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Announcing the Top Rated Agile Development Software for 2019

Alan Cooke, Researcher at TrustRadius
Alan Cooke
July 31, 2019
Awards, IT & Development

Announcing the Top Rated Agile Development Software for 2019

We are excited to announce the Top Rated Agile Development Software for 2019! Top Rated awards showcase today’s top-of-the-line products in Agile Development Software based solely on user feedback and satisfaction scores. These awards make the voice of the market the primary decider into the industry’s best products.

Top Rated awards are the most trusted in the industry because they are never influenced by analyst opinion, the vendor’s size, popularity, or status as a TrustRadius customer.

Here are the winners:


JIRA TRScore |

JIRA is a project and task management tool with support for agile development. Each project in JIRA is formed from collections of issues. Issues can be viewed and managed in boards and timelines. Customizable workflows help managers adapt the tool to their needs. To track progress, the software provides several options for real-time reporting. Integrations with version control and build automation tools plug JIRA directly into the development pipeline. Users from midsize companies make up a little over a third (38%) of the JIRA userbase on TrustRadius. Reviewers value JIRA’s customizability for each team’s needs, robust integrations, and powerful search and filter tools.

“Bugs or feature requests are created throughout the whole company and then triaged into actionable tasks. The filter feature on the system dashboard helps a lot in this context…JIRA is a great match for nearly any software development process.”

Verified User | Director | Information Technology and Services Company

Sauce Labs

Sauce Labs TRScore |

Sauce Labs is a cloud-based automated testing platform. It supports agile development with continuous testing services, helping teams validate each iteration of their software. The platform offers access to hundreds of browser and OS combinations for both desktop and mobile applications. Its debugging tools help developers quickly find and fix problems. Test analytics help track trends, measure metrics, and find failure points. Over half (61%) of Sauce Labs users on TrustRadius are from enterprise-level organizations. Its extensive range of test environments, test optimization features, and video logging capability make Sauce Labs a top choice for reviewers.

“Saucelabs has saved us a lot of time when it comes to development testing and actual automation testing or QA. It helps reduce our testing bottleneck and it’s really effective at capturing videos for reviewing or reproducing bugs and other issues.”

Cohen Singh | Developer | Computer Software Company

Congratulations to the winners of the Top Rated Agile Development Software Award!

What is Agile Development Software?

Agile development software aims to support agile processes like eXtreme Programming and Scrum. These methods are designed around short development cycles, continuous delivery, and immediate feedback. When used properly, agile development tools and processes can help software development teams frequently deliver stable updates and adapt to changing requirements. Recently, some non-development teams have adopted agile methods. Agile tools have followed suit, advertising their products’ uses in IT, HR, and portfolio management.

Products in this category commonly offer multiple project views, including scrum boards, kanban boards, and timelines. They often support granular breakdown of features into individual tasks. Most tools also include several methods for measuring development progress, such as burndown and velocity charts. Project managers can assign teams, set dependencies, and send reports to superiors. 

Before going all-in on an agile development solution, ensure that it will be used properly. Stories of poorly-applied agile methods are common. All stakeholders should be trained on the principles, methods, and expectations of the chosen agile method before and during implementation.

Top Rated Criteria

Products included in the 2019 Top Rated Agile Development Software list must have been in the top tier of their category TrustMap as of July 1st, 2019. To qualify for theAgile Development Software Top Rated Award, products must have at least 10 reviews written within the past year, a TRScore of at least 7.5 out of 10, and must receive at least 1.5% of the traffic in their category.  Every reviewer is verified and every review is vetted before publication. Products are plotted on the TrustMap based on end-user data, including users’ likelihood to recommend scores as well as buyer research patterns. To learn more about TrustMaps and Top Rated methodology, check out this page.

About the Author

Alan Cooke, Researcher at TrustRadius
Alan Cooke
Alan attended the University College Dublin where he received his BA and MA in English Literature and Philosophy and he received his MBA from HEC Paris. He has held many roles at various companies including Director of Product Management at HP, Dazel, Inquisite, and Convio. His research interests both at work and outside of work include complex, technical topics (ironically).

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