International Software Quality Institute

ISTQB® Worldwide Software Testing Practices Report 2017 – 2018

ISTQB® Worldwide Software Testing Practices Report 2017 – 2018

2018-11-28T10:09:15+00:00November 28th, 2018|iSQI, ISTQB Syllabus, Selenium, Software Testing|

More than 2,000 people from 92 countries responded to the latest ISTQB Worldwide Software Testing Practices Survey that covers several topics, ranging from organizational and budgetary aspects, to techniques/ processes/ tools, through skills and competencies. We think it provides useful information for all the professionals involved in the testing market, as well as direction for the further evolution of the ISTQB® scheme.

The most significant findings from ISTQB® Effectiveness Survey 2017-2018

  • Main improvement areas in software testing are test automation, knowledge about test processes, and communication between development and testing.
  • Top five test design techniques utilized by software testing teams are use case testing, exploratory testing, boundary value analysis, checklist based, and error guessing.
  • Trending topics for the software testing profession in near future will be test automation, agile testing, and security testing.
  • New technologies or subjects that are expected to affect software testing in near future are security, artificial intelligence, and big data.
  • Non-testing skills expected from a typical tester are soft skills, business/domain knowledge, and business analysis skills.

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