It doesn’t take long to form a habit. With a trigger within your QA environment and a reward waiting at the finish line, bad habits are just as easy to develop as good ones.
Fresh news stories about high-profile hackings or customer data breaches happen every week. And while no organization wants to be the subject of the next reputation-ruining headline, many business leaders still skip over cyber security best practices when interviewing, hiring and onboarding a new outsourced QA partner. How much will it cost? How fast can you make it happen? These QA questions take center stage over many concerns about security.
The continued growth of your company depends on a quality product. In fact, ensuring product quality is the primary role of your engineering organization. It should then come as no surprise that your CEO and executive team are interested in keeping their finger on the pulse when it comes to quality and growth.
A healthy QA culture results in strong, confident teams. And with a powerful team in place, you can produce exceptional products and achieve greater success when going to the market. While the task of building great culture belongs to the QA Team Manager, it’s up to each member of your software QA team to participate and contribute towards a healthy workplace culture.
Ideally, your collaboration product delivers efficiency, productivity, and flexibility to its users. Applying a relevant third-party app integration - single sign-on capability, social media sharing features, customer relationship management, document editors - adds considerable value to your product and greatly improves the product’s user experience. And thorough 3rd party QA services ensure that each 3rd party integration works as expected and does not affect the existing functionalities of your collaboration product.
Virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) have been the stuff of fantasy for a long time. Remember the bulky headsets and long, snaking connector cords of the 1980s? But it’s becoming increasingly popular and approachable in today’s market - just consider the rampant success of Pokémon GO, the mobile AR game. Companies are starting to explore how VR/AR can help create a more attractive, immersive product for their customers.
QA managers are tasked with continuously finding ways to improve quality assurance and overall software integrity, but are also asked to find ways to increase productivity of team members. But, between rounds of testing and writing up issue reports, there never seems to be enough time to carry out these changes.
Increasing productivity of your QA team doesn’t have to be difficult. Targeting easy wins allows for more time to implement additional tactics that improve team productivity. And since there are a lot of tasks that QA teams tackle, increasing QA productivity can help successfully drive a company’s revenue growth.
Here are 6 ways to increase productivity within your QA testing team:
These days, all QA testing teams can benefit from some help. But when resources are constrained, as they often are, enlisting additional testing assistance never seems like a realistic possibility. Fortunately, there’s a way to increase testing support without breaking the bank - by outsourcing QA.
QA outsourcing is the practice of handing over testing-related tasks to a third-party service who carries out requested test cases without full involvement in your overall software development process. And because outsourced offshore QA agencies offer affordable business plans, receiving the help you need when you need it most is achievable.
So, why should you outsource QA? Is outsourcing your QA good? What are the benefits of outsourcing? And how do you start to outsource QA?
QA testing professionals are in high demand across multiple industries, such as technology QA, healthcare software testing, retail software testing and financial domain testing. In addition to understanding QA principles applicable across all industries, each domain has industry-specific standards and guidelines necessary for every QA tester to fully master before executing test cases. And in financial services, this understanding is not just a nice-to-have skill - it’s crucial for the success of the business that testers support.