Posted on : 29-09-2010 | By : Malini Mohan | In : Enterprise Services, Outsourced Product Development
Tags: Automation Tester, business, business visibility, Customer Confidence, Multi Skilling, people skill set, Performance, role of a testing, Software testing, Software Testing Industry, software testing skillset, Tester, tester efficiency, tester interest, tester role in organization, testing job, testing style
Sipping a cup of hot coffee and re looking at the good old days, Science and Technology has indeed changed and evolved for good. There were many new innovations and the new decade started. Our new generation is living in an era of virtual information explosion. There is unimaginable amount of content that is available on any topic just at a stroke of a keyboard or click of a mouse. Thinking about my profession, I wonder whether my profession, Software Testing, has also completed a decade. Wow! it was a successful year and a boom time for software testing industry and the complexity of software products increased thus rising the end user expectations. It has also increased the pressure on software testers to have multiple skills to gain the customer confidence.
Multi-skilling is currently the big buzzword. The common belief is that a multi-skilled workforce can avoid retrenchment and can lead to increased productivity for the organization in a time of increased severity, which can directly impact the company’s bottom line. In leaner times, a multi-skilled workforce helps bring in operational efficiency and increased productivity, since a smaller workforce is required to cater to the scaled down demand. But even when economic conditions are on the upswing, a multi-skilled workforce helps in addressing customer demand faster and better,”
IT sector might be on the down slope due to the global financial crisis and recession in the world economy but the “Software Testing Industry” is growing rapidly. The incessant pressure on increasing the “Performance” of various software is ensuring that the Software Testing market is getting bigger. The business potential in Software testing is also at an all time high and continues to grow, considering the growing complexity of software products and increasing expectations from the end-users demanding the best quality product. The size of the Software Testing industry globally is $13billion. At present to ensure the competitive advantage, testing phase which is typically 30% of total software development is critical to ensure on time release within budget and with the agreed level of confidence. And more over 300 automated test tools in the market, a new testing role emerged that is responsible for identifying the right tool for the right testing. These growth rates are forcing Software test engineers to be well equipped to meet the day to day challenges.