We changed our name from IT Central Station: Here's why

IBM Rational Quality Manager vs Inflectra SpiraTest comparison

Cancel
You must select at least 2 products to compare!
Featured Review
Find out what your peers are saying about IBM Rational Quality Manager vs. Inflectra SpiraTest and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
565,304 professionals have used our research since 2012.
Quotes From Members
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use.
Here are some excerpts of what they said:
Pros
"Integration with the other professional tools is a very strong advantage, so that we can have a traceability between the requirements and defects in Rational Team Concert. That's the most important aspect.""The most valuable feature is the RFT because it allows us to automate manual test cases.""It's very reliable as a solution."

More IBM Rational Quality Manager Pros →

"The reporting functionality helps vendors and technical resources identify bugs and issues that need to be addressed. The simple dashboard-style home page makes training end-user testers simple and straightforward. The actual testing UI is VERY straightforward and very intuitive for the end-users that test the system since very often we pull from business and operational users to help test new systems.""The user-friendly features are the most valuable. For example, migration of requirements and migration of test cases and the creation of traceability. You have various reports that you need. The plug-ins that are available to connect with the other tools."

More Inflectra SpiraTest Pros →

Cons
"Currently, the user interface needs to be more user-friendly.""Adding support for uploading a collection of test cases would be a helpful addition.""I think it's fine from a performance perspective but usability is something that needs improvement."

More IBM Rational Quality Manager Cons →

"Migrating is not very easy. It depends on the organization, how efficient and effective the decision-making process is. The plug-ins should be easier and more integrated rather than the user trying to integrate the tools which are more popular, like Jira et al.""The UI for managing test cases, test sets, test runs could be a little more integrated, currently, these feel disjointed at times and confusing. Also, the test steps page needs to display the test steps closer to the top of the UI so as to not have to scroll down to find."

More Inflectra SpiraTest Cons →

report
Use our free recommendation engine to learn which Test Management Tools solutions are best for your needs.
565,304 professionals have used our research since 2012.
Questions from the Community
Ask a question

Earn 20 points

Top Answer: 
Inflectra SpiraTest is flexible. if you are working on a different requirement traceability tool, it is assured are that your transitioning to Inflectra would be very smooth when you switch over to… more »
Ranking
15th
Views
1,279
Comparisons
798
Reviews
3
Average Words per Review
450
Rating
7.7
5th
Views
1,101
Comparisons
789
Reviews
2
Average Words per Review
767
Rating
10.0
Comparisons
Also Known As
Rational Quality Manager
SpiraTest, Spira
Learn More
Overview
IBM Rational Quality Manager is a collaborative hub for business-driven software and systems quality across virtually any platform and type of testing. This software helps teams share information seamlessly, use automation to accelerate project schedules and report on metrics for informed release decisions. Rational Quality Manager helps quality assurance teams collaborate by sharing project information and status updates seamlessly so team members can synchronize teamwork throughout the lifecycle. It helps them automate by reducing labor-intensive activities to accelerate project schedules. In addition, it helps them govern by understanding and reporting on project metrics enabling accurate, reliable and timely release decisions.
SpiraTest is an integrated Requirements and Quality Management solution that manages your project's Requirements, Test Cases, Releases, Defects and Issues in one environment, with complete traceability throughout. After defining your project's requirements, you generate the test cases and test steps that validate the functionality. The test execution modules allows users to run through the tests, logging defects/issues as they go. SpiraTest is Fully Web-Based. Free 30-Day Trial.
Offer
Learn more about IBM Rational Quality Manager
Learn more about Inflectra SpiraTest
Sample Customers
Ehrhardt, Cisco Systems, Anadolu Hayat Emeklilik, CareCore National, ItaÒ BBA, Barr
- Morningstar - Deutsch Bank - Sopra Group - Booz Allen & Hamilton - UBS - US Government
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company30%
Comms Service Provider15%
Manufacturing Company10%
Financial Services Firm8%
REVIEWERS
Insurance Company20%
Marketing Services Firm20%
Manufacturing Company10%
Comms Service Provider10%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company33%
Comms Service Provider19%
Government9%
Healthcare Company5%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business13%
Midsize Enterprise38%
Large Enterprise50%
REVIEWERS
Small Business26%
Midsize Enterprise48%
Large Enterprise26%
Find out what your peers are saying about IBM Rational Quality Manager vs. Inflectra SpiraTest and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
565,304 professionals have used our research since 2012.

IBM Rational Quality Manager is ranked 15th in Test Management Tools with 3 reviews while Inflectra SpiraTest is ranked 5th in Test Management Tools with 2 reviews. IBM Rational Quality Manager is rated 7.6, while Inflectra SpiraTest is rated 10.0. The top reviewer of IBM Rational Quality Manager writes "Has good integration with the other professional tools but usability needs improvement ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Inflectra SpiraTest writes "User friendly with ease of testing requirements management, migration from other tools and als othe integration with other testing tools". IBM Rational Quality Manager is most compared with Micro Focus ALM Quality Center, TestRail by Gurock, Tricentis qTest, Adaptavist Test Management for Jira and Micro Focus LoadRunner Cloud, whereas Inflectra SpiraTest is most compared with Jira, Micro Focus ALM Quality Center, TestRail by Gurock, Microsoft Azure DevOps and Tricentis qTest. See our IBM Rational Quality Manager vs. Inflectra SpiraTest report.

See our list of best Test Management Tools vendors.

We monitor all Test Management Tools reviews to prevent fraudulent reviews and keep review quality high. We do not post reviews by company employees or direct competitors. We validate each review for authenticity via cross-reference with LinkedIn, and personal follow-up with the reviewer when necessary.