Test management with TrafficLights


This module is part of Tuleap Entreprise. It might not be available on your installation of Tuleap.

TrafficLights is the test management solution provided by Tuleap. It aims at providing a simple and easy way to deal with test campaigns.

TrafficLights features:

  • Create and maintain test case definitions
  • Create test campaigns as a collection of test cases
  • Follow test executions (Not run, passed, failed, blocked)
  • Realtime update for concurrent test execution by team


Here are the main concepts with TrafficLights

  • Test Case: it’s the description of something to test. The definition is meant to be re-used
  • Test Campaign: a collection of Test Case to run.
  • Test Execution: it’s the execution of one Test Case in the context of a Test Campaign
  • Environment: a given Test Excecution can run in different contexts (Same test but different setup)

Test Case, Test Campaign and Test Execution are 3 different trackers. Environment is a property of “Test execution”.


TrafficLights is stable and used since 1.5 year at Enalean for all Tuleap releases without any issues. However some parts can be better integrated inside TrafficLights and you might need to go into trackers to configure things.

Run a Test Campaign

The welcome screen of TrafficLights lists all active Test Campaigns with a quick overview of the overall progress and the ability to access the test list.

TrafficLights home page

By hitting “Test list” you will see the list of tests proposed in the given campaign.

In the following figure, the user selected a test that “Passed”.

TrafficLights test list

Tests can have following status:

  • Not run, this is the default
  • Passed, the test was successful
  • Failed, the test lead to an error
  • Blocked, the test cannot be run

One can switch from one state to another (a test can be “Not run” then “Passed”, re-switched to “Not run” because tester didn’t get what was described to finish by “Faild”).

Tuleap will record the time taken for each test. It works this way:

  • It starts as soon as you load the test definition.
  • It ends when you hit one of the action buttons.

Time is not yet used in the interface, it’s only recorded for a futur usage. You can see the value and make your own computation from the “Test Execution” tracker.

Example of test failure:

TrafficLights test fail

Modify or create tests

You can create tests directly inside the “Test Case” tracker, it means that you benefit of all tracker power for artifact creation:

  • Create one after another
  • Import from CSV
  • Import via REST
  • Import via XML

You can also directly create tests in campaigns, this is convenient if you don’t already have a base of tests or if you want to create test.

TrafficLights test edition

You can also edit the test directly from the interface.

The test you create or you edit are automatically updated in the test campaign and will be re-usable in a following campaign.

Create a Test Campaign

From the home page of the service, there is “New campaign” button that will open the Campaign creation screen.

TrafficLights test creation

You need to give a name to your campaign and select which environment you want to test. You need to select at least one environment and this will make a new tab appear. When you click on the tab, you get the list of tests and select them.

TrafficLights test selection

A given Test Case can be selected for several environments. Once you have selected all the Test Cases you want to run for a campaign, you can click on “Create campaign”.


As of today the campaing creation is a bit rustic, you need to select all the tests in all environments before hiting “Create campaign”.

Once the campaign is created it’s possible to add test that were forgotten but it’s a bit teadious. You will need to create artifacts by hand in trackers and link them properly.