Outsourcing Expert Software Testing

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Tech and Trends:- Expert testing is a critical phase of any software development project, particularly so in the case of website development, where accessibility, performance and security issues can be highly detrimental to the growth of an online business. Business is becoming progressively digital and, subsequently, more and more reliant on software for customer facing activities. Testing software requires an investment of time, money and human resources, which has led to acceleration in the number of organisations outsourcing the process to an independent company. Furthermore, testing may be critical, but is not necessarily the core activity of an organisation, so outsourcing allows the organisation to concentrate on its core activity. Rigorous in-house testing is often costly, but so too is the discovery of bugs, errors and other issues with your website by potential customers after it has been launched.

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Cost

Like most outsourcing decisions, the primary motivator for outsourcing expert testing is reduced cost. Indeed, according to Research Markets, the outsourced testing services market is estimated to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 10.12% between 2012 and 2016, with the need to reduce operational cost and time the driving force behind the growth.

Security

According to the Daily Telegraph, criminals are increasingly using computer viruses to steal personal information and, according to a recent survey by Kaspersky Labs, 58% of respondents were concerned that their personal information may be stolen in this way. Financial institutions and retailers face cyber attacks that are increasingly frequent and sophisticated, so it’s vital that websites and website applications are error-free, right from the start. Security testing can be complex, but software testers must be experienced enough to not only understand security vulnerabilities, but to develop test cases to expose and exploit such vulnerabilities.

Managing change

If you choose to outsource your expert software testing to a company such as “BugFinders.com”, you are effectively handing over your testing workload to a team of over 50,000 professional software testers worldwide. They will work with you, and your website designers, throughout the build process to ensure that your software is error-free and, once your website is launched, audit it from time to time to safeguard its performance, resilience and security. Outsourcing providers, such as BugFinders, maintain a pool of dedicated, highly qualified technical specialists who are well-versed in testing methodologies and tools and therefore capable of completing any assignment with a minimum of fuss.

It is worth noting that ambiguous requirement specifications are responsible for over half of software defects and, by building unambiguous requirement specifications, the vast majority can be eliminated. A reputable service provider will identify potential pitfalls at the earliest possible opportunity, so that they can be resolved sooner rather than later. In the past, testing was often performed at the end of the software development lifecycle, but the frequently changing requirements of many businesses dictate that software is independently tested throughout the development lifecycle. In addition, quality assurance and testing organisations must have a well-defined change management system if changing requirements are not to adversely affect cost, quality and time.

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