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Best Test Management Tools of 2020

Find and manage the bugs that matter with these test tools

Test management tools are a great resource to help you find and manage the bugs that matter so you can focus on building better software. These test case tools help the QA process so you spend less time messing around with spreadsheets or old-school test cases means more time doing the work of testing and fixing bugs.

These are 10 of the best test management tools help organize the end to end test cycle.

10 Best Test Management Tools List

Here’s my list of the top test management tools for small business. More details below:

  1. Practitest
  2. qTest Manager
  3. Testpad
  4. Kualitee
  5. TestMonitor
  6. TestRail
  7. IBM Rational Quality Manager
  8. Microfocus Silk Central
  9. TestLink
  10. Andagon Aqua

1. Practitest

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PractiTest is an end-to-end test management tool. A common meeting ground for all QA stakeholders, it enables full visibility into the testing process and a deeper broader understanding of testing results.


  • A vast array of third-party integrations with common bug trackers, automation tools, and robust API for the rest.
  • Fully customizable & flexible for the ever-changing needs of QA teams: customize fields, views, permissions, issue workflows and more
  • Reuse tests and correlate results across different releases and products.
  • Unique hierarchical filter trees – organize everything and find anything quickly.
  • Never work twice – with anti-bug duplicates, permutations, step parameters and call to test
  • Visualize data with advanced dashboards and reports
  • Fast professional and methodological support

2. qTest Manager

qTest Manager transforms the test case management process, helping enterprise teams get faster and more efficient. It’s a testing platform built for enterprise teams practicing Agile and DevOps. This platform has a modern, browser-based UI that facilitates all testing activities from test management, automation, and reporting. qTest also has integrations with development tools like Jira Software, Jenkins, and GitHub for traceability. 


  • Real-time integration with Jira
  • Seamless test automation scheduling and CI integrations
  • Solid reporting and analytics
  • Agile test management
  • Exploratory and Session Based Testing
  • Enterprise BDD

3. Testpad

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Testpad is a simpler and more accessible manual test tool that prioritizes pragmatism over the process. Instead of managing cases one at a time, it uses checklist-inspired test plans that can be adapted to a wide range of styles including Exploratory testing, the manual side of Agile, syntax-highlighted BDD, and even traditional test case management. 

Key features:

  • Guest testers, invited by email, who don’t need accounts
  • Simple enough to use by non-testers; get everyone to help at release time
  • Keyboard-driven editor with a javascript-powered (i.e. responsive) UI
  • Drag’n’drop organization of test plans
  • Add new tests during testing, as you think of new ideas
  • Lightweight integration with issue trackers, including JIRA

4. Kualitee

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Kualitee is a cloud-based test management tool that supports both manual and automated testing. Testers are able to create and import test cases and associate them with builds and requirements to get complete end-to-end traceability. With its feature of defect management, Kualitee runs your complete flow from test planning to execution and issue tracking. It’s an all-in-one tool where testers, developers, and project managers can collaborate.


  • Manual and Automation Testing Support
  • Issue tracking
  • JIRA, Selenium, Jenkins and Bitbucket Integration
  • Custom Test, Bug and test execution reports
  • Requirements planning
  • Mobile App
  • Interactive Dashboards

5. TestMonitor

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TestMonitor is an end-to-end test management tool for every organization. A simple, intuitive approach to testing. Whether you’re implementing enterprise software, need QA, building a quality app, or just need a helping hand in your test project, TestMonitor has you covered.


  • Requirement and risk-based testing.
  • Advanced test case design capable of supporting thousands of cases.
  • Robust planning tools with multi-tester runs and milestone cloning.
  • Comprehensive result tracking.
  • Integrated issue management.
  • Smart reporting with many filter and visualization options.
  • Revolutionary simple UI.
  • Third-party integrations featuring Jira, DevOps, and Slack. REST API included.
  • Professional support with quick response time.

6. TestRail

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TestRail is your source for scalable, customizable, web-based test case management. Set up in just minutes with our cloud-based/SaaS solution, or install on TestRail your own server.

  • Efficiently manage manual and automated test cases, plans, and runs.
  • Get real-time insights into testing progress with informative dashboards, metrics, and activity reports.
  • Boost efficiency with milestones, personal to-do lists, and email notifications.
  • Document test cases with screenshots and expected results. Use the flexible built-in templates or create your own custom templates.
  • Integrate with tools in your CI/CD/DevOps pipeline including JIRA, Bugzilla, Jenkins, TFS, and more.
  • Enterprise edition designed for large teams & mission-critical projects.
  • Support for Docker containers.

7. IBM Rational Quality Manager

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IBM Rational Quality Manger can be used for automation to accelerate project schedules and report on metrics for informed release decisions. It can be used for tracking online test management, maintaining simple online libraries, tracking engineering releases, customer releases, etc. It is independent of platform, and it enables managing QA project effectively

8. Microfocus Silk Central

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Silk Central allows you to unify all test assets into one easy-to-use planning, tracking, reporting and execution hub. With silk central, it is easy to recreate issues they have found.

Main features of Borland Silk Central

  • Insight into test execution with TestBook
  • Create a subscription and generate reports according to your schedule
  • It allows testers to share comments and raise questions by posting comments as they test, directly to TestBook

9. TestLink

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TestLink is a web-based test management tool that facilitates software quality assurance. The tool offers support for test cases, test plans, user management, as well as various types of reports and statistics.


  • Easy export and import of test cases
  • Integrates with many Defect management tools
  • Easy method for assigning test cases to multiple users

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