Tricentis Unveils 2021 State of Enterprise Application Testing Report

Report Provides Unprecedented Insight into How Fortune 500 and Equivalent Companies Test the Software Their Business – and the World – Relies On

Tricentis, the world’s #1 platform for modern cloud and enterprise applications, today announced its “How the World’s Top Organizations Test” report analyzing how industry leaders test the software their companies run on. support. For this report, the first of its kind, Tricentis collected data from 100 Fortune 500 organizations (or global equivalent) and major government agencies across the Americas, Europe and Asia-Pacific.

With every business becoming a digital business, the ability to quickly release trusted applications is now a critical strategic advantage. With today’s near-continuous release cycles, enterprise organizations must ensure that each release adds value and meets the demand for extreme reliability. Software testing must support a complex application stack that involves an average of 900 applications and unique transactions touching 82 different technologies without any downtime. A single hour of enterprise-level downtime can cost between $500,000 and $1 million.

“Software testing is a complex task with an incredible amount of approaches, which has been overlooked and underestimated by organizations for far too long,” said Jori Ramakers, Director of Customer Experience Strategy at Tricentis. “However, many leading organizations have turned testing into a catalyst for digital transformation. We hope our report will help other organizations do the same.”

Currently, application testing is the primary source of delivery delays. Testing costs consume an average of 23-25% of overall IT spend. Automation is not widely implemented because there is no consistent and reliable access to the data that large organizations need to enable automation.

In the report, organizations have benchmark data on how to accelerate application testing, reduce risk and cost, and use testing for digital transformation initiatives. The report describes:

  • How Leaders and Laggards Differ on Key Software Testing and Quality Metrics

  • Where are most organizations in terms of CI/CD integration, test environment strategy, and other key process elements

  • What are the current trends in test design, automation, management and reporting

  • Top priorities for organizations to improve their testing in 2021

For example, the analysis revealed an average test automation rate of 39%, but high false positives (22%), low risk coverage (25%) and extremely slow test cycles (23 days). generally.

To learn how you can test like the best organizations and save time and money on testing, download the full “How the World’s Best Organizations Test” report here.

About Tricentis

Tricentis is the global leader in enterprise continuous testing, widely recognized for reinventing software testing for DevOps, cloud and enterprise applications. Tricentis’ AI-powered Continuous Testing Platform offers a new, fundamentally different way to perform software testing. A fully automated, entirely code-free, smart AI-driven approach. It addresses both agile development and complex enterprise applications, enabling companies to accelerate their digital transformation by dramatically increasing software release speed, reducing costs, and improving software quality. Tricentis has been widely recognized as a leader by all major industry analysts, including being named a leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant five years in a row. Tricentis has more than 1,800 customers, including the world’s biggest brands such as McKesson, Accenture, Nationwide Insurance, Allianz, Telstra, Moët Hennessy-Louis Vuitton (LVMH PCIS) and Vodafone. To learn more, visit or follow us on LinkedIn, Twitterand Facebook.

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