Test case management is one of the most important activities performed by a Quality Assurance (QA) team. Test case management tasks include test case creation, updating, and maintenance. Whether these tasks can be completed comfortably and productively depends on your test case structure. The ability to properly organize and group test cases is a fundamental requirement for a test case management tool.
Almost all popular standalone test management tools organize test cases into a tree structure. TestRay also organizes test cases into a tree structure with 'Test Suite' approach in Jira.
Manage test cases in 'Test Suite'
Test suite organizes test cases into a tree structure:
Add Sub Suite: It will create a subtest suite from the current one, it helps user creating a structure for test cases.
Add Test Case: It takes you to 'Create Issue' screen, once the test case creation is done, the test case will present in the test suite from which you started test case creation. Start your test case creation from test suite to build test case structure at the very beginning.
Link Test Case: It will link any existing test case/s to the test suite, it helps user building test case structure after the test case is created.
Move or Copy (Sub Suite): It will move or copy a test suite with its test case associations and hierarchy information to a new location, the new location could either be in same 'Test Suite' or other 'Test Suite' existed in the project.
Move or Copy (Test Cases): It allows user selecting multiple test cases from multiple test suites, and then move or copy these test cases to a new location. The new location could either be in same 'Root Test Suite' or other 'Root Test Suite' that exists in the project.
Delete (Sub Suite): It will delete a test suite with its test case associations and hierarchy information, or delete a single test case from a sub suite. Please note that it only deletes the linkage, the test case issues still stay in Jira project.
Delete (Test Case): It will delete a single test case from a sub suite. Please note that it only deletes the linkage, the test case issues still stay in Jira project.
Drag & Drop Test Case: It will move the test case to a new location, to make sure the test case is located in the right location in the test suite.