TestLink - Introduction

TestLink is a test management tool used for project management, bug tracking and test management. It follows a centralized test management concept that helps to communicate easily for rapid development of tasks across QA teams and other stakeholders. It keeps the requirement specification and test specification in sync.

Points to Note

Following salient features of TestLink need to be noted to understand the topic better.

  • TestLink is open source test management tool. There is no license is required to use TestLink.

  • It is developed and maintained by Teamtest.

  • It is licensed under GPL – General Public License.

  • It supports different Windows OS such as Windows XP, Vista, 7, etc. along with other cloud-based support.

  • It provides free access to tools for multiple users.

  • It can be integrated with many other tools – JIRA, Bugzilla, FogBugz, VersionOne, etc.

TestLink Uses

Following points describe the various usages of TestLink.

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

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

  • Supports all macro level activities performed by QA.

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

  • Supports both manual as well as automated test execution.

TestLink Specifications

Following table lists some of the important specifications of TestLink.

Sr.No. Specification & Description

Application Copyright

It is developed and maintained by Teamtest. It is an open source tool.


Tool Scope

It can be used as a Test Automation framework. It is 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
  • Test Management
  • Report

Software Requirements


MySQL : 5.5.16

PHP: 5.3.8

PhpMyAdmin: 3.4.5

Filezilla FTP Server: 0.9.39

Tomcat: 7.0.21


Error Handling

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User Interface Available

  • Direct UI
  • GUI usability