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MSTB unveils programme to boost local software testing

AvantiKumar | April 22, 2011
Malaysian Software Testing Board launches Quality-Test Assist Programme (Q-Tap) to help local companies build software testing capability.

MSTB ( is a voluntary and non-profit organisation representing national industry interests in promoting the software testing profession. Also as part of the International Software Testing Qualifications Board (ISTQB), MSTB leads the accreditation process and certification regulations for the country's software testing industry.


 Malaysia as regional software testing hub

"Malaysia has the potential to become the regional hub for software testing within the next five years," said Mastura. "The software testing industry in Malaysia is developing robustly - and it has critical value because it can provide beneficial returns to the country. The net value of the global software testing market, as verified by TechNavio, a report published by Infiniti Research Limited, is projected to be worth US$18.3 billion by 2013."

"Specialisation in this field will contribute towards fulfilling out national aspirations in attaining the status of a high-income and high-productivity economy," she said. "This is aligned to the approach adopted for the Economic Transformation Plan (ETP) based on 10 Primary Premises as outlined in the 10th Malaysia Plan. It is also identified as a new source of economic growth."

"In addition, the software testing industry has a strategic value to Malaysia in terms of direct monetary returns, and the growth of other industries through the improvement in product quality, services, and work culture," added Mastura. "Growth demand for software testing services is expected to increase with the deployment of software across all sectors."



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