Gurock introduces TestRail 4.0 with redesigned UX

Gurock announced TestRail 4.0 today, a new version of their web-based test management tool. TestRail is used by software teams to manage and organize their testing efforts and to track the quality of software projects. TestRail directly integrates with popular issue tracking tools such as Atlassian JIRA.

Gurock redesigned TestRail’s interface from the ground up to provide a modern user experience for testing teams. TestRail 4.0 also introduces bulk editing and rich filtering options to make it easier to update and work with many test cases.

Another area Gurock focused on is improving the navigation in the application. Unlike most web applications, TestRail now remembers the exact state of pages when testers move between suites and tests. This makes it faster and more productive to work with test suites, according to Gurock.

The development team behind TestRail also worked on a new baseline mode. Similar to version control systems like Git and Subversion, TestRail’s baselines can be used to maintain separate branches of test suites and cases in parallel. This can be useful for teams that need to work on multiple major versions at the same time.

TestRail 4.0 also comes with various other new features and improvements. Gurock improved the built-in Todo tab to assign and track tests for individual testers. Additional reports make it easier to identify new and updated tests and Gurock also updated TestRail’s JIRA integration to work with issue links.

“We closely listened to many leading testing teams and redesigned TestRail based on their excellent feedback,” said Dennis Gurock, CEO of the company. “We are really proud that TestRail is adopted by so many new testing teams every week and we specifically built TestRail to work well with any workflow or team size.”

TestRail 4.0 is available both as a web-based SaaS/cloud edition and can be installed by customers on their own server. A free trial version of TestRail is available on Gurock’s website.

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Global Services Division Drives Growth at Vector Software

Vector Software, the world’s leading provider of innovative software solutions for robust embedded software quality, announced today that Mr. Francois Guay has been named Director of Certification. Owing to the strong demand for Vector Software’s Global Services expertise, and a deep need for safety-critical certification services and mentoring, the company is scaling up to meet the needs of the marketplace.

Mr. Guay is a recognized certification services expert with nearly three decades of experience working in the stringent safety-critical aerospace industry. Mr. Guay recently held executive positions at FWGC & Associates, ENSCO, and BAE Systems. His credentials include these Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Designated Engineering Representative (DER) Delegations: Level A DO-178B Software and Level A DO-254 Programmable Hardware. In addition, he holds certifications for Safety Systems and Equipment (Communications, Navigation, Flight Controls, and Electronics), High Intensity Radiated Fields (HIRF) and Lightning, ARP-4761, and ARP-4754A. Mr. Guay is an FAA DER authorized for virtually all forms of aircraft including commercial jets, general aviation, and rotorcraft (helicopters). Furthermore, he has taught Safety, Software, and Programmable Hardware since 2000 to FAA employees, and to over one thousand students from over one hundred companies in fifteen countries.

Currently, Mr. Guay makes his home in Riverside, CA and holds Bachelor’s degrees in Electrical Technology and Electrical Engineering from the University of Quebec ETS (Montreal, Canada), in addition to a diploma in Electronics from the CEGEP de l’Outaouais (Hull, Canada).

“Demand for our unique blend of mentoring and expertise has been very strong, as organizations are struggling to obtain certification that their systems meet safety-critical standards”, said Vance Hilderman, Director of Global Services, Vector Software. “We’re thrilled to have Francois Guay, a highly respected professional, in the role of Director of Certification at Vector Software. Having Francois aboard full-time as a Vector employee and Director of Certification reinforces Vector’s best-in-class role for both products and services.”

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Research and Markets: Global TaaS Market 2014-2018: Key Vendors are Capgemini, HCL, HP, IBM & Wipro

(http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/st9r9c/global_taas) has announced the addition of the “Global TaaS Market 2014-2018” report to their offering.

The Global TaaS market to grow at a CAGR of 32.17% over the period 2013-2018

A TaaS is a cloud-based platform where organizations can transfer their testing facilities to third-party service providers. This platform is suitable for iterative tasks as it can be measured and quantified. TaaS activities are mostly done by those organizations that do not require much knowledge regarding the design or the product system.

Outsourcing testing services to low-cost destinations is one of the major trends emerging in the market. Companies have started investing in developing countries such as India and China, where there are many IT professionals and the growth of the Testing Services market has a huge scope.

According to the report, the need to reduce operational time and cost is one of the main growth drivers in this market. The Global TaaS market is witnessing increasing demand for software testing from companies because the quality of applications is highly dependent on testing. Companies rely more on testing services and are increasing the adoption of outsourced testing services to avoid poor execution, slow test turnaround, or excessive software life cycle costs.

Further, the report states that one of the major growth inhibitors of this market is lack of skilled resources in the Global TaaS market. The market is highly dependent on the availability of the necessary testing professionals with appropriate skills. With increased demand for testing services, the retaining and hiring of desired testing professionals is becoming a challenge for enterprises.

The following are the key objectives for using TaaS:

  • Reduced operational costs
  • Improved product quality
  • Predictable output
  • On-demand pricing model for testing

The report describes the market size based on direct revenue that is generated from:

  • New subscriptions
  • Technical support
  • Software maintenance

Key Vendors

  • Capgemini
  • HCL
  • HP
  • IBM
  • Wipro

For more information visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/st9r9c/global_taas

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