Test Cycles

A test cycle is a focused set of test cases that are grouped to achieve specific testing goals. Test cycles are larger and broader in scope than test cases and can be assigned to specific testers and test environments. Examples of test cycles include regression tests, build-verification tests, end-to-end tests, etc.

The result is linked to the test cycle when a test case is executed. The test case stores useful information, like the tester responsible for the execution, the execution date, the defects raised, the environment used, and the status of the execution (e.g., passed, failed, etc).

Test cycles allow you to track and compare estimated progress against the actual results in real-time, during test execution.

Track Testing Efforts

From the  Test Cycles view, you can see how your test effort is progressing, how time estimates compare to actual time spent testing, success and completion rates, issues raised, and more.

Some data in the Test Cycles view expands to show more specific information when you hover over the values. For example, when you hover over a progress bar, you see a breakdown of all the test-case statuses within that test cycle.

Hover over an effort bar and you can view the estimated time as well as the actual time spent testing.

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