Top Software Testing Conferences, Events and Workshops in 2020
Even the best of software testing professionals and QAs need to get an outside perspective, ever so often. When you meet other software testing practitioners or listen to experts share their journey, you get re-energized to take on the challenges of your daily grind. And what better opportunity to find out about the latest trends and best practices other than attending software testing conferences and events.
From networking, growth opportunities, keynote addresses, giveaways workshops and parties, these conferences have a lot to offer.
Since you can’t attend each and every event, you need to select the ones that will benefit you the most as an individual and also as an organization:
Read and learn about the conference by checking the website
Check the schedule, topics and workshops to find out if it is worth your time and budget
Read up about the presenters and speakers
Remember to register well in advance. Some of these events offer special discount to early birds.
Best Software Testing Conferences in 2020
Automation Guild Online Conference
European Testing Conference 2020
TestBash Brighton 2020
STPCon Spring 2020
Test & Quality Summit
Agile + DevOps West
Agile Testing Days USA
Here is the full list of the top software testing conferences in 2020 with details:
Dates: February 3 – 5, 2020
The Automation Guild Online Conference is in its fourth year running and brings together experts from the domains of test automation, continuous testing, DevOps etc.The conference has a one-time ticket fee and lifetime viewing access.
Dates: February 6 – 7, 2020
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
The motto of European Testing Conference says it all “Testing is important”. The conference brings together experts and practitioners to talk, learn and celebrate the art of testing. The focus is to enrich the understanding of testing fundamentals and trends to grow a stronger community. Experts and practitioners can learn, share, teach, talk and demo the art of testing over a four-day conference.
Dates: March 26-27, 2020
Location: Brighton, England
TestBash Brighton is an annual event for testers in Brighton, UK. TestBash has pre-conference training sessions, workshops, an open space, concluding with the single track conference featuring a great lineup of speakers.
Dates: March 31- April 2, 2020
Location: Las Vegas!
The Agile and DevOps community uses a number of Atlassian tools and products. Each year the Atlassian Summit brings together a community of software developers, testers, project managers to learn, inspire, listen to experts and find out more about the latest technology and product updates. The theme this year is celebrating team innovation and sharing the keynote stage is none other than Malcolm Gladwell, the author of Outliers, Blink, The Tipping Point and many other bestsellers.
Dates: March 30 – April 2, 2020
Location : San Diego, CA
The Software Tests Professionals Conference, popularly known as STPCon occurs twice a year, in spring and fall. It is the leading that also provides a common meeting ground for test leadership, management and strategy. Covering the hottest topics in the industry such as agile testing, performance testing, test automation, AI, machine learning, mobile app testing etc. it promises to help professionals meet their career goals and provides many learning opportunities to discover new tools, improve software testing processes and techniques and enhance your overall test management processes.
Dates: 29 April 2020
The Test & Quality Summit in Dublin is an initiative by the UK and Ireland Testing Board (UKITB). This is a non-profit organization comprising volunteers from a range of companies. The event is held in collaboration with EuroSTAR Software Testing Conferences. In this one-day summit, you will see an international line up of speakers who talk about recent trends in software quality like SaFE, Test Automation, Artificial Intelligence (AI) etc.
Dates: April 27 – 29, 2020
Location: Austin, Texas
This is the fourth edition of SauceCon – the annual user conference by Sauce Labs that focuses on the importance of continuous testing and accelerating digital quality using DevOps and Agile. The three-day conference brings the best experts in automated testing to share their experience of real-world testing challenges, best practices, CI/CD pipeline, DevOps and many other topics.
Dates: May 3-8, 2020
Location: Orlando, Florida
STAREAST, an event by Techwell is one of the longest running conferences in the software testing and quality assurance domain. The event is held over a one week and feature more than 100 learning and networking opportunities. It covers the full spectrum of some of the most in-demand topics and innovations in testing. Testing in DevOps, Big Data, Analytics, Performance Testing and Monitoring, Agile Testing, Automation, Metrics, the list of topics is quite comprehensive
Dates: June 7-12, 2020
Location: Las Vegas,
This is a must-visit conference for agile/DevOps practitioners who want to tackle the most pressing question.“How to accelerate the delivery of reliable, secure software applications”. The event brings together cross-functional stakeholders to achieve the greater goal of quality with agility and security. Some topics covered here are Agile and DevOps Teams and Leadership, Agile Practices, Product Ownership Practices, Agile and Continuous Testing, DevSecOps, etc. Like other Techwell events, this program offers a mix of learning and networking opportunities from training, workshops, tutorials and an Expo.
Dates: June 21 – 25, 2020
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Agile Testing Days is hailed as one of the biggest Agile testing festivals. It offers a great opportunity for Agile developers and testers to meet and share insights on Agile and software testing. Popular topics include Agile Transformation, Security Testing, AI, Agile Leadership, Modern Test Management, API Testing etc. The program is useful for Agile experts, software engineers, testing professionals and even leadership/management to understand the new methods and mindset in Agile.
Dates: Nov 16-19, 2020
EuroSTAR has been around since 1993 and is considered the go-to-software testing community event where software testers and quality assurance professionals from Europe meet, collaborate, share knowledge and insights. EuroSTAR presents a host of networking and learning sessions with over 1000 delegates attending the conference.
Dates: October 4 – 9, 2020
Location: Anaheim, CA
STARWEST is the fall counterpart of STAREAST, organized by TECHWELL and for the testing community in the West Coast. It focuses on practical knowledge and leadership sessions. The conference includes pre-conference training, keynotes featuring thought leaders, tutorials, a full day Testing & Quality and Leadership Summit and lots of concurrent sessions covering major topics in the world of testing.
QMetry will be participating at The Expo at many of these conferences. If you’d like to find out more, you can check out the conference website.