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Keynote Releases 2014 “State of Mobile Software Quality” Survey -- Functional Testing Poses the Greatest Challenge
|By Business Wire
|March 18, 2014 08:05 AM EDT
leader in mobile and web cloud testing & monitoring, today
announced the results of its first ever “State of Mobile Software Web
and App Quality Survey,” in conjunction with Software Quality
Engineering (SQE) - a leading provider of training, conferences, and
resources for development & test professionals (www.sqe.com).
In order to shed light on the multi-faceted challenges of mobile quality
assurance, Keynote and Software Quality Engineering conducted a survey
of more than 1,600 mobile website and app developers, IT and quality
assurance professionals. To help determine the state of mobile testing
practices and tools, the survey asked respondents about the structure of
their organizations, their most pressing challenges, and what tools and
processes they are utilizing to address those challenges and assure the
highest levels of mobile quality.
The survey found that despite accelerated development cycles and limited
resources, users' expectations of mobile app and website quality were
the same or higher than desktop, forcing testing and QA professionals to
do more with less. Experts from Keynote and SQE will present complete
survey results and conduct a Q & A session during an upcoming webcast.
For additional survey findings and details please refer to the Keynote
“The number of mobile apps across all vertical markets continues
to grow at a rapid pace. Smart devices inclusive of phones, tablets, and
embedded appliances are becoming more and more ubiquitous,” said Michael
Sowers, CIO & Sr. QA/Test Consultant at Software Quality Engineering.
"Ensuring that these applications are adequately tested is a key
challenge for QA/Test Teams worldwide. We are seeing a significant
interest in mobile and other smart applications at our training and
conference events (www.sqe.com)
as development and test teams strive to keep pace with the consumer and
business demand of delivering ‘more functionality, faster, better and
cheaper’. This data supports our decision to introduce a mobile and
smart development and testing conference in spring 2015. As the survey
results outline, development and QA/test teams face a number of
challenges in assuring consistent quality across the mobile and embedded
platforms and therefore seek more training, tools and process guidance
to assist them in bringing quality mobile products to market.”
“Today’s mobile users are difficult to satisfy and apps are easy to
uninstall. However, the testing tools, processes and resources haven’t
caught up with users’ high expectations – and management’s expectations
of their mobile QA and testing teams,” said Rachel Obstler, Senior
Director of Product Marketing at Keynote. “In order to meet mobile
websites and applications’ market demand, implementing processes that
include real device testing and automation capabilities will be key to
meeting rising expectations.”
For webcast information and to register, please see below:
WHAT: “State of Mobile Quality Survey Results Webcast”
WHEN: March 27, 2014, 9AM – 10AM, PDT
WHERE: Register Here
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ABOUT SOFTWARE QUALITY ENGINEERING
Quality Engineering and TechWell
Corporation produce several of the most respected conferences in the
software testing industry—the STAR testing conferences, Better Software
conferences, and Agile Development conferences. We provide testing and
development training for more than half of the Fortune 1000. Home to
several highly respected software development and testing communities,
we also produce some of the industry’s highest-rated publications
including Better Software magazine and StickyMinds.com.
For more information, visit www.sqe.com
or contact Stasi Richmond ([email protected]).
is the global leader in cloud–based testing, monitoring and analytics
for mobile and web, optimizing the value of every digital interaction,
enhancing user experience and driving business value through online
performance. The company runs the world’s
largest cloud testing, monitoring and analytics network in the world
and collects over 700 million mobile and website performance
measurements daily. In 2012 Keynote, a Thoma
Bravo portfolio company, was recognized by Forbes Magazine as
“One of the Best 100 Companies in America.”
Keynote customers represent top Internet and mobile companies and
include AT&T, Disney, eBay, E*TRADE, Expedia, Google, Microsoft, Sony
Mobile Communications AB, T-Mobile and Vodafone. Keynote Systems, Inc.
is headquartered in San Mateo, California and can be reached at http://www.keynote.com/
or by phone in the U.S. at 1-855-KEYNOTE (+1-855-539-6683).
Copyright © 2014 Keynote Systems, Inc. Keynote is a trademark of Keynote
Systems, Inc. in the US and other countries. All other trademarks are
the property of their respective owners.
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