State of Testing Survey 2019 now open

The 2019 State of Testing survey is investigating how the testing profession develops. 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™  initiative seeks to identify the existing characteristics, practices, and challenges facing the testing community today in hopes to shed light and provoke a fruitful discussion towards improvement.

The final report is translated into several languages and shared globally, further expanding the reach and impact this report has on all of us in the QA world.

Each year the amount of participants has increased, and the final report becomes even more valuable as a culminated reflection of testing trends, challenges, and characteristics.

This survey is organized by Joel Montvelisky from PractiTest together with Lalit Bhamare from Tea-Time with Testers.

I interviewed Joel and Lalit for InfoQ on the State of Testing Survey and asked them what’s new in the 2019 survey:

Montvelisky: Every year we gather a group of testing professionals we admire and ask them to help us to review the questions as our Review Committee. This year we have a great team of people who honored us with their help. They suggested a couple of new questions around testing trends and some interesting options to the questions we have for people to answer.

But in my experience, the new things usually come from the answers, as the most important thing about this survey is that we can see the trends that are affecting our industry, by analyzing the responses we get year after year to similar questions, such as adoption of methodologies, or the use of different technologies, or even the challenges affecting testers.

Personally, I am really interested in seeing how the testing tasks are being shared with non-testers, and also what challenges are people sensing as part of their jobs today, and comparing this to the answers we got in previous years.

Bhamare: New things we usually find when we get interesting and insightful answers to questions we have been asking from previous surveys. Our review panel indeed gave us interesting insights into some foundational questions which we apparently were missing. But I won’t spill the beans here now and would let our respondents find more about it 🙂

Read the full announcement and interview on InfoQ: 2019 State of Testing Survey.

When you participate in the State of Testing survey then you will receive a complimentary copy of the State of Testing report once it is published.

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