qTest - Introduction

qTest is a test management tool used for Project Management, Bug Tracking, and Test Management. It follows the centralized test management concept that helps to communicate easily and assists in rapid development of task across QA team and other stakeholders.

qTest is a cloud based tool and was developed by QASymphony. It supports all browsers especially Chrome, Firefox, IE, etc. and also supports different windows OS versions – Windows XP, Vista, 7, etc. QTest provides a 14-days trial period for Business email id with access to 4 users. qTest can be integrated with many other tools – JIRA, Bugzilla, FogBugz, Version One, etc.

License and Free Trial

Following points are related to the License and Free Trial of qTest and related services.

  • qTest is a commercial tool and available as a trial version for a limited period of 14 days.

  • To utilize JIRA services, a license is required.

  • qTest provides free license for Business Email ID.

  • The basic version (free trials) comes with access for 4-people group.

Uses of qTest

Following are the different uses of qTest −

  • Used in tracking all QA activities right from the first phase of the software testing lifecycle.

  • Supports Release Management, Build Management, and Module Management.

  • Supports all macro level activities performed by QA.

  • Useful in performing QA tasks such as writing TestCases, execution, reports, etc.

  • Useful in Project Management, Task Tracking, Requirement Management, and Test Management.

qTest Specifications

The following table lists down the different specifications on qTest along with the description for each.

Sr.No. Specification & Description

Application copyright

Handled by QASymphony

Provides Commercial and Trial Version


Tool Scope

Used as a Test Automation framework

Utilized as a Testing Utility


Testing Methods

Agile Testing

Black-box Testing

Exploratory Testing

Functional/Manual Testing

Traditional Testing


Tool Objectives

Desktop Testing

Web Testing


Management Features

Requirement Management

Release and Build Management

Module Management

Test Management Report


Hardware Requirements

CPU − P4 2.5GHz and latest

RAM − 1GB and above

Network speed − 1000Mbps and above

Hard Disk − 1GB and above


Error Handling

Capture Screenshots


User Interface Available


Direct UI

GUI usability