How To Write Test Cases In Jira Zephyr

When overseeing a software project, it is crucial to have a reliable testing procedure in place to ensure the final product meets expectations. A highly effective tool for this process is Zephyr for Jira. This blog article will provide instruction on creating test cases using Jira Zephyr.

1. Introducing Zephyr for Jira

Zephyr for Jira is a native application that exists in Jira and brings quality test management capabilities to any Jira project. When Zephyr is used with Jira, teams can manage their software development lifecycle (SDLC) from start to finish, creating and executing test cases without leaving the Jira ecosystem.

2. Writing Your First Test Case

After you’ve installed and set up Zephyr for Jira, you can begin writing test cases. You can follow these steps to get started:

  1. Go to your Jira dashboard and click on “Projects”.
  2. Select the project for which you want to create a test case.
  3. Click on the drop-down menu labeled “More” and select “Test” to create a new test.
  4. Enter the details of your test case. This usually includes things like a summary, description, priority, and other relevant fields.
  5. Click the “Create” button to finish creating your test case.

3. Defining Test Steps

Once you have created a test case, you can define the steps that need to be performed in the test. This is an important part of any test case as it outlines how the test should be conducted. Follow these steps:

  1. Open your test case and go to the “Test Details” tab.
  2. Click on the “Test Steps” field.
  3. Click on the add icon (plus symbol) to add a new test step. You’ll need to fill in the “Step”, “Test Data”, and “Expected Result” fields.
  4. Continue this process until you’ve added all of your test steps, then click “Save”.

4. Executing a Test Case

After you’ve defined your test steps, you can execute your test case. You can do this by following these steps:

  1. Go to your project and click on the “Tests” tab.
  2. Select the test case you want to execute and click on “Execute”.
  3. Choose the version and cycle, then click “Execute”.

Once the test has been executed, you can update the status and add any comments as required. This will give you a clear overview of the test case and its results.


Zephyr for Jira is a powerful tool for managing your testing processes. By following the steps above, you can create, manage, and execute test cases effectively, helping you ensure that your final product is as high-quality as possible. Happy testing!