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

Introduction:

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 anymore. 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.

GLOBAL SOFTWARE TESTING BUSINESS

Mr.Gopalakrishnan was speaking at the inauguration of International software testing conference in Bangalore organized by STeP-IN. The conference was aimed to discuss 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 a key part of any product team. Indian IT giants like Infosys is deriving up to 10 percent 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 the future of software testing market!

What's that you say?

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148 thoughts on “Global Software Testing business to reach $13 Billion – Good news for Indian software Testers”

  1. 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…

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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!

  7. 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.

  8. 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..

  9. 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.

  10. 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)

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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…

  16. 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.

  17. 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 !

  18. 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

  19. 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 !

  20. 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.

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