As part of a European ERDF project, we carried out a survey at Walloon software-producing companies to explore to which extent they use software development practices related to software quality. The survey is developed in a way that is easy to replicate, so that it can be repeated and extended with results from companies in other regions and countries. In this presentation, we report on the results of the survey, with respondents from about 60 companies in the Walloon region of Belgium. The survey targets the following high-level questions (subdivided in numerous subquestions):
What are the quality-related techniques most widely in the software development industry?
What are the main factors (usage of tools, standards, ...) determining the quality of the software product and software process? By analyzing the answers to these questions, we aim to get a better understanding in the level of training of software engineers working in industry, and we wish to get feedback on whether academic software engineering courses need to be adapted to better fit the actual industry needs. Presented at SoTeSoLa-SATToSE 2012 (https://github.com/SATToSE/SoTeSoLa2012/wiki/SATToSE-2012)