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Creating test plans can take lots of time and can be difficult to build. A new UK-based startup aims to make the test case creation process smoother. TestLodge offers the ability to create and manage test cases and the test plans and runs that are part of the overall test cases.
In my tests, the service loaded very fast and accepted my results in a rapid manner. When you create an account, you select a URL for use with the service — similar to using the 37Signals services. Your customers and colleagues use this new URL to login to the system to create, manage and execute the test plans.
Pricing for TestLodge ranges from $12 – $99/month and there is also a very limited free plan. TestLodge is using the new payment startup Chargify and Paypal for payment processing.
Founder Scott Sherwood is based in the UK and built the site for £300 using Ruby on Rails. Not sure I would push how cheaply the site was developed for as the service looks good and you don’t want customers to worry that the site has nothing behind it. I would stick with something simple like “we are bootstrapping the TestLodge service” and then perhaps in an interview bring up the actual development costs.
But what do I know – Digg was apparently built for $2k and with a $10/hour programmer.