The Test Summary page is accessed either via clicking on the top-level tests in the navigation bar or by selecting the Test Summary tab on the left side.
This page provides a comprehensive view of all the tests that belong to a particular project, summarized based on overall totals, versions, components and labels. Clicking on any of these links will take you to the issue navigator and display a list of those tests.
The Cycle Summary page is accessed either via clicking on Plan Test Cycle or Execute Tests in the top-level Tests.
This page allows you to view test cycles that have been created for a project, create new ones, and drill-down into the list of tests for execution. The tree on the left includes all versions of the projects for in folders for both released and unreleased versions. Selecting a version will expand is and show all the cycles in that versions. You can further expand Test Cycles to show the folders underneath them. Selecting a test cycle or folder displays the execution in that area and additional statistics based on the data.
Create and view a test
A test can be created in any one of the ways that any issue type can be created in Jira. For example, clicking the Create button or Create a Test link will bring up the following screen:
A test can be viewed in its entirety in the following View Issue page:
On this screen, you'll find a toolbar that will allow you to access various features associated with editing and executing a test:
Edit: This takes you back to the edit mode for this test and allows you to update various fields.
Note: The Test Details section can be edited directly in this View Issue page.
Comment: This allows users to add comments to the test.
Clone: A test can be very easily and quickly cloned.
- More Actions:
Link: This brings up the Link Issue dialog that allows this test to be linked to any other issue (Task, Improvement, Story, Epic etc.)
Add to Test Cycle(s): Allows this test to be added to a specific test cycle of a version for test execution.
Create sub-task: Create a sub-task off of the test issue.
Attach Files: Allows files to be attached to this test.
Delete: Deletes the test.
Copy Zephyr Test Steps – Copying the test steps of the selected test case to be used in a different test case.
Execute: This allows for this test to be executed - either in an ad hoc manner (i.e. not associated with any particular test cycle and/or version) or as part of a test cycle.
This screen allows you to execute a test by changing its status, filing a new bug or associating an existing one, adding attachments and comments. You can then save and return to the test or the test cycle from where you had come.