TESTCo is a software QA outsourcing company designed and built specifically to produce Real Value Every Day for each of our clients. Your customers depend on your promise to deliver high quality software. When you ask for our help, we take that very seriously.
Test Plans That Deliver Value
Most software QA outsourcing is aimed specifically at reducing the cost and time to get your software tested. While that is generally a good approach, we believe that it is overly simplistic and leaves value unclaimed and unrealized. We think value can be measured by the ratio of effort to benefits. The higher the benefits and lower the effort, the more value. We believe what you’re truly looking for is not just testing, but help to achieve your software project or business goal with as much benefit as possible and as little cost as possible. A standard test plan’s goal is to test as much as possible in the time allotted. A TESTCo Test Plan will show you the best way to test your software and achieve your business goals.
We plan and measure extensively. We build Value Propositions each quarter that direct our work to achieving your specific long term goals. We work with you to build Software Quality Plans for each release that match your company’s pace and process. Each Test Engineer builds a daily plan that connects their work activities with your current release status. Each Test Engineer reports twice daily to ensure that we’re always directly in sync with your software development team.
We only Hire Software Test Engineers
Engineers find and solve problems. Software and technology is becoming more complex and distributed every day. Testers may work okay for light or highly repetitive testing but they quickly fall short when your application’s complexity rises. Critical defects become more difficult to find and reproduce so they can be fixed. Too often, software testing is left to testers or failed developers and this usually results in poor quality for your customers. Software Test Engineers provide the expertise and experience to make sure your software meets your quality goals.
We Use a QA Manager on Every Project
We have learned that the talent and value of a Software Test Engineer really shines through when they are coupled with an experienced QA Manager. QA Managers provide a highly valuable bridge between technology and business that allows the Software Test Engineer to focus almost exclusively on software testing. QA Managers are responsible for ensuring that your business and technical goals are planned, executed and delivered on a daily basis. In fact, we believe this so strongly that TESTCo provides a QA Manager on every project at no additional charge.