Zephyr has released the annual “How the World Tests” report, which includes the findings on the current state and future of software testing. According to the report, under-developed skills in automation and fragmented testing processes are the core factors affecting faster and more accurate software deployments.
While 45 percent of respondents named education as the primary obstruction, a quarter of them identified that proper lack of tools and unclear processes as setbacks.
The 2016 “How the World Tests” report includes 1000 responses from IT professionals in industries such as healthcare, retail, government, education, transportation, manufacturing and financial services. The report surveyed developers, directors and managers in more than 100 countries to identify trends within the testing community.
Commenting on the “How the World Tests” report, Scott Johnson, CEO of Zephyr disclosed that the report is a benchmark for IT teams in companies of all sizes.
Testing teams in a breadth of industries face the same issues in deploying tools and providing internal training fast enough to meet the needs of continuous software deployment. Based on our report, investments in these two areas in 2017 will enable critical automated testing to perfect the agile workflow and deploy software faster to meet consumer demand for updates in innovative technology.
The report reveals the fact that automated testing is more prevalent in enterprise organizations. However, 45 percent of those employees lack critical skill sets needed to deliver continuously. Nearly 35 percent of all respondents ranked the lack of automation testing as the biggest obstacle to agile adoptions.
In a statement released to the press, Hamesh Chawla, VP of Engineering at Zephyr added that the World Tests allows the entire testing community to examine our progress over the last year.
IT teams want to speed up deployment of new software to meet demand. Companies should increase employee education investments in order to fine-tune the most efficient automated tests that work for any software they develop.
The report states that 22 percent identified missing tool sets or a support deficit within the current process as preventers to automated testing. Nearly 13 percent of companies said that they struggle with what to automate and what to manually test, creating roadblocks to deployment. This includes companies in small to enterprise level segments.
During the survey, Zephyr identified that 70 percent of smaller companies follow an agile methodology. Moreover, 30 percent make use of automated testing in deployments frequently.
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