Software trends and their influence on QA and testing

by Helen Johnson | May 23, 2018 8:59 am

QA (Quality Assurance) and software testing trends are prescribed by tendencies of software development and IT innovations. To know what to expect in the field of testing, let’s have a look at software development trends of 2018 and further.

Internet of Things (IoT) boom

The concept of smart home has already grasped much attention, and new solutions appear very fast. According to Statista, the worldwide number of IoT devices will reach 30.73 billion in 2020 and 75.44 billion in 2025. And the size of global IoT market will equal US $475.29 billion in 2020.

IoT solutions[1] consist of a hardware controlled by a dedicated software. They can be interconnected via Bluetooth or Internet. A weak point of IoT technologies is security. According to the reports conducted by HP (Hewlett-Packard), almost 70% of IoT systems are vulnerable to security issues.

Growth of Internet users

Digital transformation increases the number of Internet users. In 2016, there were 3.5 billion of Internet users all over the world, e.g., 45% of global population, in 2017 – 46.8%. Statista predicts the growth of population accessed Internet – 50.8% in 2019 and 53.7% in 2021.

The number of global mobile Internet users also grows. In January 2018, there were 3.7 billion of unique mobile Internet users. People use mobile devices to surf the Internet. It is an interesting fact that Kenya has the highest rate of mobile Internet traffic. Besides, people prefer to make online purchases using their smartphones.

Artificial Intelligence

We have already talked about the state of AI adoption[2] and machine learning. A number of companies from different market niches are implementing and are going to implement AI technologies. Chatbots and personal assistants like Siri and Google Assistant become more sophisticated.

How the mentioned above IT trends influence QA and testing

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Endnotes:
  1. IoT solutions: http://blog.qatestlab.com/2018/04/12/iot-projects-fail/
  2. AI adoption: http://blog.qatestlab.com/2018/05/16/artificial-intelligence-adoption/
  3. cloud computing: http://blog.qatestlab.com/2018/01/15/cloud-computing-trends/
  4. Big Data Invasion: Who will Survive: http://blog.qatestlab.com/2017/09/14/big-data-invasion/
  5. Latest Ongoing Trends in Software Testing: http://blog.qatestlab.com/2016/06/15/latest-ongoing-tendencies/
  6. Artificial Intelligence: adoption and obstacles: http://blog.qatestlab.com/2018/05/16/artificial-intelligence-adoption/
  7. Internet of Things: why projects fail: http://blog.qatestlab.com/2018/04/12/iot-projects-fail/
  8. Machine Learning Use Cases: what to expect: http://blog.qatestlab.com/2018/01/29/machine-learning-cases/

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