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State of CI/CD Report 2024:
The Evolution of Software Delivery Performance

State of CI/CD Report 2024

In this report, commissioned by the CD Foundation and authored by SlashData, we explore the current state of the Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery (CI/CD) developer ecosystem and how it has evolved over the past year.

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Read the Japanese version (PDF) of the State of CI/CD Report, translated by The Linux Foundation Japan. 日本語版はこちら


Some of the key insights from the report are:

  • 83 percent of developers report being involved in DevOps-related activities
  • Less experienced developers adopt fewer DevOps practices and technologies
  • Proportion of low performers for each of the deployment performance metrics is increasing—a worrying trend
  • Strong correlation between the number of DevOps technologies used by developers and their likelihood of being a top performer
  • CI/CD tools usage is associated with better deployment performance across all DORA metrics and is greatest among developers using both managed and self-hosted tools
  • Deployment performance is worse when using multiple CI/CD tools of the same form, likely as a result of challenges related to interoperability
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“The 2024 State of CI/CD Report results show continued high adoption of CD and DevOps practices, the influence of well-integrated technologies on organizational outcomes, the necessity of incorporating security tests in CI/CD workflows, and the impact of using multiple CD tools on deployment performance.

“The CD Foundation has been promoting standards in CD, securing the software supply chain, and advocating for better interoperability. The report findings reflect our community's ongoing efforts and provide a framework for organizations to compare their practices with those of their industry peers, offering insights into where they stand and highlighting areas that require attention to enhance organizational efficiency.”

– Dadisi Sanyika

CD Foundation, Governing Board Chair

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The findings in this report are based on data from SlashData’s past six Developer Nation surveys that span the last two and a half years (Q3 2020 to Q1 2023). These are large-scale, online developer surveys that in combination have reached more than 125,000 respondents worldwide. The latest of these surveys, of which data was included for analysis in this report, was designed, produced, and carried out over a period of ten weeks between December 2022 and February 2023.

Previous Reports

If you’re interested in past year’s State of CI/CD Reports, you can find them here.

Thank you to our Sponsor

The CD Foundation would like to thank CloudBees for sponsoring this year’s State of CI/CD report. Read the blog post from Sacha Labourey about this year’s report.

"The State of CI/CD Report serves as a vital tool for organizations to grasp the impact of CI/CD practices and modern technologies on their performance, shedding light on emerging trends and best practices. It also acts as a critical wake-up call, highlighting a concerning trend where a significant portion of organizations are lagging in performance despite widespread adoption of DevOps practices. This trend underscores the urgency for these low performers to harness advanced CI/CD tools and practices, elevating their performance into mid or top performers."

– Sacha Labourey

CloudBees, and CD Foundation Governing Board Member