The State of Test-First Methodologies 2016 Report

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The State of Test-First Methodologies 2016 Report

Test-first methodologies are rapidly gaining popularity among agile teams.

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https://www.qasymphony.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/State-of-Test-First-Methodologies-Infographic.jpgTest-first methodologies – BDD, TDD, ATDD – are rapidly gaining popularity among agile teams. But how many companies have actually embraced this approach to software testing? How many plan to do so soon? And should your company be one of them?

A few months ago, QASymphony did a webinar about this topic and we got a great response from our audience.  You can read a recap of that webinar and watch an on-demand replay here.

Following up on that webinar, we decided to field a research study to find out more about what’s actually going on with Test-First Methodologies in the market.  We surveyed over 200 people from 15 countries and we got back some interesting results that we are ready to share.

Today we are very excited to announce the release of QASymphony’s first-ever, State of Test-First Methodologies 2016 Report

From the research, it’s clear that when companies put testing at the front of the process, it provides the time and attention to quality that is often lacking in a traditional development process. For teams that are constantly squeezing test cycles in an effort to get software out the door on time, Test-First approaches might provide the change of pace needed to drive the high-quality releases they desire.

If you’re still on the fence about Test-First, then you should take a look at our new infographic below, highlighting five of the key takeaways from our research. You may be surprised to learn how many companies have – and haven’t – embraced test-first strategies so far, and what’s driving these increased adoption rates. We also identified a critical best practice for getting test-first right (hint: it involves agile methodology) and where to learn about the latest test-first strategies.

Check out the infographic below:

State of Test-First Methodologies Infographic

Download the Full State of Test-First Methodologies 2016 Report

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