The global Software Testing Market is poised to grow at a CAGR of more than 6% between 2022 and 2030, states Global Market Insights, a market research firm. The market was valued at USD 40 billion in 2021. Factors like the advent of new technologies, changing business models, and rising customer demands for quality products are fuelling the growth of the market.
These factors are also bringing changes in the way the software testing process is been executed in the industry.
To help you learn more about , we bring this blog that highlights the key areas and processes leading to changes in the software testing industry.
Key Areas Propelling The Testing Industry
1. API Testing
Just as organizations are trying to become API-first organizations, more services are now been offered to internal and external customers, through API, thereby building new revenue streams for organizations. To achieve this, organizations need high-quality, market-ready APIs which is possible through rigorous manual and automation testing of APIs.
2. Security Testing
Following a large number of cyber-attacks across different industries, organizations will have to supplement their overall testing efforts with a range of security testing strategies including testing for vulnerability, risks, and threats. Testing strategies like Compliance testing, Vulnerability, and Penetration testing, can help organizations build a secure digital product.
3. Blockchain Testing
Due to its promising features like data security, blockchain technology is now been adopted in different sectors like financial, automotive, and others. This is leading to the need for testing these applications which can be tested for functionality, security, performance, and other parameters.
4. Big Data Testing
Many organizations are taking crucial business decisions based on the analysis of large amounts of data collated from multiple sources. This is leading to the adoption of Big Data and requires stringent testing techniques to test its all parameters. Big Data testing is complex and is about far more than simply data volume testing. Issues related to structured, and unstructured data, performance, relations, and others create challenges in Big Data testing.
5. IoT Testing
The Internet of Things (IoT) is now connecting billions of devices and is a key enabling technology for plugging digital devices together. Businesses adopting IoT need to deliver high-quality solutions with robust features which is possible through a rigorous QA process. This can be assured with a well-planned test strategy, and the use of appropriate automation, simulation, and other methods to build a reliable product.
Key Processes Enabling Software Testing Services
1. Codeless Test Automation
To improve the application delivery time, and quality of the product, many test automation tools now provide a low-code or no-code solution. These tools are offering a number of features used in software testing like record and playback options, drag and drop interface, and integrations of AI/ML technologies, thus helping to improve the testing process.
2. Robotic Process Automation(RPA) led Testing
RPA tools are been used to accelerate the test cycle. These tools can be used in building reusable components for testing which helps in reducing the overall testing efforts. RPA bots can help in different stages of testing including test preparation and test reporting. Combined use of AI/ML and RPA techniques can help the software testing process to keep pace with emerging technologies.
Implementing DevTestOps helps you test your product throughout the different stages of development which helps in reducing bugs at later stages of the development cycle. As the name suggests, in DevTestOps, the Development, Testing, and Operations Teams work together to ensure a quality product.
In this blog, we saw key areas and processes impacting the field of software testing and how these software testing trends are helping to improve product quality in different ways. We also discussed how robotic process automation and artificial intelligence can contribute to the field. We saw the importance of codeless test automation and how it can be used to accelerate the test cycle. These trends clearly indicate the rapid pace at which the field of software testing is evolving. Keeping a watch on these trends can help us implement these changes in time and reap excellent benefits from them.
While Quality should always be a top priority for organizations, the implementation of structured and standard testing processes helps in achieving better results. At Testrig Technologies, we implement the latest software testing methodologies that help our customers deliver high-quality products with increased ROI and reduced time to market.
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