So far, we have done half way through the year 2017. Along with drastic changes and improvements in the trends of designing and development, software testing trends have also seen major movements. With a structured design and increase in virtualization, multiple new aspects and elements require a detailed consideration. Consequently, software testing has become a challenge for quality analysts.
These are the top 5 software trending trends which you need to watch out in the year 2017:
1. Improved Focus on Security Testing
Mobile users have surpassed the desktop users. Since mobile app security testing has become the headliner, quality analysts need to equally focus on mobile app testing.
Trends show that ordinary users do not click on the links that appear either strange or spam to them. They have become more cautious in downloading files too because of threat of viruses and cyber attacks. Here, quality analysts from software testing team look through the small print to get an apparent understanding of the app’s permissions and usage of safety protocols. Such protocols comprise of two-factor authentication.
Practically, there are still considerable security loopholes for mobile app testing. So, quality analysts need to develop a sight while testing the threats that can potentially result loss of personal and financial information.
84% of cyber-attacks aimed to penetrate the application layer. Checkmarx, 2016
2. Independent software testing
It might sound strange, but this trend is in high demand. Software testing is gaining more attention. And hence, many organizations exclusively depend on professional QA companies to hire testing services. Such expert services from skilled QA resources help businesses in terms of both technology and process. As awareness also, it is advisable to have a well built and futuristic quality assurance process to maintain their edge in the industry.
3. Test automation growth
Increasing test automation coverage is the front line of the immensely growing use of continuous testing and incessant deployment for software companies desiring to stay competitive. It implies that quality analysts need to identify bugs quicker and consequently overall test turnaround gets quicker. Especially, during each cycle of development automated integration testing needs to be executed flawlessly.
4. Test design automation is gaining position
Automated testing design has become a talk of the town since the past two years. Based on the anticipations of many experts, there will be a significant progress in automated test authoring and its design. Because testing design is still mostly done manually, engineers are diverting their core focus from how to automate process of execution to designing programs; and from manual designing to automating test generation. In the nearest future, the entire testing process might completely get automated, all thanks to Artificial intelligence, fuzzy logic, machine learning, etc..
5. Payments through Mobile phone
When it comes on Mobile e-commerce, till now traditional payment methods were popular; like online card payment or PayPal. The year 2017 has shown diverting trends in payment alternatives such as, Samsung Pay, Apply Pay, Microsoft Wallet, and Apple pay among others on the basis of the internal proprietary protocols. Hence, as a quality analyst, you need to know this gradual shift.
The above mentioned top 5 software testing trends are must to know for each and every quality analyst. Staying updated with the trends will help you to excel your skills of software testing.