Testing as a service (TaaS) is first introduced in the year 2009 and its solution was nominated by IBM. Since its inception, the term has grabbed a lot of attention over the years in most industries. The service helps in ensuring benefits by enabling more scalable testing environment, reducing overall cost, utility based mode and also on-demand testing service. Over the years, there are number of definitions have been introduced about TaaS and it has been introduced in different services as well. Testing as a service (TaaS) involves a lot of on-demand execution based on outsource basis.
Most of the IT companies and vendors are finding TaaS as a crucial service in terms of business growth as well. Below are the benefits of using TaaS as a significant and beneficial service.
TaaS involves engagement of consultants to outsource the particular area of domain testing to a specific service provider. Most of the companies perform in house testing and this makes it more difficult to perform specialized testing since the company does not have enough knowledge about the design.
However in the TaaS model, better testing strategies are built like testing performance, regression and security design by major Enterprise resource planning companies. The word TaaS is often termed as "On-Demand testing" service. It is a model in which testing is carried by some other organization as a form of service provider instead of in house employees.
There are different models and terms used for implementation of TaaS and one of such model involves installation of software in data center with full time resources available. The implementation also involves having a project manager in the mix that gathers all the required data and is also made responsible for development of scripts and implementation of test cases. Many resources can be added to the mix as they help in providing more activity to the overall model. Duration of this complete project varies depending on client requirement.
TaaS is one of the most prominent models implemented by most of the multi-national organizations in order to get better testing results. The idea of this model is to reduce overall cost and provide more efficiency which it has been able to do so far.