MSTB Launches ‘Software Test Design’ Competition

Press release - Kuala Lumpur, April 24, 2014:

The Malaysia Software Testing Board (MSTB) today announces the launch of the inaugural Software Test Design Competition (STDC), a national-level competition that will test the software testing skills and creativity of participants.

Adopting the theme of Testing IT Right!, the competition urges participants to come up with an original Test Design based on the Test Object provided, in the form of specifications for a real software application.

Modelled after a similar event held annually in Japan, the competition is divided into Open and University categories. The Open Category offers a cash prizes RM10,000 for the Open category and RM5,000 for the University category. The two categories will be given Test Objects of different complexity for the competition.

Mastura Abu Samah, President, Malaysia Software Testing Board

The Open category is open to all Malaysian practicing software test professionals and entries can be submitted individually or in groups (up to five members). While the competition is primarily targeted for Malaysian citizens, groups of five may include one suitable qualified foreign national as a member

For more details, you can register your interest, at, or email to



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