Put simply, the TESTCo team was an indispensable factor in transforming the quality and reliability of our software products.
After two and a half years of a small team approach to software development and delivery, we realized it was time to take things to a new level, and TESTCo helped us to realize that vision. The speed and efficiency with which the testing team learned our product and its complex requirements and dependencies was impressive, and a relief for an organization of our small size.
The testing team’s ability to develop a test plan on the fly as they learned our software, and to self-identify test cases that improved the overall user experience for our product are key reasons TESTCo had an instant and positive impact on our organization.
The TestCo team was a pleasure to work with. They were highly responsive and friendly. Our daily check-ins were valuable and really helped the project run smoothly. Their quality testing provided feedback beyond the original scope. Overall, we had a great experience!
Our experience with TESTCo was top notch! We got TESTCo on the job very late in the game for some functional testing. They picked up very quickly, and finished the job before the deadline and under budget! Karla and her team were a pleasure to deal with, and kept us in the loop multiple times a day. Can’t ask for anything more out of an IT company. Would highly recommend to anyone with testing needs!
I am impressed with the personnel assigned to this project. They are patient and consistent hard working testers that we enjoy having on the team. Implementing industry testing best practices within this project has proven to be difficult and frustrating – I appreciate each persons never ending push for this and the patience to do that.
Blue Fish needed to make the jump from writing code that is bug free and checked internally to having a rigorous third party review to ensure quality, but didn’t want to make their clients wait longer for their deliverables.
We could not afford this level of SQA if we did it in house.
TESTCo has done a fantastic job managing this, oftentimes haphazard and disorganized, testing project. This was our first foray into outsourcing any testing and I am sure we will be using your services again when necessary.
The team did great, the project went well and they were super flexible.
We work with TESTCo because I did the research and found it to be the best option for our company at this point in our lifecycle. We needed to be MS OEM certified ASAP and the TESTCo team was able to jump in and get it done. The process is not easy and TESTCo’s experience of having done it before was invaluable. Personally, TESTCo provides me with peace of mind. I know when I request something to be tested it will be done quickly, done well, and done with a lot of attention to detail.
Unlike some other third party developers, TESTCo is in the “A” group with their ability to manage the writing of the code to test and release. They are first chair participants and Sychron could not ask for better team members and that is exactly what they are.
Communication is key in this business and TESTCo provides us with the ability to concentrate on other areas of development while they manage the software QA testing. These third party developers are not faceless folks and TESTCo ensures that they are part of the process at all times.
Even more than the communication factor is that TESTCo and the developers have the best interest of Sychron’s product and the value is the sense of ownership that TESTCo takes in the sense of ownership we all share. That is a rare quality to find in a company.
The final result is a union of people’s hard work and software QA testing is often treated with less importance and even more when it is outsourced. That is not the case here and it is because of TESTCo managing and making sure we are all on the same page and working in the same direction.
Also, this type of scheduling exercise provides uninterrupted resources and therefore, we do not fall behind in our delivery to the customer. This also increases the engineer’s velocity factors without constant interruption.
There are some that find the time shift a difficult challenge when working with offshore software testing development teams, however, we found that it works to our benefit in that we save valuable time as we have a new test results every morning when we arrive in the office. TESTCo manages this flawlessly for us. This continual improvement process aids us to quickly discover what is working and what is not. It helps us quickly decide what the next goal is that is beneficial for both the client and the developers.
There were lots of challenges during development because we could not send gear and documentation, but by the use of TESTCo, were able to do the kind of work that others could not do which was repeated manual testing versus using someone in-house.
Working with TESTCo, Uplogix gets what we need, when we needed it. Every individual participates managing this rapidly changing environment. The high level of direct communication that TESTCo provides enables us to solve issues quickly and efficiently and facilitates a smooth execution of the project.
We outsource our entire software QA testing function to TESTCo, which results in an overall cost savings of 30% annually. There’s another benefit besides the cost savings. Our software QA testing requirements are cyclical and we experience many peaks and valleys. By working with TESTCo we have the ability to make quick adjustments to staffing levels based on our needs which is something we didn’t have the flexibility to do with in-house staff. In addition, TESTCo has worked loosely with us to improve our software process, which allows us to produce products more efficiently and with a higher level of quality.
TESTCo has helped us enable a real-time, iterative development process that has had a dramatic impact on our time-to-market. The introduction of real-time software QA testing decreased release cycle times by 20% and increased the defect discovery rate by 400%. By offering a flexible usage model for software QA testing services and a reduced per-head cost, we were able to reduce its software QA testing related expenses by 50%.
Our experience with TESTCo has been very positive and they’ve added significant value to our company. A huge plus in working with them, and one of the main reasons they were selected, is that TESTCo manages the software QA testing team directly. This enables me to focus on the key components of development and software QA testing without having to spend time managing TESTCo’s QA engineers directly. By using TESTCo to drive our software QA testing, we’ve dramatically increased the productivity of our engineers. Now they can spend more time focused on product development and receive almost immediate feedback on fixes needed since testing occurs overnight. Being able to complete software QA testing throughout the development process versus just testing at the end of each milestone has helped us to continually strengthen the quality of our product. In addition, the cost savings of working with TESTCo have been huge! Just for software regression testing on patches, TESTCo has saved us almost 150 hours of staff time over the course of a year- and that is just one aspect of the testing services we use
Working with TESTCo provides significant savings each year compared to paying in-house resources for software QA testing. The biggest value in working with TESTCo has come from their ability to react quickly to changing needs and be accommodating of our unique process and approach. Overall, we’ve been extremely satisfied!
Our company has never outsourced software QA testing work before and TESTCo made it both easy and painless. Throughout the process, daily check-ins and progress reports were available; our project manager made sure that we were always getting the work for which we were paying, and the entire process was kept on track and on budget.
Working with TESTCo has been a very positive experience, they are methodical, report back promptly and are very accommodating. The staff is not only testing our software to determine that it works and meets specifications, but they are also thinking about how it may or may not meet customer requirements. Having the objective perspective that TESTCo contributes is supporting our goal of providing a high quality end product to our customers.
TESTCo brings to the table two major assets. The first is the formal software QA testing experiences and methodology that we can benefit from TESTCo’s best practices. The second is the varying resource demands we have depending on release cycles. Having a local presence that provides daily status updates is invaluable. I believe the key to success with offshore software testing or development is the constant communication and getting issues resolved as soon as they occur. Going forward, we expect that TESTCo will enable us to better handle the peak demands in both development and QA.
We appreciate the great support and quality work you and your team provide and I also appreciate your personal follow up with me.
The three reasons I’m thrilled with our decision to use TESTCo: communication, comprehensiveness and team unity.
1) The communication from the first call to the conclusion of our project for web application testing was as strong as I’ve ever experienced.
2) The comprehensiveness of our offshore testing team was stunning. They understood our infrastructure quickly and they left no stone unturned.
3) Most importantly: their approach to website QA galvanized my development team instead of ostracizing or criticizing them.
Your team has been wonderful to work with and does a fantastic job!
TESTCo is fast, responsive, qualified and thorough with software testing and quality assurance reporting. We are extremely happy with our partnership and look forward to a long relationship. We were able to quickly go through many levels of software bug testing to help our coding teams move forward quickly to get our service to launch and TESTCo even worked over the weekends to make sure we hit our dates.