HP Quality Center is Web based Test Management tool. We can access Quality Center over the internet or intranet, via a Web browser. It involves interrelated steps such as defining release, developing requirement, designing and execution of tests, monitoring and reporting defects. Quality Center simplifies and organizes application management by giving us systematic control over the process. It helps in creating framework and foundation for application management workflow. Quality center features a system for organizing and tracking application release, enabling us to align business priorities and quality expectation with our project’s requirement, test and defects.
What is Quality Center used for? Or What are the benefits and features of Quality Center ?
Quality Center is a comprehensive test management tool. It is a web-based tool and supports high level of communication and association among various stakeholders (Business Analyst, Developers , Testers etc. ) , driving a more effective and efficient global application-testing process. Automation Tools like QTP , WinRunner & LoadRunner can be integrated with Quality Center. One can also create reports and graphs for Analysis and Tracking for Test processes.
What are the benefits of using Quality Center?
Quality Center is simple and one of the best test management tool. Its benefits are:
It can be accessed through an IE browser.
Project database of a test can be maintained by QC.
It can be integrated with HP testing tools like QTP and Load Runner. It is also compatible with third party tools.
It helps in effectively executing test sets, collecting results and analyzing data.
It helps in monitoring defects closely.
QC can be linked to an email system which provides an easy way to share defect tracking information.
It can be used for creating reports and graphs which helps in analyzing test data.
It supports virtual environments like Citrix XenApp 6.0 and VMware ESX 5.0.
How to use Quality Centre in real time project?
After completing the test cases, we do:
Export the test cases into Quality Centre.
The test cases will be loaded in the test plan module.
When execution is started. We move the test cases from test plan tab to the test lab module
In test lab, we execute the test cases and put as pass or fail or incomplete. We generate the graph in the test lab for daily report and sent to the specific user.
If we got any defects and raise the defects in the defect module. When raising the defects, attach the defects with the screen shot.
How to import test cases from Excel / Word to Quality Center?
Install and Configure the Microsoft Excel / Word Add-In for Quality Center.
Map the Columns in Word / Excel spreadsheet with Columns available in Quality Center
Export the data from Word/Excel to Quality Center Using Tools >Export to Quality Center Option in Word/Excel.