Cloud-based test environment use for IT QA and security testing worldwide 2015-2017

The statistic shows the extent and variety of cloud-based test environment usage for the purpose of IT quality assurance and testing among organizations worldwide, from 2015 to 2017, according to the results of worldwide survey. As of 2017, 55 percent of respondents indicated that their organization used a cloud-based test environment for security testing.

Level of cloud-based test environment adoption for IT quality assurance and security testing from 2015 to 2017*

Functional testing of business intelligence/business analytics solutions44%50%40%
Functional testing of cloud services64%50%53%
Functional testing of customer facing applications such as portals and mobile device and wearables solutions47%48%42%
Functional testing of core enterprise packages (CRM, ERP, and financial systems, etc.)43%46%37%
Performance testing45%44%56%
Security testing42%43%55%
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Release date

September 2017



Survey time period

2015 to 2017

Number of respondents

1,660 respondents

Special properties

Senior executives in corporate IT management functions

Method of interview

Computer-assisted telephone interviews (CATI)

Supplementary notes

* Multiple responses were possible.

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