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What New do Vendors Offer the European Software Testing Market?
Service providers are enhancing software testing technologies in Europe, driven by the growing market demands.
FREMONT, CA: The growing trends of digitalisation across industries in Europe have led to increased deployment of software solutions. A company from the manufacturing sector is as dependent on software programmes as is a company from the telecom sector. The same holds for healthcare, real estate, finance, and many others. Thus, software development and testing markets have gained a lot of momentum. The European market for application testing is expected to grow at a CAGR of 12 per cent in the period between 2017 and 2023, according to a report published by KBV Research in March 2019. European vendors that offer software testing solutions can make the most of the favourable markets conditions by incorporating advancing technologies into their offerings. Advanced software testing solutions reduce operational costs and enable faster delivery of software products which is an attractive prospect for clients. Here is a list of software testing advancements and features that vendors are offering.
• Tools For Improved Collaboration
Traditionally, the process of testing would follow that of software development. But now, the approach is shifting, and most companies are looking to bring development and testing on the same page. To facilitate this, software testing solutions have incorporated tools that allow for better collaboration and compatibility. This approach minimises the need for post-development changes to software, and the product is unaffected due to any changes the testers make.
• QA and Automation
Automation is quickly becoming central to operations and applications. In Europe, the trend of automating software testing has already begun. Customers are demanding integrated testing solutions that minimise the involvement of manual testers and conduct automatic verifications of codes. This is crucial from the perspective of speed and quality in the process of software development. The advantage of automation in testing includes comprehensive test coverage, a higher degree of transparency into the detection of bugs, and a lower operational cost.
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• Behaviour-Driven Testing
Behaviour-Driven Testing (BDT) is a methodology that uses a common vocabulary between developers and stakeholders to build tests for specific domains. The language used is user-defined and allows shared perspectives in the process of development. The prospect of including mobile test automation and agility also becomes better with the use of BDT.
• Cloud-based Testing
Testing and quality assurance have incorporated cloud-computing to leverage its unique features and streamline the testing procedure. Cloud-based testing improves the ability of service providers to emulate traffic and other factors that are present in actual scenarios. Software testing solutions imbibe all the features of cloud-based platforms like scalability, speed, customisability, and convenience. Cloud also supports multi-channel testing and collaborations between development and testing teams.
• Testing with AI and IoT
Artificial intelligence has successfully revolutionised many sectors and is now appearing in software testing modules. Through machine learning and AI, vendors can take greater strides towards automating and mechanising testing to a greater extent. Clients expect testing protocols to produce accurate results, which is possible with the application of AI-based analytics in testing. The improvement in IoT has also been an important development for providers of software testing services. In Europe, the market for IoT-based products and technologies has already taken off. With IoT-based testing, monitoring and communication get better, enabling faster assessments and better quality assurance.
As testing solutions become innovative and advanced, service providers can set achievable growth targets and meet user demands simultaneously. Emerging vendors are offering automated testing solutions, which are tailored for the European market. Europe is sure to welcome many more such advanced testing products and solutions to address the growing demands of customers.