Lawrence Hecht The New Stack

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Some interesting analysis by Lawrence Hecht for The New Stack:

The 2020 version of JetBrains’ State of the Developer Ecosystem does quantify the extent to which this specialty has disappeared. One finding is that 43% of teams or projects have less than one tester or QA engineer per 10 developers. This is not necessarily a problem if most testing is automated, but that is only true among 38% of those surveyed.

38% is far too low a percentage of folks doing automated testing.


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2020-06-19T15:38:30Z ago

There is nuance in the 38% figure. Another 36% say that some or up to half of their tests are automated.

I’m generally of the opinion that automating one task just frees up time to do another. If that is true, then quality improves while manual testing never totally disappears.

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