10 Software Testing Trends In 2018

The software testing industry has seen various changes in the past few years. 2018 will follow the same trend and you can expect to see various changes in terms of techniques and capabilities. The testing techniques are being modified in a way that the software applications will improve greatly to offer the beneficial results. The techniques, tools, methodologies, patterns, etc. have been modified immensely to cater to the upgrading needs of the software testing. While developing a program, software testing needs to be completed even before the development process to confirm its workability. 2016 and 2017 have witnessed some great changes in the genre of software testing.

Let’s have a look at the top 10 hurdles faced by the software testing services providers and companies in the upcoming year.
  1. Enhanced adoption of the open source
    Software testing in open source platforms is increasing at an elevated rate. This promotes cost-effectiveness and also introduces new talents to the industry. One example of such an open source platform is Selenium. The testers associated with the projects need to have a great knowledge of the platform to ensure high-quality work that is delivered at a faster pace. This makes the software development process seamless. Open source platforms utilize the positive points of the testers to yield competent results.

  2. Learn an array of coding to work in conjugation with the developers
    The latest technologies like  Agile and DevOps demand an amalgamation of developers and testers to produce better results. In this case, developers might run test cases and the testers might conclude with developing software. This step will make sure that the quality is maintained by both the developers and testers. In some of the technologies, in order to produce prompt feedback, frequent releases, and faster turnaround, it is necessary to segregate the developers and testers into small groups. This will ensure the quality is intact and the activity is accomplished in a fruitful manner. Even the responsibilities of the teams are also interchanged to develop proper skill in every contributor.

  3. The rapid adoption of automated testing over the manual testing
    The applications, as well as the software, are becoming more complex with every passing day. Hence, testing has become an integral part of the development process to ensure software is developed in an accurate manner. This saves time and capital as there are no scopes of error during and after the launch of the same. It might take some time for the testers to adopt the right process of executing the automated testing. However, it offers stupendous benefits and saves ample time so the testers can utilize the time in some other effective activity. While going for automated testing the accurate tools also need to be equipped to obtain the finest results.

  4. Mastering the Agile & DevOps skills
    To gain the velocity, flexibility, and performance in the process of software development, it is essential for the testers to develop the Agile and DevOps skills.

  5. Cater to the changing mobile & web technologies
    Along with the technologies; gadgets are also improving that are creating challenges for the developers and testers. In order to fulfill the advancing technologies, it is important that the testers find an effective way to build a highly responsive mobile and web platform. This can be done only if the testers follow the trend of the web and mobile advancements minutely.

  6. A logical approach to obtain better results
    Technologies, as well as methodologies like Agile testing, Shift-left, DevOps, Service Virtualization, and Test Automation, have played a great role in accentuating the test cycle. These can be considered as the tools to support the testing process. However, the testing process must be completed smartly with reasoning skills, good analytics, and logical thinking. This will make sure to procure top-notch results.

  7. Working in the domain of social networking
    Every software application must be compatible with the social networks in order to cope with the increasing demands of social media. To fulfill the activity, it is essential that the testers are accustomed to the social networks and its latest updates.

  8. Building software to support the customers
    Feedback and instant support mechanism of software are necessary as people rely on the systems that offer instant help. Hence, the testers must be able to cultivate their creative side to produce an end result that is as per the public demand.

  9. Writing reports
    The activity of the testers doesn’t end with testing the software. They need to create a detailed report to make the entire testing process transparent and error-free.

  10. Thrive to prove the capability
    In order to prove the real testing potential, it is important to explore the most efficient skills in the testers. Hence, they must prove their skills to exhibit their capability.


There are some challenges that will be faced by the software testers in the upcoming year. However, if they successfully overcome these challenges, they will be able to increase the circumference of their skills successfully.