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Testing as a service (Taas)


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.

Benefits of using TaaS

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.

  1. Reduces Cost and Resource Sharing Testing Process:TaaS and SaaS vendors can easily set up a lab without purchasing the resources and this can help them reduce the front end cost and also utilization by using resource sharing basis. The TaaS provides more cost effective way to support production.
  2. Scalable Testing Environment:With new virtualization concept, TaaS service helps in providing more scalable test environment for both SaaS and online applications. The labs based on TaaS service can help companies to test their application without requiring additional hardware or software.
  3. On-Demand Automatic Testing:Another benefit of using TaaS is that it helps in providing more automated testing services.
  4. Pay as You Test:Unlike other conventional type of testing services, TaaS helps in providing service on demand and pay as you test model which charges only when used. This gives a lot of flexibility to companies.

How TaaS works?

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.

  • Service suited under TaaS model
  • Performance testing
  • Automated regression testing
  • Security services
  • Major ERP software and monitoring/testing cloud applications

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.

Benefits of a TaaS Model

  • No License Required : The TaaS model doesn't involve taking any specific type of licenses from a 3rd party.
  • The Tool Comes Free: Another benefit of choosing this model is that the tool comes free of cost.
  • Support available:If you are planning to make any changes in the model then you can easily get the required support as well for the development of scripts and its execution.
  • Constant Support of FaSur in Developing Scripts and Execution.
  • It is one of the most cost effective solutions available to use.

Conclusion

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.