With every passing year, mobile app industry is undergoing various considerable changes in every aspect. Not only in the mobile app development phase, but various new technologies are revamping the mobile app quality assurance and testing phase – driving the Quality Analyst and Testers to try something new and add a badge of achievement to their life.
If you are a mobile app tester or someone planning to craft your career in this stream, this blog will give you a glimpse of the top 7 mobile app testing trends for 2018. Learn about them, experiment with them and build a better future.
Top 7 Mobile App Quality Assurance and Testing Trends for 2018
1- Testing will go Digital
2018 will witness the rising era of Digital transformation in the testing phase. The mobile app development companies will adopt the approach of involving optimising functional testing across different channels to step towards ensuring the success of the app.
2- Open Source tools will Rule
In the coming years, the businesses will rely on the open source tools and platforms to ensure better and reliable performance at the earliest. In other terms, a major fraction of testing process will be automated using the top open source quality assurance and testing tools. With this, a myriad of new open-source testing tools for app developers will come into existence.
3- Drift from Performance Testing to Performance Engineering
The definition of app success will be revamped. It will no more depend on how a mobile application is designed or what functionalities are integrated into it. The user experience will take the front seat, becoming the first priority to rule the heart of the end users. In other words, testing will be done keeping the UI/UX into consideration for making a long-term business, i.e, performance engineering term will be coined.
This systematic approach will be more focused on the mobile app architecture, design and implementation. This will cut down the mobile application development cost, while ensuring that the designed product meets the performance requirements at the right time.
4- Perfect Blend of DevOps and Agile will be Baked
With the rising demand for launching applications quickly, the need for shorter delivery cycles and continuous improvements will remain significant. And the appetite for such demands will be satisfied with Agile and DevOps. These mobile app development strategies will arm the mobile app developers with right tools and help them fill the gap between the mobile app market needs and service offered. Besides, it will turn testing to be more iterative, innovative and in accordance to the development process.
You can also soon expect vanish of centralized teams for testing since the centrally operated Test Centers will be surpassed by nodal agile teams, who will play a dynamic quality analysis role in a grid-operated, mutually exclusive testing system.
5- Reign of IoT will Establish
With business and technology industry making their way to adoption of IoT (Internet of Things), it is likely that you will test IoT devices and mobile applications more frequently. You will come across various challenges associated with security, usability and performance. So, get ready to use the utmost Internet connectivity and test the technology of everything.
6- Big Data will grow BIG
Businesses are already shifting towards data-driven marketing by employing Big data technology. They are using the Big data analytics to research, analyze, promote, market, engage and retain their users in a better manner.
As Big data is offering an explosive amount of data to mobile applications and platforms for enriching the customer experience, the Big Data testing will mark the new phase of testing. The QA and testers will employ more highly-effective analytic tools, frameworks, and techniques to make the best use of big data technology, and this collaboration will grow in the future.
7- Testing Budget will be High
As you can predict, the integration of the cutting-edge technologies and strategies into the mobile app quality assurance and testing process will make it more complex, which will eventually raise the budget. The business leaders and mobility experts will understand the importance of investing in the testing phase and will be more comfortable to allocate a bigger chunk of their mobile app development budget into the testing process.
BONUS: Micro Services Test Automation will Gain Momentum
Microservices, the method to test a specific element/condition of a mobile application/software instead of testing the complete project will gain huge momentum. The app developers will widely like this approach since it will let them perform testing swiftly and more efficiently. And the best part is that it will offer them the freedom to make changes in a particular section/process without testing the whole system.
The increasing mobile device distribution and demand for ‘mobile app for everything’ will bring a higher focus on the quality and performance testing. This signifies more such technology trends will come into play, reinventing the testing industry itself. These trends will improve the skills of the QA and testers, but at the same time raise new challenges for them. So, be prepared for going on a new adventure in the world of mobile app testing.