HYDERABAD, India--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pradeep Govindasamy, CTO, Cigniti Technologies, the world’s third largest independent software testing services company, summarized his experiences from 2014 and has predicted the trends that would considerably impact the software testing services industry in 2015 and later. A veteran in the industry, Pradeep held several QA leadership roles in the past. With 15+ years of software testing experience to his credit, he possesses exceptional expertise around quality engineering and has set up a number of Testing Centers of Excellence around test management, automation, digital commerce, mobility, SOA and functional testing. “2015 is going to be an immensely challenging year for the software testing community due to rapid technological transformations and their impact on the businesses,” said Pradeep. Here is a look at the trends that he discussed:
Security testing will always be one of the key testing trends. As organizations expedite growth and efficiency by interconnecting their systems, processes and procedures over the Internet, security of mobile and other networked devices becomes core specialization.
It’s all about testing when it comes to cloud – whether it is testing the applications on the cloud, in the cloud or testing the cloud, it is all very crucial, important and happening. Organizations have to be cloud-ready and testing has immense potential in cloud computing.
BIG DATA TESTING
The infinite data out there is ever-increasing. The explosion of data is happening all around; Big Data is no more a theory or technology jargon but an integral part of every industry vertical. Testing the Big Data related applications and solutions is the next big thing in testing. This is one of the increasingly popular trends in 2015 to look out for.
With emerging technological innovations and dynamic business needs of the travel industry, the Automotive IT industry will see tremendous growth in 2015. To ensure good quality of IT systems, thorough testing of the applications is crucial.
DIGITAL COMMERCE TESTING
The hot trend to look out for in this year is digital commerce – this is beyond e-commerce and e-tailing. With the implementation of customized digital commerce solutions by a majority of the retailers, digital commerce testing for usability, security and performance has become important.
The Internet of Things (IOT) is witnessing an exceptional growth spurt. With the growing adoption of IOT, the world is becoming increasingly interconnected. As users expect flawless functioning of the apps and technologies, there will be a tremendous opportunity for IoT testing (devices and software) in 2015 and in the years to come.
DevOps is one of the latest movements in the software industry. Today’s complex IT systems need faster deployment with assured quality in a cost-effective manner. DevOps is a methodology that advocates collaboration and integration between the business, developers and IT professionals. Testing plays a vital role and is all pervasive in DevOps; it holds the entire software development life cycle. The value of skilled professional testing services is rising in the DevOps world.
Service Virtualization plays a very vital role in composite and agile environments where developers & testers face more and more distributed environments, restricted data access, delays in external service / data availability, yet with shrinking deadlines. This is an emerging and hot trend to watch out for in 2015.
As Mobile DevOps, Mobile ERP and Apps markets are catching up to speed, so is the need for mobile testing. According to Gartner, by 2017, over 268 billion downloads of mobile apps will generate cumulative revenue of $77 billion. Hence, mobile app testing has gained prominence in the areas of functional testing, security testing, performance testing, usability testing, regression testing and compatibility testing.
Infrastructure Testing is a set of system & integrated tests in a sandboxed environment to assess the change impact with respect to key technology stacks & report issues found. It is a quality assurance activity before a change can be authorized for implementation. With ever changing needs and demands of IT for various advanced infrastructure needs, this will be a technology trend to look out for.
Considering the above software testing predictions, Sanjay Jupudi, President - Americas at Cigniti, said, “The emergence of new technologies are driving CXOs to come up with innovative ideas and strategies to reform their organizations. They are more and more focussed towards quality assurance so as to deliver excellence.” He further stated, “We are making deep-investments into developing test accelerators, reusable frameworks, strong processes and tools that help us reach higher levels of test automation.”
Cigniti is all set to seize the emerging opportunities in the global software testing market which is estimated to reach USD 50 billion by 2020 by NASSCOM.
About Cigniti: Cigniti Technologies Limited (BSE: 534758) is the world’s Third Largest Independent Software Testing Services Company. With a team of over 1500 people, Cigniti is spread across US, UK, India, Australia, Middle East and Canada. Cigniti’s test offerings include Agile and DevOps testing, Test Consulting, Test Advisory services, TCoE, Enterprise Mobility Testing, Testing on Cloud, Big Data Testing, Functional, Automation, Security and Performance Testing services. Over the last 15 years, Cigniti has helped Enterprises and ISVs across verticals build quality software while improving time to market and reducing cost of quality. Cigniti has translated its R&D into SMART Tools that accelerate testing and help improve the quality of services delivered to clients. Cigniti is also the world’s first Independent Software Testing Services Company rated at CMMI SVC1.3 maturity level 3 and is an ISO 27001:2005 certified organization.
For more information on Cigniti please visit http://www.cigniti.com.