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Software is everywhere. We love it when it makes our life easier. We hate it when it doesn’t work the way we expect. It has become so much the part of our everyday living. It helps us to communicate more efficiently, to live in a more connected world, to operate businesses more effectively.

Today the end user in most cases is the common man, the end user will have little computer knowledge; some common rules-of-thumb include. The program should act in a way that least surprises the user. In short bug free. With this, new paradigms of software testing are visible on the horizons.

Software testing is the process used to identify the correctness, completeness and the quality of the developed computer software. Software testing has emerged from the shadows in the IT space to claim its rightful place.

The Global software Testing market is estimated to be $13 billion dollars. The market opportunity for the Indian offshore testing companies is currently $2 billion, estimated to rise to $8 billion in 2008. The software-testing arena would require 16,000 – 18,000 professional in the next one year as per the IDC report. Job opportunities are abundant in the testing scene.

With an increased realization of the potential hitches that defective solutions can create, testing software is preferred to risking its failure later. However, despite growing awareness, software testing is still not a prioritized strategy for many enterprises many business applications are not tested properly before being released into market.

The Global software Testing market is estimated to be $13 billion dollars. The market opportunity for the Indian offshore testing companies is currently $2 billion, estimated to rise to $8 billion in 2008. The software-testing arena would require 16,000 – 18,000 professional in the next one year as per the IDC report. Job opportunities are abundant in the testing scene. With an increased realization of the potential hitches that defective solutions can create, testing software is preferred to risking its failure later. However, despite growing awareness, software testing is still not a prioritized strategy for many enterprises many business applications are not tested properly before being released into market. India is becoming one of the leading destinations for offshore testing. The potential that exists in the software testing space is similar to what off shoring model offers. Our global delivery model has been at a competitive advantage in the software testing space too. Most organizations are also realizing that software testing is becoming and independent professional discipline. It not only brings objectivity and transparency to defect reporting process, but also improves the core business strategy, Customers are ready to get their software tested by a company that has not played a part in the development process. Moreover it reduces costs by deploying cost-effective models and perceived risk of outsourcing testing is low. Ever increasing competition in the international market has forced organization to adapt to the recent quality practices to patch with the industry requirements. There are certain established Models and Standards of SEI (Software Engineering Institute) of Carnegie Mellon University. Such as SEI authorized CMM, CMMI, and PCMM.

It’s a model of 5 levels of process ‘maturity’ that determine effectiveness in delivering quality software. Organizations can receive CMMI ratings by undergoing assessments by qualified auditors. In Level 5 – the focus is on continuous process improvement. The impact of new processes and technologies can be predicted and effectively implemented when required. Quality Assurance Institute (QAI), USA was established in 1980 as a professional association formed to represent the software quality assurance industry. Today, Software Certifications, administered by QAI, is global. ISO 9126 defines six high-level quality characteristics that can be used in software evaluation. It includes functionality, reliability, usability, efficiency, maintainability, and portability. It’s clear that raising the quality of software without recourse to elaborate techniques or complex methodologies is still a needed and practical solution. Simple automation of the development, code management, and testing portions, it appears, would deliver tremendous benefits. Another area of services, which is opening up, is high-end, automated, Product testing and quality assurance services. It is estimated that this segment will dominate the future IT service business.

On between performance and functionality testing: performance testing is a high-margin business, needing highly skilled manpower, while projects themselves are sporadic; functionality testing is low margin requires a lot of man-power but can help sustain an organization. In other words, the testing market gets more prominence from top management of software development companies when times are tough.

Testing businesses has its unique challenges. One has to rely on various innovative measures to overcome them. Till recently testing was an unpopular career & as a result current test resource base is poor. By Judiciously choosing recruitment channels to service immediate business exigencies and build a solid team for tomorrow is the mantra, which will take the software testing industry towards newer horizons.

Source Express Computers
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