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Key Characteristics of a Successful Offshore QA Team

Whether you already have an established QA partner or are in search of a new partner, there are several characteristics that should define your offshore QA team.

Benefits of Outsourcing QA When Resource Constrained

Ask any software QA testing team and they’ll tell you that they are resource-constrained. No matter a team’s size or product offerings, there never seems to be enough internal talent or resources to cover all types of testing without asking your internal team to work around the clock.

QA Services You Should Always Outsource

By now it’s common knowledge that QA is an essential part of the software development lifecycle. But when the need for expanded testing arises, many companies still debate about whether to train their in-house engineers or outsource those services. Like so many other problems in the software development and testing industry, there is no clear answer. The only real answer is: “It depends.”

API Testing: 3 Key Focus Areas For Collaboration Products

Collaboration is all about connectivity. Your users want to connect instantly with peers, ideas and data so that business processes stay on track and the creative development of business strategy is seamless.

That’s why collaboration software products are a must-have for every company across all industries. And this instant connectivity wouldn’t be possible without the successful integration of APIs. 

3 Tips for Onboarding Your New QA Partner

Think of QA onboarding like adding a new employee to your team. The sooner they can learn about your company - from your product and work culture to existing processes and project requirements - the sooner they can provide the deliverables you need.

Fortunately, many QA vendors have been in the industry for decades and can get up to speed quickly. That being said, there are specific onboarding procedures expected from you so that your offshore QA testing team can start testing sooner and produce expected testing results faster.

Pros and Cons of Cloud-Based Software Testing

Imagine using shared resources that are allocated dynamically, create flexible testing environments, and that simulate user scenarios and real-world traffic - that’s just some of the benefits of cloud testing.

Performance Metrics of Your QA Team

QA performance metrics are essential for eliminating inefficient strategies and improving internal processes. They also enable managers to track the progress of their QA team over time and make data driven decisions about future projects.

4 Common QA Pain Points and Their Solutions

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.

3 Pieces of Advice from a Startup QA Expert

Startups are defined by speed and scrappiness. Think breakneck time to market, lean teams pushing the limit on what can be done in a day and releases that prioritize big, innovative leaps over more gradual, iterative perfection.

Top 8 Cybersecurity Questions You Should Ask Your QA Testing Company

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.

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