SmartBear Launches State of Software Quality | Testing Report

Nearly 3,000 respondents identify time constraints amidst rapidly increasing release cadences as the predominant challenge around building quality at scale
Somerville — September 27, 2021 —

SmartBear, a leading provider of software development and quality tools, released the results of its fourth annual State of Software Quality | Testing survey. SmartBear conducted a 57-question online survey over the course of five weeks in the first half of 2021, where they collected industry benchmarks from more than 2,900 development, testing, and software delivery lifecycle professionals. 
“Since our last survey, the world changed dramatically, and software has become even more present in our lives,” said Joanna Schloss, Senior Vice President of Product Marketing at SmartBear. “Every company is an Ecommerce company, and ensuring quality is even more imperative today. The trends in this survey illuminate the challenges in maintaining quality, and SmartBear is an industry-leading partner that helps organizations with all of their testing and quality needs.” 
Findings are based on responses from manual testers, automation engineers, developers, consultants, QA managers, and business analysts from around the globe. 
This Testing report is the first under the company’s new “State of Software Quality" umbrella. SmartBear plans to release State of Software Quality reports for API, Code Review, Stability, and Test Management. 

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About SmartBear

At SmartBear, we focus on your one priority that never changes: quality. We know delivering quality software over and over is complicated. So our tools are built to streamline your DevOps processes while seamlessly working with the products you use – and will use. Whether it’s TestComplete, Swagger, ReadyAPI, Cucumber, Zephyr, Bugsnag, or one of our other tools, we span from test automation, API lifecycle, collaboration, performance testing, test management, app stability and error monitoring, and more. Whichever you need, they’re easy to try, easy to buy, and easy to integrate. We’re used by 16 million developers, testers, and operations engineers at 32,000+ organizations – including world-renowned innovators like Adobe, JetBlue, FedEx, and Microsoft. Wherever you’re going, we’ll help you get there. Learn more at, or follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter, or Facebook.