Software testing is an essential part of any software development process. Finding and fixing bugs can add up to be 50 percent of the total cost of any software project. The use of outsourced test teams has increased dramatically in recent years. The migration of the QA & Testing functions to an offshore provider can save companies up to 75 percent, compared to its own testing procedures. We’ve thought of the main benefits that outsourced QA & Testing can bring to your company business processes.
All benefits can be divided into two categories: quantitative and qualitative.
Quantitative benefits are:
Cost reduction is one of the areas where business leaders focus. IT organizations that have their own QA & Testing department spend approximately 25% of their overall IT budget on QA & Testing. The main idea of any outsourcing project is to reduce cost. Offshore outsourcing can give an experienced QA & Tester team and savings of up to 75% on the overall QA & Testing budget. While achieving these savings, a company can spend more of its resources towards new development projects that positively impact on total revenue of the company. An outsourced QA team should be viewed as an independent QA team that validates and ensures the product is ready for market. Also experienced & skilled testers can be acquired for short periods of time.
Avoiding additional cost
The early a bug or a defect is identified, the less costly the defect is in terms of its cost to the company. It’s cheaper to fix a defect in the earlier stages of development. If the same defect makes it all the way through the software development cycle and the software is deployed into production, the cost to correct it is multiplied by up to ten. If a defect is caught in the implementation phase, the cost to correct it is multiplied by up to five. So a main goal of any offshore QA & Testing team is to define any possible defect as soon as possible.
Qualitative benefits are:
Once a software product is on the market, it’s going to be evaluated and tested by the end users. If a product has a significant defect, the negative comments of users spread over networks at the speed of light. The best way to reduce the probability of significant software defects negatively impacting sales is to have a robust third-party QA & Testing process.
Also you can achieve a really effective return on this investment as you find costly and embarrassing problems before your customers find them.
Increased application quality
The last but not least benefit of outsourcing the testing process gaining better software quality this is supported by the fact that the outsourcing company is fully dedicated to test a product thoroughly. Problem/defect identification and reporting are better performed by an organization that is familiar with the process of quality improvement.
Outsourcing the testing process is a win-win situation for both the client company and the outsourcing company.
Softheme provides independent software testing and quality assurance to its customers. Our QA teams find, in 95% of the cases, more bugs than an in-house team would. Check out our main site to learn more about the software testing services that are provided by Softheme.
- Software Outsourcing: Outsource your project or build a team [Presentation] (softheme-blog-2017)