World Quality Report 2014-15 Nordic Region section provides analysis specific to the results of the research study in the Nordic Region. Top Testing trends identified this year are:
This year’s research shows that the share of the overall IT budget allocated to QA and Testing has increased from 22% in 2013 to 26% in 2014, and is projected to reach 30% by 2017, close to the global average.
The share of testing projects carried out exclusively with in-house resources has reduced from 39% in 2013 to 32% in 2014.
Nearly a third (31%) of applications are now hosted in the Cloud – up from 21% in 2013. However, most companies continue to prefer private cloud infrastructure, citing data security and privacy concerns.