Create/View Test Cycles


Test Cycle allows the testers to perform Test Execution in a tracked and organized manner. QMetry provides the users with a quick and efficient process of creating Test Cycle. Additionally, you can carry out all the functionalities related to Test Cycle from the 'Create Test Cycle' detail page.


Users should have the “Test Cycle Create” permission for the project to be able to create a test cycle in QMetry Jira add-on.

Steps to create a Test Cycle

You can create a new test cycle and directly associate it with a folder.

1. Select a folder on the tree at left.

2. Click on the Test Cycle button at right. The new test cycle will be created in the folder you selected on the tree.

There are three tabs on the 'Create Test Cycle' screen: Detail, Test Case, and Attachments. Once the test cycle is created, Comments and Audit Logs tabs will be visible.

3. Enter Test Cycle Details.

  • Summary: It is a short summary of the test cycle.

  • Description: It describes the test case with more details like images, links, etc. The field has Wiki markup editor. You can use different options that are available to apply on the text. Refer to Text Formatting.

  • System Fields: These are system defined fields. Enter/select values for the fields. The list values are entered in Configuration > Project Configuration.

    • Folder Path: It shows the folder path of the test cycle where it is located.

    • Priority: It shows how important the test cycle is with priority assigned as - blocker, critical, high, low, etc. You can configure the priority list values from Configuration > Priority.

    • Status: It shows the workflow of the test cycle with Statuses like To Do, In Progress, Done, etc. You can configure the status list values from Configuration > Statuses.

    • Assignee: It shows the user who is assigned to work on the test cycle. The user's list display users who have access to the project.

    • Reporter: It shows the user who has created the test cycle. The user's list displays users who have access to the project.

    • Components: It references Project Components that you have created in Configuration > Components like UI, Configuration, etc.

    • Labels: It is helpful to group test cycles into categories. You can configure the Labels list values from Configuration >Labels.

    • Sprint: The field is useful for Agile methodology where planned tasks have to be completed by the team and made ready for review. It shows the Sprint in which the test cycle is included.

    • Fix Versions: It shows the version of the software in which the issue is fixed. The field values come from Jira.

    • Planned Start Date, Planned End Date: Users can mention the approximate time of the Cycle - on which date it will start and end.

  • Custom Fields: Users can add additional fields other than system fields. Custom Fields are added from Configuration > Custom Fields.

4. Once you are done entering details, click Create to create the test cycle.

The Create another checkbox allows users to keep creating one test cycle after another without having to click on "Create" button repeatedly. It is helpful when you have to create a series of test cycles.

Users can link multiple existing test cases with the test cycles. Get more details on Link Test Cases to Test Cycle.

Add Attachments

Users can add attachments to Test Cycles. Just browse the file or drag and drop the file you want to attach.

You can upload multiple files at a time as an attachment.

Remove Attachments: Once you have created a test cycle, you can remove attachments from the detail page.

  A. To remove a single attachment click on the Delete icon for individual attachment.

  B. To remove multiple attachments at a time, select the attachments you want to remove and click on the Bulk Remove button.