How To Enable Xray In Jira

Xray for Jira is a robust tool that transforms Jira into a contemporary and all-inclusive Test Management platform. Xray allows teams to efficiently plan, monitor, and evaluate their testing endeavors directly within Jira. To fully utilize the capabilities of your testing process, we have provided a detailed guide on how to activate Xray in Jira.

Step 1: Install Xray

Before you can enable Xray, you need to install it first. Head over to the Atlassian marketplace and search for ‘Xray Test Management for Jira’. Click ‘Get it now’ to install the app. You’ll need Jira Administrator permissions to do this.

Step 2: Add Xray to Your Project

Once Xray is installed, it’s time to add it to your project. Navigate to your project settings, select ‘Apps’ from the left-hand side menu, and then select ‘Xray’.

Step 3: Configure Xray

In the Xray configuration, you will see different tabs for Test Environments, Custom Fields, Test Statuses, and others. Tailor the settings according to your needs.

<strong>Go to Xray &#8594; Xray Administration &#8594; General Settings.</strong>

You may also want to configure the Issue Type Scheme to include Xray issue types (Test, Test Execution, Test Plan, etc.). This can be done under Project settings → Issue Type Scheme.

Remember, you need to be a Jira Administrator to perform these configurations.

Step 4: Create Your First Test Case

With Xray enabled and configured, you can now start creating test cases. Go to your project and click on ‘Create’ in the top navigation. Select ‘Test’ as the issue type and fill in the necessary details.

Step 5: Execute Your Test Cases

After creating your test cases, it’s time to execute them. You can do this by creating a ‘Test Execution’ issue type. Link it to the relevant test cases and then update the status as you progress through the tests.

Wrapping Up

Enabling Xray in Jira is a simple process that can significantly enhance your software testing efforts. By integrating Xray into your Jira platform, you can manage and track your testing process more effectively and efficiently, leading to higher quality results. Happy testing!