Adding new test suites to test plans

In the Test Suites section of a test plan, you can create a new test suite.


  1. Open an existing test plan or create a new one.
  2. From the test plan table of contents, click Test Suites.
  3. Click the Add New Test Suites icon (Create test suite) to open the New Test Suites window.
  4. Type a name for the new test suite.
  5. Type a description of the test suite.
  6. Assign a numerical value for the relative weight of the test case.

    How you assign the weight value can be determined using different criteria, such as importance to test effort or the relative complexity of the test suite. For example, a test suite that is assigned a weight of 100, could be twice as important or complex as a test suite that has an assigned weight of 50. The weight should not be used as a measurement of time. If you are intending to measure the time that is assumed to be required for the test suite then use the Estimate field.

  7. Select a test suite template.
  8. Under Category, select a Function, Test Phase, Theme, and Type.

    You can use these attributes to organize your test cases into various groups that can later be sorted. Your team is free to define these attributes any way that makes sense.

  9. Click OK.

    The new test suite is added to the test plan. Repeat these steps to create and add multiple test suites to the test plan.

  10. Save the changes to the test plan.


The test suites are created and added to the test plan.

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