About Quality Center (QC) and QuickTest Professional (QTP):
Quality Center is a comprehensive test management tool which is a web-based repository for all testing assets. As mentioned it is a web-based tool and supports high level communication and association among various stakeholders (Business Analyst, Developers, Testers etc.). It help in driving a more effective and efficient global application-testing process. Click here if you want to install Quality center 11 aka Application Lifecycle Management (ALM)
QuickTest Professional (QTP) is an automated functional testing tool. It is pivotal in the areas of smoke/sanity tesing, regression testing, functional testing and other testing areas.
Automation Tools like QTP, Win Runner and Load Runner can be integrated with Quality Center. You can also create reports and graphs for Analysis and Tracking for Test processes.To ensure comprehensive testing of your application, you typically must create and run many tests. HP QC can help you organize and control the tetsting process. In this article, you will learn how to integrate QTP with QC following HP best practices. Designing the integration and setting up QC for integration provide keys to success.
Top 5 advantages of integrating QTP with QC:
· Mapping manual test cases to automation
· Version tracking of automation suite
· Scheduling of test suite from QC
· QTP resource storage
· One repository of the entire automation reusable framework
Now the integration…
The following are the Key points to understand in this area are:
· Add-in requirement
· Configuration required
· Connecting to QC Project from QTP
These points are discussed in detailed in this article: ‘How to integrate Quality Center (QC) & QuickTest Professional (QTP)? Part 2’