Global Software Testing business to reach $13 Billion – Good news for Indian software Testers

The most frequently asked questions to me till date are “What is the future of software testing business?” “Should I consider software testing as my career option?” – Now you don’t need to ask these question to me any more. See the good news below.

Infosys Chief Executive and Managing Director, Mr. Kris Gopalakrishnan estimated global software testing business to reach $13 Billion by 2010. Out of these approximately half of the testing work will be outsourced to India – according to Mr. Gopalakrishnan. That’s great news for Indian software testers.

Mr.Gopalakrishnan was speaking in inauguration of International software testing conference in Bangalore organized by STeP-IN. The conference was aimed to discuss on various software testing opportunities and future of Indian test community.


Currently Indian software testing community is the largest in the industry and hence there is tremendous business competition in Indian corporations. This competition finally leads to quality work and this is helping India to satisfy global customers. India is having immense talent and customers are coming to India for superior work quality.

Software testers and analysts are now key part of any product team. Indian IT giants like Infosys is deriving upto 10 per cent of revenue from software testing services and significantly growing each year.

Irrespective of software testing global or Indian business I have always suggested candidates to choose your career according to your interest. One can make a good career in any field if you have interest and goal to pioneer in that field. Without interest not a single career option will work for you.

So tighten the belts – learn new technologies on software testing, continuously update your knowledge and don’t even think about future of software testing market!

What’s that you say?




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146 comments ↓

#1 AMOL

Excellent!

#2 Harish

Good news ….

#3 sumanta

Better News

#4 Venkat Ramana Reddy.M

Good News to Testers

#5 nidhi

hi vijay,

i need to know abt black box testing in details

#6 subbiah

That’s great……

#7 Jaishri

Its really good news for all the test engineers in India

#8 hari

Great.This is really a good news for all the testing employee.Some of the people treat that Testers do nothing and there is nothing to work.Its simple job any body can do it.
This article prooves the importance of Testing in the Market today.
Thanks Vijay.

#9 Kanda

ya.Its great.As we are a Software Tester its a happiest moment for us and we should try to do our best

#10 R.Prakash, SQA Lead

Dear All,

This is a great news and an expected one. As today’s web technologies emerging day by day, the complexity of developing a software project/product is a challenging one and no company can bypass the testing phase. But one thing i want to tell to the testing community is gain as many knowledge and keep update yourserlf. More oppurtunity will knock you and at last but not least to conclude Testing will become more important for any company to standout in the competitive Industry.

#11 Raman

it’s really great news for testing professionals.

#12 priyaa

Really Useful News for Testers!!!Thanks!!

#13 yogesh

excellent

#14 guest

still i am in confusion what will happend but for testing 2 years of exp there is no good opportunities.Now i want to change my domain everybody is telling like this only pleas e give me correct solution.
But i have interest in “Testing field” that’s only i joined

#15 vinayak more

I read all ur information abt testing. gud but one thing is that ….really for testing gud opportunities are in the market ???….n bride career is there ??? ….i have one doubt that i changed my field from Implementaion to SQA on the basis of banking domain. i like testing field more….but from last six month i am feeling like that instead of growing in case of knowledge i am going down. there is no scope seem to me in Software testing help for the same. wht i have to do to make career in testing…

#16 Aby P S

Really am feeling Proud to tell u all that am a Tester

#17 raja

Hi
I am 1999 passed out in BSc electronics. I am working in non IT industry
I want to become software tester
I am unable to complete my MCA.
Because of financial problem.
But now it is not possible to complete MCA.
Is it possible to become software tester?
Please advise me

#18 simaran

its really good new…g8

#19 simaran

gr8

#20 jayant_kurne

Its really good news for all the test engineers in India

#21 Nataraj

really great news…. kuch karke dikhayenge is duniya ko.. by Indian testers

#22 venkat

very useful and good news

#23 Manish Verma

This is really a gud news nt only for the people in testing field only but for Indian IT industry as a whole.

#24 Prakash

This is a great news.According to me testing carrier growth will also be faster.We can reach our dream position as soon as possible in testing.

#25 kanchan

great!!!!

#26 rajeev verma

congrates to all the test engineers in india. cheer’s to all of u.

#27 padma

great

#28 padma

From the past 2years,iam working as a software quality assurance tester.My colleagues said that there is no career in testing.It’s waste….now i felt proud..i am a tester

#29 Lipsita

Its a good news for all Test Enginners.Thanks for giving this information

#30 veena

Its really a very good news to all testers. But tell how to approach for jobs.

#31 Malli

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#32 Jayant Baradkar

Thanks for this great new.Congrats to all testing professional……..!

#33 Prishantha Ramalinga Gupta Vijay Nanda Ajay Muhammed

I will be LOving the sqa in Puni, the amERCians will be paying me very weLLL fer my serviced

#34 Subash Chandra Bose

I have fun testing and americans are fun too. Test time in India is less than US and we make good money. I want to see India be best. Love US and love India , thx

#35 Small Indian Child

STUCK INSIDE INDIAN SOFTWARE SLAVE FACTORY– PLEASE SEND HELP

#36 Sivakumar Krishnahupper

I test with the bvest u r all very good. India is very big now we will grow. Great India will prove the world our strength.

#37 Suresh babu p

This is good news for all testers. Testing is never ending process. Whenever development is there testing must be there without tsting no prject will be comple.

#38 Pradeep

Great News!

#39 Srinath

After reviewing the above thing, i am very delightful and it is a great news to all testers and future testers

#40 sara

that’s boost for those belong to testing industry . but the thing is companies like infosys recruiting BSC , BCA candidates for quality so people those belong to MCA , BE can choose developement side that is most safe

#41 Prabhu Dev

Very impressive information for all testers.

thanks

#42 sudha

I always have confusion wheather to skip to testing field but after hearing the good news I want to switch to testing field without doubt. Thank u very much.

#43 ja

Hello sudha! are u from Blore

#44 Vishal Chhaperia

Hi All,

great News!

I think many my tester friend who were confused about the field will defenitaly get confidence.
Moreover will also give us a borad scope to apply our knowledge within our domain.

Thanks vijay
Thanks a lot for giving a great news!

#45 Manoj

This is really Great News .Thanks Mr. Kris Gopalakrishnan .
Infosys Chief Executive and Managing Director.
I think my Job is secured for next two years , plus i can pay my bank loan for next two & I can plan out to invest in some Finacial Assets.

#46 Lalit

Yes Guys, It is really good news for all of our testing community. But we need to work hard to show our testing capabilities.

#47 Ahamed

Another Life for Testing Professional…After Hearing
this good news..

#48 rohini

i am searching a job on testing from 7 months plz can any one help me out and i am having 1.8 year of exp on testing side only.

#49 kailash

Really a Good News !!

#50 juel

fantastic
this type of article encourage us towards testing career

#51 Saurabh

Testing will exist as long as development exists……never feel insecure by listening to others…after all they don’t pay us just for fun…think of the improved quality when issues reported by us get resolved…

#52 beena

Hello,
S it true……..?

#53 Saurabh

Hi there….Is your question a curious statement…or a remark!

#54 Kavita

I want to change my job, I am working as a manual tester since last 20 months. But not getting interview calls. I have heard people saying U.S. market is down, thats why we have recession in IT. can anyone tell me till when we are not going to have calls. I am trying to change my job since past 6 months.

#55 Tiger2K

Hi Kavitha,
U.S Recression has nothing to do with you not getting interview calls, Recruitment is still going
on in a large scale, because india is not depended completly on US any more. They have entered new
market like UK,Australia, Singapore and Middle east. Where lots of potential oppurtunites
exist.
What i can suggest you is to try changing your resume format , maybe update or gather new
skills which are in demand and i dont see any reason why you wont get interview calls.

Regards,
Tiger2K.

#56 Kavita

Thank u tiger 2k for your reply.

I belong to delhi, and observed the calls for 3+ yrs. experience and r for the location chennai, banglore, pune. As u told above to learn new technology, that I do agree, most of the companies r in demand of automation tools mainly qtp.

So would you please suggest me as I am too much confused, whether I sould learn qtp to become upto company standard as companies are hiring exp people on qtp.

Thanks

Kavita Arora

#57 Tiger2K

Dear Kavita,
I do see that you have limited your search options till Delhi.
No doubt that QTP is one of the hot cake in the market today. But once again companies
prefer working knowledge more than theoretical knowledge. Still that is not the end of
world.
To set things clear, Learning QTP is certainly a plus in your resume, but manual testing did not
die also, it still exist everywhere. since your a manual tester, you still have option to get a job
in any company. just try to highlight the kind of work your done and the skill you pose in a
better way in your resume. I personally feel its the resume which maybe a issue in your case.

Learning QTP is not a ticket for getting a job. It certainly helps though.

Please let me know if you need further clarification

Regards,
Tiger2K

#58 Kavita

I really appreciate your reply Mr. tiger 2k. Would you please send me your email id so that I can forward my resume to you.

Many many thanks to you!

#59 gaurav

Buhat wadiya je

#60 gaurav

I am in QA line from last 2 years and i proud to say i am in QA line.
Just chill the life yaaro. As life sucks so u also have the ability to suck the developers.

#61 Ramya

Its great to hear the news about software testing.

#62 Ramya

Really great news

#63 dsadsad

There is no application without testing.

#64 anonymous

thinks look like what ever u will learn in 1yr abt testing that is the end of learning.
later we will learn of managing no technical learning.

If I am wrong let me know the area we can learn..

#65 anonymous

may be I am in different context.
But wany to discuss this

#66 tina

Hi,
I have around 2.10 years of experience in developement (Java)
Currently I am working with reputed MNC company.
I have given NCFM begineers certification and now preparing for other modules.
can anybody suggest me a proper approach to move in testing.
If possible recommend any testing Institute in Mumbai where I can do a testing course.
does anybody know about SQTL OR SEEDS institutes of testing in Mumbai.
please do reply.

#67 Chetan H. Kadulkar

Thats good NEWS……………….

#68 Tushar

Gret !!!

#69 Chetan H. Kadulkar

Hi Tina,

SQTL is good institute and having dood faculties in andheri center.
but I think you can clear interview by reading notes from sqtl and no need to join institute if you have experience in sw industry.
You can easily get into testing by reading notes from SQTL those are very good.
also you can preapre for ISTQB and CSI exams both cost 4000 and 1000 Rs.
Very standard questions answers in exam and you can clear easily if you preapare for 4-5 days.

Regards
Chetan Kadulkar
(QC Lead)

#70 Rameshkumar

Great News to the TESTERS!!

#71 Abhay Bhagwat

Hi Tina..
Nice name..Well there are many good institutes around..and you can benefit from them.But a real tester needs the right aptitude..that can be developed only if you can think stuff as they SHOULD be..Well i an certified tester and working for a Software company in Mumbai-SEEPZ…Let me know if i can be helpful !

Cheers!
Abhay

#72 Srikanth Reddy

I knew this.I have seen this 2 months back.

#73 Chetan H. Kadulkar

thats gre8 observation………..
keep it uuuuuuuppppppppppppp MAN………

#74 Srikanth Reddy

thanks Chetan..!!

#75 Samip Shah

Hi Abhay,

Can u even give your phone no if u don’t mind. How may we contact u can u pls suggest?

Thanks & Regards,
Samip Shah

#76 Abhay Bhagwat

Sure Samip,It would be so good if i can be helpful.You can reach me at loveabhay_8@yahoo.com.
Tina, you may also note down this id..if you think you need more info..

Thanks Guys
Abhay

#77 Samip Shah

Hi Abhay,

We are not allowed to send mail to any other Mail Server except Google from our company and do not have internet at home and it really becomes difficult to go to cyber cafe and surf for a mail so can u pls share your Cell no so it will be convinent to reach u if u don’t mind…

Thanks & Regards,
Samip Shah

#78 Samip Shah

Hi Abhay,

I think others can also benefit from it…

#79 Samip Shah

Hi Abhay,

I think others can also benefit from your help so please do the needful

#80 Samip Shah

Hi Abhay,

I think others can also benefit from your help…

#81 Tushar

Approved.

Go Ahead guys and do the needful.

#82 Chetan H. Kadulkar

where?

#83 Chetan H. Kadulkar

what needful, she is out of box…….

#84 Chetan H. Kadulkar

let Abahy handle this,

Ask Kishya to help him

#85 Tushar

I suggest Yuvraj to handle this…not Kishya…

#86 Abhay Bhagwat

Guys..Cool down..Samip Sorry dear i cant share my cell number here..but ofcourse you can reach at the said id.By the way Tushar and Chetan look like enemies..
Gentle Reminder -Lets use this place to discuss technical things…

Let me know if we all can meet up some time..

Best of Best regards
Abhay

#87 Tushar

Sure Abhay….

#88 Chetan H. Kadulkar

Hi Abhay,

There are no enemies at all.
All indians are my brothers and sisters.
By the way lets meets up and decide plan of action…
Confim your and Yuvi, Tushi and Kishya for availability…

Cheers
Chetan kadulkar

#89 Chetan H. Kadulkar

Updated info…

#90 Tushar

Hey,
I m with Chetya….lol

I dont want Kishya….
We will Enjayyyyyyyy…on next Friday !!!!

Kudos !!!

#91 Abhay Bhagwat

Sounds good ! My bad-for this weekend..Lets push it to next weekend.. Cheers !

#92 Tushar

Needful Done !!!

#93 Chetan H. Kadulkar

There is a woman behind any successful man in the world…..

Lionardo

#94 Tushar

Chetan,

If I m not wrong,there are so many women behind any successful man in the world…..

Only lol..

Abhay,
plz correct me if I m wrong…

#95 Samip Shah

Please guies let us not make this section as our personal enjoyment section this is just for sharing some Technical Tips for Testing as our dear friend Abhay from WTF(World Testing Family) rightly said.

#96 Abhay Bhagwat

Tushar, You are always right ! LOL Only..Chetya seem to be getting emotional.. i think he want to say that he is successfull..behind chetya’s success there is only one thing – DINKY !

Cheers !

#97 Chetan H. Kadulkar

Hey Abhy,

Remeber two things.

Yes, but If you have so many women behind you then you will be less successful.

If you have one woman behind you then you will be most successful.

You got it buddy?

Regards
Chetan

#98 Tushar

Abhay,
Let me know who is Dinky ?

Lol

#99 Abhay Bhagwat

Thanks Samip.. WTF – Sounds good..Guys we all are from WTF…Samip has a valid point..We should appericaite his efforts and thoughts..
Great guys !

#100 Samip Shah

Guies what is this???

Please stay on track.

We are here to discuss Technical Stuff and not Womens and stuff. This can be discussed later.

#101 Amol

Hi chetan,
please explain us about ur success in ISTQB.That will help us a lot.

Thanks
Amol K

#102 Chetan H. Kadulkar

BOOST is a secret of my energy……..

Chetan

#103 Tushar

BOOOST ??

Who is he/She ?

Plz clarify…..

#104 Amol

I think it’s a secret code.
Chetan can u explain it in brief?

plz do needful asap
Thanks

#105 hitesh shah

any online exam for ISTQB
thanks

#106 hitesh shah

I am asking question as omment but not getting answar from softwaretestinghelp.com ? way.

#107 Abhay Bhagwat

Dear Hitesh,
There is no online exam for ISTQB as of today.What you can do is visit this site and you will find head to toe details- http://208.116.30.129/

Cheers
Abhay

#108 Abhay Bhagwat

Great news Chetan,
We should appreciate Tushar.Lets book a lounge..in Marriot.
Thanks Tushar.
I will do all the needful for you ! Kidhar aane ka hai?

#109 Tushar

Needful is done.

#110 chetan

abbe kidhar needful hai wo to bata…

Regards
Chetan

#111 Abhay Bhagwat

Tushar kiti hushar .. Only LOL…i think chetya has changed his name to “Regards Chetan”..kadulkar is absent.. confused !!! need more info.. tushya tale kishya and start working..

#112 Tushar

Agree.Now will do the needful.As Krish will also confused like u…So its better I will work independently and wl do the needful.And let u know.
Abhay,
Plz correct me if I m wrong.
LOL
LOL
LOL

Regards,
Only LOL.

#113 Tushar/Tushi

Agree.Now will do the needful.As Krish will also confused like u…So its better I will work independently and wl do the needful.And let u know.
Abhay,
Plz correct me if I m wrong.
LOL

Regards,
Only LOL.

#114 Elangovan

Nice to hear & see this news

#115 Ganesh Kumar

gud encouraging news for software tester

#116 Abhay

Long time no comments…I think now its Strict in Wab!
Please let me know if any significant improvement..

Best Regards
Abhay

#117 Uvraj

Agreed Abhay!!!

But how long will the current recession will continue?

Thnx,
Uvraj

#118 Hushar

Forever !!!!

#119 Abhay

I think recession is in our mind.. not outside.We need to work on this..take Hushar with you.. and start working.

#120 s a n kumar

i m proud to be a tester !!!!!!!! hurray….

#121 Abhay

Hushar are you proud too? Please explain comment #121..

ss..Hurray..

#122 Mallikarjun

Excellent, what was said by Gopalakrishnan.But it is not true in present situation.Not only testing, total software industry is in trouble.I think it may grow up after 2 years.

#123 Hushar

Abhay,

I m nat proud to be a Tester,I proud to be a Senior tester as I just gat promoted to the same.

Only LOL

#124 Abhay

Cool Man .. Sr Tester ?? !! but this designation never existed in ‘saban’..new creation ..hmmm..enjay..

BTW, you should know the role of sr tester.Have upma daily.

Cheers ! and Congo Too !

#125 venkat

Excellent news for all software testers.

#126 Venkatesh

Fantastic information.

#127 Hushar

All,

Lets meet @ Harmit on Fridat @ 6.30 PM !!!

#128 Older Kishore

Nope … Make it 7.

#129 chetn

I am in…………
By the way Tushar………dont assume that you are hushar………Its misleading to us..

#130 Older Kishore

I agree with TL. Whatever he says is correct. .
I am with you..go ahead..

#131 Samip

What is this Chetan?????

Are you MJ??? Wht is Kishore saying that he is with you???

Please clearify….

#132 Hushar

done !!!

#133 Hushar

Wher is Modern ??

#134 Hushar

All,

Madern has some Hopeless release on this Friday and because of that we have to postponed our meeting by a week.

Bad Regards,

#135 Niranjan Limbachiya

Excellent News those who want to start Software Testing Business :)

Keep Growing in Testing

#136 Bada Chetya

All,

Madern kishore called me around 3 days back and informed to seat @ harmeet on one of the friday in the month of September.

Kindly provide ur inputs.
Plz treat this on urgent basis !!!!

Best of Bad Regards,
Bada Chetya…!!!!

#137 Abhay

Motha Chetya is useless !!

Alll waste !

All,

Go home and Play.

#138 Bada Chetya

Abhay…..!!!!
Congratzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz as u placed in Cap—> Gemini….!!

Lots of Regards,
Bada Chetya !!!

#139 rahul kumar

hello
i want to start my carrer in software testing.i have full knowledge about testing(manual&automation). so i am going to start buisness in testing.if anyone want to join me then plz reply me on my email id…..kumar.cool45@yahoo.com

#140 Tushar

Sure Rahul Kumar !!!

#141 Akhilesh Singh

Dear All,
This is Akhilesh.I am 2005 pass out in B.Sc.(IT).I completed B.Sc.(IT) thru distance learning.After than i joind BPO Industyry due to Financial reason.Now i wnt to move into real sector i,e, Software testing.But i am not good in programming part or i am not interested in programming side.
So according to my qualification can i go to make my career in s/w testing sector?Also suggest me that can i go for 2 months trainning for s/w testing or certification is required as per current market job?Waiting for an early response.Kindly provide me ur no.Plz help me out in this.plz…….

Rgds,
Akhilesh Singh

#142 Akhilesh Singh

Dear Maryjoseph ,
This is Akhilesh.I am 2005 pass out in B.Sc.(IT).I completed B.Sc.(IT) thru distance learning.After than i joind BPO Industyry due to Financial reason.Now i wnt to move into real sector i,e, Software testing.But i am not good in programming part or i am not interested in programming side.
So according to my qualification can i go to make my career in s/w testing sector?Also suggest me that can i go for 2 months trainning for s/w testing or certification is required as per current market job?Waiting for an early response.Kindly provide me ur no.Plz help me out in this.plz…….
As a fresher i know that i hardly get calls for interview.so mentioning 2 yrs fake exp. initially for job is right or wrong?Plz give me clue on this. This is Also major concern for me.As i spoken one of comapny in Bangalore that providing all the doc. emp id,salry slip,they also told me that they also cover physical verification. Charging Rs.10,000 for this.Plz reply ASAP.

Mail Id:msakhilesh@yahoo.com
Rgds,
Akhilesh Singh

#143 Akhilesh Singh

Dear All ,
This is Akhilesh.I am 2005 pass out in B.Sc.(IT).I completed B.Sc.(IT) thru distance learning.After than i joind BPO Industyry due to Financial reason.Now i wnt to move into real sector i,e, Software testing.But i am not good in programming part or i am not interested in programming side.
So according to my qualification can i go to make my career in s/w testing sector?Also suggest me that can i go for 2 months trainning for s/w testing or certification is required as per current market job?Waiting for an early response.Kindly provide me ur no.Plz help me out in this.plz…….
As a fresher i know that i hardly get calls for interview.so mentioning 2 yrs fake exp. initially for job is right or wrong?Plz give me clue on this. This is Also major concern for me.As i spoken one of comapny in Bangalore that providing all the doc. emp id,salry slip,they also told me that they also cover physical verification. Charging Rs.10,000 for this.Plz reply ASAP.I really need ur help!

Mail: msakhilesh@yahoo.com
Rgds,
Akhilesh Singh

#144 Pratik

Hi all ,

I am developer by the way :) . And I love testers. If there was no tester for the website in my company, client would have killed us. Because there were many issues that ONLY Tester could find. I just wonder if you follow same way in your life too? I mean ALWAYS finding error in something, error in what other people do. For example you would be saying to your wife : “Hi Janhavi, food has 10% less salt today as compared to yesterday” like this just for example. Please let me know is your daily routine like this only?

You can reach me , I am on stackoverflow (With very good reputation points :) ) . My contact details are given there.

And dont be disappointed, I just have 1 advice for you guys. Please use English properly. You have LOTS of grammatical , spelling mistakes. Learn from it, and do some testing on yourself too dont just judge other people only.

#145 Inder

Software Testers deserve more appreciation from stakeholders. Why do then some Clients pay less dollars for testers. Devs and QA should both be treated like Engineers.

#146 ramya

it good

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