Agile – Changing role of QA
At the recent EuroStar Software Testing event held in Den Hague, Holland, 400 testing professionals were asked: If they see the role changing? and if so what changes do they expect? with some very positive results for us testers!
By far the greatest number (39%) believed that the concept of an isolated QA team will disappear and that instead, QA will become an integrated part of development.
It was also interesting to note that the second largest response was that there would be a change in perspective on test automation, from ‘nice to have’ to ‘absolutely necessary’ (23%).
An interesting variation, however, is the increase in belief that testers are going to have to do more to champion the cause of integration testing, user experience and sophisticated test scenarios.
Results courtesy of Borlands