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Scarcity Of Trained Testing Engineers For Mobile Devices And VAS

Author : John B


Mobile testing services is a growing industry worldwide. The highly competitive mobile phone market has intensified the competition between the manufacturers to offer higher end devices to the customers. Mobiles phones are gradually replacing PCs, now you don't need to sit in front of your desk to receive or send e-mails, browse Internet or read e-books. Further, mobile phones are also being used as cameras and music playing devices. In other words, modern mobile phones are hi-tech complex devices. The manufacturers, therefore, are required to ensure that the device works without trouble at the user's end. This has given birth to an entire new industry of mobile testing.

Over the past years the mobile testing industry has grown significantly to become a promising industry. The demand for skilled engineers to test the market compatibility of the mobile devices has also gone up.

The mobile testing industry is an emerging one in India. The availability of skilled professionals has already put India at the top of the wish list of any MNC giants. Further, the growing population for mobile devices has also encouraged the mobile device manufacturer to consider Indian market as a potential one. The demand for Indian skilled mobile testing engineers is therefore high both amongst the domestic and international mobile manufacturers. Many of the internationally recognized mobile manufacturers have chosen India to outsource their mobile testing jobs.

The demand for VAS testing services similarly has also increased. The value-added services allow the operators to boost their business profitability by offering extra services that are not offered by the core services. There are many vendors who therefore would like to test the mobile compatibility of their applications. The demand for VAS testing engineers have risen in the domestic market. The mobile testing industry is therefore creating dual job scopes for the professionals both for the core mobile device testing and VAS testing.

The supply for skilled labor, however, has fallen short of demand. Mobile device and VAS testing haven't got as popular as the software testing industry. As a result, many young professionals are not well aware of the scopes available with mobile testing career. There is also a dearth of targeted mobile device testing courses in the universities and engineering colleges. Therefore, there aren't many engineers who graduate to join the mobile device testing industry. Most of the professionals working in this industry are regular engineers with software background or MCAs, which may lead to difficulties in finding professionals with the special set of skills required for mobile testing services industry.

The scenario however is changing fast. The good news is that the availability of low cost high end devices has expanded the customer base for VAS mobile devices. This has given the necessary boost to the industry and encouraged many big IT services providers to consider mobile testing as a new avenue for revenue generation. The robust employment growth is likely to continue in the time to come which would encourage many more young professionals to give priority to mobile testing career. This is expected to eventually bridge the gap between demand and supply for mobile testing engineers.


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