The 2017 State of Testing survey is investigating how the testing profession develops. I’m on the board of advisers for this survey and highly recommend it. It only takes 10 minutes to fill it in, so please join me for this worldwide survey on testing.
From the survey website:
The State of Testing seeks to identify the existing characteristics, practices and challenges facing the testing community in hopes to shed light and provoke a fruitful discussion towards improvement.
I interviewed Joel for InfoQ on the State of Testing Survey; one of the things I asked was if there are any noteworthy trends that they see after running the survey for several years:
Among the trends we see, is the obvious movement of organizations to more agile practices, where we see a number of testers saying they are working on Scrum teams and in many cases taking the role of being their team’s Scrum masters. We have also seen information supporting the fact that even though the amount of teams automating part of their tests keeps growing, the percentage of this automation is still not very high, and so we have very large percentages of testers doing manual testing tasks.
Read the full announcement and interview on InfoQ: 2017 State of Testing Survey.
When you participate in the 2017 State of Testing survey then you will receive a complimentary copy of the State of Testing 2017 report once it is published.