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The Future of Software Quality Assurance

  • Highlights the state of the art in software testing, as well as future challenges and trends

  • Covers current and emerging technologies like test automation, DevOps, and artificial intelligence methodologies used for software testing

  • Includes contributions by well-known software testing experts

Table of contents (19 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxi
  2. Change-Driven Testing

    • Sven Amann, Elmar Jürgens
    Pages 1-14Open Access
  3. Testing in DevOps

    • Frank Faber
    Pages 27-38Open Access
  4. The Tester Skills Program

    • Paul Gerrard
    Pages 39-60Open Access
  5. Testing Autonomous Systems

    • Tilo Linz
    Pages 61-75Open Access
  6. Testing in the Digital Age

    • Rik Marselis
    Pages 77-92Open Access
  7. Measure Twice, Cut Once: Acceptance Testing

    • Mitko Mitev
    Pages 93-104Open Access
  8. Distributed Testing Teams

    • Alfonsina Morgavi
    Pages 105-110Open Access
  9. Testing Strategies in an Agile Context

    • Zornitsa Nikolova
    Pages 111-121Open Access
  10. Testing Artificial Intelligence

    • Gerard Numan
    Pages 123-136Open Access
  11. Responsible Software Engineering

    • Ina Schieferdecker
    Pages 137-146Open Access
  12. Chasing Mutants

    • Adam Leon Smith
    Pages 147-159Open Access
  13. Embracing Quality with Design Thinking

    • Mark F. Tannian
    Pages 161-174Open Access
  14. The Future of Testing

    • Kaspar van Dam
    Pages 197-205Open Access
  15. Subconscious Requirements: The Fright of Every Tester

    • Hans van Loenhoud
    Pages 207-216Open Access
  16. The Why, How and What of Agile Transformations

    • Rini van Solingen
    Pages 217-228Open Access
  17. Next-Generation Software Testers: Broaden or Specialize!

    • Erik van Veenendaal
    Pages 229-243Open Access
  18. Security: It’s Everyone’s Business!

    • Keith Yorkston
    Pages 245-256Open Access

About this book

This open access book, published to mark the 15th anniversary of the International Software Quality Institute (iSQI), is intended to raise the profile of software testers and their profession. It gathers contributions by respected software testing experts in order to highlight the state of the art as well as future challenges and trends. In addition, it covers current and emerging technologies like test automation, DevOps, and artificial intelligence methodologies used for software testing, before taking a look into the future.

The contributing authors answer questions like: "How is the profession of tester currently changing? What should testers be prepared for in the years to come, and what skills will the next generation need? What opportunities are available for further training today? What will testing look like in an agile world that is user-centered and fast-paced? What tasks will remain for testers once the most important processes are automated?"

iSQI has been focused on the education and certification of software testers for fifteen years now, and in the process has contributed to improving the quality of software in many areas. The papers gathered here clearly reflect the numerous ways in which software quality assurance can play a critical role in various areas. Accordingly, the book will be of interest to both professional software testers and managers working in software testing or software quality assurance.


  • Open Access
  • Software Quality Assurance
  • Software Management
  • Software Engineering
  • Software Testing
  • Software Maintenance

Editors and Affiliations

  • iSQI GmbH, Potsdam, Germany

    Stephan Goericke

About the editor

Stephan Goericke has been managing director of the International Software Quality Institute (iSQI) since 2005. Under his leadership, iSQI has expanded worldwide, become the “most globally known certifier” and now has branches and offices on every continent. He has worked with professionals, trainers and institutions in the field of education for many years.

Furthermore, Stephan is the CEO of the ASQF (Arbeitskreis für Software-Qualität und -Fortbildung e.V), and the editor of “SQ-Magazin” and the international publication “SQmag” – journals for software development and quality management, aimed at experts from the field of software development, quality assurance and management. He is also a regular keynote speaker on the subjects of standardization, certification and software quality.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: The Future of Software Quality Assurance

  • Editors: Stephan Goericke

  • DOI:

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Computer Science, Computer Science (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and the Author(s) 2020

  • License: CC BY

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-030-29508-0Published: 27 November 2019

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-030-29511-0Published: 11 September 2020

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-29509-7Published: 19 November 2019

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XXI, 257

  • Number of Illustrations: 11 b/w illustrations, 47 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Software Engineering, Software Management, IT Operations