Quality Assurance Experts to Congregate in Kuala Lumpur
knowledge sharing and business networking
edition of Asia’s premier annual event in the field of software testing, SOFTEC
Asia, will be held at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre from 1 to 3
August 2017. Featuring the theme “Testing as a Service” (TaaS),
SOFTEC Asia 2017 will be focusing on key services-related elements of software
testing including people, process and technology.
At SOFTEC Asia 2017, 16 international experts
will share their experiences and 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.
Collectively, the speakers will helm over 50 keynote, concurrent and tutorial
sessions over the three days.
MSTB President Puan Mastura Abu Samah said TaaS
is rapidly gaining popularity as a delivery model for outsourced testing
services. 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 said.
According to Technavio’s Global Software Testing
Services Market 2014-2018 report, 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 further explained that not all types
of testing services can be delivered effectively through 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
“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,” she concluded.
SOFTEC Asia 2017 will also feature an enlarged
exhibition area to cater for the growing domestic demand for software testing
services. Software testing solutions providers are encouraged to showcase their
capabilities and expertise by securing the available booths at the exhibition
Conference tickets at Softec Asia 2017 are HRDF
(Human Resources Development Fund) claimable.
The Malaysian Software Testing Board (MSTB) is an
industry-driven national body which represents the industry’s interests in
software quality assurance and promotion of software testing as a profession.
As an entity, MSTB is established as a Company Limited by Guarantee (CLG) under
the Malaysian Law.
MSTB is a member of the International Software
Testing Qualifications Board (ISTQB) and an exclusive partner of the
International Requirements Engineering Board (IREB) in Malaysia. As a member of
the ISTQB, MSTB provides the leadership and administers ISTQB accreditation
process and certification in Malaysia. Similarly, the Board exclusively
administers IREB certification scheme in Malaysia.
MSTB is also a member of the Asian Software
Quality Network (ASQN), an industry-led informal grouping led by Japan with a
common objective of promotion software quality practices across the region.
For more information, visitwww.mstb.org