Upcoming Software Testing Conferences You Must Attend in 2019

Avigayil Stein
Avigayil SteinMarketing Operations | January 9, 2019

There are so many conferences for QA Managers out there that deciding which ones to attend can seem daunting. Additionally, it’s difficult to pick out those conferences that cover the newest shifts and trends in our industry, among those that are a waste of time.

Have no fear! Here is a list of the top software testing conferences for QA managers this year so that you can easily figure out which ones to attend. These QA conferences focus on new technologies and industry trends; most of the speakers will present their practical knowledge through their own use cases, failures and successes.

Here are the top software testing conferences in 2019 that QA Managers should attend.

January:

Software Quality Days 2019

Where? Vienna
When? Jan 15-18, 2019
How much? € 670 – € 1370
What’s in it for me and my team? In the 3 practical tracks, there will be presentations of application-oriented experiences and lectures – from users for users. The lectures present a corresponding level of innovation and research results, and they relate to practical applications.

February:

Automation Guild 2019

Where? Online
When? Feb 4-6, 2019
How much? $197
What’s in it for me and my team? Automation Guild is an online automation testing conference and community dedicated 100% to helping you succeed in creating automation testing awesomeness. They’ve brought together some of the top experts in the world to share their best real-world actionable tips, software testing tools, technique or best practices that you can use right away to help accelerate your tests automation efforts in 2019.

European Testing Conference 2019

Where? Valencia, Spain
When? Feb 14-15, 2019
How much? €1,049
What’s in it for me and my team? Testing is important. This software testing conference is about getting experts and practitioners together to talk, learn and practice the art of testing. They are looking to make testing more effective, as well as enrich understanding of fundamental methods to grow a stronger community.

Testing in Context Conference Australia (TICCA) 2019

Where? Melbourne, Australia
When? February 28-March 1, 2019
How much? AUD 500 – AUD 1,425
What’s in it for me and my team? TICCA is more than a software testing conference, it’s a unique opportunity to learn and discuss not found anywhere else. Each scheduled session is split into two parts. Half of the session is a presentation by a speaker, however, the balance of the time is a facilitated “open season”. This open season allows attendees to question, discuss, and test the presentation.

March:

UKSTAR 2019

Where? London
When? March 11-12, 2019
How much? £429 – £659
What’s in it for me and my team? The opportunity to learn from globally renowned speakers and other testers who will often have faced a number of the same challenges and obstacles. Attendees will learn how to solve problems, learn the latest techniques and discover up-to-date technologies.

April:

STPCON 2019

Where? Burlingame, CA
When? April 1-4, 2019
How much? $745-$2,695
What’s in it for me and my team? The Software Test Professionals Conference is known as the place where testing professionals come to learn, a testing conference, by testers. STPCon specializes in creating a program that showcases new ideas, proven methods and dynamic presenters who face the same day-to-day challenges as our participants and can share their experiences and knowledge with an engaged audience.

SeleniumConf

Where? Tokyo
When? April 18-19, 2019
How much? 9,800-18,000 yen
What’s in it for me and my team? You can look forward to inspiring and insightful talks, in-depth Selenium training workshops, fantastic networking opportunities in the ‘hallway track’, and so much more.

STAREAST 2019

Where? Orlando, Florida
When? April 28-May 3, 2019
How much? $595-$4,245
What’s in it for me and my team? STAREAST is one of the longest-running and most respected software testing conferences on quality assurance. The event week features over 100 learning and networking opportunities and covers a wide variety of some of the most in-demand topics and testing innovations.

SauceCon 2019

Where? Austin, Texas
When? April 23-25, 2019
How much? $499-$1,498
What’s in it for me and my team? SauceCon brings together the global community of Sauce Labs users and automated testing experts.

May:

National Software Testing Conference 2019

Where? London
When? May 21-22, 2019
How much? £635– £735
What’s in it for me and my team? The National Software Testing Conference is a UK‑based conference that provides the software testing community at home and abroad with practical presentations from the winners of The European Software Testing Awards, roundtable discussion forums that are facilitated and led by top industry figures, as well as a market leading exhibition for delegates to view the latest products and services available to them.

June:

Agile Testing Days USA

Where? Chicago, Illinois
When? June 23-27, 2019
How much? $895-$3,995
What’s in it for me and my team? The Agile Testing Days USA reach out to all software engineers and testing professionals. The conference provides a fun platform to connect & network in the agile community. Equip your team with new methods & a mindset to take your projects to a new level!

September:

STARWEST 2019

Where? Anaheim California
When? September 29-October 4, 2019
How much? $595-$4,245
What’s in it for me and my team? STARWEST is one of the longest-running and most respected conferences on software testing and quality assurance. The event week features over 100 learning and networking opportunities and covers a wide variety of some of the most in-demand topics and innovations.

October:

STARCANADA 2019

Where? Toronto, Canada
When? October 20-25, 2019
How much? $795-$2495
What’s in it for me and my team? STARCANADA is part of the STAR family of conferences—one of the longest-running and most respected conferences series on software testing and quality assurance. The event week features over 50 learning and networking opportunities and covers a wide variety of some of the most in-demand topics.

November:

EuroSTAR 2019

Where? Prague
When? November 11-14, 2019
How much? €1935-€2395
What’s in it for me and my team? The annual EuroSTAR Software Testing Conference is a high-energy, fun and friendly celebration of the craft of testing in Europe. The conference is community-driven – all members are invited to submit proposals to talk at the conference; speakers are selected by an independent review panel of volunteers and by a programme committee which is renewed each year; the social programme and Expo are carefully created

I really hope you found this useful and that this will save you time and money. If you have any thoughts, any other conferences you know of or think QA Managers should know about- please feel free to contact me or leave it in the comments section below!

See you at the conferences!