In today's rapidly changing digital landscape, automation is becoming an organization-wide initiative. More than 30% of businesses* have five or more departments using automation. Like any other technology, even adoption of automation brings along new sets of challenges. However, 41% of organizations** still lack an enterprise-wide strategy for intelligent automation.

As businesses strive to streamline workflows with automation, they're deploying a greater number of enterprise applications and creating complex integrations. Adapting to these changes and ensuring the quality of applications and their integrations requires significant investments of time, money, and effort. How can businesses overcome these hurdles and attain their desired goals?

This is where Software Testing as a Service (TaaS) comes in. TaaS revolutionizes traditional quality assurance methods by providing efficient testing, speeding up release cycles, and enhancing overall software quality. Businesses are increasingly turning to Testing as a Service (TaaS) to fulfill their testing requirements. In 2023, the global TaaS market was valued at $4.54 billion, with an expected compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 14.0% from 2024 to 2030.

How is it Different from Traditional Testing?

When various teams within your organization manage their own testing setups, vendors, and resources, it frequently leads to significant budget drains. This leads to underutilized or duplicated license purchases, recruitment and training of resources as required, and multiple vendors management.

Testing as a Service a centralized solution for enterprises with extensive IT environments aiming to alleviate the burden of heavy investments in testing infrastructure.

It is a cloud-based service model where testing activities such as test planning, execution, and reporting are outsourced to a third-party provider. TaaS allows organizations to access testing resources and expertise on demand, without the need to invest in testing infrastructure or maintain an in-house testing team. 
 

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When to Embrace TaaS in Your Business Strategy?

Businesses should consider moving to TaaS services under the following circumstances:

Multi-Vendor Environment: Opt for TaaS in a multi-vendor setup for centralized Testing, ensuring consistent and efficient processes across vendors.

Lack of Stringent Processes: If existing procedures lack consistency, TaaS establishes standardized testing practices and streamlines workflows.

Major Transformation Projects Planned: Choose Testing as a Service for scalability and flexibility when undertaking significant transformation projects to meet evolving testing requirements.

Struggles with Time and Material (T&M) Model: If managing resources under the T&M model poses challenges, TaaS offers a stable and reliable testing resource model, safeguarding project timelines from unforeseen disruptions.

How TaaS can Transform Your Testing Landscape? 

Unlock the full potential of your testing strategy with Testing as a Service, offering a range of benefits, services, and resources tailored to your business.

  • Centralized Testing Team: TaaS establishes a unified testing team to oversee activities, ensuring consistency and coordination across all projects.
  • Shared Shadow Team: Implementing a shared shadow team approach, TaaS fosters seamless collaboration between in-house teams and external testing experts.
  • End-to-End Process: TaaS seamlessly integrates an end-to-end testing process, covering everything from planning and execution to comprehensive reporting and analysis.
  • Centralized Testing Artifacts and Repository: TaaS creates a centralized repository for testing artifacts, ensuring easy access, version control, and streamlined documentation.
  • Reduced Logistic Costs: TaaS significantly cuts logistic costs by relieving the customer of the burden of maintaining test cases and infrastructure.
  • Review Once, Implement Many: Streamlining the review process, TaaS conducts thorough reviews once and implements standardized practices across multiple projects.
  • KPIs and Matrix-Based Monitoring: TaaS Utilizes Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and matrix-based monitoring to track Testing progress, identify bottlenecks, and ensure adherence to stringent quality standards.

Who Should Go for Testing as a Service (TaaS)?

Software Testing as a Service (TaaS) is suitable for a wide range of businesses across different industries. Here are some key stakeholders who can benefit from TaaS services:

Startups and Small Businesses

When resources and expertise to establish an in-house testing infrastructure are limited, TaaS presents a cost-effective solution, offering access to high-quality testing services without hefty upfront investments.

Medium to Large Enterprises

Businesses with complex software applications and diverse testing needs find TaaS beneficial for its scalability and flexibility. Whether for large-scale projects or niche testing requirements, TaaS augments existing testing capabilities effectively.

Software Development Companies

Focused on delivering top-notch products, software development companies streamline their testing processes with TaaS. Outsourcing Testing to specialized providers ensures comprehensive test coverage, faster time-to-market, and heightened client satisfaction.

Companies Undergoing Digital Transformation

Amid digital transformation initiatives, businesses struggle to adapt their testing processes. TaaS aligns with the dynamic nature of these projects, fostering agility and innovation to deliver value faster to customers.

Companies with Seasonal or Fluctuating Testing Needs

Businesses experiencing fluctuating testing demands benefit from TaaS's on-demand scalability. Whether scaling up during peak seasons or down during off-peak periods, TaaS optimizes resources and costs accordingly.

Companies Requiring Specialized Testing Expertise

Businesses needing specialized Testing, like security or performance testing, leverage TaaS for its diverse pool of experts. TaaS ensures thorough and effective testing coverage, catering to niche areas with precision.

How to Adopt TaaS: Partner with Jade Global

At Jade Global, TaaS is more than just a service. It is a strategic investment that provides you with a complete solution to scale up your Testing whenever you need it. It includes automated processes, certified experts, tools, a pre-built framework, and proven methods. TaaS from Jade Global has helped businesses reduce their overhead costs by 40% through optimized license utilization, streamlined testing processes and automated tools, faster testing cycles, and early defect identification and resolution. 

Additionally, our TaaS brings a host of unique advantages, such as full access to Xenon- our proprietary test automation solution, our range of accelerators, and seamless setting up your own Testing Center of Excellence (TCoE). To get details, explore our datasheet.

*https://www.workato.com/the-connector/8-automation-stats-cio/

**https://flobotics.io/blog/rpa-statistics/

About the Author

Deepa Joshi

Deepa Joshi

Global Delivery Head - QA

Deepa is a seasoned IT professional with 24+ years of experience in QA Delivery Management, including expertise in software development, maintenance, and independent QA practices across various industries, including, Retail , Life Sciences , Hitech, Energy utilities and Services.

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