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How Outsourcing QA Can Supercharge Your Business

How Outsourcing QA Can Supercharge Your Business

Software testing can prove to be extremely challenging unless done by the right resources. For any software to run smoothly, software or QA testing is very important. Hence, outsourcing QA to an experienced QA services provider is a good option for increasing efficiency and reducing costs.

A quality QA services provider will work in partnership with you to provide comprehensive test coverage while introducing efficiencies to help you deliver software faster, at a much lower cost.

Earlier, outsourcing QA services was considered to be a technique to reduce cost. However, the notion has evolved, wherein, outsourcing software testing and QA services has proven to be an effective strategy for improving software quality and performance. By assigning it to specialists with relevant experience, businesses can accelerate the entire software development process, ensuring productivity, efficiency and objectivity.

In short, if you know that QA is not your core strength, then outsource it.

The Advantages of Outsourced Software Testing Services

Outsourcing your QA services is a wise choice, since there are several steps involved in the process. Every individual task is important for delivering a quality product. By outsourcing your QA services, you can partner with experts for a variety of tasks, like establishing the right test framework, and effectively use resources, so that the product is delivered on time. This type of strategic partnership perfects your processes, and this level of expertise perfects your product.

Here, we have captured the four main reasons why you should take advantage of an outsourced software testing services provider.

Accelerate   -   Release Resources   -   Lower Cost   -   Test Efficiently

These are the four factors that have a significant impact on the quality, delivery and success of your product.

  • Accelerate Your Project

    Software development is constantly evolving. Sometimes, you just need to release your product to market much faster than your competitors. Engaging a QA expert allows you to scale up production rapidly without the financial burden of a full-time team.

    An experienced QA partner will be able to onboard quickly and can introduce methods that efficiently churn through your test requirements, ensuring reliable, repeatable and rapid results. As partners, their extensive experience of successful projects, methodologies, management structures and test environments becomes your knowledge to leverage toward better ROI.

  • Release Your Internal Resources

    Do not waste the talents of your expert developers by making them amateur QA testers. Your QA team should be able to handle every aspect of the testing process and also incorporate your internal team’s processes within an agile testing environment to ensure the final product meets all business goals. Additionally, your QA partner can balance the automation versus manual testing requirements and include your cross-functional stakeholders in key user experience discussions.

  • Lower the Cost of Your Projects

    Your QA team provides cost savings in two ways:

    1. By improving test efficiencies - By onboarding a team of trained testing experts who have industry knowledge of effectively and efficiently conducting thousands of hours of QA testing, you can certainly improve your product’s efficiency by relying on their tools technology expertise and domain knowledge.
    2. By providing trained engineering resources- Whether offshore or nearshore locations, our testing experts run software tests in state-of-the-art test facilities. Once you partner with an outsourced software testing services provider, you can avail these facilities, and reduce the cost of your QA process by half.
  • Test More Efficiently

    You gain test efficiencies by using the right tools and technologies in the right ways. Only a dedicated QA team can put together a testing methodology that delivers better results quickly.

    Through domain expertise, the implementation of agile methods, and access to the whole range of testing tools, frameworks and technologies, your QA experts will offer comprehensive test coverage that you cannot achieve on your own.

These advantages are available only if you can find a software testing consulting service that is worthy of your trust. To find out if a potential QA partner is the right one, consider three factors:

People   -   Communication   -   Relationship

The right QA partner will have the right internal culture. Software testing is a business like any other- the leading companies attract, develop and retain the services of the best engineers. You want the best available QA professionals on your team, so make sure your potential partner performs well across these three areas.

  • Skilled People Produce Quality Products

    It should be clear from your first conversation with a QA service provider that they value their own members. As mentioned earlier, the best QA testers will naturally be drawn to companies that nurture their talents. Look for a provider that has advanced technology groups, institutes for research and training, and a focus on employee career development.

    You should feel comfortable that the individuals leading your QA processes have been trained in the latest tools, technologies and processes that lead to quality products.

  • Communication Is Critical

    Software development has a language of its own. More than being fluent in English (if outsourcing overseas, make sure your provider has an extensive history dealing with U.S. clients), your QA provider should understand your industry, your platforms and devices, current application trends and security requirements.

    You will have to work closely with your QA team, so make sure you understand each other clearly.

  • Outsourcing Is a Relationship

    You may have different roles to play, but both your in-house team and your QA partner are working together towards the same goal. You should expect a close working relationship with a partner that delivers on their promises-and is also committed to going above and beyond for the ideal QA experience.

    You should feel comfortable in who you will be dealing with throughout the project and confident that they will take as much pride in your product as you do.

To help you gain insight into your potential QA partner and find someone you can trust, we have put together a list of questions you can pose in order to transcend the marketing speak.

 

Factors To Consider Before Outsourcing Your QA services

There are several factors to consider before onboarding a QA services provider. Organize your queries around security, experience, communication, and tool and technology capacities. The following are some questions you can ask:

  • What experience do you have within our industry?

  • How do you recruit and train your engineers?

  • What experience do you have with automation testing?

  • Do you offer manual testing?

  • Can you set up the QA processes & methodologies from scratch?

  • How do you integrate QA into the wider software development process?

  • Are you framework-agnostic?
  • Can you implement an Agile testing environment?

  • What security certifications have you earned?

  • What security protocols do you follow

Remember, it’s important to trust your vendor if you want to access the impressive advantages of outsourcing. Keep asking questions until you feel confident that you have a quality partner by your side.

 

Demand the Best from Your Software Testing Consulting Service

You should expect your QA team to be as committed to your product as you are. It should be evident from the first introduction that your potential partner has the experience, resources and expertise to comprehensively test your application and help produce a final product that delivers on your initial idea.

Your QA team should be an extension of your own team. It should provide the expertise you lack so that you can be confident that your product will satisfy your end users.

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