Open Source Test Management Tools


In this post, i will share my views & findings with Open Source Test Management Tools. Usage of tools in the Test Management is becoming the basic need & It will be tough to manage the activities associated there with out any support from the tools.


The commercial tools in this segment are costly and may not fit into upcoming organizations budget. So i have been looking at Open Source Test Management tools. In the last week, I have evaluated some open source test management tools.


The following are my requirements for Test Management Tool

  1. Capture the Requirements

  2. Design Test Cases

  3. Map Test Cases with Requirements

  4. Link Bug reports with Test Case ID after the test execution

  5. Test Execution Reports

  6. Version Management for the Test Cases

  7. Search Feature

The following tools are evaluated after the initial screening.

The above tools work with Apache, MySQL & PHP. Both the tools looks promising and the Test Link has some additional benefits in-terms of better reports and linking with popular issue trackers.


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19 Comments on “Open Source Test Management Tools”

  1. François Says:

    You can have a look at GreenPepper ( It is commercial but not expensive.

    Do not hesitate if you have any question.


  2. Bill Echlin Says:

    Hi Venkat

    One other leading open source software testing tool that would be worth looing at is QaTraq. More info can be found on our site


    Bill Echlin
    QaTraq Team

  3. Tester Says:

    First time poster and wanted to say nice blog.

  4. Magnus Says:

    Hi Venkat,

    I do not see the results of your evaluation. I am about to implement a Test Management tool and am very interessted in the reslut of this comparison.
    Please post it.

  5. kiran Says:

    i didn,t fing how to execute test cases in test link

    and i think rth is only for managing test cases and we can not execute test cases

    and suggest me some open source tool which can manage and execute test case

  6. solo Says:

    kiran, you have to create test plan and then execute test cases/

  7. janrao Says:
    is a light weight test management tool to manage smoke test results, pre-release test results.

  8. Jothiram Says:

    Testlink or Rth which one is the best…..?

  9. Tobiz Says:

    Am I missing something here? From you opening paragraph I expected to find the results of your analysis – where is it?

  10. ichbinich Says:

    Yes where can i find your evaluation?

  11. Devon Smith Says:

    I use testlink and love it. The UI is pretty clunky, but the features are solid.

    Read my full review here:

  12. Very cool, thanks! Had a little hiccup with it, didn’t put the “functions.php” code between the php tags in my file at first.

  13. fman Says:

    TestLink 1.9.2 has been released, check it!

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  15. kleffel Says:

    TestLink is OK, but RTH?

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