The best software QA and testing conferences of 2022 | TechBeacon

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The best software QA and testing conferences of 2022 | TechBeacon

Attending software testing conferences offers you an opportunity to improve your software testing skills and techniques and allows you to hear about real-life use cases and solutions that you can apply in your organization. You’ll also get to learn about the latest tools and technologies in the industry, as well as meet and exchange ideas with industry leaders.

If you want to delve further into the world of software testing and gain some major insights into the state of the industry, the best way to do that is to attend a testing conference. Here is TechBeacon‘s shortlist of the most popular QA and testing conferences in 2022.

February

Automation Guild 2022

Twitter: @testguilds#automationguild
Web: guildconferences.com/ag-2022/
Date: February 7–12
Location: Virtual
Cost: $197 to $297

Automation Guild is an annual online event dedicated to helping attendees achieve reliable automation and succeed with their automation testing efforts. At the event, attendees will discover the most actionable tips, tools, techniques, and strategies from the world’s top automation experts.

Who should attend: Software testers and developers

March

Micro Focus Universe 2022

Twitter: @microfocus#MicroFocusUniverse
Web: microfocus.com/en-us/events/universe-2022/welcome
Date: March 22–23 (EMEA, Americas); April 5–7 (Asia-Pacific, Japan)
Location: Virtual
Cost: Free

This conference, which attracts customers and partners of Micro Focus products and services, will run this year as a virtual event, with regional agendas for Europe, the Americas, and Asia-Pacific. Attendees will hear from Micro Focus experts, partners, and customers, who will discuss use cases and best practices around software development, testing, and a range of other areas.

Who should attend: Software developers and testers

April

Virtual IEEE International Conference on Software Testing, Verification, and Validation (ICST) 2022

Twitter: @icstconference
Web: icst2022.vrain.upv.es
Date: April 4–13
Location: Virtual
Cost: Workshops, €20 to €100; conference, €40 to €300 (discounts for IEEE members and students available)

This conference provides a common forum for practitioners and others around the world to present their latest research findings, ideas, developments, and applications in the areas of software testing, verification, and validation. ICST 2022 will include keynote addresses by eminent scientists, as well as special, regular, and poster sessions.

Who should attend: Researchers, scientists, engineers, and software industry practitioners

SauceCon

Twitter: @saucelabs
Web: saucecon.com
Date (2021): April 20–22
Location (2021): Virtual
Cost (2021): $49 to $209

SauceCon is Sauce Labs’ annual event for the testing software vendor’s global community. It also attracts many pros who don’t use Sauce Labs products but are otherwise involved with automated testing. The multi-track virtual conference brings together the global testing community to learn from each other and explore best practices for ensuring digital confidence.

Who should attend: Test automation professionals, users of Sauce Labs products, and anyone doing testing with a cloud service

StarEast

Twitter: @TechWell#StarEast
Web: stareast.techwell.com
Date: April 24–29
Location: Orlando, Florida, USA, and virtual
Cost: In-person, $1,945 (early-bird) to $3,495; virtual, TBD

The STAR conferences are organized by TechWell, an independent IT consulting firm that provides training on a wide variety of topics in the IT space. StarEast will feature over 75 talks, including keynotes, tutorials, and sessions, all presented in an interactive format. StarWest, a sister conference, will be held October 2–7 in Anaheim, California, USA, and online.

Who should attend: IT directors, QA/test managers, analysts, test practitioners and engineers, development managers, developers, and CTOs

May

AgileTD Open Air

Twitter: @AgileTD
Web: openair.agiletestingdays.com/
Date: May 17–19
Location: Blackfoot Beach, Cologne, Germany
Cost: €1,500 to €1,650

The AgileTD Open Air Festival is a two-day open-air conference with two tracks and 20 expert speakers. Parallel to that will be workshops and other interactive sessions and activities for hands-on learning. The parent event—Agile Testing Days, also held in Germany—is scheduled for November 21–22.

Who should attend: Anyone involved with software testing, as well as software architects, application developers, IT managers, CIOs, CTOs, and software engineers

June

Nordic Testing Days

Twitter: @nordictestdays
Web: nordictestingdays.eu
Date: June 1–3
Location: Tallinn, Estonia
Cost: TBD

This regional conference attracts testers largely from the Baltics and other Northern European countries, and the event has something to offer both seasoned and new-to-testing professionals. The forum’s organizers say it’s a good conference for “anyone who is interested in dipping their toes into testing and contributing to smoother software development cycle and quality.”

Who should attend: Originally for testing professionals only, the conference now attracts everyone from programmers and UX specialists to project managers and designers

Agile Testing Days USA

Twitter: @AgileTDUSA
Web: agiletestingdays.us
Date: June 5–9
Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Cost: $2,095 to $4,090 (time-sensitive discounts available)

This conference is aimed at all software engineers and testing professionals. According to the conference organizers, the forum offers “a fun platform” to connect and network with the agile community through tutorials, workshops, keynotes, talks, and social events.

Who should attend: Anyone involved with software testing as well as software architects, application developers, IT managers, CIOs, CTOs, and software engineers

EuroStar 2022

Twitter: @esconfs#EuroSTARConf
Web: conference.eurostarsoftwaretesting.com
Date: June 7–10
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Cost: Three-day ticket, €1,511; four-day ticket, €1,706

EuroStar was started in 1993 to bring the European testing community together, “to connect, collaborate, and evolve,” organizers say. At the event, attendees will learn straight from the world’s leading software testing experts via keynotes, interactive tutorials, and track talks.

Who should attend: Software testers and test managers, test consultants, test analysts, senior IT managers, and software developers

Agile + DevOps West

Twitter: @TechWell
Web: agiledevopswest.techwell.com
Date: June 12–17
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, and virtual
Cost: TBD

Agile + DevOps conferences offer “the latest in the methods, process, technology, tools, and leadership principles to help newbies and seasoned pros deliver software with greater speed and agility while meeting quality and security demands.” No matter your level of agile or DevOps adoption, conference organizers say, you will find thought-provoking keynotes, deep-dive training classes, engaging tutorials, and session topics that will guide and inspire you.

Who should attend: Agile teams and leadership; digital transformation teams; automation, development, test, and release staff; product owners; and managers

Romanian Testing Conference 2022

Twitter: @RomaniaTesting
Web: romaniatesting.ro
Date: June 16–17
Location: Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Cost: TBD

Billed as the biggest testing conference in Central Eastern Europe, this forum attracts quality assurance and software testers from all over the world. The conference workshops are especially useful for entry- and mid-level testers.

Who should attend: Software testers, QA practitioners, and developers

July

ACM SIGSOFT International Symposium on Software Testing and Analysis (ISSTA)

Twitter: @issta_conf
Web: conf.researchr.org/home/issta-2022
Date: July 18–22
Location: Daejeon, South Korea
Cost: TBD

ISSTA is a research symposium on software testing and analysis, bringing together academics, industrial researchers, and practitioners to exchange new ideas, talk about their testing problems, and share experiences on how to analyze and test software systems.

Who should attend: Academics, industrial researchers, and practitioners interested or involved in software testing and analysis

Mile High Software Testing Conference

Twitter: @SoftwareTestPro
Web: milehightesting.com
Date (2021): July 27–28
Location (2021): Denver, Colorado, USA
Cost (2021): $495

The Mile High Testing Conference is billed as a new way to experience learning in a community and environment that “encourages attendees to personalize their experiences.” Attendees will also have the opportunity to seek out information from service and tool providers that can help them increase the efficiency of their testing teams.

Who should attend: Software testing and quality assurance practitioners, and developers

International Conference on Security Testing and Risk Assessment

Twitter: @wasetorg
Web: waset.org/security-testing-and-risk-assessment-conference-in-july-2022-in-london
Date: July 28–29
Location: London, UK
Cost: Virtual, €250; in-person, €350 to €500 (time-sensitive discounts available)

This conference aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers, and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results about all aspects of security testing and risk assessment. It also provides “a premier interdisciplinary platform” for researchers, practitioners, and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns as well as practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted in the fields of security testing and risk assessment.

Who should attend: Students, academics, educators, industry researchers, and practitioners interested or involved in software testing

August

International Conference on Software Testing Process

Twitter: @wasetorg
Web: waset.org/software-testing-process-conference-in-august-2022-in-amsterdam
Date: August 8–9
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Cost: Virtual, €250; in-person, €350 to €500 (time-sensitive discounts available)

The International Conference on Software Testing Process aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers, and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of the software testing process. 

Who should attend: Students, academics, educators, industry researchers, and practitioners interested or involved in software testing

September

International Conference on Software Testing, Verification, and Validation

Twitter: @wasetorg
Web: waset.org/software-testing-verification-and-validation-conference-in-september-2022-in-san-francisco
Date: September 27–28
Location: San Francisco, California, USA
Cost: Virtual, €250; in-person, €350 to €500 (time-sensitive discounts available)

The International Conference on Software Testing, Verification and Validation aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers, and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of software testing, verification, and validation. 

Who should attend: Students, academics, educators, industry researchers, and practitioners interested or involved in software testing

October

Pacific NW Software Quality Conference (PNSQC) 2022

Twitter: @PNSQC#pnsqc
Web: pnsqc.org/
Date: October 10–12
Location: Portland, Oregon, USA
Cost: TBD

The mission of the Pacific Northwest Software Quality Conference (PNSQC) is “to allow knowledge exchange that produces higher-quality software.” Organizers seek to increase the awareness of the importance of software quality. The nonprofit corporation promotes software quality by providing education and opportunities for information exchange within the software community.

Who should attend: QA professionals. software testers, managers, directors, developers, security staff, CxOs, and engineers

Tricentis Virtual Summit

Twitter: @Tricentis
Web: virtualsummit.tricentis.com
Date (2021): October 12–14
Location (2021): Virtual
Cost (2021): Free

This event covers the intersection of testing and agile, DevOps, cloud migration, enterprise application modernization, and more. Attendees learn about the latest testing innovations, as well as best practices for implementing them.

Who should attend: Technology leaders, QA leaders, DevOps leaders, software testers, software developers, and product leaders

November

Agile + DevOps East

Twitter: @TechWell
Web: adceast.techwell.com
Date: November 6–11
Location: Orlando, Florida, USA, and virtual
Cost: TBD

Agile + DevOps conferences offer the latest in the methods, process, technology, tools, and leadership principles needed to help newbies and seasoned pros deliver software with greater speed and agility while meeting quality and security demands. No matter your level of agile or DevOps adoption, you will find thought-provoking keynotes, deep-dive training classes, engaging tutorials, and session topics that will guide and inspire you.

Who should attend: Agile teams and leadership; digital transformation teams; automation, developers, testers, and release staff; product owners; and managers

Agile Testing Days

Twitter: @AgileTD
Web: agiletestingdays.com
Date: November 21–24
Location: Potsdam, Germany
Cost: TBD

Agile Testing Days is an immersive event for software engineers, testing professionals, and agile practitioners. The conference provides “a fun platform” to learn, connect, and network in the agile community. The organizers say they are particularly passionate about creating an inclusive, diverse, and accessible event—a safe place to share ideas and evolve professional and personal skills.

Who should attend: Anyone involved with software testing, as well as software architects, application developers, IT managers, CIOs, CTOs, and software engineers

December

STC 2022 (Software Testing Conference)

Twitter: @QAISTC
Web: qaistc.com/2021
Date (2021): December 9–10
Location (2021): Virtual
Cost (2021): Complete pass, Rs5,000

STC brings together practitioners, thinkers, and thought leaders to present tools and techniques to help attendees understand their environments better, organize their thoughts, create transformation enablers, and ultimately prepare them to thrive in the future.

Who should attend: Agile practitioners, software developers, software test and QA professionals, software development managers, QA and test managers, IT software team members, and line-of-business managers

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There you have it: the best software testing conferences of 2022, month by month. Review the options and make your choices soon: Prices may vary based on how early you register. Also, remember that hotel and travel costs are generally separate from the conference pricing.

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Author: Linda Rosencrance