A new Vanson Bourne survey commissioned by DevOps vendor Appvance found that 73 percent of enterprise developers say they have adopted some DevOps processes. In addition, 79 percent said that releasing software more frequently was a priority for their organizations. However, 54 percent said that their QA automation and testing was a bottleneck in the process.
"Enterprises have adopted agile and continuous-delivery processes to improve efficiency, productivity and to deliver business results, but they often maintain traditional thinking about software testing, which has not changed significantly in over twenty years," Appvance CEO Kevin Surace said.
"As a result, companies still struggle to get past the QA Wall created by old test automation tools that can't move as fast as DevOps moves. Until the silos created by those tools are eliminated, the QA Wall will continue to impede software release schedules."