Zephyr is a test management solution you use to create and manage tests.
Zephyr has different editions. Currently, ReadyAPI integrates with the Zephyr for Jira Cloud edition only. So, when we say Zephyr, we mean Zephyr for Jira Cloud.
Zephyr adds a test issue type to your Jira projects. You use tests to declare test steps and describe the expected results. You organize tests by releases, link them to other Jira issues (tasks, stories, bugs and so on), assign tests to QA engineers and store the results of test runs.
For each release, you use one or more test cycles to plan your testing process and monitor the test results:
To learn more about Zephyr, see its documentation.
There are different Zephyr editions:
Zephyr for Jira in its turn is available for different Jira Software editions: Cloud, Server and Data Center.
Zephyr integration in ReadyAPI supports the Zephyr for Jira Cloud edition only. You cannot use it with the standalone Zephyr application and other Zephyr for Jira editions.
As we have said above, when we say Zephyr, we mean Zephyr for Jira Cloud.
Zephyr contains information on how tests should be run and stores their results. QA engineers have to run tests manually and enter the results in Zephyr.
Using Zephyr integration in ReadyAPI, you can automate test runs and pass their results to Jira.
When you map your ReadyAPI project to Zephyr, you bind it to an individual test cycle and associate a SoapUI test case with a Zephyr test. Thus, each time you run the test case, ReadyAPI will post its results to the test execution of the related test in the specified test cycle:
To start using the integration, make sure your Jira instance has the following apps installed:
Log in to your Jira instance as an administrator.
Open Jira settings > Apps > Find new apps.
Search for Zephyr:
Install the Zephyr for Jira - Test Management and ZAPI apps. To do this, select one of the apps and click Start trial in the subsequent dialog:
Open ReadyAPI Preferences.
Switch to the Zephyr Integration tab.
Specify all the settings on the tab:
|JIRA Cloud URL||The URL of your Jira instance.|
|Zephyr Base URL||The URL of the Zephyr for Jira Cloud API:
|Login||The username or email address of the user on behalf of which ReadyAPI will post the results. This user must have the appropriate permissions.
|API Token or Password||The API token or password of the user account.
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|The access and secret keys for your ZAPI installation.
To check whether your settings are correct, click Test Connection.
To map your ReadyAPI project:
Open your project and click Map to Zephyr:
Specify the following options in the subsequent dialog:
|Project Name||The name of the Jira project.|
|Version||The release version of the Jira project with which you want to associate the ReadyAPI project.|
|Cycle||The test cycle with which you want to associate the ReadyAPI project.|
To post the results of a test case run to a test execution, you need to associate your test case with a Zephyr test. To do this:
In the test case editor, click to open the TestCase options dialog.
Switch to the Zephyr tab and select the ID of a Zephyr test.
Each time you run a test case, ReadyAPI posts the results of the test case run to the associated Zephyr test execution within the specified test cycle:
For each failed test execution, ReadyAPI posts a comment with detailed information on what went wrong.
|ReadyAPI replaces the existing comments.|
To see the comments, select the needed test execution and switch to the Detail view: