What is TaaS All About? | Testing-as-a-Service

What is TaaS All About? | Testing-as-a-Service

What is TaaS all about?

Are we all caught up on the trending terminology in the tech world? TaaS stands for Testing -as-a- Service. And it was a buzz worthy phrase for 2020 and still is, as market demand for quality assurance and testing automation increases.

Essentially, it is an outsourcing model, in which a service provider performs testing activities on behalf of software developing companies' employees. In the past years, TaaS has demonstrated significant benefits over traditional testing environments and will continue to do so in 2021 as Software Testing Market alone is worth $45billion in yearly revenue.

It is mostly because of the fact, both enterprises and SMBs are facing surging engineering costs, high-security demands and technical variability that has made the software testing function challenging. In such an environment, it is vital to assess and deploy the right methodologies to achieve team scalability, accuracy, minimize costs and meet the high standards. As a result, lots of businesses turned to companies that are specialized in testing and its automation.

What service does it include?

TaaS can take various shapes and forms, often provided by software testing specialized firms or third party development firms. A complete testing cycle may include end-to-end support and technology capabilities used in planning and conducting software testing.

Broad grouping of testing can be divided into Functional and Non-functional testing.
Within those groups, there are many types of testing used to serve different purposes.

・Unit Testing
・Usability Testing
・Regression Testing
・Acceptance Testing
・Integration Testing
・Load Testing
・Performance Testing

And many others depending on the coverage and expertise of respective service provider. Some providers only focus on a fraction due to business limitations - here at SHIFT, we cover everything!

What are the benefits?

The list is long, but Test Coverage, Cost Savings, Scalability, Additional Expertise, Comprehensive Investment, Short Turnaround etc. Testing as a service is rising in popularity among IT-driven organizations that lack the technology, human, and financial resources necessary for rapid, continuous, and automated testing.

Pay per use service is risk-free

It is usually cloud based and very flexible, solutions work for both enterprise projects and smaller test execution. Especially by using a consumption-based pay model, you would see higher ROI, also there is less dependency and higher efficiency in the process. TaaS is a tool that aims to help any businesses remove their headaches around product management and quality assurance, it is definitely worth exploring.