Quality Assurance Missing in the Mobile Application Development Process

Posted: 17 Oct 2017

Quality Assurance Missing in the Mobile Application Development Process

In a report based on the interviews of 1,600 senior executives, it was discovered that, for the second year running, there had been a decrease in the proportion of budgets allocated for Quality Assurance.

In collaboration with HPE, Capgemini & Sogeti have recently released their 9th World Quality Report. As the industry’s largest research study and analysis of testing and quality assurance trends, the report details the key findings and makes suggestions based on analytics, intelligent self-learning QA and testing platforms, as well as the adoption of QA approach for DevOps.

Raffi Margaliot, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Application Delivery Management, Micro Focus said: “We are proud to deliver this year’s World Quality Report to help IT and application delivery leaders around the world understand and plan for the disrupting forces of agile, DevOps and digital transformation. With our customers witnessing the confluence of these megatrends every day, the report becomes all the more relevant for business decision makers. It is also a testament to our commitment to partner with our customers in their transformation journey ahead.”

After interviewing a number of IT directors and QA professionals, the study found that since 2015, there has been a 9% decrease in the amount of money put aside for Quality Assurance. Despite this, the report suggests that there will be a higher demand for testing in mobile applications and the Internet of Things in the run-up to 2020. This hopes to see the budget allocated to Quality Assurance increase to 32%.

Capgemini & Sogeti and HPE’s survey also found that the number of organisations claiming that they struggle to find the time to test mobile applications has increased over the last three years to over 50%. In addition to this, the survey found that over 47% do not have the right method to undertake this testing, with an additional 46% responding that they do not have the tools required.

With the increased demand for mobile applications, the 9th World Quality Report has found that organisations need to have the ability to increase their overall efficiency, but that testing teams are beginning to understand the importance of improving app functionality.

Here at Eolas Recruitment, we have a range of jobs for those looking for a career in Quality Assurance. So, if you’re on the hunt for your perfect QA jobs in Ireland, why not take a look at what we have available and get in touch? Or, if you’re interested in finding out more about what Quality Assurance entails, check out our blog article on The Lack of Quality Assurance in Software Development.

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