DevOps Report Finds Quality Trumps Speed When Releasing Software

Tricentis, the world’s #1 testing platform for modern cloud and enterprise applications, announced the release of “The Role of Testing in a DevOps Environment” report, which includes the findings from a survey of more than 500 managers and DevOps professionals. This report highlights organizations’ various points of DevOps maturity and software testing integration.

Testing is a critical element of a successful DevOps strategy. According to the survey, a combined 82% of respondents experienced either frequent or some slowdown in testing new software releases. Yet, most organizations still defer releases until testing is done. More than 50% of survey respondents agreed that the greatest value of testing is that it enables teams to release updates and applications faster with greater confidence.

The report’s key findings include:

  • More than half (58%) of respondents agree that DevOps testing reduces issues in production.
  • More than eight in 10 (82%) organizations defer releasing software until testing is done.
  • Respondents are divided on the impact of microservices and the ability to continually test, with 43% saying dependencies between services make it challenging to test as each microservice is updated, and 38% reporting it’s easier to test because of smaller, more discrete services.

“As this report shows, testing continues to play a critical role in the DevOps process to ensure that applications perform as expected,” said Wolfgang Platz, Founder and Chief Strategy Officer at Tricentis. “Poor software releases that create negative user experiences can cause major issues. While software testing may increase timelines, it remains essential in delivering high-quality software. In this case, quality overrides speed.”

For a detailed look at the role of testing in DevOps and additional survey findings, download the full report here.

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