Vipul Gupta

Software Testing to Software Engineering

According to analysts, the growing dependence on software testing to improve product quality is resulting in greater IT budgets getting allocated to the testing activity. In fact, it is being suggested that in the years ahead, software testing will make up nearly 20-25 percent of the software budget. Forrester Research estimates that the demand for outsourced software testing will account for 28% of IT budgets in Europe and the U.S. within two years.

Recognizing the fact that customers are looking at effectively and efficiently developing quality products, offshore software testing service providers are focusing on improving the analysis and design phases of their offerings and ensuring that they have the capabilities to test earlier in the product life cycle. Their aim is to align their software testing services with the business needs of companies.

In order to do so, they are also changing their testing approaches. The service providers are working in proximity with customers and involving their business teams to drive software product quality. They are establishing strong connectivity and traceability between needs, the product features and the testing that must be undertaken.

All in all, offshore software testing service providers are delivering more value to customers using mixed methodologies of exploratory testing and automation testing. Specialized testing services like performance testing and security testing, act as the extra topping on the pie.

As software testing becomes more complex, based on increasing refinement of the applications and technologies, outsourcers are designing solutions to meet business objectives of the applications being tested and the technologies utilized by applications. They are also building test infrastructure required to test such applications and selecting the right test methodologies to provide adequate test coverage.

With test automation becoming a key element of software test strategy, these companies are also using more sophisticated, mature testing tools that better integrate with other tools to support collaboration. Many of these tools are based on open source standards and built on common infrastructure that makes them easier to integrate with other life cycle tools. The goal is to use tools that provide a seamless testing experience and enable more holistic, realistic and robust testing. Outsourced software testing sector is thankful to such tool sets.

Interestingly, offshore software testing organizations are using prevention practices as well, like using static analyzers, etc., for early bug detection. At the same time, they are also using commonly available simulation tools to easily create artificial computing scenarios so as to test for exceptions and error paths earlier in the development process. Such tools often provide the functionality to generate tests on-the-go. The offshore software testing service providers are replacing misleading metrics such as bug counts and test case counts in testing projects by useful metrics such as specifications coverage, model coverage and code coverage.

Truly, today the outsourced software testing has become need of the hour to sustain competition to serve customers efficiently.

 

Vipul Gupta
Vipul Gupta leads the Test Engineering R&D at Impetus Technologies. As a resident testing expert at Impetus, Vipul works on innovating test engineering methodologies. He is currently focusing on innovating cost effective software testing solutions for desktop, web and mobile applications. He is a cofounder of NCR Testers community and is contributing to several online testing forums. Vipul has extensive understanding of testing activities as it applies to all phases of the testing life cycle, including specialized testing. He has been involved in designing RUP and Agile based testing frameworks for various organizations including Fortune 500 clients.
Vipul Gupta
Vipul Gupta leads the Test Engineering R&D at Impetus Technologies. As a resident testing expert at Impetus, Vipul works on innovating test engineering methodologies. He is currently focusing on innovating cost effective software testing solutions for desktop, web and mobile applications. He is a cofounder of NCR Testers community and is contributing to several online testing forums. Vipul has extensive understanding of testing activities as it applies to all phases of the testing life cycle, including specialized testing. He has been involved in designing RUP and Agile based testing frameworks for various organizations including Fortune 500 clients.

The Related Post

Introduction This article provides a business case for considering Vietnam as an offshore outsourcing destination. It starts by outlining a framework for evaluating potential outsourcing destinations. It then proceeds to evaluate Vietnam against the framework, demonstrating that Vietnam is worthy of strong consideration as an offshore outsourcing destination.
Whether you’re looking for a 5-star resort or a UNESCO World Heritage site,Vietnam’s 2025 mile coastline has something for everyone. Vietnam is a country with a plethora of natural beauty which manifests in many different ways. And with 2025 miles of coastline, the country’s beaches are perhaps the pinnacle of that beauty. The characteristics of these ...
Options for getting outsourced testing help when you need it most. There are times when organizations need to increase testing for a regular release, to meet a deadline or some unexpected occurrence, but it doesn’t justify expanding the inside team. The options are to quickly find someone for a short term contract, or depending on ...
While Vietnamese coffee seems to garner the most attention, there’s another French import that is becoming increasingly popular worldwide – banh mi. Banh mi literally means “bread” though it is often extrapolated to include its sandwich form which is sold on seemingly every corner and in every alleyway in Vietnam’s cities. Bread was introduced by ...
A conference on Global Software Engineering: University researchers and Industry experts get together to compare findings and work toward solutions. The 6th IEEE International Conference on Global Software Engineering 2011 (http://icgse.org/) is organized by the world’s largest association for the advancement of technology. The conference brought together researchers and practitioners interested in exploring how globally ...
  Amidst the populated sidewalks with countless motorbikes sprawling over the streets like water trying to run through rocks, Vietnamese cities are densely packed with chaotic movement. Yet, in all its overwhelming energy, the Vietnamese have definitely taken on the tradition of its once French colonists: drinking coffee.
There’s a reason so many major companies are outsourcing to Vietnam. Intel is building the largest semiconductor plant in the world in Vietnam. IBM, Sony and dozens of other Major corporations have opened centers in Vietnam in the last few years. Business Week calls Vietnam “The new hot spot for IT outsourcing” Gartner has added ...
In 2000, offshoring was not a new concept as many large companies had already been offshoring and outsourcing for over a decade. What did change, in the past 10 years was how many companies began outsourcing and how many development tasks were being distributed. It was not only Texas Instrument and Microsoft sized companies distributing ...
How can IT offshore outsourcing vendors in countries such as India gain knowledge of their western clients such that they become able to work more effectively for the benefit of their clients? This question lies at the heart of offshore outsourcing, but it is one that is often misunderstood.
An Interview With Hung Nguyen, Founder and CEO of LogiGear Corporation This interview was published by Saigon Entrepreneur Weekly (Issue 186, February 2, 2007), the most respected and widely read business magazine in Vietnam. Hung Nguyen is a well known author of best selling books about software testing in the United States and is a ...
Internet-based per-use service models are turning things upside down in the software development industry, prompting rapid expansion in the development of some products and measurable reduction in others. (Gartner, August 2008) This global transition toward computing “in the Cloud” introduces a whole new level of challenge when it comes to software testing.
BJ Rollison, Software Test Architect for Microsoft, is planning to speak at the Viet Nam International Software Testing Automation Conference 2010 (VISTACON 2010) hosted by LogiGear Corporation from 20 – 22 September 2010. Mr. Rollison started working for Microsoft in 1994, becoming one of the leading experts of test architecture and execution at Microsoft. He ...

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Stay in the loop with the lastest
software testing news

Subscribe