Test Management for Jira Cloud

Manage Test Cases from a Jira Issue

We’re excited to announce that TM4J, Test Management for Jira, is now part of the SmartBear family. Learn more.

Integration points between Jira and TM4J allow you to view and manage testing efforts, oftentimes without leaving the issue. From a Jira issue, you can link related traceability/coverage items, such as test cases and cycles, and you can view linked testing results at a glance.

Enable/Disable TM4J Notifications in Jira

To enable TM4J information to display in Jira, click the TM4J logo on the Jira issue.

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The Test Management for Jira section appears.

Depending on the linked and related TM4J items, test-related subsections may appear, as well.

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You can disable the TM4J sections on the issue by clicking the Ellipses icon, then Hide Test Management for Jira.

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Traceability/Coverage Links

You can view and access traceability links/info by clicking Traceability in the panel on the right side of the page.

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Click the Create New Test Case (+ icon) in the issue’s Test Management for Jira section, and the Create Test Case screen appears.

Enter your test case information on each of the tabs. (Summaries of each of the tabs are in the latter half of Creating a Test Case.)


The Jira issue is automatically linked on the Traceability tab of the new test case.

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When you’ve added all the information for the new test case, click Save, and the test case, along with its status, appears on the Jira issue.

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Create a Test Case on Another Project

TM4J also gives you the ability to create test cases for a project other than the project from which you’re viewing a Jira issue.

Just click the Dropdown icon in the issue’s Test Management for Jira section of the issue, then click Create Test Case on Another Project.

You’ll be prompted to select a project, then the Create Test Case appears, where you can add your test-case details.

You can define an issue’s test coverage by linking existing test cases to it.

Click the Dropdown icon in the issue’s Test Management for Jira section, then click Add Existing Test Case.

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The selection screen appears, where you can select all of the existing test cases you want to add to the Jira issue.

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After you make your selections, click Add, and the test case links, including the statuses, appear on the Jira issue.

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And, as expected, the links are bi-directional, so not only do the test-case links appear on the Jira issue, but the link to the Jira issue appears on the test case’s Traceability tab.