This qualitative study addresses the adoption, utilization and effects of cloud-based testing in different organizational contexts. We approached the research problem by conducting thirty-five interviews with professionals in 20 organizations and applied grounded theory as the research method. The results indicate that cloud-based testing provides viable solutions to meet the testing needs within organizations.
Cloud-based resources can be applied in performing various testing activities such as performance and multiplatform testing as well supporting practitioners in involving users during iterative development and testing. Cloud-based testing also adds value to practitioners by enabling easier management of the cloud-based testing resources and helping to produce improved end products. We use the results of the study to propose a strategy that can be used to assist practitioners in their decision-making processes towards adoption of cloud-based testing.
Leah Riungu-Kalliosaari (University of Helsinki), Ossi Taipale (Lappeenranta University of Technology), Kari Smolander (Lappeenranta University of Technology), Ita Richardson (University of Limerick): Adoption and Use of Cloud-based Testing in Practice