Test Player

The Test Player is where actual testing occurs and is tracked within Zephyr Scale. Regardless of how many test cases you want to execute, the Test Player is where the fun happens.

Launch the Test Player (execute/run tests)

Test executions are completed in the Test Player via test cycles. A test cycle can contain as few or as many test cases as you wish.

From the Cycles view, you can launch the Test Player in two ways:

  • Select a test cycle, then click Run.

  • Click a test cycle’s key or name link.

These options allow you to begin testing or continue testing.

Track your progress

To improve the accuracy of your planning, the Test Player tracks testing estimates and actual testing time.

Time summaries appear at both the test-cycle level as well as at the test-case level.

Time summary

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Click Play to begin testing. The test-execution timer begins to run.

The test execution timer

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You can also enter testing time manually by clicking the ellipses button, entering the hours and minutes (hh:mm), and clicking Save. Testing time manual configuration

The status of the test case updates as you input test-script results.

Group tests

The group-by option in the Test Player allows you to filter and reorganize tests into more useful views.

Click the Group By dropdown to select from available grouping options.

Test case grouping

The test cases restructure to give you a better sense of the data you’re looking for. For example, this set of test cases is grouped by status:

Test cases grouped by status

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Execute tests

Complete testing for each test case, and set the result for each test step by clicking the Pass, Fail, or Blocked icons.

Test script steps

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If necessary, you can update the results of any remaining steps in bulk. To do this, click the cog icon, then select your desired result from the Set All Below To section.

Test script results configuration

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Images in test steps

You can attach files to a step in three ways.

  • Click Insert Image in the Actual Result section.

    This attaches the actual image to the step rather than the file (which requires a click to open and view).

    The 'Insert Image' button

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  • Click the cog icon to attach files to the step.

  • Drag-and-drop an image file onto the test step.

You can remove an image file by hovering over it and clicking Delete.

The 'Delete' button

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Rerun tests and view history

When the time comes to reuse a test cycle and rerun the test cases, click Start a New Test Execution. This archives the previous test data and allows you to start testing from scratch.

Start a new test

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Scroll to the bottom of the Test Player screen to view archived test cycles. The most recent tests appear at the top of the list.

Click > to expand and view the archived test data.

Test cycles' list

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Delete a test execution

When you’ve executed a test case and clicked Start a new test execution, the current execution will be saved below. To delete a previous test execution, all you have to do is click the trash icon next to the execution. Remember, this action can’t be undone.

The test execution delete button' list
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