It’s easy to claim you are a software QA company. After all, it’s just finding bugs, right? Well, we think there is a distinct difference between a software QA company and a company that provides software testing or QA. It’s actually much harder to deliver software QA than software testing – here’s why.
Software Testing is only a small part of software QA. Just like writing code is only a small part of software development. That’s right! Writing the code and running the tests are the Easy Part.
The hard part? You’ve probably seen it already. In a software project, it’s all the thinking, deciding and planning WHAT to code and HOW to code it. Similarly, in software QA, it’s much more than just “test it”. It’s knowing the software goal, building a QA strategy and executing a smart Test Plan that reduces the risk for your software project. “Just Test It” won’t cut it anymore and you’ll need a software QA company to get the most return from your software investment.
Must a Software QA Company Do Both Development and Testing?
It is very common to think that a good outsourced software development company should be able to provide good software testing – and they might. But, I promise that something is going to be missing or hidden from you. Software QA, especially independent software QA, just can’t be reliably delivered by a company with a primary focus on software development. Software development and software QA have fundamentally different activities and goals.