As the tech industry in Nigeria, continues to grow – attracting foreign capital and developing world class talent at home, interest in Software Testing continues to grow and in this article you will find everything you need to know about Software Testing in Nigeria from key stakeholders, companies, standards and government.
1. Companies: Top Software Testing or Software Quality Assurance Company in Nigeria.
2. Communities: Software Testing Communities in Nigeria
- Association of Nigeria Software Testers: Linkedin
- Nigerian Software Testing Qualifications Board: Website
- Naija Test Crowd: Twitter
- Netow Solutions QA Testers Community: Linkedin
- Assured Testing Community: Community
- UnbugQA: Link
- Testify Community: Facebook Group
- She Test Africa: Linkedin
- Ministry of Testing, Lagos: Meetup
3. Market: Search Volume for Testing in Nigeria
In the absence of public market data about testing in Nigeria, one can estimate monthly demand for testing using monthly search for Software Testing on Google Search and Bing Search. Based on the data from Google & Bing, one can estimate that there is averagely 5,000 search for Software Testing in Nigeria on a monthly basis.Nig
4. Talent: Software Testers in Nigeria
As at Jan 20, 2022, there are about 15,000 Software Testing/QA professional in Nigeria based on Linkedin Search data using the keywords: “Software Tester OR Quality Assurance Engineer OR QA Engineer” in their profile.
Prominent Testing Advocate & Influencers in Nigeria
Some of the top testing advocate and influencers in Nigeria based on their activity in the community and social media in no order:
- Ibironke Yekinni – Senior Quality Assurance Engineer and Founder Testify
- Falasinu Olumide – Founder Assured
- Temitope Omolere – Head, Software Quality Assurance, Interswitch
- Fagbohungbe Oluwatobi – Founder, QATechBro
- Oluwatomi Familoni – Senior QA Engineer Remote & Founder Ladder
5. Standard & Certification: Software Testing Certification & Standard in Nigeria
Nigerian Software Testing Qualifications Board (NGSTQB)
The Nigerian Software Testing Qualifications Board (NGSTQB) is a member board of International Software Testing Qualifications Board (ISTQB) and the local chapter for The TMMi Foundation. It aims to generate public awareness of the economic and risk management benefits that professional software testing practices offer and to enable customers to develop their careers in line with trending industry demands. The board offers accreditation and ongoing audit of training providers to supply courses that meet the ISTQB syllabi, facilitation of certification of individuals according to ISTQB criteria, promotion of test engineering and management as a career path for IT professionals in Nigeria and enablement of access to both local and international experts to share their knowledge through organised events.
National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA)
The Agency is working to stop large financial losses in software procurement by both businesses and individuals by creating a laboratory for quality assurance. This will allow buyers to verify the authenticity of software during the procurement process. The goal is to promote the use and deployment of locally-developed software to better meet the needs of users.
6. Government: Role of Nigeria Government in Testing
Federal Government of Nigeria through National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) set up a framework for software testing and also a Software Quality Assurance Lab.
June 27 2022 – FG to democratise software testing, targets 50,000 testers in three years
The Federal Government of Nigeria plans to collaborate with the Nigeria Software Testing Qualification Board (NGSTQB) to democratize software testing by licensing professionals to provide the service in the country. The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Prof. Isa Pantami, announced this at a virtual workshop organized by NGSTQB, which aimed to discuss the role of software testing in Nigeria’s digital economy. The goal is to help the country mitigate the influx of foreign and substandard software, and to improve the software sub-sector of the economy. The government plans to license software testers to ensure that all software meets standard quality assurance and vulnerability assessment before being sold. The goal is to build the capacity of one million developers in the next 18 months, and to make Nigeria a hub for the outsourcing software testing market in Africa.
March 30 2016 – NITDA To Launch Software Testing Framework
The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has announced a new framework to oversee a nationwide standard for software testing in Nigeria. The framework, which was discussed at a workshop in Lagos, is aimed at ridding the country of substandard software and monitoring imported software for quality. Southwest Zonal Director, Mr. Olayinka Adejuiba, said that the framework would not only protect citizens, but also create new jobs. The Head of Standard, Guideline and Regulations, Mr. Lazarus Nikoti, said that the framework was necessary due to the amount of money spent on buying and importing software into Nigeria. NITDA has set up a software testing center to implement the framework and provide software quality assurance. The center will allow practitioners in various sectors, such as finance, to certify their software before implementation or continued use.
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