Testing: Evolution or Revolution?

Returning for the third year, with an exceptional line-up of speakers including heads of testing, directors of QA and industry specialists, The National Software Testing Conference will take place on the 17-18 May 2016, at the British Museum in London.

A talk from an industry expert

Myron Kirk, Head of Test CoE at Boots, will be speaking at The National Software Testing Conference 2016.
Myron Kirk, Head of Test CoE at Boots, will be speaking at The National Software Testing Conference 2016.

The Head of Test CoE at Boots UK, Myron Kirk, will be one of the esteemed speakers set to talk at this years’ National Software Testing Conference. He will be discussing the following: ‘Testing: Evolution or Revolution?’

“This is a fantastic opportunity to share thoughts and insights with other experienced testing professionals from across the industry,” says Kirk. He continued, “I am excited to discuss ideas and experiences so that we can all benefit from sharing best practices.”


Key takeaways from the presentation

When asked what were the key points Kirk wished attendees to walk away from his talk with, he said, “The context is shifting around software testing and we need to respond to the challenges that this change brings and work on appropriate solutions.”

“Automation can be leveraged as part of the answer to these challenges, with the presentation outlining a high-level organisational approach,” Kirk says, and “agile is another key part of the answer and a number of other keys considerations will be outlined [throughout the talk] using examples.”

In terms of the solutions to the challenges Kirk addresses, he went on to say “defect prevention is an important aspect of an effective test strategy geared to meet today’s challenges.”

“Finally, the presentation will outline the skills that we will need to survive as software testers of the future.”

Why attend The National Software Testing Conference?

The National Software Testing Conference provides an ideal environment for learning, networking and developing skills.

According to Kirk, “we live in a fast moving world and cross industry collaboration is essential in ensuring that Software Testing remains highly relevant,” and conferences such as this one help to do just that.

The National Software Testing Conference is sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Perfecto, iSQI, Neotys, Delphix, CAPITA, nFocus, Valuelabs, Applause, Infostretch, IBM, Parasoft, BCS, Polarion, iTrinegy, CA Technologies, SMT Software Services, Undo Software, and BugFinders.

31 Media, organisers of The National Software Testing Conference and publishers of TEST Magazine would like to thank its sponsors for their support.


Written by Cecilia Rehn.