Software Testing Battle: Software Houses vs Independent Providers? Mikhail Grechukha QATestLab Program Manager © QATestLab. All rights reserved.
2 About me 3 years of experience in QA 20+ active projects 2 teams of more than 26 members experience in management game and mobile testing projects experience in such industries as Business Solutions, Healthcare, Media and Entertainment, Training and Education, Travel and Accommodation сannot sit on the same place :) © QATestLab. All rights reserved.
3 For companies who omit the testing stage, the issues detected after the release will cause high expenses and loss of target users, thus, companies’ fail. Independent testing provides proper quality evaluation at a reasonable price. © QATestLab. All rights reserved.
4 Who needs Independent Testing? For companies that are not specialized in the development of software products, independent testing is a must. To make quality verification cost-effective and resultative, you can outsource QA and testing activities. © QATestLab. All rights reserved.
5 Why outsource QA and testing? By outsourcing QA and testing, you optimize the project budget, accelerate the product release, get objective quality evaluation and get opportunity to focus on business matters. In 2016, 59% of companies have QA services outsourced because of project cost cutting*. * according to Statista.com © QATestLab. All rights reserved.
6 Who are Software Houses? Being focused on development and distribution of software products and technologies, Software Houses execute QA and testing only within the project. © QATestLab. All rights reserved.
7 Who are Independent Testing Providers? The main activity of Independent Testing Providers is quality evaluation. They are engaged only in QA and testing activities. © QATestLab. All rights reserved.
8 Software Houses vs Independent Providers: Quality As Software Houses provide both development and testing services, the objectiveness of quality assessment may cause some doubts. Independent Testing Providers are fully focused on QA and testing - this is their core activity. © QATestLab. All rights reserved.
9 Software Houses vs Independent Providers: Cost Having a strong infrastructure, deep knowledge of testing specifics and own internal management, Independent Testing Providers help to optimize the budget allocated for QA activities by a Customer. © QATestLab. All rights reserved.
10 Software Houses vs Independent Providers: Communication Distant collaboration with a QA team may cause several disadvantages but they can be easily removed due to a variety of communication channels and specified and arranged beforehand communication activities. © QATestLab. All rights reserved.
11 How to ensure effective communication? • Set standardized forms for communication • Select convenient communication channels • Schedule communications © QATestLab. All rights reserved.
12 Software Houses vs Independent Providers: Control To monitor the work of an in-house QA team is more convenient. For customers to make the control over testing activities easier, Independent Providers prepare detailed reports, including daily, weekly or Sprint ones and have status calls and meeting on a regular basis. © QATestLab. All rights reserved.
13 Software Houses vs Independent Providers: Flexibility Being hired on fulltime, every member of in-house QA team should always have tasks to be fulfilled. Independent Providers can adjust a QA team to the project needs and you do not have to find tasks to have them engaged for 8 hours a day. © QATestLab. All rights reserved.
14 Why our customers choose Independent Testing? Analyzing the reasons for our customers to select independent testing, we can single out the following ones: • double checking of software quality • checking of in-house team competence • reduction of testing expenses © QATestLab. All rights reserved.
15 Software Houses vs Independent Providers The choice between Software Houses and Independent Providers should be based on project needs, system specifics, available timeframes, and budget. Make the right choice! © QATestLab. All rights reserved.
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