What is the current state of software testing? Complete the survey and help us find out.

Talking about Testing is like the story of blind men describing an elephant. Each description depends on what part they touch. Software testing can be such a universally different job depending on so many things, what is common or normal is moot.

I don’t believe in a best practice. The motivation and goals of testing vary from project to project.  For example, testing a web application for an commerce site is different than testing software needing FDA regulatory compliance is different than testing firmware for cars is different than testing corporate accounting software is different than testing a printer driver. To say there is one best practice for testing is ridiculous. But what are the common practices? What do most people do? How much regression testing is commonly automated?

My goals in crafting this extensive survey are to assemble a set of findings that will reveal the diversity of common practices in software testing today, and to ascertain the real experiences of software tester communities within the industry. Be part of the project and make a measureable impact!

Visit the survey page and complete the Global Test Survey or any of the smaller surveys if you do not have tiem for the full survey. The full survey is large!  Completing the survey enters you into a drawing to win and Apple iTouch! The survey closes January 30.

Michael Hackett
"Michael is also a co-founder of LogiGear Corporation, and has over two decades of experience in software engineering in banking, securities, healthcare and consumer electronics.

Michael is a Certified Scrum Master and has co-authored two books on software testing. Testing Applications on the Web: Test Planning for Mobile and Internet-Based Systems (Wiley, 2nd ed. 2003), available in English, Chinese and Japanese, and Global Software Test Automation (HappyAbout Publishing, 2006). He is a founding member of the Board of Advisors at the University of California Berkeley Extension and has taught for the Certificate in Software Quality Engineering and Management at the University of California Santa Cruz Extension. As a member of IEEE, his training courses have brought Silicon Valley testing expertise to over 16 countries."

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