Test Management for Jira Cloud

Test Player

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

The Test Player is where actual testing occurs and is tracked within Test Management for Jira. Regardless of how many test cases you want to execute, the Test Player is where the fun happens.

Launch the Test Player (Run Tests)

Test executions are completed in the Test Player via test cycles. A test cycle can contain as few or as many test cases as you wish.

From the Cycles view, you can launch the Test Player in two ways.

  • Select a test cycle, then click Run.

  • Click a test cycle’s key or name link.

These options allow you to begin testing or continue testing.

Track Your Progress

To improve the accuracy of your planning, the Test Player tracks testing estimates and actual testing time.

Time summaries appear at both the test-cycle level as well as at the test-case level.


Click play to begin testing. The test-execution timer begins to run.

You can also enter testing time manually by clicking the ellipses button, entering the hours and minutes (hh:mm), and clicking Save.


The status of the test case updates as you input test-script results.

Group Tests

The group-by option in the Test Player allows you to filter and reorganize tests into more useful views.

Click the Group By dropdown to select from available grouping options.


The test cases restructure to give you a better sense of the data you’re looking for. For example, this set of test cases is grouped by status: