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Key Takeaway from Forrester and Tricentis research, “The Definitive Software Quality Metrics For Agile+DevOps

Have you ever sat down to wonder what it takes to be a good leader in Agile and DevOps? Forrester and Tricentis shared a fascinating report this past month on “The Definitive Software Quality Metrics For Agile+DevOps”. The report presents the idea that most leaders in Agile and DevOps perform certain key testing practices, while the ones that don’t perform them fall behind. The big takeaway from the research is how you, as a company, can perform better and faster at the highest quality and advance your software testing framework.

“Firms that rely on manual testing are more than twice as likely to report that testing is a bottleneck (59%), compared to those that don’t (26%).”

Automation is Forrester’s answer. Manual testing isn’t extinct quite yet. There are still small roles to be played, but as it turns out, “firms that rely on manual testing are more than twice as likely to report that testing is a bottleneck (59%), compared to those that don’t (26%).” The research proves that end-to-end test automation these days is no longer just a trend – it is the best way to excel in our competitive culture. There is no greater threat than losing your potential and current customers due to insufficient software or website functionality. Declare no more bottlenecks and accept the idea that automation has become the new way of life, here in the testing world.

Achieve continuous delivery and integration success

“72% of firms agree that testers are critical to continuous delivery success.”

It is time to take a deeper look at the stats. Forrester conducted their online research through a survey of over 600 respondents. They found that many of the leading firms in agile and DevOps are working closely with their respective testing teams. It was mentioned that software testers are an obvious factor in the success of continuous delivery and integration. Forrester proves that “72% of firms agree that testers are critical to continuous delivery success.”. It is proven that the firms/companies that are aware of this factor are also the ones who are advancing in agile and DevOps practices.

The research goes on to mention other key factors that advance a company’s success framework. Factors such as:

  • Setting up and correctly executing budget testing while focusing on improving your testing teams’ skills. This will all lead to the efficient execution of agile and DevOps practices through the organization
  • Execute a continuous testing framework to stay ahead of the demand for faster releases
  • Include testers in the continuous delivery practice
  • Automate end-to-end functional testing
  • Shift-left testing

End-to-end automation testing

“Over half (53%) of firms that follow Agile+DevOps best practices consider automating the software quality process CRITICAL, compared to just 27% of other firms.”

Let’s dive into the automation solution. The research is clear – firms that follow agile and DevOps best practices are the ones that combine, implement, and follow the two trends to the tee. The way to do this is with automation. Automating your software framework is a necessary action to take; “over half (53%) of firms that follow Agile+DevOps best practices consider automating the software quality process CRITICAL, compared to just 27% of other firms.” These leading companies understand the crucial benefits that end-to-end test automation can bring to their organization. It provides a fast-paced and high-quality delivery.

No stranger to web automation testing

“The more advanced firms focus on automation with high obsession.”

TestCraft is no stranger to this concept. We provide a SaaS codeless automated testing solution for our customers. Our automation tool gives many leading companies a chance to excel in the agile and DevOps field. The platform is best used for regression and continuous testing, plus monitoring your web applications. We focus on and service AI and machine learning technology that eliminates costs and maintenance time while overcoming changes in the app. Take a look here to learn more about our unique shift left capabilities.


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