Using checklists in ReQtest

by Mark Debono / 25 July 2012 / 2 Comments

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Let’s take a look at how you can work with checklists in ReQtest. You can find both checklists and test cases under the Plan Tests tab.

 

plan tests tab

Checklists are similar to test cases but they are much more simplified. It’s typical for a test case to contain lots of fields and contents such as the subsystem or priority, and additionally, you’ll usually have several steps in your test case, each step to be validated.

Checklists are different; they consist of steps just as test cases but don’t have any of the fields and content such as type of test case or subsystem, which we find in a test case.

Typically, checklists don’t belong to a specific subsystem or else are more of a general instruction to the tester.

Furthermore, when working with checklists or test cases in ReQtest, bear in mind that you can filter out test cases by a number of parameters (for example, the subsystem concerned, auditor, created by, priority, etc), but you can’t filter out checklists.

A pro of checklists is that they are very easy to create and you can write them rapidly as they are not as complex as a test case, but the downside is that you do not get as much follow up as you can from test cases.

To create a checklist, click on the blue ‘Create checklist’ button on the bottom of the checklist screen, and then proceed to name it, bearing in mind that shorter, concise titles are best so as to be easily scanned.

 

create checklist

edit checklist

Fill in the description of the checklist is required, click ‘Save’, and then add and fill in steps as required on Edit checklist page. You can re-order the steps using the arrows on the right. Save when finished.

add steps to checklist

To watch a video explaining all the above graphically, click here -

Using checklists in ReQtest 

Don’t forget that you can group your test cases and checklist in test runs, and you can read and watch a video showing how to do that here – Execute test cases in ReQtest

About the author: Mark Debono

Mark Debono

Mark is part of ReQtest's international marketing team. He writes all our content including the content you find in our blog and newsletters. He also helps manage our social media profiles. Mark’s goal is to make our blog and newsletters informative, helpful and easy to understand.

2 Comments

  1. [...] test steps in a test case. If you only have a few test steps, you should probably consider making a checklist instead – it’s not worth your while to keep track of a lot of small test cases when a checklist [...]

  2. [...] order”, “check button locations” and “terms are used consistently.” Checklists are now also an important function in ReQtest, and guess what, I use them all the time. Tags: acceptance testing, acceptance tests [...]

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