The technology always needs to be updated with time else any business can lose its customers rapidly with the same intensity as it grew earlier. The software testing is no exception as it decides what software ought to work better and succeed and what faults a particular one contains to work on before a third party individual recognizes. The automated testing has been in the current norm lately but there is more into this which has been covered.
Latest Software Testing Trends
1. Open Source: The open source is replacing the closed source with time whether it’s a software or a testing tool. For instance, Windows was a huge hit in the 1990s and 2000s and then Linux suddenly changed everything. Even though Windows’ installation is comparatively easier as well as its UI, Linux didn’t lack behind as its design is very much similar to Windows these days. Moreover, Linux is not prone to viruses in comparison with Windows which is why Linux elevated its popularity with time. Similarly, open source testing tools are currently in trend and will remain for more decades. The reason is free installation and ability to offer source code to get manipulated as per requirement.
2. Agile and DevOps will rule: The term Agile in the field of software development methodologies is based on iterative development in which the requirements and solutions keep on evolving with time via collaboration between cross-functional teams. The Development and Operations are in latest trends which involve automation and monitoring of the whole procedure of a software product while also including the testing, integration, infrastructure management, and so on. It successfully meets the business objectives by increasing the frequency of development and shortening the development cycles.
3. Big Data testing: Lots of people have just heard this term except those who actually work in this field. Since Big data is a collection of huge datasets the traditional computing methods won’t be able to process it. Big data testing requires various tools, techniques, and frameworks in order to process those data. Since Big data is in the future as well, its testing will obviously be there. So, those who are in this field or are yet to choose this stream are sure to flourish.
4. IoT: The Internet of Things connect all the devices, quite literally. Though we have not reached that far, nevertheless there are real-time examples that are successful to some level such as driverless cars, Amazon Go, smart homes, connected cars, etc. Any technology that is in trend also needs to be tested on a regular basis, and the Internet of Things has always been part of that technology.
5. Software Development Engineers in Test (SDET) will be in demand: It is estimated that by the year 2020, being an SDET will be of greater advantage and that will have an extremely promising career in Test Automation.
6. Performance testing to be replaced by performance engineering: Those who work in the IT industry are now realizing that a good user experience is mandatory for a product to get desired success in the market, and for that, the product ought to be outstanding. The Performance testing that was used before used to keep in mind about the real test cases that resembled end users’ query patterns under controlled computing environment. The Performance engineering ensures the non-functional requirements such as throughput, latency, memory use, etc. are met or not, through techniques that are applied throughout the System/Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC).
7. More budget: Since technology is growing as per demands the budget has to increase. It is estimated that the coming years will require to invest nearly 40% in the testing itself in the entire IT budget. This is quite huge but worth the end result as the product needs to be perfect and the software testing tends to ensure that.
The above points enclose the most likely scenario that has either been started or is yet to begin. Sometimes technology in the IT sector becomes unpredictable. A lot of times developers expect the software products/services to launch in the coming weeks or months but then it takes more time than previously expected, resulting in delay. Even after releasing the product to public causes initial troubles as testing may not be able to pinpoint all the faults. But with experience, it is possible to achieve excellence even after initial failure.
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