Industry Trends

The Market for Software QA Professionals has Never Been Hotter


The Market for Software QA Professionals has Never Been Hotter As a “Pure Play” Quality Assurance consulting firm, we at tap|QA have been hearing numerous questions centered on the same theme over the past couple of years: “We’ve never had such a hard time finding talented QA people for our team – why is that?”  “How come I can find a developer relatively easily, but finding a strong test automation person takes forever?” “Why does the skill set of a software tester seem so different these days?” We discussed this on our recent tap|TALK podcast - as we enter 2019, the [...]

The Market for Software QA Professionals has Never Been Hotter2019-01-18T13:05:41-05:00
  • The Futures of Testers and SDETs

The Future of Testers and SDETs


The American dream: pushing businesses forward, motivating new and improved technology, and evolving software cycles to deliver quality content. It’s a futuristic and rapidly growing world we live in, which brings us to the question: where is software and QA testing heading? Software testing and other quality assurance practices are seemingly getting absorbed into the product software development cycle due to the high demand for able and adaptive technology, yet there’s a buzz going around that the future is looking a little dim for software testing and the Software Development Engineer in Test (SDET). The truth is that the role of [...]

The Future of Testers and SDETs2017-05-18T20:17:08-05:00
  • The Next Generation of IoT and Why Quality is Business Critical

The Next Generation of IoT and Why Quality is Business Critical


An expansive industry, expanded Whenever presented with the opportunity to research and talk about the Internet of Things, (IoT), we realize how mind-blowing it really is! The industry has grown so rapidly, almost unlike any the world has seen, and the power to monitor, analyze, optimize, and make decisions from the data of our everyday experiences is literally at our fingertips. The fingertips of those affected by the IoT for the most part belong to the consumers of things like a smart refrigerator, Fitbit, a smart toothbrush, and now, even a smart, self-driving car, of which we’re still awaiting the Kristen [...]

The Next Generation of IoT and Why Quality is Business Critical2016-10-27T11:23:43-05:00
  • Mobile Testing Trends for Mobile Application Development, Mobile Application Testing and QA

9 Mobile Testing Trends of 2016


In the pockets of the majority of the adult population is a device that has been gaining developmental momentum since its birth: the mobile phone. Organizations of all sizes are utilizing mobile technology to reach consumers through mobile applications. These applications are meant to enhance customer experience, provide entertainment, eliminate barriers to purchases and sales, provide a data capturing tool, and attempt to fuel the next big thing. When organizations produce mobile applications, they need to consider modern practices that guarantee it functions appropriately and securely. Personalization, neat design, and compatibility with multiple devices are all a crucial focus; but what [...]

9 Mobile Testing Trends of 20162019-01-18T15:49:58-05:00
  • What is an SDET and how do they influence the QA industry?

What is an SDET?


Along with the innovations of technology, the careers that go with it have evolved, especially when it comes to Quality Assurance (QA), general knowledge, and development of the products we use for business. Behold the new and improved Software Development Engineer in Test or SDET - architect, constructor, surveyor, and tester. What is SDET? SDET, software development engineer in test (or software design engineer in test) is a professional who can participate in the development and testing of an application or software. What are the duties of an SDET? It seems like as technology grows, titles and job descriptions get more intricate, as [...]

What is an SDET?2017-05-18T20:17:08-05:00

Where is Continuous Integration (CI) Headed?


There has been a good amount of discussion recently surrounding continuous integration (CI) implementations. Mainly the conversations have focused on getting systems up and running within this new concept. As these systems are maturing though, there has become a larger need to understand where do we go next, and how far we can go with CI? CI has opened the door for test engineers to show off their coding skills, and those who have taken notice have been impressed. As the QA world is becoming more tech savvy, it is adversely affecting the DevOps world. Shifting the understanding of roles and [...]

Where is Continuous Integration (CI) Headed?2016-09-19T17:12:34-05:00