World Quality Report 2017-18: North America

Quality assurance and testing trends: North America

  • The most noticeable trends in QA and Testing today relate to the increasing adoption of agile and DevOps and the resulting de-centralization of certain types of testing, challenges with regard to test data and test environment management and the perceived shortage of QA and Testing professionals with the skills and experience required by current paradigms
  • 90% respondents in the US and 69% in Canada have seen an increase in the proportion of the IT budget being spent on QA and Testing over the last four years
  • The increasing focus on speed and time-to-market is giving rise to hybrid QA organizations, where the digital side of operations is being de-centralization, while operations based on legacy systems are being centralized with a Testing Center of Excellence (TCOE)

The World Quality Report (WQR) is the only global report analyzing application quality and testing trends across multiple industries in 32 countries.

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