Software Testing Trends That Dominated 2016
The role of testing is in greater focus than ever before. The highly competitive environment forces app developers to roll out perfect apps rather than fix glitches reactively. The infographic presents the software testing trends that dominated 2016.
Developers and testers are hard-pressed to ensure that the new product they roll out meets:
- Functional requirements
- Performance requirements
- Operate consistently during peak load
- Are device responsive
The online world is daily throwing up challenges to quality assurance professionals and software engineers across the globe who are in constant effort to improve the quality of web, mobile, and other applications. Organizations are researching highly to find out workarounds to reduce time-to-market. Methodologies that save development time and cost are being adopted on a large scale.
Among the many emerging trends, features like agile testing, cloud computing, mobile innovations, IoT testing, micro services, continuous integration, and new browsers are growing at a rapid pace. Testers are increasingly relying on virtualization and containerization to ensure speed. These technologies isolate code for testing, to:
- Boost automation
- Unearth issues quicker
Test automation has also caught on in a big way. More and more enterprises seek end-to-end lifecycle automation. To achieve the end-to-end testing goals, testers are embracing configuration management automation using tools like Chef, Puppet, and Docker. The software testing arena has been the stage to various disruptive trends in 2016. In this infographic, we list down the top 12 trends that dominated the online testing environment in 2016.