Meeting the Testing Challenge: A Look at the Growing Role of System Testing in Financial Services
The importance of system testing to an institution has grown, yet there seems to be no agreement on the best methodology to carry it out and wide variation in the skill set and experience of the people entrusted with the task.
SunGard Consulting Services has surveyed testing professionals in four global financial centers – the United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland and the Middle East. Our aim was to explore the current state of system testing in these key regions and how far organizations are going in their search for quality and elimination of failure points. We wanted to learn how institutions view testing in terms of priority, what the principal testing drivers are, the challenges testing leaders face, and the plans institutions have to expand their testing capabilities and investments.