Quality assurance is the last step in the development process, but it’s also one of the most important ones. Without QA, companies run the risk of launching products with bugs that will degrade the user experience and negatively impact their reputation.
Still, most companies do not have the internal resources required to handle large scale QA projects. These projects require QA expertise and solid experience with software testing -- skills most businesses do not regularly maintain on staff.
Third party QA companies exist to fill this gap. They can provide a huge range of QA services to ensure bugs and issues are identified in time to be fixed prior to launch. Outsourcing QA, however, isn’t a decision that can be taken lightly. It’s essential to find a trustworthy partner to execute this important task.
Below we cover the basics of QA outsourcing and identify key differentiators to look for in a partner.