World Quality Report 2013-14

As a result of rising customer expectations, organizations invest more in Testing to get the quality of their applications ‘right first time’. The report uncovers the latest trends in Quality Assurance and Testing.

About the World Quality Report

We’re pleased to bring you the fifth edition of the World Quality Report, co-sponsored by Capgemini, Sogeti and HP. It examines the current state of application quality and testing practices across the globe, as well as emerging trends that may affect the future of testing within the next two years.

The Latest Trends in Application Quality Assurance and Testing

This year’s report reveals these key findings:
  • QA functions are becoming structurally more mature – the number of organizations with a fully functional TCOE increased from 6% in 2012 to 19% in 2013
  • Organizations continue to increase the proportion of their IT budgets for Testing – from 18% in 2012 to 23% in 2013
  • QA teams are still engaged too late in the application development lifecycle, which contributes to the increase of testing’s share within IT budgets to manage operational and quality inefficiencies
  • Rise of Mobile Testing as a key discipline: 55% organizations now carry it out compared to 31% last year
  • Organizations face challenges in managing test environments and creating test data – 16% of testing projects are executed with data created ‘as we go', up from 5% in 2012

About the Report

The World Quality Report is the result of ongoing collaboration between Capgemini, Sogeti and HP Software. The report is based on telephone interviews with 1,500 CIOs, IT directors/managers, VP of applications and quality assurance directors/managers across 25 countries.
 
The World Quality Report is the only major global research study and expert commentary for Application Quality Assurance and Testing that covers the following:
Now you can find out how your Testing practice compares to that of your peers by answering a subset of questions from the survey carried out for the World Quality Report 2013-14. Download myWQR2013 for iPad to complete the questionnaire and see how you benchmark.
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