DevOps.com – Mike Vizard – 7/21/17
Progress in achieving the maximum benefits to be gained from investing DevOps processes appears to be held in check by a failure to master the art of continuous testing. A new survey of 923 IT and testing professionals published this week by CA Technologies suggests that only 20 percent of the respondents could be classified as “leaders” when it comes to implementing continuous testing.
A full 93 percent of respondents identified testing automation as important, but only 1 in 5 respondents said they achieved a high level (80 percent or more) of test automation coverage. Seventy-five percent said continuous testing is important as well. Unfortunately, most of the respondents continue to rely on manual processes. In fact, respondents attributed continuous testing challenges to the lack of automation in almost every aspect of the testing process, including generation of test cases through test execution to critical activities such as fast, safe and efficient test data management.
Scott Edwards, senior director of product marketing for CA Technologies, says failure to automate continuous testing will only lead to an increased DevOps divide. Organizations that have automated DevOps processes not only release more code faster, the report find they enjoy advantages such as: