Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Software Testing: The next outsourcing boom sector

From: blogtaragana

Indian Outsourcing industry is increasingly turning towards software testing. In fact India has started providing software testing services to customers from 2005.

Reuters reports on companies like Wipro, Infosys and Aztech who are experiencing boom in this sector.Wipro has jumped four-fold to 2,400 in two years. In the nine months to December, revenue grew 90 percent to $64 million, three times the industry average.

Software glitches are estimated to cost nearly $60 billion a year in the United States alone, according to the National Institute of Standards and Technology. Companies such as online share brokers and handset makers are willing to spend a lot to avoid them. Testing could make up 25-50 percent of software budgets. Independent testing is growing at 50-65 percent while the part of work done offshore is growing at 35-40 percent.

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