If you thought BUGs couldn't be show-stoppers, think twice. Not just this, they come with fancy names such as MAJOR, MINOR or SEVERE ! With an increased demand for SOFTWARE TESTERs, job opportunities in India are on the rise.
SOFTWARE TESTING DECODED Software testing is an investigation conducted to provide stakeholders with information about the quality of the product and it's functioning. Test techniques include the process of executing a programme or an application with the intent of finding software bugs.
From mobile phones to camera, software testors examine a range of digital products for bugs and design flaws. They swing into action after the software is designed and coded.
Essentially, testing is a process which proves the product's worth and its specific performance.
TESTING TIMES Cloud-based applications are becoming a trend of our software market. As a result, the testing market is also cloud-based. Companies such as IBM, CSS Corp, etc have started cloud-based testing, which is likely to reduce the cost and timing of testing the software.
Further, companies are investing significantly in building competence in various specialised testing services such as Enterprise Resource Planning -ERP testing, web based application testing, Service Oriented Architectures -SOA testing, software-as-a-service -SAAS testing, wireless and moblile technologies testing etc.
As the domain of a software application development is increasing significant, so is the need for testing specialised applications.
POSITIVE INDUSTRY OUTLOOK Indian companies aim for quality rather than quantity which attracts other countries to outsource a major amount of work to the Indian IT sector.
With companies on a cost-cut drive globally, the scenario is likely to be favourable for the testors in India. This is because India offers them the opportunity to recruit testers in bulk at a very low price.