What is the “best” quality assurance outsourcing option? There are certainly a wide variety of lists that you can choose from.
But, only you can determine the “best” based on what YOU need.
Unfortunately, you really won’t know that until AFTER you’ve experienced the results.
But, there are some things you can consider (and questions you can ask) that will stack the odds of success in your favor.
Great Questions to Ask About Quality Assurance Outsourcing
- Expertise – Have the test engineers that will be working on your project worked on similar projects recently? What did they learn on those projects that will help your project be a success?
- Availability – Are the engineers with that expertise available when YOU need them? If there is a delay starting, will they still be available? How would that work?
- Price/Cost – Calculate the cost rather than decide based on the price. Huh? Yeah, who cares what the hourly rate is when you don’t know how much time it will take. Get an estimate and then decide based on the hourly rate multiplied by the number of hours estimated. Here’s a hint – talented quality assurance outsourcing engineers can build and execute test plans almost twice as fast as general testers – and you’ll get better result in this project and your next one! Do the math!
- References – Do they have references for previous customers who wanted similar quality assurance outsourcing? If so, then ask to talk with one or two. This can make a HUGE difference – and here’s why. You really want to hear two things from a reference. How well did they do meeting the goals? What did that person (the reference) do to make the overall project easier and better with the vendor they selected?
How TESTCo Answers Those Questions
Expertise – we only use experienced software test engineers – no testers! We’ve been delivering software testing and quality assurance outsourcing since 2002 and we only hire experienced test engineers – and they DO make a difference.
Availability – TESTCo is specifically designed to provide on-demand software testing precisely when you need it. Sure, our rates are a little higher but we always have the talent when you need it.
Price/Cost – TESTCo only hires experienced software testing engineers and quality assurance managers. As a result, our prices are a bit higher than most quality assurance outsourcing providers. But, when you combine the test production capability of an experienced quality assurance engineer with the strategy and planning of an experienced quality assurance manager, your project will be completed quicker and with much better results. The price is higher but the cost is lower.
References – every TESTCo customer is happy to share their experiences working with us. You’ll hear where we succeeded and where we didn’t. Nobody is perfect every time. But, what you will also hear – guaranteed – is how our customers appreciate what we did and how we worked with them. Listen closely to hear their tips and tricks for getting the most out of their TESTCo quality assurance engineers and managers.
And then what?
We’d like to be your next quality assurance outsourcing partner. Contact us to find out how we can make your next quality assurance project a success without hassles.