In this age of digital transformation, testing is more than just a step or phase in the software development life cycle; it is an integral process that runs parallel to development. In the past few years, the testing industry has witnessed significant scaling due to the introduction of advanced technology. With the increasing application of artificial intelligence and automation, there were a few areas that successfully took testing to the next level, such as adoption of DevOps practices, tools, and applications, and test automation for web applications.
According to Technavio's study on the Global Software Testing System Integration Market 2015-2019 , the testing industry will see a growth at a CAGR of 14.6% through 2019. Large enterprises will prioritise improvement initiatives with a focus on faster delivery and quality, which makes it imperative for them to introduce advanced testing methods to foster significant growth. In an earlier post, we looked at some of the factors that a tester or developer need to consider while using a test management tool. As technology continues to evolve, specialized testing skills are in demand. The software industry will relentlessly put in effort to shorten release schedules and the finding more time for testing.
Here are some of the software testing trends that the rest of 2018 will witness:
Continual adoption of DevOps: More organizations will employ DevOps practices across the enterprise with growing emphasis on automation and integration. Vendors will introduce more tools to support automated testing and continuous integration.
Increasing number of open source tools: More companies are opting for open source tools that are inexpensive and at the same time will offer support and ease of use.
Emerging importance of integration: Test automation and test management tools, like synapseRT for Atlassian Jira, will offer integration features with various DevOps and agile toolsets and test environments, for smarter decision-making with regard to software testing and quality, and shortening testing and delivery time.
Different types of testing methods become popular: Digital testing will become more popular as companies see the value it adds to customer experience; static and dynamic security testing is imperative today with IoT and the increasing need to secure applications; cloud-based testing for web-based applications is another increasing trend with the use of real web traffic to also check performance and scalability; mobile application testing will continue to gain popularity along with Big Data testing.
Combining manual and automated testing: This trend will continue through the next few years with testing strategies that will leverage from both manual and automated approaches.
Analytics gains importance: With the increase in artificial intelligence and machine learning practices, intelligent test automation technologies and tools will emerge for smarter analytics to diagnose defects, test cases, test data, reusing test scripts, and overall performance and quality.
Increasing application of API testing processes: Independent testers will be responsible for API and services testing to help reduce time to market and improve software quality.
Join us at TechWell StarEAST 2018 Conference
In the wake of discussing about testing trends, we would like to remind you that Go2Group will be at one of the biggest software testing conferences on April 29-May 4 in Hyatt Regency, Orlando, FL. We would love to meet you at the TechWell StarEAST 2018 Conference, and discuss everything about testing!
We know how challenging testing is in today's scenario. The pressure to vet software to make sure it is market ready is increasingly becoming complex and tricky, and vendors are not making it easy by providing a myriad of multifunctional test management solutions.
If you decide to attend the event, make the most of six days of action-packed activities.
- Drop by our booth, #209, to learn about the increasing importance of testing in DevOps.
- Our team of experts will engage you, understand your challenges, and provide insights into how synapseRT, a powerful test management tool within Jira, can help you achieve business agility.
- Get some cool takeaways as well
Watch out for an interesting session titled “Choosing Integrated Test Management and Requirements Traceability Solution in Jira” by Vladimir Belorusets, Director of QA at Bluescape, a Go2Group customer, and gain practical insights on the benefits of using a test management tool like synapseRT within Jira in a complex and challenging business environment. It is scheduled from 11:15 AM to 12:15 PM on May 3.
Don't forget to use our priority code S18VE7 to get $200 off registration.
And before you go, here's a little something just for you! Checkout our white paper on Beyond Simple Automation — The Impact Testing has on DevOps, and learn about how a test management tool for DevOps enables continuous delivery.
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