2023 DevOps Predictions - Part 8
December 15, 2022

Industry experts offer thoughtful, insightful, and often controversial predictions on how DevOps and related technologies will evolve and impact business in 2022. Part 8, the final installment, covers testing.

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Software quality will become increasingly important across industries, such as healthcare, banking, and technology in 2023, as businesses accelerate their digital transformations. As enterprise organizations develop applications that rely on continuous software updates, test automation is a crucial element to increasing release speeds and improving application quality, helping the organization run more efficiently to meet its bottom line. Additionally, test automation gives organizations the ability to monitor and assess issues in real time, or even stop them before they occur, staving off any major disruptions. As we head into the next year, the importance placed upon software quality will skyrocket, because it must!
Kevin Thompson
CEO and Executive Chairman, Tricentis

As organizations using low-code/no-code platforms struggle with large scale test automation, vendors will seek ways to automate more testing tasks, such as test generation from recorded user actions, test selection, test analysis, test healing, and auto-regression.
Esko Hannula
SVP, Product Management, Copado


As collaboration platforms have changed the way product and developer teams work together, adoption of these platforms will rise in the testing space, continuing to bring DevOps and business teams closer together.
Martin Klaus
VP Product Marketing, Tricentis


When the cost of failure is high, build out your testing ecosystem — Mobile performance management and mobile customer experience are now one and the same. With more organizations prioritizing digital transformation initiatives, the stakes for mobile app development and performance have risen, ultimately increasing the cost of failure. The emphasis and investment in digital channels will only grow in the new year, especially as the technology matures and customers demand more. It will become a requirement to consider quality, performance, security and accessibility together versus the silos they've operated under in the past — no small feat for development and testing teams to overcome. With these demands, tomorrow's most successful teams will increasingly turn to continuous testing strategies for performance management.
Eran Kinsbruner
Chief Evangelist, Perforce Software


TestOps will play an important role in "continuous testing" to enforce quality. It will provide a set of tools, processes, and frameworks for test automation with every phase of the Software Development Life Cycle.
Emmanuel Thangaraj
Sr. Director, Software Engineering, Avalara


The complexity of test data modeling and generation already exceeds most developer's ability to keep up with them, especially when requirements are ever-changing and deadlines are ever-tightening. Test data management has not kept pace with innovations (or attempts to innovate) in other areas of the test industry, but the need for it is growing exponentially. 2023 will see major players emerge, who focus on how to implement strategies for test data management that are easy to implement, thorough, and which give you a measurable way to quantify the risks to any given release. Widespread adoption will take considerably longer, particularly in the industries that need it the most (e.g. Finance, healthcare).
Marcus Merrell
VP of Technology Strategy, Sauce Labs


Mobile app usage is now the consumer default — meaning developer teams need to continuously and conveniently have access to devices for testing mobile software on real and virtual devices. Further, data shows consumers are keeping their devices for shorter intervals, meaning devs need to have instantaneous access to a bevy of new, expensive devices as soon as they're available and a diverse set of operating systems in perpetuity, but there are quicker, better solutions that can streamline this process through an extensive virtual suite that lets developers test across various devices without ever leaving their browser. We expect companies to adopt modern solutions for device testing at faster rates, especially in adapting to a hybrid-first workforce.
Marcus Merrell
VP of Technology Strategy, Sauce Labs


As developers, engineers and QA professionals increasingly prioritize mobile experiences, IT teams need to be laser-focused on developing quality mobile apps and features while also resolving app quality issues across the SDLC. Shifting test left and right throughout the development lifecycle by employing a DevOps test toolchain will facilitate a better developer experience while also reducing risk and increasing ROI.
Marcus Merrell
VP of Technology Strategy, Sauce Labs

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