The 10th edition of Asia’s annual event in the field of software testing, SOFTEC Asia, will soon be taking place at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre.
The theme this year is ‘Testing as a Service’ (TaaS), and thus the event will be focusing on key services-related elements of software testing including people, process and technology.
According to the event organizers, participants will benefit from the shared experiences of 16 international experts as they impart their knowledge in various fields related to Software Quality Assurance (SQA) and software testing sessions, covering technical, management and business aspects of the subjects.
MSTB president Puan Mastura Abu Samah says TaaS is rapidly gaining popularity as a delivery model for outsourced testing services and that this is in direct relation to customers' demand for faster provisioning of testing services reduced unit costs.
"With flexibility and scalability in pricing - pay-per-use structure, TaaS is certainly appealing. In addition, TaaS removes customers' need for capital expenditure on testing resources and thus, enable better budgeting and cost estimations," she says.
MSTB uses examples from Technavio’s Global Software Testing Services Market 2014-2018 report, which reveals the Global TaaS market was valued at US$703.03 million in 2013 and was expected to reach US$2,894.05 million by 2018, growing at a CAGR of 32.71 percent. In comparison, the same report projected an 11.15 percent CAGR for the global software testing services over the same period.
Pn. Mastura says that not all types of testing services can be delivered effectively through the TaaS model.
"Providers of TaaS must first establish their testing capability and competent testing teams as well as have the right methodology, supported by sufficient testing infrastructure for testing tools, applications and automation,” she says.
"At SOFTEC Asia 2017, we will look at key elements of TaaS covering the People, Process and Technology; as well as zoom in into relevant issues related to TaaS from technology and business points of view.”
The event organizers say SOFTEC Asia 2017 will also feature an enlarged exhibition area to cater for the growing domestic demand for software testing services.
SOFTEC Asia 2017 will be taking place over the 1-3 August 2017.