QA and SOFTWARE testing outsourcing

Software testing and QA outsourcing

With 16 years of experience in QA consulting and 29 years in software testing, ScienceSoft has mastered a full range of QA and testing services to help our customers ensure not just the bugless functionality of their solution but the reliable software aimed at a slick end-user experience.  

Our competences

ISTQB certification of testing engineers

  • 75 full-time QA professionals experienced in complex projects (over 80K person-hours). ISTQB certified QA consultants.
  • Self-managed teams ready to manage testing process from a test strategy to a final report.
  • Testing services in compliance with ISO9001:2015 and IEC 62304.
  • Respect to test artefacts required by IEEE 829-2008.
  • Work in popular software development methodologies (Waterfall, Agile, DevOps/Continuous Delivery, and more).

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Why outsource QA

While optimizing a development life cycle, QA and testing is the step that requires thorough consideration. Depending on the project complexity, QA and testing outsourcing can save from 20 to 30% of a project budget and from 10 to 15% of time to market. Here are some major reasons to turn to outsourced QA.

Team

Optimal QA team

With outsourced QA and testing, you get the team of a precisely needed number and expertise. An outsourced vendor takes off the burden of both looking for a qualified QA professional or a test engineer and educating the existing ones to obtain competence in the project specific testing types or tools.

Development life cycle

Shorter development life cycle

Choosing a reliable outsourcing vendor, you get a service comprising the best testing practices, automation tools and frameworks to reduce testing time and efficiently address your project requirements and deadlines.

Fresh approach

Fresh approach

An outside vision and a set of professional practices tend to be several-fold more effective than just relying on your in-house resources. Also, the external team involvement psychologically encourages both the developers and the employed QA staff to find and eliminate possible defects.

Tools

Forefront tools

QA outsourcing vendors rely on advanced tools and technologies to make the testing process faster and more efficient. Among the most popular tools in use are Selenium, Appium, Ranorex, Microsoft Coded UI Tests, etc.

Predictable cost

Predictable costs

Getting a professional team of balanced number and qualifications along with transparent quotes helps to make the software QA and testing budget coherent and predictable. If the project scope allows automated testing, the efforts and thus the costs will get another reduction.

Our QA and testing outsourcing services

ScienceSoft offers a full-range QA outsourcing to meet any specific demand:

  • Risks analysis and mitigation plan development.
  • QA strategy development.
  • Test estimation and planning.
  • Test team organization.
  • Manual tests execution and automated tests development.
  • Test monitoring and control.
  • Issue management.
  • Reporting and evaluation.
  • Pre-certification aid for the software in regulated industries (HIPAA and GAMP for medical and pharmaceutical industries, PCI-DSS for financial and banking industries).   

We provide all types of testing to outsource:

  • Automated and manual testing.
  • Web, mobile, desktop, data warehouse testing.
  • Functional, performance, usability, compatibility, security, API testing.

Our test engineers are experienced with the following tools:

  • Selenium
  • Microsoft Coded UI Tests
  • Appium
  • Ranorex
  • Robot Framework
  • Calabash
  • HP QuickTest Pro
  • UIAutomator
  • XCUITest
  • fMBT
  • TestComplete

Cooperation models

To make the cooperation fully adjustable to your current software testing need and potential future demands, ScienceSoft suggests multiple cooperation models:

Product-level QA outsourcing

Product-level QA outsourcing

This model can be regarded as a balanced sourcing model as it best suits when there is a need to close a gap in competences and resources within the existing QA and testing team for a distinct project.

Multi-product QA outsourcing

Multi-product QA outsourcing

This cooperation pattern implies outsourcing QA and testing for multiple and varied projects. You can outsource QA for relevant projects in accordance with your current priorities, available time and financial resources.

Complete QA outsourcing

Complete QA outsourcing

This model provides the opportunity not to turn to the internal QA and testing resources at all. ScienceSoft is ready to provide all-embracing services from QA consulting to comprehensive software testing services from the earliest development life cycle stage. Still, the customer preserves full control over the negotiated and rendered services with the help of detailed and up-to-date documentation and constant communication between the dedicated QA manager and the corresponding person from the customer’s side.

QA and testing challenges that we address

Software QA and testing outsourcing may have a number of risks that ScienceSoft successfully handles:

The lack of development and testing alignment

The lack of development and testing alignment

Bad alignment may result in unreasonable testing or testing gaps, e.g., after the code has been changed. To maintain the smooth communication between the development and outsourced testing teams, ScienceSoft assigns a QA manager, who ensures and maintains a constantly high level of development and testing alignment, regardless of the time zones.

Vendor lock-in

Vendor lock-in

In a long-lasting QA outsourcing cooperation, the lack of standardization in test documentation, execution, and management along with the usage of outdated testing software may result in vendor lock-in. To avoid this side-effect, ScienceSoft keeps the testing documents up-to-date, creates the missing ones and works only with recognized tools.

Quality problems bound to last-minute changes

Quality problems bound to last-minute changes

Iteration goals and requirements are often subject to change in Agile and DevOps/Continuous Delivery projects. ScienceSoft’s QA and testing team is ready to deal with constantly changing requirements and unexpected plan amendments not to let them transform into regression errors.

Limited human QA resources

Limited human QA resources

At times an outsourced vendor’s QA and testing resources prove to be limited when a project or the scope of rendered services are scaled up. ScienceSoft provides sufficient QA and testing resources ready to step in from the earliest development life cycle stages and to scale up or down when needed. So, you are sure to get just the right scope of resources required for your software testing.

A lot of missed bugs and unclear bug reports

A lot of missed bugs and unclear bug reports

When an unreliable vendor assigns a number of unskilled junior testers to a project, it may result in missed software defects. In ScienceSoft, all testing team members are competent with the relevant technologies and tools. Besides, they systematically upgrade their skills by regular training. A language barrier may result into unclear bug reports. English is the conventional communication language in ScienceSoft, so our testing team reports defects in a way convenient for developers to reproduce them.

Hidden costs

Hidden costs

An unreliable QA outsourced vendor may implement hidden ‘cheating’ (e.g., an undue team augmentation, reported activities that were not performed or performed partially). ScienceSoft’s QA manager keeps the team lean and provides a customer with transparent reporting on the relevant QA and testing efforts and their outcomes.

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