Testing has become a highly-specialised function of software development, requiring a steep investment in skills and training. Fortunately, these skills are now available through a managed service from established and experienced service providers. Leveraging business and software development staff for testing is not ideal, as they don’t necessarily have the focus and skills to test at the required level.
Even companies that have their own testing competency face challenges with recruiting the testing skills they need.
Recruitment can be difficult in itself, but then companies have to start nurturing, upskilling and managing those people, and incur overhead costs like seating and insurance, so the cost of ownership of skills, so to speak, can be high.
We dedicate a team of testers to a client, who will then be integrated into the company culture and learn the specifics of the project they’ve been recruited for.
Hiring and training your own staff to work on specific projects can be costly but can also run into unforeseen issues like staff churn. We can switch people in and out of a project without incurring any delays and minimal impact to client delivery.
Companies can be far more confident that whatever testing they do is done to the highest standard using modern methodologies, and the risk is shared between themselves and Inspired Testing.
It takes time and research to keep abreast of modern testing technologies, tools and methodologies. We maintain an ongoing investment in R&D, and the value is passed on to the client.
We take over all aspects of people management and skills development, and the cost to the client is then limited to testing.
Rapid onboarding is both costly and risky. With a Managed Service clients can scale up or down quickly.
Managed Testing services cover everything in a test project. Yes, everything in the entire testing process. It should be used when there is a lack of in-house expertise and knowledge, limited personnel and resources as well or budget constraints.
Businesses need to continuously look at ways to reduce high costs associated with software failure by outsourcing business critical applications to third party suppliers. This saves huge amounts of money because you don't need your own in-house Software Testing teams.
In choosing an Outsourced Managed Testing partner, you need to ask yourself; is this a one-time project and/or the internal SQA team lacks the skills? The project has a short timeframe but you need more people to get the work done or it's a long term project and you need to save on cost.
Offshoring and outsourcing have benefits such as faster time to market, gives a higher ROI, helps you to focus on the core business while someone else does the Software Testing and it gives you global leverage.