As we ride the digital transformation wave, the volume of data that is being managed has risen exponentially. Achieving the right test coverage to meet the different permutations and combinations of your consumer prole while ensuring quality, security and agility have become critical in this competitive digital market. The characteristics of test data requirements have also had to evolve at a rapid pace to meet the software testing demands. IT needs test data to be available, flexible, reusable, linkable, and customizable for delivering at pace.
Test data management (TDM), also known as software test data management, is the planning, designing, storing, provisioning, and managing of test data to be used in testing software or products. This paper will look into some of the challenges in managing your test data sets and view the current trends in TDM that address these challenges.