Once the test runs are planned, you can start testing. With a simple interface TestMonitor is built for end-users and test professionals. Let’s start testing!
Test Runs Overview
In the test runs overview your can see all the planned test runs assigned to you. You can find the test runs overview by selecting Run in the header. You can see whether test runs have priority, the period in which the test runs are active, the amount of test cases for each test run, and the progress made with running test.
You can start a test run by selecting the Start button.
Start a Test Run
When you selected the start button in the test run overview, the test run will start and the first test case of the test run is shown.
The test case screen consist of the following components:
- Test Case information
On the left you can find the test case information given by the test manager:
- Preconditions (optional) can be used to verify a set of conditions that must be in place before testing.
- Instructions (always given) these are the test steps you have to perform.
- Data (optional) is commonly used to specify any input required while running the test case for example login information or a sample record.
- Expected result (optional) can be used to specify the result that is expected with the correct functioning of the application.
- Test Results
On the right you can enter your test results:
- The result category is a required field and defines the outcome of the test case. You can choose between pass, neutral, failed and blocking.
- The description field can be used to explain the chosen test result category. You can explain what happened and give written feedback, which can be analyzed later by the test manager.
- The attachment field can be used to add attachments to a test result. These can be screenshots, PDFs, videos or other files that explain the situation.
After the test result has been entered, the tester can proceed by clicking either the Previous or Next button. The tester will then continue to the next or previous test case.
Progress of Test Runs
You can check the progress of your test runs in two ways:
- In the test case screen. The left sidebar shows what test cases have results and what test cases have not.
- Test cases with results are shown with the selected test result category.
- Test cases with no result are shown as blank.
- In the test runs overview. You can check the progress for all test runs assigned to you. In the Progress column you can see for each test run how many percent is completed.
Expired Test Runs
Expired test runs that where assigned to you, are no longer visible in your test runs overview. Contact your test manager if you still require access to an expired test run. Your test manager can activate the test run again.
Finished Test Runs
If all test cases in the test case screen have a test result category, you've completed the test run. You can click the Finish button in the last test case to finish the test run and return to your test runs overview.
If you completed all your test runs, the progress of all test runs will show a 100% in the test runs overview. As long as the test runs are set as active, you're able to adjust the test results. As soon as the end date of the test runs is reached, the test runs disappear from your test runs overview.