TestRail - Introduction


TestRail is a web-based test management tool used by testers, developers and other stake holders to manage, track and organize software testing efforts. It follows a centralized test management concept that helps in easy communication and enables rapid development of task across QA team and other stakeholders .

Points to Note

  • TestRail is a test management tool.

  • It is developed by Gurock software.

  • TestRail is a web-based tool and supports all browsers, including Chrome, Firefox, IE.

  • It supports different windows OS like Windows XP , Vista, 7 etc

  • TestRail provides 30days trial period for Business email id as well as personal email.

  • TestRail can be integrated with many other tools – JIRA, Bugzilla, Fogbugz, Version One, TFS, GitHub etc.

License and Free Trial

  • TestRail is commercial tool and available as Trial version for limited time of 30 days.

  • To utilize TestRail services, a license is required.

  • TestRail provides free license for 30 days for cloud based access as well as local server set up.

TestRail Uses

  • Use in tracking all QA activities from the 1st phase of software testing lifecycle.

  • TestRail is useful in Test Management, Test Data Management and integration with other tools to customize the use as per need.

  • In addition of above, TestRail also supports Requirement Management, Resource Management.

  • It supports all macro level activities performed by QA.

TestRail is very useful in performing QA tasks like Test Cases writing, execution, reports etc.

TestRail Specifications

Let us discuss the specifications of Testrail before learning how to install it. This is a nutshell of some important specifications based on its functioning and scope of operations

S.No. Specification & Description
1 Application copyright
  • It is taken Gurock software.

  • It provides Commercial and Trial Version.

2 Tool scope
  • It can be used as Test Management and Test Data Management.

  • It is utilized as Testing Utility.

3 Testing Methods
  • Agile Testing

  • Automation testing

  • Exploratory Testing

  • Functional/Manual Testing

4 Tool Objectives
  • Desktop Testing

  • Web Testing

  • Test cases statistics.

5 Management Features
  • Requirement Management
  • Resource Management
  • Defect ownership
  • Test Management
  • Reporting
6 Hardware Requirements for Server
  • CPU 2.5GHz and latest
  • Memory 6GB and above
  • Disk Space 200MB+ per user
7 Error Handling
  • Capture screenshots
8 User interface Available
  • Plugin
  • GUI usability
  • SaaS Client
  • Server and Web based