A group of IT firms has warned that many Northern Ireland graduates could miss out on highly paid software jobs. Now twenty companies have come together to highlight the opportunities in the field of software testing. These companies include multinational giants as well as local employers. These companies drive for hiring hundreds of software quality assurance staff over the next few years. Today, as the poor promotion of opportunities in software testing and compounded by universities and colleges focusing instead on software development, there is a shortage of software testers. And the move of the twenty companies is right a response to a global shortage of software testers.