Many companies and startups having developed a product consider outsourcing its quality assurance. Outsourcing, in this case, means implementation of the testing stage by a third party company. Such products may include websites and web applications, desktop, mobile apps and other. The most appropriate variant of quality assurance outsourcing is to choose services of an experienced company which guarantees an excellent team and high-quality result.
Regarding delivery times, quality and costs, many customers are oriented to the end price of testing, because it usually takes half of the project’s budget. But, research has shown that in case of outsourcing economy can amount up to 70%.
What are the other benefits of outsourcing quality assurance?
Opportunity to choose
These days there are many QA companies, and it’s hard to pick the right one. Often, customers apply to several agencies to receive a project estimation and then analyze the most favorable conditions. It gives an opportunity to choose a vendor freely and weighing many criteria for the best result.
Approved terms and budget
To document a working relationship between a client and an outsourcing company a contract is usually drafted, which provides all the terms, stipulated deadlines and budget. If necessary, both parties can sign a non-disclosure agreement. These documents will regulate the workflow and protect from possible risks.
Outsourcing reduces the risk of financial loss due to downtime or a lack of team workload. Besides, a customer does not need to hire a team independently, provide an office and bear the cost of its maintenance, which significantly saves the budget. Furthermore, by testing the product before its release, you reduce the cost of subsequent product updating.
Companies with years of experience already have an established project management system, a list of used testing methods and dozens of projects in the portfolio. Such QA companies select their employees carefully and, if the customer wants to assure themselves of their qualification, provide interviews and tests. The results of testing by an outsourcing team will be submitted as independent ones and will show the real effect.
The outsourcing itself will allow you to devote more time to other priority processes. You can significantly reduce the time expenditure with automation testing with the use of recent tools and methodologies.
Modern tools and trends
Current specialized QA companies are developing rapidly and are always up to date with the latest quality assurance trends. Their arsenal includes a lot of tools for testing a wide range of technologies on various platforms, operating systems, and devices.
Another factor of the project’s success is the geographical location of the outsourcing company. You also need to pay attention to the number of qualified IT specialists and the quality of education in the country. For example, in Ukraine, there are around 100, 000 IT professionals with years of experience in development. One of the benefits of outsourcing to Ukraine is a convenient time zone, so clients from almost all over the world will feel comfortable working with the team.
Outsourcing quality assurance to Ukraine provides a lot of benefits for those who need high-quality, innovative solutions. Be sure that skilled Ukrainian engineers will do everything possible to ensure the best result.