How To Add Xray Plugin In Jira

If you utilize Jira for project management, there are multiple plugins available to enhance its capabilities. The Xray plugin is one such example.

Xray is a complete, full-featured Atlassian verified test management add-on for Jira. It’s a solution to support software quality assurance – from test design to test execution and reporting. The seamless integration with Jira, along with features like native support for Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD) and Spec by Example, make Xray an excellent addition to any Jira project.

In this blog, we’ll guide you through the process of adding the Xray plugin to your Jira software.


Before you start, make sure that:

  • You have Jira Software installed and running.
  • You have administrator rights on your Jira instance.

Step-by-step Guide

Step 1: Navigate to the Atlassian Marketplace

Log into your Jira instance as an admin. Click the admin dropdown and choose Add-ons. The Find new add-ons screen loads.

Step 2: Find the Xray Plugin

Locate Xray Test Management for Jira. There are two ways how you can find this add-on:

  • Use the search box – type “Xray” and press Enter.
  • Use the categories on the right – click “Testing” and locate Xray on the list of available plugins.

Step 3: Install the Xray Plugin

Click on Free trial to install the plugin. You can later purchase the plugin or the trial version will convert to a limited free version once the trial period is over.

Step 4: Confirm the Installation

Click Accept & Install to confirm the installation. Wait for the installation process to finish.

Step 5: Check the Installation

After the installation, navigate to Manage add-ons. Find Xray on the list of installed plugins to ensure the plugin has been successfully installed.

// Example of checking the installed plugin
// Navigate to Manage add-ons
// Find Xray in the list of installed plugins


With this, you’ve successfully added the Xray plugin in Jira! Now, you can utilize this full-featured test management tool to further enhance your project management capabilities. Keep exploring its features for maximum benefits. Happy project managing!