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What Is TestGear? Overview & Tour Of Features

TestGear is a single platform for manual and automated software testing. TestGear founders were testers looking for a test management system to work with. Nothing in the market was suited to their needs, so what did they do? They created their own!

What Is TestGear?

TestGear’s test management system unites manual and automated testing in a single interface with transparent reporting. Our test library helps you store your test documentation and product info to share it with your team.

  • TestGear has just celebrated 3 years of operations last week but our overall experience in the QA industry has been more than 30 years. 
  • Currently we are based in Nicosia, Cyprus.
  • Sponsor of UNICOM, EuroSTAR, and Agile Testing Days in 2022.
  • Partners with Agilitest to provide webinars such as “Testing Genius”.

Who Is TestGear For?

TestGear is a software development company focused on creating tools for quality assurance teams. The tool can be used by engineers, DevOps specialists and SDETs. From manual testers to automators, leads and test managers, product managers or product owners, as well as CEOs. It doesn’t matter the industry that you are in as long as you are testing your product.

How to set up project roles on TestGear
TestGear lets you create and edit custom roles in your project.

Of course, each and every one of your project roles can be customized according to your project needs but here’s a look on how it could look for each one.

A. Tester ’s View

Each tester can go in their user profile and see what is in their to-do list, what they have pending, completed and more. You can also gamify the user profile for either friendly competition or management incentive. 

TestGear user profile view
You can check the user tasks, test points, and user level in the user profile.

B. Test Manager’s View

The Test Manager can go on the project’s dashboard and see what everyone in the team is doing, how they are doing it and what the status is and the points they are making. You can customize the types of widgets, filtering dates, layout, and permissions on your dashboard.

testgear test manager view screenshot
Test managers can add a team widget on their dashboard to see the stats of each user in the project.

C. Product Manager’s View

The product manager can see everything in each project, including statuses, priorities, flakiness of trends in test results, and quality trends by specialists.

testgear product manager view screenshot
TestGear offers different types of widgets in the dashboards like trends, pie charts and horizontal bar charts.

What Challenges Does Testgear Help Solve?

Challenge #1: Two environments for automated and manual testing

With TestGear, there’s no need to find two testing spaces, one for your automated tests and one for your manual testing. TestGear provides you with a single space for any kind of testing.

Single page that includes automated and manual tests in - automated tests are labelled with a rocket icon and manual tests are labelled with a hand icon
TestGear labels automated tests with a rocket icon and the manual ones with a hand icon in one single testing space.

Challenge #2: Slower release time to market

TestGear helps shorten the development and testing cycle—test cases in TestGear can be created in just two clicks and the shared steps function provides the ability to combine your repetitive actions into a single drag and drop from your mouse. Traceability and transparency throughout TestGear make communicating within your team a walk in the park. 

Shared steps template example
You can choose steps you have already used from your shared steps template and drag and drop to use.

Challenge #3: No time to learn new software

Onboarding to TestGear can be done within a day or two. Customers find that the tool is simple enough to learn through the demo presentation and free trial.

What’s On The TestGear Roadmap?

Since the first launch of TestGear in 2020—yes, we are a covid baby—the product has been continually evolving, with an average of 7 releases per year.

TestGear started with just an enterprise version but, after a high demand from customers, created a cloud version in 2022. What’s next? 

  • Redesign in UI and layout
  • Extended API, webhooks
  • Integrations with test automation frameworks and tools

TestGear Features Overview

To get an idea of how TestGear works, here’s a tour of the main features:

Test Library

The TestGear test library allows you to create test cases or checklists in just two clicks. You can structure and store all your test scripts by project, create checklists, and customize everything according to your needs. 

How to create a test case gif
How to create a test case and fill custom and default fields.

TestGear combines manual and automated tests in one convenient library, so you have everything in one place. It doesn’t matter what programming language your automated tests are written in, you can monitor their execution in real time and get error stack traces and screenshots right in the TMS. 

Shared Steps

Shared steps is a TestGear feature that combines repetitive actions into shared steps. You can select them right off your test case once, create your steps, and never have to worry about writing a script ever again. 

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How to create a test case using shared steps.

Versioning

Versioning will help you control and better manage your test documentation while also not missing important details such as who makes changes and when, and reverting to previous versions when needed.

Dashboards

Dashboards let you create and customize detailed reports on anything you can imagine. You can analyze changes in product quality, releases, tests, tests results or automated tests. The dashboard customization and analytics can provide your team with reports in a convenient format.

TestGear vs Competition

If you’re researching other products and wondering if TestGear is a good fit, here is a comparison of TestGear and other tools on the market.

TestGear vs Practitest

FeatureTestGearPractitest
Import UsersYesNo
Search, Share, Archive ProjectsYesNo
Test Run HistoryYesNo
Shared StepsYesNo
Checklists YesNo
ConfigurationsYesNo
Custom Project RolesYesNo
2FAYesNo
User GamificationYesNo

TestGear vs TestRail

FeatureTestGearTestRail
Import Case LimitationNoYes
Search Projects, Test Plans, GroupsYesNo
Checklists YesNo
Internal NotificationsYesNo
DashboardsYesNo
System Role ConfigurationYesNo
User GamificationYesNo
ConfigurationsYesYes
Custom Project RolesYesYes
Attachment LibraryNoYes

TestGear vs Zephyr

FeatureTestGearZephyr Enterprise
Import Case LimitationNoYes
Import UsersYesNo
Custom Field AttributesYesNo
Checklists YesNo
Shared StepsYesNo
ConfigurationsYesNo
Internal NotificationsYesNo
Archive Projects, Users, Test PlansYesNo
Custom Attributes & TemplatesYesNo
VersioningYesYes
Attachment LibraryNoNo

TestGear Integrations

TestGear CI/CD Integrations

TestGear can integrate with any CI/CD system using public API, therefore providing the options to work with its webhook configurations to trigger any automated tests. CI/CD integrations often used include:

  • Jenkins
  • TeamCity
  • Bamboo
  • GitLab
  • Bitbucket
  • Azure DevOps 
  • and many more.

TestGear Bug Tracking Integrations

TestGear comes with pre-built options to integrate with JIRA and Azure DevOps for defect tracking, creating duplicates and all across clone units and track results all from the TestGear interface. 

Setting up a bug in Jira and viewing it in TestGear gif
Integrate Jira and TestGear.

Integration with JIRA and Azure DevOps:

  • Two-way integration with the JIRA: creates issues in the issue tracker from the TestGear interface
  • You can start defects, clone units, track results
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Create a bug defect in Azure DevOps directly on TestGear’s platform.

TestGear Messenger Integrations

TestGear can also integrate with any instant messengers like Slack, Telegram, WhatsApp, Viber, Teams and more, for notifications of change in the status of your test plans. 

TestGear Pricing

TestGear offers a free trial to anyone that wants to try it out. The pricing model is simple, the more users you add, the lower the cost per user; starting at $35 per user per month.

Related Read:

Related List of Tools: Test Case Management Software

By Rafaella Nicolaou

Rafaella Nicolaou has been at TestGear since the beginning of the company and as the product grows, she grows with it. She started as Pre-Sales Engineer but changed her role title to Knowledge Keeper since she is responsible for any magical knowledge that you might be looking for in TestGear, like how things work, where to find them, where to eat, how to prank your co-workers; yes, she knows it all.

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