coverage
QA coverage is a test management tool with features like requirements, test design, test execution, tickets, and reporting. It is good for agile projects. It can be installed on-premise and in the cloud. There is no feature for member roles. It does not support automation testing. The tool does not support mobile app testing and crash reporting. We have listed the strengths and weaknesses of the above tools so that the reader can learn quickly about their suitability for projects. We hope this list will help businesses make better decisions concerning the bug management tools they need to employ for software testing.