51Testing, a software testing service provider, released the 13th Survey on the Current Situation Software Testing Industry 2019 earlier and ZenTao (aka 禅道 in Chinese) is again selected the most popular test management tool with 43%, compared with Jira 26%.
This survey adjusts and supplements the survey questions based on the technology trends from 2007-2019, receives a large number of respondents, and reflect the development of software testing industry. From the location of the companies, the industry types, the size of the team, the way of work, the test measurement, the test tools, the requirements review, and the talent training, the trend of software testers reveals the potential needs and opportunities in the software testing market.
You can refer to ZenTao Beats Jira, Again! which lists ZenTao market share as a test management tool in China from 2014 to 2018.
Test Management in ZenTao
ZenTao users can manage the whole process of testing using the Test feature which include Bug, Test Case, Test Request, and CI modules.Jenkins is integrated and automated testing framework is also available. What's more, Git and Subversion repositories can be set in ZenTao to check the log and comments, as well as to view and diff the code.
If you want to know more about CI features in ZenTao, read CI with Jenkins in ZenTao.
More Than a Test Management Tool
The test management feature of ZenTao is quite popular for testers, and it is more than just a test management tool.
ZenTao was originally an in-house open source bug tracking tool. Based on the philosophy of Scrum and with the observation of the current development situations in China, ZenTao integrates test case management, release management, document management and CI, then it is upgraded to an Application Lifecycle Management tool.
The design philosophy of ZenTao is Scrum, a popular Agile framework which is very pragmatic and easy to operate, so ZenTao can fit the fast iterative development of software projects. In ZenTao, the concept of product, project, and test are clearly defined. Product Owner, Scrum Master and the team coordinate and check with each other while function differently. The three interact with each other through stories, tasks, and bugs, and eventually deliver the product with quality.
As the most popular test management tool, ZenTao stands out from other tools, and its percentage keeps a steady growth, by 3% compared with 2018. In-house tools are increased by 5%. ALM/QC percentage drops down to 8%. 51Testing believes that testers choose test management tools according to different testing requirements. ZenTao is expected to keep the momentum in the coming year.
1. 2019 软件测试行业现状调查报告（独家发布）， http://www.51testing.com/html/35/n-4471535.html
2. Integrate Jenkins, https://www.zentao.pm/book/zentaomanual/scrum-tool-with-jenkins-integration-258.html