Q: Hi, Ahmed! First of all, thank you for accepting this interview. First, let me ask what motivated you to become a QA Engineer, and how was Cleverti introduced to you.
Ahmed (QA Engineer): Hello! you’re very welcome! I think it was mostly my passion for technology together with my love to work remotely. As for the career itself, it was something I developed over the years, slowly growing on me and today, I couldn’t see myself doing anything else.
Cleverti showed up in my life as a surprise through Viviane! She contacted me on Linkedin, we had a pleasant conversation, and here we are today.
Q: As an expert in this area, what are your predictions for AI and Machine Learning in software testing? Can we predict that these will become the standard in software testing?
Ahmed: Definitely! AI testing tools can help perform tests with AI-powered visual verifications, which, in turn, give out a range of various outcomes.
Organizations are already using AI for image-based testing, AI spidering, monitoring API testing, and automated testing tasks. AI can help you overcome challenges and accelerate the testing process without human intervention.
It can predict client behaviour, detect fraudulence that is not captured with traditional functional tests, and assist in targeted marketing by replicating manual activities.
It eliminates test coverage overlaps, optimizes test automation, and improves agility and predictability through self-learning.
The QA teams can leverage AI testing tools to improve normal testing efforts with expedited time and greater accuracy!
Q: When it comes to cybersecurity, do you feel that Security As A Service will find a place in the market?
Ahmed: It already has found its place. For a bit of context, it allows companies to use an external provider to handle and manage cybersecurity.
It is now becoming the preferred security model for small and medium-sized businesses. SECaaS (Security as a Service) reduces upfront costs of security hardware, outsources and simplifies security management plus removes the need to employ highly trained (and expensive) security staff.
Furthermore, it avoids capital outlay and instead uses either a subscription or Pay-As-You-Go (PAYG) model to reduce the total cost of ownership for your security platform.
In addition, it greatly reduces the amount of time your staff has to spend securing your network and maintaining security updates.
I believe it’s a great solution for those who need highly skilled network security experts, as they are costly. SECaaS grants you access to these experts without having them on your payroll.