Why Choose Software QA Outsourcing?

All too frequently overlooked, the software quality assurance (QA) process can make or break your final product. Is it secure? Is it usable? Are there minimal — if any — glitches? Does its performance measure up? If you’re not able to answer “yes” to these questions, you likely skipped the QA testing phase, and that’s a mistake.

Some software development companies perform testing in-house. Others turn to outsourcing providers to work on the project on their behalf. Is this a good option for you? Here are the top reasons why many businesses decide to outsource QA testing that will help you decide.

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You’ll Find Specialized Experts

Casting a wide net increases the likelihood that you’ll find testers who not only have extensive experience but also have specialized skills. Many outsourcing teams have different types of specialists on staff, including manual and automation engineers and those who are experts in security testing, performance testing, functional testing, and so on. Some also specialize in testing specific types of products, such as mobile and desktop apps or games.

Being an expert means staying on top of the latest trends in the industry. Part of what you’ll receive when you outsource the QA process is professionals who are up-to-date on the latest and best ways of testing. BairesDev’s dedicated Software and QA division, for example, is composed of talented individuals who are well-versed on the best technologies and methods for conducting a comprehensive QA process.

Your Experts Will Customize their Approach and Project

Every project is unique. When you outsource your project, you’ll find a team dedicated to finding the best solutions to ensuring your project’s quality and helping you meet your goals and objectives. This tailored approach means they will not only improve your results but also advise you on which types of testing are necessary and which ones you can skip, helping you achieve efficiency as well.

These experts will know which aspects of testing your project can be automated and which ones require manual testing. They’ll also consider the specific types of testing you need, such as usability, performance, load, compatibility, stress, and so on, depending on your requirements and expectations.

Generally, as part of your contract, outsourced QA specialists will also offer support assessing your needs, helping you plan, describing their methodology and tools, keeping you informed on progress, and more.

Being an expert means staying on top of the latest trends in the industry. Part of what you’ll receive when you outsource the QA process is professionals who are up-to-date on the latest and best ways of testing. BairesDev’s dedicated Software and QA division, for example, is composed of talented individuals who are well-versed on the best technologies and methods for conducting a comprehensive QA process.

The Outsourcing Partner Will Have the Latest Tools and Technologies

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If your technologies are not up-to-date, your project will suffer — as will your reputation. Many companies, especially small and relatively new ones, simply lack the in-house resources to conduct proper QA testing. But an outsourcing partner is dedicated to the task of ensuring the quality of their contracting partners’ products. They have their own tools, as well as experts, to conduct a comprehensive QA process.

Working with a team with its own infrastructure, which should include the latest technologies, means you’ll also save in terms of cost since you won’t have to supply your own tools, nevermind staff.

Given that technology changes quickly, as a business, you’ll want to ensure that your partner is using only the latest models. Asking them about their process can help you evaluate whether their skills and tools are up to date.

You’ll Identify Risks Early on

A danger in overlooking the QA process is that you’ll get too far with the software development before discovering defects. It’s much easier to rectify these issues if you catch them early on. When you outsource your project, the team will be involved from the beginning, helping mitigate risks before they derail your project. 

If you skip QA testing entirely — whether to save money or because you lack the resources — the damage to your reputation could be extensive, not to mention the monetary cost of fixing bugs after the product’s release. This cost will far outweigh the amount you’ll spend on outsourcing QA testing, which is generally far cheaper than performing testing in-house anyway.

You’ll Meet Security Regulations

You probably know how important it is to build a secure product that doesn’t put your employees, company, or customers’ data at risk. It’s also important to ensure you’re meeting national and global security regulations, depending on where your business operates. 

QA specialists like those at BairesDev will be aware of standards and regulations like Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), and Intellectual Property (IP) Rights. They help you make sure your products are not only up to par security-wise but are up to code according to the regulations that apply to them.

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You’ll Speed Up Turnaround Time

There are many problems with leaving the testing entirely to the software developers. First, QA specialists and software developers have different skill sets. Second, the developers are often too close to the product — as the ones who developed it — to observe it with the critical eye necessary for this process. And third, you’ll slow down your timeline.

When you outsource the project, you’ll have a dedicated, third-party team working solely on QA. Not only will they be able to look at the product with a new perspective, but they’ll also help you complete it efficiently, given that they’re not working on the development itself or other aspects of your business. 

Efficiency, of course, is vital during the software development lifecycle (SDLC). You want your product to reach the market in a timely manner, ensuring that you’re keeping yourself ahead of the curve.

Nearly every business, large or small, can benefit from outsourcing software QA testing. It’s important to have specialized experts who will customize their approach according to your project requirements and specifications and complete it quickly and professionally. It’s simply not worth the risks of overlooking this important phase.

If you’re in need of a QA outsourcing partner, consider BairesDev. We have more than 60 QA engineers and testers with experience and expertise. Contact us to learn more about our approach and what we can do for you.

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