The State of App Testing 2021: Actionable testing insights from exclusive client data and case studies

April 27th, 2021. Austin, TX and Tallinn, EstoniaTestlio today announced new market research and supporting industry best practices for business software testing. State of App Testing: Business Software leverages anonymized test records from Testlio clients in the business software industry to provide insights into testing practices. The report combines client data in sectors like remote collaboration, content management, project management, and data solutions. It provides specific case studies along with secondary market research.

Driven by the complexities of business software products combined with user expectations for consumer-like experiences, the report highlights industry trends which include: 

  • Increase testers per run  – Business software leverages 50% more testers per run compared to Testlio’s industry-wide client benchmark. This enables complete coverage without increasing the number of new runs (where complex test setup incurs costs).
  • Test between sprints – Business applications require 12% more test turnaround time compared to Testlio’s industry-wide client benchmark. Testing continuously — immediately following dev sprints, on weekends, and overnight — allows business software teams to meet release deadlines.
  • Use domain-experienced testers – Business applications assume a level of industry-specific expertise. Testers must understand a product’s distinct use case to optimize testing outcomes. The report includes five things to consider while recruiting business software testers.

The report expands on unique business software industry trends and testing best practices and is available for free download here.  

“Testlio is grateful to work with and learn from leading business software companies. Today, we’re thrilled to share data and perspectives with the wider industry. We hope that our findings support continued test-driven product excellence within the sector.”

Steve Semelsberger, CEO, Testlio

Testlio is the originator of networked testing. Our award-winning combination of platform, freelancers, and services enables you to deliver great customer experiences—fast. In any location. On any device. In any language. Testlio business software clients include 8×8, athenahealth, DataRobot, Microsoft, SAP, and many more. Collectively, our clients have awarded us an industry-leading 4.7 G2 rating and an NPS of 75. To learn more, visit

Tim Ryan serves as the Director of Marketing for Testlio and spends his time between Austin, TX and New Orleans, LA.