In last year’s report, we saw that the traditional IT markets of Spain, Italy and Portugal were poised on the threshold of a massive change. This year, we see the impact of these changes on QA and Testing practices across the region. There are signs of a growing alignment between IT and business, with objectives such as enhancing customer experience and improving time-tomarket assuming primary importance. There is also an increasing adoption of trends such as agile, DevOps and automation. In addition, the industry is also struggling with challenges around security, data privacy, test strategy and a shortage of adequately skilled resources.

More application quality and testing trends in the World Quality Report 2017-18 Southern Europe pullout.