Aligning Agile Practices With Quality Assurance

Posted 01-29-2016 Email

While the adoption of agile software development for Web apps is nearly ubiquitous among organizations today, the change isn't leading to much notable advancement in quality assurance and testing, according to a recent survey from Sauce Labs and Dimensional Research. The resulting "Web Testing Trends in 2016" report indicates that agile is paving the way for more rapid deployments—with the majority of teams finishing a new build at least once a week. However, relatively few say they can fix software bugs as soon as they're found during testing. Nor do many teams benefit from testing that is mostly or fully automated, or what's called "micro-iterative," in which the testing of requirements takes place in small stages to speed the identification and fixing of bugs. Fortunately, survey respondents say they enjoy a strong working relationship with their quality assurance team members. So there's potential for quality assurance/testing improvements for the future, as both teams seek to deploy better apps more quickly. A total of 520 software pros responsible for the quality of Web applications took part in the research.



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