As businesses are heading towards digitalization, software development industry is becoming more technically advanced with embracing latest technologies. It is aiming to deliver high-class software products and services to their clients/customers. Due to the development of innovative and complex products, software product testing is rapidly finding its application and strategical importance in different phases of software development life cycle.
According to the latest research conducted by the product testing companies in New Jersey, it is revealed that the demand for product testing is expected to increase by 15% this year. Today businesses are intended to stay competitive in terms of performance and security. Also, testers are struggling to resolve issues imposed by new technologies, consequently resulted in the huge adoption of automation testing and other technologies which are largely shaping this IT industry.
Here, we are outlining a few latest trends evolving out for software product testing. It would be interesting to analyze that how leveraging these trends can help enterprises as well as testing professionals to strategize their product testing services.
Big Data & Analytics Testing Will Reveal Their Potential:
Today, Big data and analytics have manifested their potential to the organizations due to their capability of offering valuable insights on critical business aspects. However, majorities of the companies have already made investments in Big Data, it is further expected to grow more than $210 billion by the year 2020.
For this reason, companies would need to strategize around Big Data testing to test big chunks of data availed from various sources. To maintain the integrity of the data, companies would require high analytical techniques, tools, and frameworks, so surely it is going to take a huge leap this year.
Agile and Continuous Integration Will Remain Essential:
Since agile development methodology facilitates flexibility and transparency across various processes, organizations are considering to invest in agile testing.
Also, with implementing continuous integration (CI), developers can automatically integrate their code into a shared repository. Plus, they can easily identify bugs during the iteration and can rectify it at the primary developmental stage. This way, agile and CI ensures customer's requirements by delivering a high-quality product at a rapid speed.
DevOps Adoption Will Rule The Industry:
Majority of the companies have already invested in DevOps and it is going to increase continuously since DevOps provides the benefits of cross-functional skills leading to faster recovery, more deployments, and low failure rates. Therefore, chances are, that IT industries can soon have an extensive in-house team of developers and testers.
Mobile & Cloud-based testing Will Become Advance:
Today, the market is flooded with smartphones sales majorly due to the advent of mobile applications. Researches have revealed that till now users have downloaded around 300 billion apps which ultimately has generated a revenue of $78billion.
The amazing growth of smartphones and the mobile app approval process will keep mobile testing as a crucial aspect of testing strategies. Also, since industries are focusing on delivering seamless user experience for mobile devices, the requirement of mobile testing will constantly increase.
Besides this, cloud computing will also grow majorly due to providing cost-efficient business solutions. In fact, by 2020, it is expected that cloud will hugely affect critical business decisions worth about a trillion dollars. Also, industries will migrate many new testing practices such as- like DevOps testing, mobile app testing etc. to the cloud. Possibly, container-based solutions will gain more importance than virtual machines.