World Quality Report 2014-15 Australia and New Zealand section provides analysis specific to the results of the research study in Australia and New Zealand. Top Testing trends identified this year are:
  • New initiatives frequently call for new skills and expertise. This year’s research confirms that companies in Australia and New Zealand are investing a higher proportion of their testing budget in human resources than previously. 
  • Companies and other organisations are looking more closely at outsourcing options – the share of in-house-only QA and Testing engagements has decreased from 38% to 34%. 
  • Nine out of 10 respondents state that they use agile methodologies within their organisation, although the analysis finds that many companies are struggling to incorporate QA and Testing elements into their agile projects.