The Future of Testing: Where do Testers spend their time?
TechWell, IBM, uTest, and keynote partnered on a survey to explore where today’s testers are spending their time, what obstacles they most often encounter, and where they think their attention should be focused.
There are references available on the Internet that discuss where testers’ attention—test related or not—is required but many of these resources are based on anecdotes or derived from discussions the author has had with a small number of testers.
Purpose: Our goal was to create a data-driven report analyzing where testers are really spending their time and discovering where they think their time is best utilized.
Other topics covered in our survey and resulting report include:
- How release cycles have changed in the past few years
- How frequently and what types of tests are being automated
- How testers handle defects and delays
- What non-testing activities are vying for testers’ time
- What investments are being made in mobile testing Timeframe: The survey was conducted in April 2014 by TechWell.
Participants: TechWell surveyed 250 software testing professionals from six continents, with 63% of respondents reporting North America as the headquarters of their organization. Forty percent of respondents are test managers or test leads, and 89% of respondents have six or more years of testing experience.
Please read the attached whitepaper.