For the UK, Brexit is the biggest news of 2016. It has generated a tremendous amount of uncertainty, with organizations unable to understand its full implications till further clarity emerges out of the current round of political negotiations. As a result a number of large, transformational IT projects are currently on hold. This has impacted the investments being made in QA and Testing as well, a function that has until recently been going through a period of transition in the UK.
More application quality and testing trends in the World Quality Report 2017-18 United Kingdom pullout.