The Emerging Role of Academia in Sqa

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Waqas Mahmood 1,* Syed Shaharyar Rizvi 1 Siraj Munir 1

1. Department of Computer Science, Institute of Business Administration, Karachi, Pakistan

* Corresponding author.


Received: 10 Jan. 2021 / Revised: 26 Feb. 2021 / Accepted: 18 Mar. 2021 / Published: 8 Jun. 2021

Index Terms

Software testing, Academia, Software Engineering, Software Testing Skills, Need of Software Industry in QA & Testing, SDLC: Software Development Life Cycle, Software Testing Life Cycle


Now that every company and every consumer prioritize quality over quantity of work, the career of Software quality assurance is also taking a leap, especially in the field of academia. Thus, this report gives an overview of what a future with the usage of software quality control and testing would look like, and why it’s needed for the development of the caliber of software used all around the globe. It further marks out why adding courses related to software quality assurance in the curriculum is important and how this addition can widen the dynamics of software control, quality and testing industries. It also marks out how, even today, academia can and is playing an integral role in the developmental process of software quality assurance and testing in terms of the research that can be and is being made towards the whole developmental process of SQA. Universities and undergraduate programs can further play an important role towards the researching the horizons and fields software testing and assurance has to offer in the near future. Furthermore, this report questioned various practitioners belonging to some of the most prestigious IT companies about their opinion on the research questions involved in this report so as to verify the credibility of the data that has been gathered. At the end of the research, we have a foresight for as to how the industry of software quality assurance and software testing will grow.

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Waqas Mahmood, Syed Shaharyar Rizvi, Siraj Munir, " The Emerging Role of Academia in Sqa ", International Journal of Engineering and Manufacturing (IJEM), Vol.11, No.3, pp. 28-34, 2021. DOI: 10.5815/ijem.2021.03.03


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