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Digging through the data — Testing Tools and Practices

by Thomas Murphy  |  July 15, 2015  |  Submit a Comment

We are currently digging through good quantities in data as we build out our testing market documents.  Earlier we had a mind numbing set of vendor briefings and we still have a good amount of data collection and writing to go.  The market is certainly in a state of transition and we find that there are few “everyone is doing X” types of conclusions whether it is the tools being used or the practices, organization or metrics employed.  Things vary based on what is being tested (web, package, mobile) types of development practices, and size of team and organization.  But here is one quick snapshot looking at who is involved and who has primary responsibility  we will extend on this as we update and expand our notes on practices that will follow the tools/market notes.


testing continues to be a team sport

testing continues to be a team sport

most organizations still rely on test engineers to create automation

most organizations still rely on test engineers to create automation

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Thomas E. Murphy
Research Director
15 years at Gartner
33 years IT industry

Thomas Murphy is a research director with Gartner, where he is part of the Application Strategies and Governance group. Mr. Murphy has more than 33 years of experience in IT as a developer, product manager, technical editor and industry analyst. Read Full Bio

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