International Data Corporation, a leading provider of analytics and advisory services for the information technology sector, has released their predictions for trends and key drivers in the IT industry for 2019 and beyond. Here are five big shifts they're forecasting for the years ahead:
With so much of the infrastructure we rely on in our daily lives dependent on accurate and unfailing software, it's more important than ever to catch and correct bugs in the code. As such, there has been a big push lately toward more automation in QA testing.
While other big companies like Facebook and Google cash in on monetising user data and pitching heavily targeted advertisements, Apple's latest release is taking steps to protect their users' browsing habits and personal information.
A team of skilled software testers is a huge competitive advantage for any organisation. In this infographic we reveal Bugwolf's time-proven philosophy for attracting the best testing talent, including the exact job ad we use when we need to find A-grade testers.
How often should you test? Naturally, that depends on the risk profile and scope of the release, but the short answer is this... you should test as many times as it takes to give you confidence that your software is working as expected, every time, within your desired specifications. In practical terms, that equates to at least one test while the release is in pre-production, another in pre-production after the staging bugs have been remedied and one in production.