In this unprecedented period of technological growth, it can be challenging to create, implement and test new software. Whether it’s the need to be first to market or expedite time-to-revenue, more and more companies are looking to streamline their quality assurance testing and related protocols.
Not every company can have multiple internal teams dedicated to the testing process, nor does every company have the operational efficiency to review their products and integration concurrently during the development process. To ensure quality, speed, and cost-effectiveness, companies should consider outsourcing their quality assurance testing to an experienced partner.
What is Quality Assurance Testing?
In IT, quality assurance testing is a comprehensive process used to evaluate, improve and test the compliance of software programs, systems and applications. Quality assurance is essential for identifying defects, troubleshooting software bugs and confirming functionality. Quality assurance testing can be a mix of manual, automated, and regression testing, with developers occasionally testing work on their own projects.
Having developers review their own work can be inefficient for organizations that aspire to build, develop and launch multiple high powered software projects. In addition to adding a level of bias that affects the overall quality of the project, having developers double-dip and evaluate their own work pushes back timelines on other critical development projects. Introducing quality assurance testers to the team can provide safeguards, but not all companies have the resources to bring on a dedicated team for every project.
Outsourcing quality assurance involves hiring a third-party company to perform testing on a software application or product to quickly and objectively review each part of the process. Outsourcing typically begins with the client company providing the testing firm with information about the product's requirements, specifications, and expected outcomes. The testing team then creates a test plan outlining the testing methodology and scenarios, which the client then approves. The team then executes the tests and reports any defects or issues to the client for immediate resolution. The client can make any necessary alterations to the product.
Benefits of Outsourcing Quality Assurance Testing
Outsourcing quality assurance testing provides a rapidly deployable team of experts tailored to a company’s and the project’s needs. An outsourced team provides several benefits, including:
Resource Management — Outsourcing ensures companies don't have to constantly hire for every new quality assurance job and can scale their teams depending on the workload. Partnering with an IT management firm can provide companies with access to experienced professionals who have project-specific skills and technical knowledge needed to assess, correct and optimize software in each stage of the development process. With a third-party team of experts ready to go, companies also save on extracurricular training initiatives and certification programs needed to bring internal teams up to speed.
Efficiency—Another benefit of outsourcing quality assurance testing is efficiency. Many companies are looking to add automation to their testing processes, which follow manually approved tests. Adding automation helps evaluate products and processes at a rapid speed, using an automated test framework that includes built in tools that companies previously needed to develop themselves. Adding both automation and an outsourced quality assurance team can optimize the process and expedite time-to-revenue.
Improved Quality — Outsourcing quality assurance greatly improves software quality. The goal for any quality assurance initiative is to ensure software works as intended, meets user requirements and remains secure. By outsourcing quality assurance testing, companies can benefit from the diverse experience and skillsets of the outsourced team that supplements their in-house staffs’ competencies. These carefully picked individuals are assigned to different functions and focus solely on key project outputs, such as identifying defects in the software that may have been missed by in-house teams. Overall, this helps safeguard projects, ensuring high-quality software, while increasing customer satisfaction.
Resolvit Simplifies Quality Assurance Processes
Whether its manual or automatic testing, Resolvit’s quality assurance test solutions aid organizations in implementing the necessary tools, talent and systems to improve software quality. We deploy skilled teams that work collaboratively to ensure full project coverage, offer routine benchmark assessments and provide development support. We also provide innovative testing solutions that leverage the latest technologies, tools and methodologies critical to enhancing the quality of products and services.
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