Gartner’s software testing research reports are among the most downloaded items in our software testing resource center, year after year. This is hardly surprising, given Gartner’s track record of identifying enterprise clients’ top challenges, and then delivering insightful research for understanding the available options and selecting the best path forward.
Today, more and more enterprises are recognizing that transforming testing is a critical component for digital transformation success—and Gartner continues to address this growing demand with new research on how to accelerate testing for scaled Agile and DevOps.
Here’s our roundup of new software testing research that you can access for free, compliments of Tricentis.
How to adopt a shift-left approach to testing for DevOps initiatives.
“Application leaders responsible for developing digital business applications are under increasing pressure to maximize quality and velocity of delivery. They should adopt a “shift left” approach to testing and invest in test automation to build a highly productive software development organization.”
How IT leaders can evolve their teams, toolsets and processes for “quality at speed.”
“Application leaders responsible for digital business solutions must assemble tools, practices and practitioners to support the increasing pace of delivery while ensuring quality of deliverables. This research explains how to iteratively adopt practices and tools for each DevOps stage.”
Recommendations for organizations moving to SAP S/4HANA.
“Why traditional software doesn’t work for SAP S/4HANA migration projects—and what’s needed instead to ensure the speed and success of your transformation.”
What testing tool capabilities are needed to transform software for Agile and DevOps.
“Application leaders who are developing strategies for digital business must address a wide range of testing practices covering increasingly complex technology stacks. This research evaluates 13 popular functional software test automation offerings across four common testing use cases.”
How Agile and DevOps are altering the expectations for software testing— and how 11 vendors compare versus these changing expectations.
“Cloud and digital business demand a shift toward continuous quality. Application leaders must support their teams in integrating and effectively utilizing test automation tools in their DevOps toolchain, to enable continuous delivery. This report will help in vendor selection.”
The 7 things that quality leaders should accomplish as soon as they get started.
“Software value and velocity opportunities define the first 100 days of the application quality leader’s job as pivotal for a digital business. Focus on understanding the forces undermining solution quality, establish a trusted peer group and create a strategy to establish modern quality practices.”