2010 – 2011 LogiGear Global Testing Survey Results – Overview

I am Senior Vice President at LogiGear. My main work is consulting, training, and organizational optimization. I’ve always been interested in collecting data on software testing – it keeps us rooted in reality and not some wonkish fantasy about someone’s purported best practice! Just as importantly, many software development teams can easily become myopic as …

2010 – 2011 LogiGear Global Testing Survey Results – Test Methods

METHODS M1. The test cases for your effort are based primarily on: Response percent Response count Requirements documents 61.3% 46 Discussions with users on expected use 2.7% 2 Discussions with product, business analysts, and marketing representatives 9.3% 7 Technical documents 4% 3 Discussions with developers 8% 6 My experience and subject or technical expertise 12% …

2010 – 2011 LogiGear Global Testing Survey Results – Tools

TOOLS T1. What testing-support tools do you use? (Please check all that apply.) Response percent Response count Bug tracking/issue tracking/defect tracking 87.70% 64 Source control 54.80% 40 Automation tool interface (to manage and run, not write automated tests) 52.10% 38 Test case manager 50.70% 37 Change request/change management/change control system 47.90% 35 A full ALM …

2010 – 2011 LogiGear Global Testing Survey Results – Offshore

Data was compiled and analyzed by Michael Hackett, LogiGear Senior Vice President. This is the sixth analysis of the 2010 Global Testing Survey Series. More survey results will be included in subsequent magazine issues. To read past surveys, visit http://www.logigear.com/magazine/category/issue/survey/. Part 1- The Home Team HT1. Do you outsource testing (outside your company)? Response percent …

2010 – 2011 LogiGear Global Testing Survey Results – the Politics of Testing

Few people like to admit team dynamics and project politics will interfere with successful completion of a software development project. But the more projects you work on, the more you realize it’s very rare that technology problems get in the way. It’s always the people, project, planning, respect, communications issues that hurt development teams the …