Software testing outsourcing means different things to different people. It can range from bringing in an extra resource to moving responsibility for testing to an external organisation. At ItProBit we provide a number of outsourced options. Virtual test team outsourcing Our virtual test team service allows you to bring in specialist software testing services and resources as they are needed. This can range from bringing in an expert for a particular assignment (such as conducting a penetration test) to providing a managed testing service.
Outsourced software testing service
When your company is faced with the decision to either hire an in-house staff member or choose a outsourced third-party company for software quality assurance, there are a few things that you should keep in mind. While the size of your company will greatly affect this decision, it’s also important to look at how much an in-house employee will be used and if that is the most cost-efficient option.
Some short and long term aspects involved with an in-house employee include:
Company’s focus – By outsourcing to us you can focus on your core business. It permits you to redirect your resources, most often people resources, from non-core activities toward activities which serve your customers.
Recruitment/Replacement Costs – The process of finding the most qualified employee for your company can be both timely and costly. Additionally, if that employee resigns from that position the process will have to be painfully repeated.
Work Space – It’s recommended that your software quality assurance staff be segregated from any design and development staff so that they can remain objective.
Insurance – Keep in mind burden costs associated with liability, workers compensation and health/dental insurance.
Taxes – Employer taxes must be paid over and above the employee’s rate of compensation.
Equipment – Probably one of the most important and costly aspects of an in-house employee is the infrastructure and equipment required for them to do their job. This can involve new hardware such as computers and mobile devices (Windows Phones, iOS and Android phones and tablets), as well as office equipment such as productivity software and office supplies (licensed operating systems, browsers, and software).
Time zone advantage – Though many people don’t think so, outsourcing to our India center has a time zone advantage. Your night will be our day. With this advantage, we as your partner can complete critical work and send it to you. Your work is continued by us even after your employees go home. This enables the work to be completed much faster and gives your business a competitive advantage.
Flexible working – If you don’t believe working in different timezone is an advantage, we can have our ItProBit team members working for you with a significant time overlap. Most of the times this is useful in the requirements analysis phases and the test design phases if the team has any requuirement based queries.
By choosing to work with ItProBit, you’re cutting down on time, cost and liability. Outsourcing for software quality assurance also gives you the option to only utilize services on an “as needed” basis which has proven to be the most cost-efficient option.