Testing and QA professionals need to keep ahead of developing trends. See where software testing is headed in the next year to stay one step ahead.
In our last news post we shared with you a few trends to watch out for in 2020. Today we will share with you the remaining trends for this year:
1. Performance Engineering
Performance engineering will replace performance testing in 2020. Rather than executing performance test scripts, the focus will be on analysing how all the elements of the system work together. The various elements of the system include performance, security, usability, hardware, software, configuration, business value, and the customer. Performance engineering is all about collaborating and iterating on the items of the highest value and delivering these items quickly to ensure a high-quality product. Performance engineering will help in exceeding customer expectations in 2020.
2. Test Automation
The test automation helps the testing team to focus their time and efforts on creating test cases rather than managing testing needs. Test automation helps to track and manage all testing needs, the types of testing required along with the test coverage. Test automation helps to ensure high-quality software is delivered.
Specialised tools are used to control the execution of tests to compare the actual results against the expected results. Mainly the regression tests which require repetitive actions are automated. Automation tools are used for both functional and non-functional testing.
3. Combining Manual and Automated Testing
More and more quality assurance professionals are using a combination of manual and automated testing approaches to harness the benefits of both as well as to overcome their respective shortcomings. Manual testing is still dominating the testing industry. Although automated testing brings about efficiency in the testing process there are still certain areas such as usability and design which requires manual efforts.
4. Shortening Delivery Cycle
Rapid changes in technologies, platforms, and devices are putting pressure on software development teams to deliver the finished products faster and more frequently. Testing needs to be integrated with development to facilitate delivery. Software organisations are ready to invest more in improving their development and delivery processes by employing the right set of tools. The need for test management tools will increase to match up with shortening delivery cycles.
With shortening delivery cycles, there is a greater need for integration of various elements of product development. To facilitate smart testing and analytics, the data is collected from disparate sources such as requirement management systems, change control systems, task management systems, and test environment. This implicates that there is a need for integrated tools which help in requirement management, task management, bug tracking, and test management. The integrated tool act as a repository of data of different modules that can be shared and used.
To stay ahead of the curve, the QA professionals’ needs to stay updated on the latest testing trends. The only way to be immune to the disruptions in the software industry is to prepare for the future. The above-mentioned software trends will help testers in investing their time and efforts in acquiring the rights skills and tools for 2020 & further.
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