Test Automation Increases 85%|
February 9, 2017
study has found an 85% jump in Test Automation across industries to keep
pace with the evolving technology landscape. The study, titled ‘State of
Quality 2016’ was conducted over a period of nine months by Wipro’s
Testing Services practice using analytical tools, with the objective of
identifying distinct patterns and key trends in software testing. The
study also found that nearly 73% of all performance testing comprises of
the testing of web applications.
• Performance Engineering
• Test Environment and Data Management
• End Customer Experience (Mobile Applications)
• Quality Engineering
• Automation leads the way: The study found an 85% increase in Test Automation over a two-year period across all industry domains. This growth is fueled by easily accessible Open Source tools in the market today.
• Web applications dominate performance testing: With increasing digitization of businesses, Web Applications dominate amongst the platforms that require performance testing - nearly 73% of all performance testing comprises of the testing of web applications.
• Waning interest in performance engineering: Performance engineering (PE) ensures performance-driven development throughout the Software development life-cycle and not just during the Testing phase (Performance Testing). A significant observation in this sphere is that only 30% of client organizations demonstrate a keen interest in Performance Engineering and have the talent to realize the benefits of Automation Process Management tools. This low absorption is due to expensive set of tools, lack of skilled talent, and late introduction of Performance Testing in the systems development life cycle.
• No real life hacks for Test
Environment and Test Data Management: Virtualization, mobile and cloud
have impacted Test Environment Management (TEM) and Test Data Management
(TDM) in a major way in the last decade. Most organisations find it
challenging to adapt to these in addition to constantly evolving
business requirements. As a result, the number of defects in testing
engagements have gone up to nearly 13% due to software test environment
issues; fixing these takes up 28% of the testing team’s effort.
• End Customer Experience indicates the need for increased investments in quality engineering and testing: An analysis of Social Media feedback on 30 mobile applications across North America and Europe, from the retail and banking domains, highlighted that 59% end users are dissatisfied with their applications for reasons of stability, interoperability, and usability. Banking app users in Europe had concerns regarding the security of the application. These indicate the increasing need for quality engineering and testing.
• Increasing focus on Quality Engineering: Software testing is increasingly moving from defect detection to defect prevention. Consequently, 66% of organizations currently use Software Developers in Test (SDET) in conjunction with traditional testers on all projects, ensuring quality development and prevent defects right from inception. This signifies a shift towards quality engineering - the management, development, operation and maintenance of IT systems and enterprise architectures with high quality standards.