We have previously provided an overview of project budgets and allocations as reported in the 2012 Planit Testing Index, but how do these allocations differ across project sizes and across industries?
When analysing budget allocations against average project budgets, it is possible to see a clear difference in percentage of budgets allocated to quality assurance between smaller projects (project budgets < $5 million) and larger projects (> $5 million). Specifically, smaller projects tended to spent more on development (+6%) at the expense of requirements definition (-3%) and software testing (-2%).
Planit Testing Index 2012: Project Budget Allocations by Project Size
Requirements Design Development Testing Implementation
Planit Testing Index 2012: Project Budget Allocation by Industry