Automated Tests Prioritized by Risk [Build]

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Automated Tests Prioritized by Risk [Build]

What is “Automated Tests Prioritized by Risk”?

The  “Automated Tests Prioritized by Risk” DevOps quality metric goes beyond simply counting the number of automated tests and introduces the concept of risk. Teams using this metric have business risks clearly defined and tests correlated to those risks. With this insight, they can focus their test automation efforts on tests that matter most to the business. 

How “Automated Tests Prioritized by Risk” Ranks vs. Other Quality Metrics

In new Forrester research on DevOps quality metrics, DevOps leaders ranked “Automated Tests Prioritized by Risk” as the #1 most valued build quality metric. Of the 27% of DevOps leaders who measured this metric, 63% of them ranked it as one of their most valuable DevOps quality metrics. This metric was found to be a “DevOps Differentiator” (DevOps experts/leaders measured it significantly more than DevOps laggards did)

Here‘s a quick look at how “Automated Tests Prioritized by Risk” is positioned vs. other Build Metrics—based on the raw data collected from DevOps experts. “DevOps Differentiators” are highlighted in green.

These findings are expanded upon in the new ebook: Forrester Research on DevOps Quality Metrics that Matter: 75 Common Metrics—Ranked by Industry Experts.