The 2016 ‘State of Testing” Report is now live in multiple languages

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“Is Manual testing dead?” Although 86% of companies report they use automation, only 25% have significant automation coverage of their testing, as recent worldwide testing survey reveals.

“Is Manual testing dead?” Although 86% of companies report they use automation, only 25% have significant automation coverage of their testing, as recent worldwide testing survey reveals.

With the growing prevalence of Agile testing and the constant demand for quicker releases and better performing applications, it is no wonder that many QA team look to automation in order to meet these market demands. https://hbr.org/2016/05/toward-a-more-agile-future

Automated testing can indeed shorten the QA cycle, saving time and manpower, but there is a time and place for it, and not all testing types can be automated. The question then becomes how to balance manual and automated testing in order to get the best QA coverage and which tool or tools are up for the job. http://bit.ly/AutomationVsManual

As the recent 2016 State of Testing report shows, this balance is a constant challenge for QA teams around the world trying to delivery fast and high quality results that please all project stakeholders: management, development, end-users etc.

The “State of Testing” survey is the largest global online testing survey, aiming to better understand how software testers work and what are the current and the future trends in the Testing and Quality Assurance communities.

Conducted by PractiTest’s QA Intelligence blog and ‘Tea-Time with Testers magazine’, third year running in 2016, with the collaboration of more than 20 Industry leading bloggers, this years’ survey had over 1,000 participants from all around the world.

The State of Testing Report allows testers to understand where they stand in comparison to other members of the testing community, to learn about the latest trends in the industry, get a glimpse at important shifts in technology and methodologies, and even how they compare in terms of salary to testers with similar experience in other geographical locations.

Among some of the interesting findings of the survey are that:

  • Almost 90% of the respondents are working in an Agile or Agile like environment.
  • 86% of respondents companies are using automation as part of their testing approach.
  • Exploratory/Session-Based testing are the most prominent testing approaches with 87% of the respondents.
  • 50% of companies are using test management tools to track their testing.

Versions of the State of Testing Report are currently available in: English, Russian,Spanish, Dutch, and Polish.

Get the full Global State of Testing report at: http://qablog.practitest.com/state-of-testing/

Be first in line to participate and or collaborate in next year’s survey and contribute to the testing community’s knowledge by Subscribing to PractiTest’s QA Intelligence blog at: http://qablog.practitest.com/

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