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Adopt Open Source Software Part of Your Test Automation Stack

Analyst Research

Gartner Research | Four Steps to Adopt Open-Source Software as Part of Your Test Automation Stack

Gartner predicts that by 2022, 90% of enterprises will be using open source test automation tools for agile and DevOps—but 50% of organizations will struggle with the skills and culture required to succeed with them. Although open source testing tools are “free”, failure to anchor them within a strategic and systematic quality approach could be costly. As Gartner wrote: “Ad hoc adoption without adequate planning may lead to a lack of success, higher maintenance costs and a fragmented toolset.”*

Whether you’re just starting to evaluate open source tools for test automation or you’re actively researching strategies for scaling successful open source test automation, we think that Gartner’s new report Four Steps to Adopt Open-Source Software as Part of Your Test Automation Stack is a “must read.” We believe that you will learn how to : 

  • Take a strategic and systematic approach to adopting, deploying, and managing open-source testing tools 
  • Build the technical skills required for success with open source tools, which are created by developers, for developers 
  • Establish the continuous learning mindset essential for keeping up with the rapid pace of change in open source testing tools. 
  • Select the open source tools that are the best fit for your resources and objectives 

* Four Steps to Adopt Open-Source Software as Part of Your Test Automation Stack. 4 July 2019.  Analyst(s): Thomas Murphy, Joachim Herschmann, Jim Scheibmeir