At the same time, a majority of respondents stated that a key challenge to them is the lack of professional test expertise in agile teams. This points to challenges in achieving true cross-functionality in organizations that put a high emphasis on developer-type skillsets in their agile teams, which typically lack the testing background to design test approach and test suites efficiently.
In a country as business-oriented and as quality-driven as this, it’s no surprise to see that the factors mentioned as most essential this year were the contribution to business outcomes; ensuring end-user satisfaction; making testing smarter and more automated; and detecting software defects before go-live. After witnessing a strong push for introducing agile methods into IT delivery, we are now witnessing a push to include further testing and QA good practices and knowhow, potentially from expertise outside their organization.
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