Perfecto by Perforce Releases 2020 State of Test Automation Report
Survey of over 100 leading digital enterprises reveals that web and mobile app test automation rates remain low. However, many organizations are looking to invest in automation solutions within the year.
MINNEAPOLIS, February 6, 2020 – Perfecto by Perforce, market leader in cloud-based automated mobile and web application testing solutions, today announced the release of its 2020 State of Test Automation Report, which outlines trends in testing, automation rates across the industry, and testing concerns and priorities for 2020.
To better understand web and mobile app testing today, Perforce and Gatepoint Research partnered up to survey DevOps professionals across industries. Over 100 digital enterprises were surveyed.
Equipped with the data from this survey, along with expert insights and recommendations from Perfecto, the 2020 State of Test Automation Report takes a pulse on automation across industries — including the average rate of automation, the importance of mobile testing across all verticals, how testing is done, the adoption rate of “shift left,” and top challenges faced by leading organizations today.
Test Automation Is Critical, but Rates of Adoption Vary
It’s no secret that test automation is an essential element to the SDLC. Without it, testing becomes the bottleneck and slows down software application releases.
More than ever, test automation propels teams to test at DevOps speed, without holding up the cycle. But it is still a huge obstacle — the average rate of test automation is less than 50%. Organizations without a cloud testing platform, such as Perfecto, will fall behind and fail to realize their full potential.
However, as shown in the report, test automation rates vary from team to team. Almost 40% of teams are still automating fewer than a quarter of their test cases. Only 9% automate three-fourths of their test cases. And by far, manual testing is still the most time-consuming activity for teams.
“The data shows us that in most organizations, QA is responsible for testing. But QA often lacks the more technical skillsets required of test automation,” said Eran Kinsbruner, Chief Evangelist of Perfecto. “This creates a need for a solution that can match a variety of skill levels.”
Key Findings From the 2020 State of Test Automation Report
- The survey found that only 18% of organizations test solely within their development feature teams, without any sort of centralized QA team. This confirms that the shift left movement adoption is still low.
- Aside from manual testing, teams spend the majority of their time on test maintenance and test environment setup.
- The majority of companies test when a new dev build is ready, which places them in "waiting" mode and risks escaped defects.
For more information and to download the full report, please click here.
Chief Evangelist, Eran Kinsbruner, will be leading a webinar to discuss the results of the report and provide actionable insights for organizations looking to improve their test automation.
Reserve your seat for this upcoming webinar at 1 p.m. ET on February 19th.
Perforce powers innovation at unrivaled scale. With a portfolio of scalable DevOps solutions, we help modern enterprises overcome complex product development challenges by improving productivity, visibility, and security throughout the product lifecycle. Our portfolio includes solutions for Agile planning & ALM, API management, automated mobile & web testing, embeddable analytics, open source support, repository management, static & dynamic code analysis, version control, and more. With over 15,000 customers, Perforce is trusted by the world's leading brands to drive their business critical technology development. For more information, visit www.perforce.com.
Perfecto by Perforce enables exceptional digital experiences and helps you strengthen every interaction with a quality-first approach for web and mobile apps through a cloud-based test platform. comprised of real devices and real end-user conditions, giving you the truest test environment available. Our customers, including 50 percent of the Fortune 500 companies across banking, insurance, retail, telecommunications, and media rely on Perfecto to deliver optimal mobile app functionality and end-user experiences, ensuring their brand’s reputation, establishing loyal customers, and continually attracting new users. For more information about Perfecto, visit perfecto.io.