Zeichick’s Take: Software quality assurance by the numbers
September 5, 2012 —
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What do enterprise software developers think about software quality within their organizations? We asked SD Times subscribers, and the results may surprise you.
The research project was conducted in July 2012 by BZ Research (like SD Times, a division of BZ Media). Here’s what we learned:
Does your organization have separate development and test teams?
Some development and test/QA teams are separate, some are integrated: 34.6%
All test and development teams are integrated: 30.2%
All development teams and test/QA teams are separate: 32.7%
Don’t know: 2.4%
The net result was that 64.8% of respondents said that some or all of the test and development teams were integrated.
How many testers or test/QA professionals do you have at your company (or the largest company to whom you consult)?
5,000 or more: 2.9%
4 or fewer: 41.2%
We found that 34.3% said that they had more than 20 testers or QA professionals at their company.
What background do your test/QA managers and directors typically have?
Both development and test/QA: 53.9%
General IT background: 38.2%
Test/QA only: 23.5%
Development only: 21.6%
General management background: 21.1%
No particular background—we train them from scratch: 14.7%
Who is responsible for internally developed application performance testing and monitoring in your company?
Prior to Deployment
Software/application developers: 60.8%
Software/application development management: 52.8%
Testing management: 48.7%
IT top management (development) (VP or above): 36.7%
Systems administrators: 24.1%
Networking personnel: 21.5%
Line-of-business management: 21.1%
IT top management (non-development) (VP or above): 19.6%
Networking management: 18.6%
Service providers: 16.1%
Software/application development management: 53.8%
Software/application developers: 47.7%
Systems administrators: 45.4%
Testing Management: 38.5%
IT top management (development) (VP or above): 34.6%
Networking personnel: 31.5%
IT top management (non-development) (VP or above): 30.8%
Line-of-business management: 30.8%
Networking management: 27.7%
Service providers: 23.8%