AscentialTest® Features

Application Lifecycle Management

AscentialTest is designed to make it easy to manage test plans, test data, manual and automated tests, test results and metrics. It supports collaborations and integrates easily with version control, defect tracking and continuous delivery solutions.

Test Planning

The Test Plan Editor is a planning tool used to describe test requirements in outline, list or scenario form. It provides links to manual and automated tests and to test data stored in built-in data tables.

  • Link tests to plans via drag and drop
  • Link test requirements with test data by point and click
  • Test plan attributes provide the ability to locate tests using a powerful query tool
  • Automatically generate test plans from test data tables
  • Specify number of iterations to repeat tests n times
  • Group test plans into suites for execution

Defect Tracking

AscentialTest is integrated with Jira for defect tracking to provide a way to manage the relationship between test results and defects. (Figure 1)

Failures can be associated with defects so that testers will be notified when defects have been fixed and ready for re-testing. (Figure 2)

  • Create a defect
  • Assign a test to a defect
  • Get prompted to create defects for failed tests
  • Check the current status of a defect
  • Get prompted to re-run tests as defects are fixed
  • Get prompted to close defects for ‘passed’ tests
  • Access a defect to modify status and details
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Version Control

AscentialTest offers several collaboration features by integrating seamlessly with other software development tools. By integrating with version control systems like Subversion (SVN), large teams can contribute to the test development effort. Integration with GIT and TFS will also be offered in the near future.

  • Check out/check in components to SVN repository
  • Merge files with integrated merge utility
  • Review project history
  • Restore to previous revision

Test Execution Management

Test Sets provide test execution management and reporting. A Test Set may be created for a build, a sprint, a test cycle or a project, depending upon how your organization tests and delivers software. Test Sets help manage test results.

  • Combine automated and manual tests within a Test Set
  • Manage test results in a centralized database
  • Indicate and specify reasons for blocked and failed tests
  • Annotate Test Set to explain test results
  • Generate and export reports to PDF, HTML, EXCEL, RTF, TXT or TIF formats
  • Email results automatically
  • View real-time results in web portal
  • Attach documents of any type to results
  • Execute tests locally, remotely or on multiple machines
  • Schedule tests using test scheduler

Continuous Integration

AscentialTest provides a command line execution option that has been designed for integration with Continuous Integration tools like Jenkins or TFS.

  • Run Plans, Suites or Test Sets from command line
  • Generate reports as part of command line execution
  • Set up automatic distribution of test results via email