For many product companies, QA remains a grey area. Maybe there are a few QA engineers onsite, thinly spread over a bunch of different projects. Maybe the developers double up and test as they code. Maybe they use a nearshore vendor that eats up the testing budget, or an offshore provider delivers a bug-ridden product. What is the solution for a company looking to strike a balance between quality, cost and great client experience?
Back in the day, outsourcing was implemented purely as a cost-cutting measure. Organizations would assess which services were vital enough to be kept in-house, and farm out the rest to outside vendors. The work got done, but often, it just wasn’t up to par with what an onsite team could have accomplished. Reasons for this varied -- poor onboarding, insufficient communication, lack of familiarity with the product -- the list goes on.
For young product companies struggling to find their place in the market, there’s no slack. No margin for error, no wiggle room, and no second chances from customers or investors. This means that everyone and their competitors are striving for perfection, and lean teams are trying to run like those twice their size. It’s hard, but it’s the cost of innovating and succeeding.
QASource recently presented the webinar, "The Future is API Testing - Trends and How to Propel Your Testing." We presented this webinar twice due to its popularity.
In this webinar, QASource CEO Rajeev Rai discussed API testing's central role in the future of QA, and the necessity and benefits of testing APIs. In the webinar, Rajeev also walked the audience through detailed video demonstrations on how to perform API testing.
The U.S. Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) provides data privacy and security provisions for safeguarding patient medical information.
It is essential that organizations within the healthcare software domain understand the specific regulations set forth by HIPAA so that they are included in your testing plan and strategy. In our latest infographic, we offer 7 software testing tips to ensure full compliance:
With cyber attacks hitting the news with increasing frequency, more pressure is upon cyber security companies to release high-quality software that users can trust to keep them, their data and their devices safe from unauthorized users. Do cyber security companies need QA? Absolutely. We've put together three reasons cyber security providers should direct more resources toward software QA and testing.
There are still companies out there that dismiss offshore QA as a steep investment — not necessarily in terms of money, but in time. They figure that finding the right QA partner, onboarding them, transferring knowledge, and coordinating schedules will simply take too much time, and that they’re better off hiring in-house or having developers handle the QA workload.
While it’s true that outsourcing your testing services comes with some initial time investment and a certain degree of change management, the benefits — huge time savings, exponential increases in productivity, and a higher-quality product — make it worth while.