The Evolution of Testing Maturity: From Defect Discovery to Test Transformation It might appear that Testing and Quality Assurance (QA) has remained fairly constant in its structure and outputs over time, but in fact, beneath the surface, it has been quietly advancing and slowly but clearly repositioning itself to add greater value, relevance and assurance to the business.

Testing is adapting to the changing demands of the business, with an evolution over a number of quite distinct stages of maturity. In many organizations, Testing and QA is evolving into a discipline that has the structures and focus not only to transform itself, but also to have a significant impact beyond its own ‘boundaries’ to the whole solution development lifecycle.