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Despite the current circumstances, we at GQ-Technologies decided to hold our traditional Christmas party as usual. We laughed a lot, celebrated and had great fun during the evening. According to the motto “joy shared is joy doubled” we would like to give a little insight into our GQ family and wish you and your loved ones a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!


What’s new in Release 2.5.1

New features and improvements

With Release 2.5.1, the focus has been on updating the frameworks used for the testmate software. This has resulted in increased scalability and improved client response times. Furthermore, new customer requirements have been implemented.

Functional enhancements:

  • In addition to the existing tool integration options in the “Project” module under the “Tool Integration” tab, a new defect management process has been implemented.

    With the current release, it is possible to send defects recorded during test execution via e-mail to a predefined distribution list, defined in the “Project” module. All defect details including the link to the respective test case are forwarded to the e-mail recipients. Thus, defect management processes can also be mapped directly with testmate.
  • In the “Test Execution” module, the columns Priority, Risk, Acceptance Relevance, Release, Test Complexity and Iteration are now displayed in the table of test cases scheduled in the test set under the “Test Cases” tab. This provides even more detailed information regarding the scheduled test cases for structuring, orientation and prioritization within the test sets.

Furthermore, bugs have been fixed to increase stability and usability.


What’s new in Release 2.5.0

New features and improvements:

In response to a variety of requests, we have implemented the following new features:

Functional enhancements:

  • New standard properties have been added to the testmate Test Case Design and Test Object Design modules. This improves the assignment of test cases and test objects to releases and test iterations. In addition, the new fields for risk and complexity category classification allow better control and planning of the test process. In the long term, electronically supported effort estimation is also to be developed on the basis of this information.
  • Test acceptance criteria can also be created in the test object design module. This documents which test object acceptance criteria are to be met/tested before the actual creation of test cases. The introduction further improves the structuring of the test process.
  • The values specified in the test object design for these new fields are automatically transferred to the test case when a test case is created or assigned to a test object.
  • In the Test Execution module, it is now possible to filter by name, release, iteration, status, risk and complexity when adding new test cases to the test set, making it much easier to find test cases.

Handling improvements:

  • In the Test Case Design module, we use a central table for the creation of different concrete test cases when defining logical (flow) and concrete (value attributes) test cases. In this table, multiple columns can now be selected and set to the desired width at the same time, as is familiar from spreadsheet programs.

In addition, bugs have been fixed to further improve stability and usability.

Already delivered in the last deployment was the possibility to further use file types for file attachments, such as .msg or eml.


What’s new in Release 2.3.1

New features and improvements:

Test case design:
Test cases (both logical and concrete test cases) referenced in the Test Execution module are retained in the Test Case Design module after deletion, if desired. in the Test Case Design module. In this case, they will be displayed there as crossed out.
This way, the previous test execution results for these test cases remain visible, even though the test case no longer exists.

Faster navigation/jump between concrete test cases and test sets:
From a concrete test case, it is now possible to navigate directly to the test set containing the test case via the “Go to test set” button or via the corresponding context menu.
Clicking on this button or the corresponding context menu opens a tree view with all test sets (in their respective hierarchy) that contain this specific test case.
that contain this specific test case.
Here, the test set to be displayed can be selected and navigated to via double-click or context menu.

Saving the individual display
The state of the tree structure (collapsed or expanded state of each tree node) is now stored user-specifically for all modules.
In addition, the selected column widths of the concrete test cases in the Test Case Design module are saved per user.

Further improvements
The following points have also been optimized as part of the continuous improvement process:

  • Enhancements in interaction with Jira (issue type selection).
  • In the Test Case Design module, the initial priority of a test case is now automatically determined based on the combination of risk and complexity of a test object.
  • In the Test Case Design module, the activation status of specific test steps is displayed in a clearer way (more meaningful icons, more intuitive operation).
  • In the Test Execution module, the complete hierarchy path of a test set is displayed in the “Search” tab.
  • In addition, bugs have been fixed to further improve stability and usability.

PC-Magazine reports on testmate

PC Magazin reports about testmate

In its online edition, PC Magazin reports on testmate in its guide to software testing.

testmate maps the entire test process as a holistic test management software: In the tool, test managers create a test concept, define test coverage, describe test cases, plan test executions and create test reports.”

PC Magazine : testmate Article


What’s new in Release 2.1.4

New features and improvements:

With the rollout of Release 2.1.4 in production, we complete the structured test process in terms of requirements coverage with testmate and further improve the intuitive user interface.

New Test Object Design module

  • testmate now includes the Test Object Design module. This allows the creation, maintenance and management of test objects within testmate’s already familiar hierarchies of test levels and test object categories.
  • The specification of test objects and their properties (criticality and complexity) quickly makes it transparent how many test cases are to be created for the subject under test. This allows planning of the effort for test preparation at an early stage. Test objects can reference requirements and descriptive documents.
  • Test cases can be created from the created test objects or subsequently linked to test objects. As a result, testmate provides a transparent picture of test coverage at all times, both in terms of test case creation and execution.

Direct links from other applications to testmate test cases

  • testmate now supports calling via permalinks. This refers to external URL references (Web URL links) to Test Cases. This allows e.g. web URL links to be stored in the used defect tracking tool (HP Quality Center, JIRA, Bugzilla, GIT …), which directly refer to the test case stored in testmate.
    For example, a link to a test case can be sent within the test team via email or chat, which opens the referenced test case directly in the browser of the recipient.

Further improvements

As part of the continuous improvement, the following topics have also been improved:

  • The optimization of the context sensitive user guidance via right click menu.
  • Displaying the list of all executions for a test case by right-clicking on a concrete test case
  • Jump from the list of all executions to the concrete execution in the Test Execution module
  • Better structuring of reports
  • Performance and stability improvements
  • General error corrections
  • Revision and creation of online help for test object design and links

Release Notes 2.0

What’s new in Release 2.0

New functions and improvements

Right mouse button menu:

  • Until now, the right mouse button in testmate still had functions beyond the respective browser standard. By popular demand, we have made all menu functions additionally accessible with the right mouse button with this release.
  • Depending on the current editing context, the right-click in the selection menu offers exactly those functions that are available in this situation. This is a further step towards more intuitive operation.

Faster navigation between design and planning in test sets:

  • Double-click or right-click menu to go from the test case in the “Test Case Execution” module to its definition directly in the “Test Case Design” module
  • Double-click or right-click menu on a concrete test case in the “Test case design” module leads directly to its planning in the test set

Copy function of logical test case steps:

  • Another very handy new feature is the ability to copy one or more logical test case steps. For example, if there are recurring test steps that occur in several test cases, they can now simply be copied and pasted into a new test case.
  • In addition, some bugs have been fixed, thus improving stability and performance.

VVB reports on testmate

VVB reports on testmate

Methodical, structured testing with the help of test management tools is becoming increasingly important and contributes to better quality software products.

The cloud-based test management tool testmate is also used in the insurance industry and contributes to more efficient testing. The current VVB magazine publishes this detailed field report:

VVB Magazine 5/2017: testmate Article
VVB Magazine 5/2017: testmate Article PDF

Release Notes 1.9.2

What’s new in Release 1.9.2

New features and improvements:

Functions for copying and pasting test cases and projects

  • Until now, test cases could only be copied within the same test project. From this version on, test cases can also be copied from one test project to another. This makes it possible, for example, to use single or multiple test cases from a previous project in the current project.
  • Projects can now also be imported completely into a new project. This allows e.g. to create archive copies from time to time, which preserve the frozen state of a test project at a certain point in time. In addition, a whole project can be used as a template for a new test project. Everything is copied, including the test concept, structure, test cases and, if desired, also the data of the “Test Execution (Test Sets)” module and the test results.
  • In addition, testmate now offers the option of exporting test cases individually or collectively as xml files and importing them again at any point. This allows, for example, test cases to be exchanged between users and shared with support. In addition, test case archives can be created locally in your company.

Easier editing of test cases from the “Test Execution” module:

  • Now you can double-click on the logical test case to jump directly to its view and editing in the “Test Case Design” module.

Improved display of attached documents and defects to test cases in the Runner.

  • Attachments are now also displayed in the Runner at both the logical and concrete test case test step level.
  • The defect ID can be created directly from a test case run. When clicking on the “bug” icon in the Runner, a new line “Defect-ID” appears in which a defect number can be entered directly. This links the faulty test step (and its execution) to the “ID” in the test tool used.

In addition, some errors have been corrected, thus once again improving stability and performance.