latest software testing trends to follow in 2018

Software development industry is getting new changes as the year progresses. Similarly, software testing companies are also adapting to the changes in the industry. The rapid technological advancements in the software testing industry drive the testers to upgrade their skills periodically. Its essential for the software development and testing firms to know about the latest testing trends in 2018 to achieve the expected quality.

We are listing the top 5 testing trends in 2018 from our observations and experience.

  1. Overwhelming Use of Open Source Tools

    Most of the companies accept Open source tools for the execution of tests, automation, Agile, DevOps, and Defect Management. There are several open source tools readily available in the market but you can witness an enhancement in these tools as well.

  2. The blend of Agile and DevOps

    Agile and DevOps will be dominating in the upcoming year. It offers shorter delivery cycles and dispenses the responsibility of quality to everyone. Continuous delivery and Continuous Integration are the prime components of DevOps and these are responsible for the faster delivery cycles.

  3. Increased Focus on Digital Testing

    2018 is ready to witness an era of Digital Transformation. The Software Industries are embarking on reduced time to market life cycle with an increased focus on QA and Testing. The approach of these organisations is to involve optimising functional testing across the channels.

  4. Performance Engineering come in pace

    The success of a website or an app depends on how the design, functionalities, and entities are portrayed to the end user; that is user experience is the prime factor. This enhances the need to embed UI/UX into your long-term business strategy. Increased demand for better user experience shifts the focus of businesses from performance testing to performance engineering.

  5. A huge rise in IOT Testing

    Currently, most of the business operations are adopting Internet of Things (IoT). IoT devices and apps are tested for security, performance and usability. Most of the customers rely on IoT testing before the purchase of their products. All the IoT devices require Internet connectivity thus vulnerable to security defects and risks. This ensures the need for IoT Testing.


The technological advancements in the software testing industry force the QA and testers to improve their skills and quality rhythmically. It is a definite challenge not only for the testers but also for the entire team to address the advancements and technological updates. But we can witness that the testing industry knock down these challenges with their innovations and research. We at Cabot, ready to accept the forthcoming changes in the next year.

Stay tuned to us to have more details about the technological updates. Do you have any queries? Feel free to contact us! We’re there to help you!

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