Documentation and resources


The Test Bed offers rich online documentation for community administrators, test developers and users. Select the documentation you are looking for from the following links.

ITB user guide (organisation users) ITB user guide (organisation administrators) ITB user guide (community administrators) ITB user guide (Test Bed administrators)

Organisation user guide

Organisation users are responsible for executing tests and reporting on behalf of their organisation, using a simplified and largely read-only interface.

Organisation admin guide

Organisation administrators are responsible for defining what an organisation will test for, providing configuration values and managing its users.

Community admin guide

Community administrators are responsible for the setup and monitoring of a community’s testing and the management of its users and their experience.

Test Bed admin guide

The Test Bed administrator is a superuser responsible for the overall administration of a Test Bed instance including managing communities and settings.


ITB guides

Test Bed guides

Focused documentation on specific topics and step-by-step tutorials organised in thematic tracks. Popular guides include:


GITB TDL documentation GITB test services documentation

GITB TDL documentation

Reference documentation for the GITB Test Description Language (TDL), the XML-based language used to define test suites and test cases. The documentation includes also numerous samples and best practices.

GITB services implementation

Documentation for developers implementing custom service extensions to be used standalone or via test cases. Includes numerous samples and instructions on using the Test Bed’s templates to create new services.

Additional resources

The following resources are available to you to complement the online documentation.