The software testing industry is on the cusp of big changes. It is already undergoing a metamorphosis of sorts. With new technologies and trends emerging every day, it's hard to keep up with everything happening in the software testing world. The future of software testing looks very exciting.
Where is software testing headed? These are 5 trends to watch out for in the coming years:
1. Increased focus on automation for testing
With the ever-increasing pace of software development, manual testing is becoming increasingly impractical. Automation is therefore becoming more and more important for testing teams. In the future, we can expect to see more and more tests being automated, with some even arguing that, eventually, all tests will be automated.
2. The establishment of continuous quality culture
There is a growing movement in the software industry towards continuous quality, where quality assurance (QA) and testing activities are integrated into the software development process rather than being treated as separate phases. This trend is likely to continue in the future as more and more organizations realize the benefits of continuous quality.
3. The DevOps will be more data-driven
As DevOps becomes more widespread, we expect it to become more data-driven. This means that decisions about improving the process will be based on data rather than intuition or experience.
4 The increase in the availability of AI test generation tools
In the past few years, there has been an increase in the number of AI test generation tools on the market. This is likely to continue in the future as more and more organizations realise the benefits of using AI to generate tests.
5. Machine learning and the rise in predictive analytics
The use of machine learning in software testing is likely to increase in the future, as it can be used to predict problems before they occur. This will help to improve the overall quality of the process.
These are a few of the trends that are likely to shape the future of software testing. From the rise of AI to the increased use of machine learning, it is clear that the future of software testing is looking very exciting.