Organisations and individuals often attempt to capture the state of the testing craft.
Whether using a limited dataset (their organisation/group of organisations/their clients), or more anecdotally as an individual (‘this is what I think the state of testing is, based on what I see and feel’). I, for one, would love to see a more holistic picture of what testers think about testing.
As testers we should be able to report the status of our testing at any moment, I think we should be able to do this on a wider scale. The State of Testing Survey 2016 is an endeavour which will attempt to capture the snapshot of said state, and hopefully build up a dataset over the next few years which will show us how we as a craft evolve.
Anyway, time for the superliminal message:
STOP WHAT YOU ARE DOING AND COMPLETE THIS SURVEY RIGHT NOW!
(If you don’t, people will read the ‘World Quality Report’ and believe that instead. I don’t want that. You don’t want that. Trust me).
And who knows, maybe in the future we could get those of other disciplines to do something similar about how they view the state of testing. Now that would be an interesting read!