Aligning Testing Teams across Testing Tools

Pattern name: Test Alignment

About this Pattern

With the introduction of automated testing and the advances in testing tools, software delivery organizations often use multiple testing tools for their QA purposes. One tool may be used for test management, test execution, defect tracking, and reporting, while another is used for automated testing.

This integration pattern flows information between the testing tools to create a consolidated view of defects for collaboration, reporting and analysis.

Integration Pattern Aligning Testing Teams across Testing Tools


  • Improves product quality by seamlessly supporting the use of multiple, specialized testing tools

  • Enables cross-tool reporting on defects  

Artifacts Typically Synchronized

Testing Artifacts

  • Requirements

  • Test Cases

  • Test Results

  • Defects

Example of this Pattern