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Top Software Testing Trends for 2019

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Top Software Testing Trends for 2019

More software changes and iterations than ever means that testers need to be as up-to-date as possible on growing trends.

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Things around us change very fast. We cannot expect or even imagine what would be launched tomorrow. But all the innovations do not lead to the final results. While developing a new product/service, software testing plays a major role. This is the key factor for deciding the launch of a service or product in the market. Today development has increased rapidly in these days. This is because of the availability of automation testing tools in the IT industry. People used to test for the apps the manually. but it’s a time-consuming process. Basically, DevOps and Agile technology make testing popular. 

Today's tester has a high demand in the IT market. According to recent reports, companies contribute 25% budget to the testing. And by 2025, it may be around 33%. And it also reveals that the number of Selenium online training certifications has increased when compared to the previous year. Moreover, the software testing trends of 2019 will bring new life to the QA Tester. Now let us have a look at the top software testing trends for 2019.

Digital Transformation With Agile

In the modern world, digital transformation has become more popular in the IT industry. Through this digital transformation, the user can get powerful insights. The latest addition to digital transformation is the adoption of digital transformation. With business needs, Agile methodologies help to align the digital transformation initiatives. The Agile team defines business challenges, objectives and use cases. With the Agile approach, in each sprint, new features are delivered incrementally. Since digital transformation is an ongoing process, Agile helps to deliver valuable outcomes frequently for the business.

Increasing Adoption of DevOps

In DevOps, testing begins at the beginning of the development cycle. This development approach values continuous integration and continuous delivery. To validate the developers has built the right application, increasing adoption of DevOps allows developers to perform continuous testing and continuous monitoring. Moreover, the functionality and performance of the application are tested continuously along with development. And finally, the testing team aligns the test design, test automation, and test case developments using DevOps. This is not only to verify the code changes but also to ensure changes don’t break the product.

Big Data Testing

In this testing, testers have to verify that each terabyte of data is processed successfully. This is done through commodity clusters and other supportive components. It basically focuses on performance testing and functional testing. In big data testing, quality data is a critical factor. This quality check is done prior to the actual testing. In test metrics, data quality is checked on the basis of various factors such as conformity, accuracy, consistency, validity, and duplication.

Performance Engineering

The performance engineering will replace the performance testing in 2019. In performance engineering, rather than focusing on the performance execution test scripts, the focus will be on analyzing how all the systems will work together. The various elements of this system include performance, security, usability, hardware, software, configuration, and the end user. The performance engineering is about collaborating and iterating on the highest value and delivering these items to ensure the high-quality product. On this basis, performance engineering will exceed customer expectations in 2019.

Test Automation

Test automation helps testers to focus on the creation of the test cases, rather than managing testing needs. Test automation helps to track and manage all the testing needs. It helps to ensure the delivery of high-quality software. Basically, software tools are used to control the execution of the test to compare the actual results against the expected results, both for functional and non-functional testing uses the automation tools.

Combining Manual and Automated Testing

Today many quality assurance professionals are using a combination of manual and automated tests to overcome the respective shortcomings. Today manual testing is dominating in the IT industry since automated testing brings testing efficiency. Meanwhile, areas like usability and design still require manual efforts.

Shortening Delivery Cycle

Rapid changes in technologies, platforms, and devices are putting pressure on software development. This is to deliver the finished products faster and more frequently. To facilitate delivery, testing needs to be integrated with the development. Software organizations are ready to invest more in improving their development and delivery process. The need for test management will increase to match with shortening delivery cycles.

Integration

With shortening delivery cycles, there is a greater need for integration of various elements of the product development. Moreover, to facilitate smart testing and analytics, data is collected from various sources such as tools that track requirement management, task management, bug tracking, and test management. This integrated tool acts a repository of different modules

So we conclude that QA professionals need to stay updated on the latest trends, and that the only way to accomodate the disruptions in the software industry is to prepare for the future. These tools will help testers invest their time and efforts in acquiring the right tools in 2019.

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software testing trends ,testing tools ,selenium ,devops ,automation ,continous integration

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