Quality Engineering is the process of assuring quality of a product at every stage of the application lifecycle. Right from the development stages, to the operational and maintenance stages after dispatch, quality engineering ensures that the Information Technology (IT) industry provides the best possible software services.
Quality Engineering raises the scope for collaborative work across platforms, technologies, and businesses. Whether businesses are looking to digitise their services, or are planning to innovate based on the internet of things (IoT), QE aids processes by factoring in the much-essential guarantee of “quality”.
Global analysts have concluded that the budget allocated for Software Testing will undoubtedly continue to grow. Digital assurance, security testing, test automation, IoT and open source tools are few trends that are currently scaling high in ranks and will form the future of Quality Engineering.
- Digital Assurance: Quality engineering certifies successful digital transformation by executing comprehensive testing across the digital value chain from content creation to content distribution covering the entire digital ecosystem – Social Media, Mobility, Big Data & Analytics, and Cloud.
- Security Testing: Enormous amount of data is retrieved and shared via cloud-based, web-based, and mobile applications. Security testing will turn into a strategic business priority for countless organisations, specifically in an effort to curb data breaches.
- Test Automation: It will rapidly expand with automated testing tools that are robust, delivering bug-free software of high-quality. Test automation will lead the future of software testing and assist in avoiding routine testing that is now redundant, empowering test engineers to place emphasis on multifaceted test scenarios.
- Wearable and IoT testing: As massive data is collected and bartered across various platforms and channels, wearable and IoT testing is inevitable.
- Open Source tools: The next decade at least will witness a steep rise in the use of Open source tools in action organisations are increasingly adopting them for the systematic implementation of Test Automation, Agile, and DevOps.
Quality Assurance is a process that is part of Quality Engineering, and works in parallel with the application life cycle, whereas Quality Engineering is the research and engineering that goes behind the application, or works to upgrade it. Quality assurance solutions are capable of helping reach new heights of software quality, at faster speeds each time. With QA as a factor, communication with DevOps and businesses will be seamless and would invite feedback faster.
Several banks are moving away from legacy and tapping into online and digital banking. Some of the world’s most successful digital banks were setup in the United Kingdom and have reported much lesser costs in overhead, owing to the digitisation of business. As more industries tap into the digital world, security testing and big data management become fundamental tools for success. As drastic political changes impact financial spending of countries, businesses are realising quickly that the safest bet would be in technology. Either as pioneers of product innovation, or as leading players in quality services, corporations especially in the United Kingdom are turning to advanced technology in their endeavour to create a global print.
Recently, news reports suggested that self-driven cars are on the brink of reality and are being relentlessly worked upon, and being pioneered by, the United Kingdom. Even though it would still take quite a few years for a self-driving car to wheel around effortlessly on the streets of Tottenham, technology experts are inching closer to that reality by the day. Quality engineering is the roadmap, while quality assurance is the navigation for such advanced technology to be able to transform life as we know it.
Quality assurance solutions bring about the right mix of tools, frameworks, and automation scripts to enable continuous integration and continuous delivery for quick development iterations. Ultimately, this results in a faster time-to-market and quicker return-on-investment.
Experts agree that testing in the traditional sense is now dead, and Quality Assurance engineers are increasingly looked-up to and relied upon. More skills are required to be able to foresee the pain points and ensure seamless technological integrations.
The testing industry is heading in the direction of faster feedback and fixing issues with root cause analysis. Testing is expected to add value by visualising the quality and providing analytical solutions, as opposed to “reporting the symptoms and waiting for taking action”.
Quality Engineering and QA have transformed businesses and set new digital trends in place for the future.
At the UK edition of Leadership in Quality Engineering (LiQE) being held on 1st December 2016, we will have Global thought leaders, CTOs, CXOs, and QA Professionals explaining what this means for software testing. KeyNote sessions and Panel Discussions will be delivered and conducted throughout the day.
One of the objectives of this conference remains discussing about how other industry leaders are implementing such changes effectively into their businesses. These prestigious and respected thought leaders in the field of Quality Engineering will gather at the Hanbury Manor Marriott Hotel & Country Club, London.
The previous LiQE events offered an opportunity to the attendees to brainstorm about the current technological trends such as in IT, such as Digital, Social, IOT, Cloud and Data Analytics. Here are brief videos of our recent LiQE Event in US and the LiQE CIO Meet Up in Australia.
Following are the key areas of thought leadership that will be discussed at LiQE UK:
- How expertly delivered quality assurance solutions can help achieve the combination of delivering robust, high quality software at speeds that maintain competitive advantage?
- Which direction is the testing industry moving in?
- What are your peers/other leading organisations doing to achieve their goals?
Whether you want to test the waters or expand your horizon about DevOps and Quality Assurance, come join us at LiQE. If you have not yet registered, click here to do so!