Demand for Apps Grows but Quality Takes a Hit

Demand for Apps Grows but Quality Takes a Hit

Demand for Apps Grows but Quality Takes a HitDemand for Apps Grows but Quality Takes a Hit

Despite the growing push for more apps across multiple channels, IT leaders say they don’t have the in-house expertise to properly test these multichannel apps.

Spending SpikeSpending Spike

On average, quality assurance and testing now accounts for 35% of total IT spending, up from 23% in 2013. By 2018, quality assurance/testing is projected to grow to 40% of the total IT budget.

Mobile App Testing Priorities: Protective PostureMobile App Testing Priorities: Protective Posture

55% of CIOs and other senior tech execs consider securing sensitive data to be a prime focus area for mobile-app testing, which is about the same percentage who prioritized security in 2013.

Mobile App Testing Priorities: Output ObjectivesMobile App Testing Priorities: Output Objectives

54% said efficiency/performance remains a top focus area for mobile app testing, down from 59% in 2013.

Mobile App Testing Priorities: Utility FactorMobile App Testing Priorities: Utility Factor

48% consider functionality as a top focus area for mobile app testing, up from 43% two years ago.

Pain Points, Part IPain Points, Part I

38% say they don’t have the in-house environment required to test mobile and multichannel (mobile, social and traditional) apps, and 36% said their organization doesn’t have the time to test these apps.

Pain Points, Part IIPain Points, Part II

29% said they don’t have the needed experts available to test mobile and multichannel apps, and 28% said they don’t have the right testing processes/methods.

Top Tech Challenges for App DevelopmentTop Tech Challenges for App Development

Reliance on manual testing: 39%. Design Complexities: 32%. Overburdened developers: 31%. Lag time between development phases: 30%. Lack of access to development and testing environments: 24%

Top Business Challenges for App DevelopmentTop Business Challenges for App Development

Lack of budget: 39%. Length of time required to get solutions to market: 30%. Inflexible job roles or organizational structure: 27%. Difficulties in prioritizing features of development initiatives: 27%. Fear of changes to established business processes or organizational structures: 27%

Most Commonly Performed Security Testing ActivitiesMost Commonly Performed Security Testing Activities

Dynamic app security testing: 57%. Manual code review: 52%. Static app security testing: 52%. Penetration testing: 39%

Biggest Challenges in Applying Testing to Agile DevelopmentBiggest Challenges in Applying Testing to Agile Development

Difficulty in identifying right focus areas for testing: 33%. Lack of appropriate test environment and data: 31%. Lack of professional testing expertise within agile teams: 31%

CIO Insight Staff
CIO Insight Staff
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