Why should you outsource software testing?

Why should you outsource software testing?

Finding the right combination of the skill set required to execute the project based on various latest technologies, within an organization is a big challenge for the organizations.

Time and again there are discussions on when to test a product, how to test it, how to fit testing in the already squeezed delivery timelines, do we have the right infrastructure and so many more.

While the shrinking product delivery timelines mean that many companies want to go to the market bypassing testing, one must also remember that there are a plethora of products being launched regularly and if yours is not a quality product, you will never survive in the market. Hence quality is something we can never compromise with and still succeed.

Once we decide to ensure quality, we are faced with another serious question. While we may genuinely want to conduct thorough testing, where can we find the time and bandwidth? What is the way out?

Outsourcing is the best solution to many problems related to quality, time, infrastructure, and many more.Outsourcing software testing activities have become common place in today’s IT world. Most companies prefer to delegate their testing activities to third party vendors and use the saved time and energy in product development and delivery.

Here we look at some of the advantages of outsourcing software testing

Better Quality

Testing is often considered as less important compared to development from a delivery point of view. In effect, the testing activities are often rushed to completion taking a toll on quality. But when you outsource it to a vendor, he ensures that the complete end-to-end testing is performed with utmost quality. The result would be a better tested and high-quality product that is ready to roll out for production.

Cost Effective

Specialized testing involves cost. This can be related to tools, resources, servers, databases, etc.  By using a vendor, we can cut down the costs related to tool licenses, on-boarding of skilled resources, etc. In the long run, this will still turn out to be more effective even after reducing the outsourcing cost incurred to the vendor.

Autonomous Results

Testing is best performed when it is done as an isolated activity. Testing done by a vendor would always be unbiased and impartial. They cannot be influenced by the management or the development team. Thus ensuring the testing, bug reporting and tracking all are conducted impartially, improving the quality standard of the product.

A professional and structured approach

Outsourcing the testing activity to a competent vendor would mean the testing activities are carried out in a professional and very structured manner. This will also ensure more test coverage, better testing and in the end a better tested product. A structured approach would take a back seat when testing is forcefully winded up within a short span during sprints and short project cycles. 

Best Practices

An independent testing agency would have extensive experience in different kinds of testing with several clients. This means they would have had learning experiences from previous projects and would also be expected to follow the best practices. Implementation of these tried and tested techniques in quality assurance gives you a better product too.

Greater Efficiency

Outsourcing the testing efforts to a vendor means that the in-house team can focus on development and bug fixing of critical functionalities. They can also take up business specific or security testing which may not be feasible for outsourcing. This again leads to the end product being tested thoroughly and also in building a more robust product.

Greater Speed

Testing outsourced to a vendor with committed timelines means the product teams get more bandwidth for development and integration. This also implies that in most cases, the time-to-market is also brought down considerably. Well, another bonus here is that with this reduced time to production, the management may just ignore the vendor cost in automation.

Bosnia-Herzegovina has emerged as a new “outsourcing hotspot” over the past decade. The country’s growing talent pool of young highly skilled multi-lingual professionals, together with low labor costs has attracted a growing number of foreign investors and global BPO providers, who have established business centers in Bosnia-Herzegovina or entered into partnerships with the country’s growing number of locally owned and operated BPO service providers.

Restart’s Matchmaking

There is no need to waste time on analysis, shortlisting, and researching potential partners. Restart does all that for you, pairing you with the perfect match. Based on our data-driven input and advice, you can make an informed decision before moving forward.We will match you with experts that have been assessed and quality assured by Restart. Only a small percentage of experienced companies with strong referrals have been accepted into Restart’s network.

Restart can help match you with domestic companies, and provide the best, customized solutions. Just follow the steps and tips in this article, and you’ll be all set to outsource your software testing. Once you have the right service provider and the right set of tools, you’ll enjoy all the benefits hospitality services outsourcing can offer you before you even know it!