The global events of 2020 have obliged every country to be more outward-looking and business-conscious, but for the United Kingdom, the pressure is perhaps greater. British companies and individuals may disagree about the merits or disadvantages of departure from the European Union, but they all recognize the importance of continuing business success in a post-Brexit, post-COVID world.
This is very much evident in UK responses to this year’s survey. When asked to rate testing and quality assurance (QA) objectives, far and away the most important for British respondents was the contribution to business growth, with 87% of them saying it was essential, against a survey average of 74%. In the field, we see projects of a technological, functional nature being delayed, at the expense of those with a clear business focus. Time to market is also important: detecting software defects before go-live, and speeding up software releases with good quality were rated highly by 81% and 76% of UK survey participants respectively.
Download your copy of the UK pull out of the World Quality Report 2020-21 to learn more about the QA and Testing trends shaping up in the region.