A new project we got will force us to add a few more testers for the duration of the project (estimated around 8 months). We will probably outsource this extra testing alongside us. My question really has to do with any advice or tool anyone of you uses or knows of that will be a smart way to manage this effort?
I think you need to give us a little more detail in order for us to suggest some possible test tools.
The most comprehensive solution that I know of on the market right now is IBM Rational Team Concert with it's very robust and comprehensive CLM solution including requirements, test case management (RQM) and of course the awesome - Rational Team Concert. That said, HP Quality Center is wildly popular and lots of folks use open source tool chains to manage these efforts. Really - we have many good tools to choose from in this space.
Are you using agile for your software methodology? Do you have use version controls now (I hope so!)...
If you give us a little more detail then I think that we can help you along with this.
Bob Aiello, Technical Editor
Thank you for your reply. To clarify and focus my question I am looking for a SaaS, cloud based solution with no installation, since this is (for now) a relatively short term project. As mentioned some of the testing will be outsourced so I need something that will help manage the process “off site”.
We are working Agile, and it also needs to have an integration with Jira.
Open source tools are fine, but I would also be willing to pay for a simple non-pricey solution that will fit our ever changing schedule. 8 month being optimistic I guess…