Software Testing Industry Benchmark
Ross Report 2012 – Software Testing Industry Benchmark – lists Tricentis Tosca as second most widely used software test automation tool in Australia and New Zealand.
The “Ross Report 2012 – Software Testing Industry Benchmark” is Australia’s most comprehensive study of trends in the software testing and assurance industry. The respondents included stakeholders in software quality, assurance and testing, such as test managers and test directors. The study identified specific performance benchmarks across six major industries throughout Australia. Tricentis Tosca was listed behind HP Quick Test Pro as the second most widely used test automation tool.
According to the Ross Report, “a significant benefit of test automation is the reduced cost to re-execute an automated test compared to a manual test.” Furthermore, “Investment in automation will increase, supporting plans to increase automation coverage. Further investment is planned by over 60% of organizations (surveyed), and 11% are planning significant investment.”
The report highlights typical test failure rates. On average, respondents anticipate that 20% of test cases will fail. This figure, however, drops during retesting by more than half to 8% . Regression testing has a similar failure rate at 7.59%. Thus automation may be a good solution for normalizing the cost per defect, both for new functions and regression.
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