How To Execute Test Cases In Jira Xray

Testing plays a vital role in the software development process. Jira Xray offers a fantastic solution for teams to track their testing activities within the Jira framework. This blog will guide you on how to carry out test cases using Jira Xray.

What is Jira Xray?

Xray is a complete Test Management tool for Jira. It is a full-featured app that does not require any other software in order to run. It enables you to plan, execute, and measure your testing efforts efficiently and effectively.

Executing Test Cases in Jira Xray

Executing test cases in Jira Xray involves a series of steps. Let’s break it down:

1. Create a Test Case

First things first, you need to create a new test case. To do this, navigate to the “Create” button on your Jira dashboard and select “Test” from the issue dropdown. Fill in the necessary details and click on “Create”.

2. Writing Test Steps

After creating a new Test Case, you need to write down the test steps. Here’s a simple example of how you can do it:

Step: Login to the application
Data: Username and password
Expected Result: User should be able to login successfully

You can add as many test steps as necessary by clicking on the “Add Step” button.

3. Creating a Test Execution

After writing the test steps, you need to create a Test Execution. This is the instance where you will run your test case. To do this, go to the “Test Execution” tab of your Test Case and click on “Create Test Execution”.

4. Executing the Test Steps

Once the Test Execution has been created, you can now execute the test steps. Go to the Test Execution issue and click on the “Execute” button for each step. After executing a step, you can then set the status of the step to Pass, Fail, or Blocked based on the result of the execution.

5. Updating the Test Execution Status

After all the test steps have been executed, the status of the Test Execution should be updated. You can set it to Pass, Fail, or Blocked based on the overall result of the test execution.


Executing test cases in Jira Xray is straightforward and efficient. It provides a systematic approach to managing testing efforts, leading to improved quality assurance and better software delivery. Happy testing!