Top 19 Software Testing Conferences in 2020 (The Best QA Events)

Top premier QA Software Testing Conferences, Events and Workshops you should consider to attend in 2020:

When you are asked for a nomination to participate in QA Software testing Conference, what all questions appear in your mind? –

  • Will attending conferences really benefit in my day to day activities?
  • Will it be 4-day boring sessions like all our theoretical training where we listen with just our eyes open and mind somewhere else :)
  • Will it be fun?
  • Will I find any growth opportunities?

With so many questions running in our minds, I feel if you are given a chance to attend an event or conference, go for it.

Software Testing Conferences

Read below to know what made me say so:

How you can Benefit by attending Software Testing Conference:

  • Attending Conference helps in meeting professional goals
  • Helps in getting to know about the latest tools and technology leading in the industry
  • Helps in gathering ideas for improving an existing process or develop new solutions to existing problems.
  • Conference/Events give testers an opportunity to improve software testing skills and techniques.
  • Gives a chance to meet and interact with Industry leaders & provides professional networking opportunities.
  • Presents an excellent opportunity to exchange ideas, experiences, thoughts, and learning.
  • Provides a platform to get recognized

Note: Also consider yourself important and feel privileged if you are given a chance to be part of an international conference because not everyone gets sponsored to attend such conferences.  :).

Getting Ready for a Conference – To-Do List

There are several software testing conferences happening across the world throughout the year, but before you plan and register you need to ensure you participate in the one which will benefit you the most as an individual and also your organization.

Points to be checked before you register –

  • Read and know about the conference, by checking their respective websites.
  • Check the conference schedule, programs/topics to be presented to get an idea if attending the conference will be worth for you, because the conference bears a good amount of cost. Also, some conference requires some pre-requisites to be followed.
  • Check the venue to make sure it’s feasible to attend.
  • Read about the speakers in advance

When you have gone through the above points, you will be in a better position to decide which conference would be the best for you.

You will need to register for these conferences and the registration will need to be done on respective websites.

Best QA Software Testing Conferences in 2020

Here’s a list of the upcoming best QA Conferences, events, and workshops you should consider attending. 

List of software testing conferences 2020

  1. Software Quality Days (14-17 Jan 2020, Austria)
  2. The QA Financial Forum Milano 2020 (29 Jan 2020, Italy)
  3. Automation Guild Online Conference (Feb 3-5 2020)
  4. European Testing Conference (Feb 6-7 2020, Netherlands)
  5. QA or the Highway (Feb25 2020, USA)
  6. SQA European Days ( March 20-21 2020, Poland)
  7. TestBash Brighton (March 26-27 2020, UK)
  8. STPCON Spring 2020 (Mar 30-Apr 2 2020, CA)
  9. TestBash Detroit (April 23-24 2020, MI, USA)
  10. SauceCon 2020
  11. STAR EAST (May3-8 2020, Orlando, FL)
  12. SQA Days-27 2020 (May 15-16 2020, Moscow, Russia)
  13. Online Test Conference (May 19-20 2020, Online)
  14. Nordic Testing Days 2020 (June3-5 2020, Tallinn, Estonia)
  15. Romanian Testing Conference
  16. TestBash Netherlands 2020
  17. Heisenbug Moscow (Nov 3-4 2020, Moscow, Russia)
  18. Eurostar Software Testing Conference (Nov16-19 2020, Antwerp, Belgium)
  19. QA Financial Forum New York 2020 (Nov 18, 2020, NY, USA)

#1. Software Quality Days 2020

1 SOFTWARE QUALITY

Venue: Software Quality Days will be held in Vienna, Austria.

Date: January 14 to January 17, 2020

Details: Various topics that affect the software quality will be covered such as Software management, security, effort estimation, change management, etc. Ticket cost for one person will be Euro 1310 and this will be for both conference days Jan 15 and Jan 16.

Official Website: Software Quality Days


#2. The QA Financial Forum Milano 2020

2 The QA Financial Forum Milano 2020

Venue: The conference will be held in Milan, Italy.

Date: 29th of Jan 2020 

Details: It will cover the latest achievements in the automation of software testing. It will talk about software risk management and technologies for Continuous App Delivery. Its full price ticket is available for Euro 800 and sale will end on the 23rd of January 2020. 

Official Website: QA Financial Forum


#3. Automation Guild Online Conference

Automation Guild Online Conference

 Venue: Online

Date: 3 to 5 February 2020 

Details: This is the fourth Annual Automation Guild Online Conference. More than 20 test experts will talk about automation testing. You can join the conference by paying $197 for one person. 

Official Website: Automation Guild Online Conference


#4. European Testing Conference 2020

EuroTestConf

 Venue: Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Date: 6 and 7 February 2020 

Details: European Testing Conference will cover the advanced new methods to make the testing more effective. Its regular ticket is available for Euro 1299 for one person. 

Official Website: European Testing Conference 2020


#5. QA or The Highway

5 QA-or-the-Highway

 Venue: Columbus, Ohio.

Date: 25th February 2020

 Details: QA or the Highway will share real-world experiences. COSQAM organizes this one day conference. The ticket cost will be $95. 

Official Website: QA or the Highway


#6. SQA European Days 

Venue: Poland

Date: March 20 to March 21, 2020 

Details: SQA European Days will talk about various professional issues like techniques & tools of software testing, automation software testing, test management & outsourcing, etc. Attendees will get to hear from experts, and can personally discuss with independent experts and representatives. Individual ticket cost is $500 and for organizations, it is available for $610.

Official Website: SQA European Days


#7. TestBash Brighton 2020 

Venue: Brighton

Date: March 26 and March 27, 2020 

Details: This is the 9th time of TestBash Brighton. It starts with training on 23rd March, Workshop on 26th and Conference on March 27th. There will be 10 thought-provoking talks. The ticket price starts at British Pound 399.

Official Website: TestBash Brighton 2020


#8. STPCON Spring 2020

Venue: California, US.

Date: March 30 to April 2, 2020 

Details: STPCON is the event scheduled for testers. It will talk about agile testing, performance testing, test automation, mobile application testing, etc. People from test leadership, test management, and strategy can attend. This conference will help you in achieving career goals. It will improve your testing techniques. It’s 5 days package will cost you $2295 for Early Bird and $2695 for the regular price. 

Official Website: STPCON Spring 2020


#9. TestBash Detroit 2020

 Venue: Detroit

Date: April 23 and April 24, 2020 

Details: TestBash Detroit 2020 will talk about automation in testing. There will be nine thought-provoking talks. These talks and workshops will happen the first time in Detroit. It will be similar to the US edition of the software testing conference. The ticket price starts at $500. 

Official Website: TestBash Detroit 2020


#10. SauceCon 2020

 Venue: Austin.

Date: April 27 to April 29, 2020 

Details: SauceCon 2020 conference is for Sauce Labs users and automated testing experts. It will talk about automated testing and continuous delivery skills. For 2-Day Conference, the regular price will be $899 and the last call price will be $1099. For 2-Day Conference+Workshop Day, the regular price will be $1398 and the last call price will be $1598. 

Official Website: SauceCon 2020


#11. STAR EAST 

Venue: Orlando, FL.

Date: May 3 to May 8, 2020 

Details: STAREAST is a well-known software testing and quality assurance conference. It is going to cover a wide range of topics like testing in DevOps, Agile Testing, Big Data analytics, AI/Machine Learning for testing, etc. Attending this conference will help you to bring transformative ideas to your team. Its ticket pricing starts at $595. 

Official Website: STAR EAST 


#12. SQA Days-27

 Venue: Moscow

Date: 5th and 16th of May, 2020 

Details: SQA Days is the international conference of software quality assurance. Anyone from the sphere of the testing can attend the conference. It will benefit beginners through new acquaintances. Leading experts will get a chance to tell about achievements. Experts will tell about various testing tools, techniques, and methodologies.

SQA Days ticket pricing depends on your booking date, 1st Jan to 31st Jan 2020 ($400), 1st Feb to 29th Feb 2020 ($470), 1st Mar to 31st Mar 2020 ($550), and from 1st Apr 2020 onwards ($630). 

Official Website: SQA Days-27


#13. Online Test Conference

 Venue: Online.

Date: May 19 and 20, 2020 

Details: It is an online conference and you can attend it from anywhere. This is the 8th conference and attendance is free of charge. By attending this conference you will experience all the advantages of attending professional QA conferences. It will benefit you through personal learning and networking. 

Official Website: Online Test Conference


#14. TestBash Netherlands 2020

 Venue: Utrecht, NL.

Date: May 28 and May 29, 2020 

Details: This is the fourth year of TestBash Netherlands. It will cover various topics like professional agile testing, automation testing, etc. The ticket price starts at Euro 549. 

Official Website: TestBash Netherlands 2020


#15. Nordic Testing Days 2020

 Venue: Tallinn, Estonia.

Date: June 3 to June 5, 2020

 Details: Nordic Testing Days conference will cover topics like complex test scenarios with Selenium, Java, & helper libraries and Android Application Security Testing. The full package price starts at Euro 610. For the conference only, the price starts at $310 Euro. The tutorial day price starts at Euro 350. 

Official Website: Nordic Testing Days 2020


#16. Romanian Testing Conference 

Venue: Cluj-Napoca, Romania.

Date: June 10 to June 12, 2020 

Details: Romanian Testing Conference covers the various testing topics that will focus on automation and critical thinking. It will cover the topics like a sustainable end-to-end test for Angular applications with Protractor and TypeScript 

Visit Official Website: Romanian Testing Conference 


#17. Heisenbug Moscow

Venue: Moscow, Russia

Date: November 3 and 4, 2020 

Details: Heisenbug Moscow will be a technical conference. You will get a chance to meet more than 1000 professionals in QA. Testers, Programmers, automated & load testing engineers, team leads can attend this conference. Various topics like automated testing, manual testing, mobile application testing, etc. will be covered. 

Official Website: Heisenbug Moscow


#18. Eurostar Software Testing Conference

Venue: Antwerp, Belgium

Date: Nov 16 to Nov 19, 2020 

Details: EuroSTAR Conference will give a chance to European software testers and quality assurance professionals to collaborate and share knowledge. It offers three options for buying tickets, 2&1/2 Day Ticket (Euro 1935), 4 Days Ticket (Euro 2395), and 3 Days Ticket (Euro 2115). 

Official Website: Eurostar Software Testing Conference


#19. QA Financial Forum New York 2020

Venue: NY, USA.

Date: Nov 18, 2020 

Details: QA Financial Forum New York 2020 is the fifth annual conference. It is helpful for software quality assurance leaders working in banking, insurance, and asset management. It is for QA heads, testing heads, software engineering heads, DevOps heads, operational risk, and IT risk management.

The key issues faced by banks, trading platforms, and insurance companies will be discussed in the forum. Super Early Bird-ticket is available for $750+$30.31 Fees. Early Bird-ticket is available for $900+$36.03 Fee. Delegate Ticket is for $1499+$58.86 fees.

Official Website: QA Financial Forum New York 2020


Best QA Software Testing Conferences in 2019

January 2019

#1. Software Quality Days 2019

SoftwareQualityDays

Dates: 15-18 Jan 2019
Location: Vienna

Website: Software Quality Days 2019
Ticket cost details: Starts at $776.

Conference description in short: Complexity and challenges of software testing for cloud applications will be discussed in the conference.

Who should attend and why: Software testers, managers, and developers etc. can attend as the latest tools and services will be presented.

February 2019

#2. Automation Guild Online Conference 2019

AutomationGuild

Dates: 4-6 Feb 2019
Location: Online conference.
Website: Automation Guild Online Conference
Ticket cost details: $ 197 per member.

Conference description in short: Automation testing conference.

Who should attend and why: Anyone can attend and you will get lifetime access for the event.

#3. European Testing Conference 2019

EuropeanTestingConf

Dates: 14-15 Feb 2019
Location: Valencia, Spain
Website: European Testing Conferences 2019
Ticket cost details: Starts at $984.

Conference description in short: You will hear from experts and practitioners about the art of testing.

Who should attend and why: Professionals. As you will be able to practice testing as testers and how programmers see it.

#4. Testing in Context Conference Australia (TiCCA) 19

TiCCA

Dates: 28th Feb-1st March 2019
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Website: Testing in Context Conference Australia (TiCCA)
Ticket cost details: Starts at $ 400.

Conference description in short: Focus is to build an active community.

Who should attend and why: Software testers, Managers, Students, Developers, Researchers, Scholars, and Practitioners should attend as it is a good opportunity to learn new things.

March 2019

#5. SQA Days EU-1

SQADays

Dates: 22nd and 23rd March 2019
Location: Riga, Latvia
Website: SQA Days EU-1
Ticket cost details: It starts from $ 340 for individuals and $390 for organizations.

Description: Techniques and tools, automation, quality assurance, test management and outsourcing and many more topics will be discussed. Call for papers is open.

Who should attend and why: From beginners to experts can participate as different methodologies and techniques will be discussed.

#6. UKSTAR 2019

March 11 – 12 2019, LONDON

UKSTAR is an international testing conference which will happen every year.

The main motto of this conference to solve the testing related problems and also very much helpful for the developers.

To Know more click here.

April 2019

#7. TestBash Essentials 2019

TestBashBrighton

Dates: 3 April 2019
Location: Brighton, England
Website: TestBash Essentials
Ticket cost details: Sign-up to know more details

Conference details: Testing knowledge and experiences will be shared here.

Who should attend and why: Anyone can attend like developers, new testers, designers, and managers. Anyone who wants to have knowledge in software testing can attend. There is no to be an expert in software testing.

#8. SeleniumConf

SeleniumConf

Dates: 18-19 April 2019
Location: Funabori, Tokyo, Japan
Website: SeleniumConf
Ticket cost details: Not mentioned.

Conference details: There will be detailed Selenium training workshops and inspiring talks. The workshop will be on 17 April 2019.

Who should attend and why: Test automation professionals can attend. You will be able to meet an active community of testers.

#9. SauceCon 2019

SauceCon

Dates: 23-25 April 2019
Location: Austin
Website: SauceCon
Ticket cost details: Price details are for two ways conference and Two days conference + Workshop.

Two days Conference: Prices for the Early bird, Regular price, and Last Call are $ 599, $ 899, and $ 1099 respectively.

Two days Conference + Workshop: Prices for the Early bird, Regular price, and Last Call are $ 998, $1298, and $ 1498 respectively.

Conference details: Automation Testing, Advanced Selenium, Parallel Testing, Mobile applications testing etc. and many more will be discussed.

Who should attend and why: Automation Testing experts can participate to learn and improve the automation testing and continuous delivery skills.

#10. STAREAST

STAREAST

Dates: 28th April to 3rd May 2019
Location: Orlando, Florida
Website: STAREAST
Ticket cost details: Price starts from $ 2895

Description: Security Testing, Exploratory Testing, Testing Strategy, and many more topics will be covered.

Who should attend and why: Testers, developers, Test managers, and Quality engineers should attend as it includes practical techniques and strategies.

May 2019

#11. TestBash

TestBashNetherlands

Dates: 23-24 May 2019
Location: Utrecht, Netherlands
Website: TestBash
Ticket cost details: Contact them.

Description: Software testing focused. Call for papers is open.

Who should attend and why: Software testers, developers, managers, and designers.

#12. Nordic Testing Days (NTD) 2019

Nordic

Dates: 29-31 May 2019
Location: Tallinn, Estonia
Website: Nordic Testing Daya (NTD)
Ticket Cost: Sold Out. For waiting list send email to registration@nordictestingdays.eu

Description: Aim of this conference is education about software testing and strengthening the community. Call for papers is open till 18th Nov18.

Who should attend and why? Anyone who is interested in software testing. It is for both experienced and fresh tester. So new testers can improve their knowledge as experienced testers share their success and failure stories.

June 2019

#13. Romanian Testing Conference

Romanian

Dates: 12-14 June 2019
Location: Grand Hotel Italia, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Website: Romanian Testing Conference

Description: Topics to be discussed in this conference are other’s experiences, challenges, career development, techniques, strategies, and new testing implementations. Call for papers is open till 25th Nov 18.

Who should attend and why? Those who want to share their experiences can send a video clip or submit Google Form.

Nov 2019

#14. Quest for Quality

Quest for Quality Conference

Dates: 5-6 Nov 2019
Location: Dublin, Ireland
Website: Quest for Quality
Ticket cost details: (for 2 days) Starts from $ 896 + VAT

Conference description in short: The conference will be focused on uniting AI & QA, as well as the use of both in testing & AI tested processes.

Who should attend and why: Tech enthusiasts, CIOs, Software testers, QA Professionals, C-Level executives should attend to learn new trends and broaden their view on testing & AI.

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October 2018

#15. STAR Canada

StarCanada

Dates: 14-19 Oct 2018
Location: Toronto, Canada
Website:  STAR Canada
Ticket cost details: Price starts from $2495.

Conference description in short: Test automation, performance testing, big data, analytics, AI for testing and many more advanced topics will be covered.

Who should attend and why: Software Testing and QA professionals can attend to learn more about the advanced topics.

#16. SeleniumConf

SeleniumConf

Dates: 18-19 Oct 2018
Location: Chicago, USA.
Website: SeleniumConf
Ticket cost details: $979

Conference description in short: It will include practical talks and workshops.

Who should attend and why: Test automation professionals can attend for selenium training and networking opportunities.

#17. STPCon (Software Testing Professionals Conference)

Oct. 22-25, 2018, 8am – 5pm Daily

Sheraton Pentagon City Hotel, Arlington, VA

STP

This is one of the leading conferences on Software Testing. They make sure to cover the hottest topics and the latest and their aim is to give a platform to leaders, managers, and strategy to converge.

To know more click here

November 2018

#18. Eurostar Software Testing Conference

EuroStar

Dates: 12-15 Nov 2018
Location: Hague, Netherlands
Website: Eurostar Software Testing Conference
Ticket cost details: Price starts at $ 2019.

Conference description in short: It will include workshops, expo, talks, and tutorials.

Who should attend and why: Software testing professionals should attend to meet and learn new things from like-minded people.

#19. ConTEST NYC 2018

ConTESTNYC

Dates: 14-16 Nov 2018
Location: San Francisco, California.
Website: ConTEST NYC 2018
Ticket cost details: Prices starts from $995

Conference description in short: It will have masterclasses for 3 days, two inspiring keynotes, and more than 25 breakout sessions

Who should attend and why: Testing and QA community members can attend to learn new technologies and improve leadership skills.

#20. Testwarez 2018

Testwarez

Dates: 14-16 Nov 2018
Location: Zakopane, Poland.
Website: Testwarez 2018
Ticket cost details: Price starts at $ 267.

Conference description in short: New approaches, methods, and tools will be discussed.

Who should attend and why: QA experts should attend to exchange ideas and knowledge.

#21. Testing United 2018

TestingUnited

Dates: 19-20 Nov 2018
Location: Bratislava, Slovakia
Website: Testing United 2018
Ticket cost details: Price starts from $520.

Conference description in short: This conference is for all levels of testing professionals. The conference will make you meet the testing experts.

Who should attend and why: Testers, Test leads, Test managers, Test consultants, and IT employees. The first part will focus on general testing and the second part will focus on managers and test leads.

#22. SQA Days-24

SQADays

Dates: 23-24 Nov 2018
Location: Moscow, Russia.
Website: SQA Days-24

Ticket cost details: Price starts at $ 396 for individual and $ 457 for an organization.

Conference description in short: It is an International conference for software quality assurance which will cover many topics like tools, techniques, automation, test management, and outsourcing etc.

Who should attend and why: Software testing professionals can attend. You will get practical knowledge from experts.

#23. Fall Online TestConf

OnlineTestConf

Dates: 27-28 Nov 2018
Location: Online
Website: Fall Online TestConf
Ticket cost details: Free

Conference description in short: This conference is arranged by PractiTest

Who should attend and why: Anyone from the testing community can attend to learn new things.

December 2018

#24. Software Testing Conference (STC)

Software Testing Conferences

Dates: 6-7 December 2018
Location: Bangalore, India
Website: Software Testing Conference(STC)

Ticket cost details: Day pass starts at $111 and complete pass starts at $171.

Conference description in short: Tools and automation, design, agile, DevOps, and many more topics will be covered. There will be an EXPO for testing tools and services.

Who should attend and why: Developers, testers, managers, exhibitors, and sponsors can attend.

#25. Heisenbug Moscow 2018

Heisenbug

Dates: 6-7 December 2018
Location: Moscow
Website: Heisenbug Moscow 2018
Ticket cost details: For corporate price starts from euro 200 and for individuals, it starts at Euro 105

Conference description in short: Automation testing, load and performance testing, manual testing, and many more topics will be discussed.

Who should attend and why: Anyone can attend who wants to know about the technological aspect of testing.

Conclusion

I am expecting we have people here who have attended QA testing events, conferences, and testing workshops. Please add your views & experiences which will benefit all the readers of STH.

Let us know if you want to add any upcoming conference here.

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9 thoughts on “Top 19 Software Testing Conferences in 2020 (The Best QA Events)”

  1. Hi,
    I think you have forgotten about TestWarez. The oldest and one of the bigest (3 days!) QA Software Testing Conference in Poland. In next week TestWarez website will be translated to english. http://www.testwarez.pl

    ps
    Like Abinaysa said: aggregating all testing conferences at one location is a great idea! Thanks for that!

    best regards
    Jakub

    Reply
  2. Alright, so it’s 2020 and your headline said Top conferences for 2020 and you are listing conferences with dates of 2019 … and then e.g. SeleniumConf you’re using a banner from the year 2018 … so, is this site a joke or just a clickbait or what? Nice work if it’s for the clicks …

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  3. It will be very awesome and good if you post a detail of Testing Seminars and Conferences which held in India
    not in abroad,Because everyone cannot Afford to Attend these testing Seminar and Conferences which held in Abroad.I hope you can understand what i mean to Say.

    Thanking You,

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