Improve students’ knowledge in software testing to increase their employability.
In software testing, India is the largest provider of outsourced services globally with around 75 percent of testers worldwide based in the country, up from 50 percent two years ago. Other countries are the Philippines, China, and Malaysia due to skilled and affordable labor forces.
Demand for qualified testers is high, with the number of employees growing by around 20 percent every year and the headcount expected to reach 280,000 in the near future. This requires a constant stream of trained and certified people to fill the available vacancies and means that gaining testing qualifications and skills is attractive to students.
An organization that is helping to fulfil this expanding requirement for testers is SEED Infotech, one of India’s largest providers of IT training, staffing, and consulting. It has a team of more than 600 qualified people and delivers training at over 35 locations across the country
SEED Infotech identified there was a gap between the industry’s high demand for software testing skills, including an increasing demand for mobile-related testing and the capabilities that students acquired in gaining their academic qualifications. It needed to find a way to help fill this gap and increase graduates’ employability
“To give our students the knowledge required by the industry, we needed to deliver programs that would make them job-ready,” says Raghu BS, senior vice president at SEED Infotech.