NIIT and HP to offer software testing programmes to students

New Delhi, Dec 7 : NIIT, a global leader in skills and talent development and HP, leader in the software testing domain, today entered into a strategic partnership to offer ‘Post Graduate Certificate Program’ in software testing. The program will enable learners to apply key testing skills and practices using HP tools.

Today, businesses run on software and are severely impacted when software applications malfunction. Software applications, particularly those on the cloud, often serve millions of end-users.

High availability and bug-free software applications are crucial to ensure customer satisfaction. Thus, software testing is vital to ensure the quality of a software application before it is deployed in a data centre or released to customers.

According to NASSCOM, the software testing outsourcing market is expected to grow from USD 30 billion in 2010 to USD 50 billion in 2020 worldwide and India is expected to be the biggest beneficiary. Further as per Gartner and IDC, there has been a steep rise in organizations practicing mobile, testing from 31 percent in 2012 to 95 percent in 2015.

Speaking on the launch Shivan Bhargava, Group President, Skills and Careers Group, NIIT Ltd said, “At NIIT we have always believed in offering programs customized to the evolving needs of the industry. With the global software testing market witnessing a robust growth at a CAGR of 11 percent over the period 2013-2018, we have observed a growing demand for software testing professionals in India.”

As per NASSCOM, the Indian software testing market is expected to grow to USD 15 billion by 2020. Taking cognizance of the opportunity in this space, we have entered into a partnership with the global leader HP to create a pool of world-class software testers in India.

This partnership provides us an opportunity to extend our expertise to enable students to excel in the software testing domain, thereby giving a much needed impetus to the sector.

Ranjit Menon, Director, Asia Pacific and Japan, HPE Software Education Services said, “At HP we provide the technology that not only reduces dependency on skills but also build-up more skill in the market to use that technology itself.”

“We perceive a huge demand for skills in the Software Application Testing and Big Data space. We are excited to partner with NIIT to create a pool of programmers to address the changing technology needs in the space,” added Menon.

Engineering graduates from IT, BCA, BSC background with minimum 50 percent marks in their bachelors can apply for this course. Applicants should be proficient in English, should know at least one programming language and should be able to work in Windows environment.

The first batch commences from 21st December, 2015. After successful completion of the program students will be awarded with a joint certificate from HP and NIIT.

During the program, students will have access to expert faculty trained by HP and will be groomed to handle the interview sessions as well. Placement assistance will also be made available to students. The program will offer a blended module using ILT, virtual and online learning using cloud campus. (ANI)