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State of the Software Testing Profession Results 2017-2018

The results are in for our third annual State of the Software Testing Profession survey. Over all, there were no big surprises. It looks like software testing is going to hang around a while longer, automation and technical skills are still a growing requirement for testers, and agile adoption
remains a leading driver of change to the tester role.

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Continuous Practices eGuide | TechWell

The widespread adoption of agile and DevOps practices have placed the software industry firmly in the age of “continuous everything.” From continuous testing, continuous development, and continuous deployment to continuous integration and continuous improvement, our development cycles must embrace the need for speed to stay competitive in the marketplace.

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Testing Centers of Excellence for Agile: Obsolete or Opportunity? | Tricentis

Even though agile adoption has been steadily rising, it is just now reaching the majority of development projects in large enterprises. It is taking even longer to impact how these projects are tested. Usually, the focus is on development—until it becomes clear that you can’t meet your acceleration goals without transforming testing as well. As legacy testing approaches are reassessed, the value and future of TCoEs are also brought into question.

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An Introduction to Data Warehouse Testing | Tricentis

Now that every company strives to be a data-driven company, data quality is more critical than ever. According to Gartner, the average company loses $8.2B annually as a result of poor data quality. Moreover, a recent Experian study found that 83% of businesses see data as an integral part of forming a business strategy, yet they suspect 30% of their contact and prospect data may be inaccurate.

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Break Through Agile Velocity Plateaus | Tricentis

Reinventing testing is an untapped opportunity to break through agile velocity plateaus. Even if you’ve already done all the conventional things to accelerate your development process and you thought you reached a plateau, you can still increase velocity by shifting your attention to testing.

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Continuous Load Testing: Reinventing Load Testing for DevOps | Tricentis

Ensuring that each new release delivers a positive user experience is now more critical than ever. To meet rising expectations, DevTest teams need instant insight into whether incremental changes negatively impact application performance. However, legacy performance testing approaches are too late, too heavy, and too slow.

Download this white paper to learn why and how to shift load testing left in the software development lifecycle and start continuous load testing.

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How Software Testing Kills DevOps | Tricentis

Software testing can have a tremendous impact on the success of your digital transformation strategy—and it’s not always a good impact. In fact, testing is often the silent killer of DevOps efforts, because testing is still dominated by yesterday’s tools and outdated processes that don’t meet the needs of today’s accelerated development.

Read this white paper to learn what this disconnect means for you.

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Simplifying Risk-Based Testing | Tricentis

Any software tester can tell you that risk and testing are related, but many still do not know what risk-based testing actually is. Risk-based testing is much more than “testing based on risk.”

Download this white paper to find out more about simplifying risk-based testing.

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The Broken Promise of Test Automation | Tricentis

For over two decades now, software testing tool vendors have been tempting enterprises with the promise of test automation. However, the fact of the matter is that most companies have never been able to achieve the desired business results from their automation initiatives.

Read this white paper to explore the six factors contributing to these dismal automation results—and insights into the best path forward.

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Leadership for Today's Agile Team eGuide | TechWell

TechWell has collected a handful of some of the most popular agile articles from AgileConnection, Better Software magazine, and TechWell to bring you an in-depth look at agile teams today and how they can be improved. We know most of you are either sold on the benefits of agile development and looking to implement the methods or you've transitioned into agile and are still looking to grow your team to speed up your software delivery.

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Synthetic Monitoring 101 | Apica Systems

In this guide, Apica Systems can help you understand how synthetic monitoring can add value. Explore strategies for how to start, synthetic monitoring and the development lifecycle, alert ownership and resolution, documenting checks, the benefits of geographically dispersed monitoring, and other specific best practices surrounding synthetic monitoring.

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Seven Strategies for Easing the DevOps Transition | QASymphony

The business case for adopting DevOps practices is strong, and a growing number of companies are jumping on board. However, the transition process can be challenging for many organizations. Breaking down cultural silos and migrating back-end systems are just some of the obstacles companies face. This article includes seven strategies companies can employ to ease the DevOps transition.

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Quality Center Migration Guide | QASymphony

It’s time to offer your QA and development teams a modern testing platform that seamlessly integrates testing into the modern toolstack that your development and delivery teams are already using. Don’t let the pain of migration be the thing that holds you back.

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Implementing Agile eGuide | TechWell

Whether you are taking the first step down the road to agile or you want to make sure you’re heading in the right direction, this eGuide provides resources to help guide you through your agile implementation.

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The Evolution of Test Automation | QASymphony

The Evolution of Test Automation—Results from the 2018 QASymphony and TechWell Survey

Organizations of every size now recognize the need to speed up their processes if they want to stay competitive in the marketplace. While still the best choice for some scenarios, manual testing processes are no longer sufficient on their own. Test automation is now a must-have rather than a nice-to-have. QASymphony and TechWell Corporation partnered on a survey to measure the following:

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What You Don’t Know About Your Legacy QA Tools That Creates Risk | QASymphony

Many trends — such as the shift to agile development— mandate the need for companies to better equip their software testers. Whether an organization has adopted agile software development methodologies or plans to do so, it’s essential that they evolve their QA tools to accommodate agile testing practices.

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Exploratory Testing eGuide | TechWell

Testing plans and automation can only take projects so far, leaving users to find problems developers and requirements may not have anticipated. Exploratory testing is essential to releasing high-quality software customers find flawless. In the midst of an automated world, there will always be a need for skilled exploratory testers to do the work automation can't. This eGuide explains why exploratory testing still plays a critical role in the development process and how it fits in today's agile and DevOps-focused world.

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The BDD Maturity Model | QASymphony

Behavior-driven development is gaining traction fast among today’s most advanced testing teams. Though the percentage is still relatively small, research shows the number of teams performing BDD has nearly doubled to reach 16 percent in just one year.

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DevOps Continuous Delivery | TechWell

This eGuide provides resources to help teams move from their initial DevOps adoption through a full digital transformation.  For organizations with established DevOps processes, this guide will offer tips to speed up the delivery cycle by identfying bottlenecks and building quality in from the start.

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2015–2016 State of the Software Testing Profession | TechWell

The 2015-2016 State of the Software Testing Profession survey report has been published. TechWell members responses help TechWell better understand where the software testing industry is right now and where it's headed.

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Test Automation eGuide | TechWell

This eGuide is a compilation of some of the most popular and helpful stories and articles written for TechWell Corporation and StickyMinds by test automation experts in the field.

Download this eGuide to learn more about test automation in the software industry today. Get the latest buzz, tips to show the value of test automation to shareholders, and much more.

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Agile Is All about Change—Why Does Testing Remain the Same? | Tricentis

When your organization adopts agile and DevOps, you recognize that your development processes and infrastructure will need to change. However, one critical change is commonly overlooked. Agile and DevOps also require a testing change toward continuous testing. This means not just automating manual testing, but also optimizing and expanding traditional UI test automation.

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Continuous Testing versus Test Automation: What QA Needs to Know | Tricentis

Everyone in the software development industry is talking about continuous testing these days. But are we all referring to the same thing? What is continuous testing? Is it just a new buzzword for “test automation”?

Continuous testing and test automation are actually quite different—and, from the tester’s perspective, that’s a good thing.

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Overcoming Test Automation Roadblocks With Service Virtualization | Tricentis

A lot of today’s testing teams recognize the need for test automation and are committed to ramping up test automation efforts. Many have even made significant progress toward automating primary use cases that cover top business risks. But then you reached an automation plateau.

Read this paper to learn how an emerging new simulation technology—service virtualization—can help you ensure that your automated tests deliver the rapid, continuous quality feedback your team expects.

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Internet of Things eGuide | TechWell

This eGuide is a compilation of some of the most popular and helpful stories and articles written for TechWell Corporation and StickyMinds by emerging Internet of Things experts in the software field.

Download this eGuide to learn more about developing and testing best practices for the Internet of Things. Get the latest buzz, funadmental development practices, cloud connectivity and IoT, and much more.

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2016–2017 State of the Software Testing Profession | TechWell

The 2016-2017 State of the Software Testing Profession survey report has been published. TechWell members responses help TechWell better understand where the software testing industry is right now and where it's headed.

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Beyond Continuous Testing with Artificial Intelligence | Tricentis

We need “digital testing” to meet the quality needs of a future driven by IoT, robotics, and quantum computing. Artificial intelligence (AI), imitating intelligent human behavior for machine learning and predictive analytics, can help us get there.

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The Care And Feeding of Your Software Testing Career | TechWell

This eBook is a compilation of TechWell Insights stories written by TechWell Corporation CIO Michael Sowers. Based on his thirty years of software experience, this guide offers tips and techniques for managing and growing your own software testing career.

Download this eBook to learn how testers can excel in today's agile world, why leadership skills and social responsibility are critical to tester's careers, techniques for streamlining your workload, and more.

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DevOps eGuide | TechWell

NEW! TechWell's newest eGuide is now available to download. Explore hot topics around DevOps, learn best practices, and gain information on how to start the DevOps conversation in your organization.

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Mobile Software Testing eGuide | TechWell

In this eGuide we explore hot topics and best practices in the mobile testing space, including five sins of mobile testing, challenges and solutions of testing mobile apps, strategies to approach mobile web app testing, and the need for comprehensive testing of mobile apps.

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Mobile Software Development eGuide | TechWell

In this eGuide we explore hot topics and best practices in the mobile development space, including building mobile apps the user can trust, developing custom apps for the cloud, capitalizing on the mobile addiction, Apple's new language, and more.

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