Once the important decision has been made to outsource any web testing, the next step is to select a web testing company. Choosing the right web testing company can be a minefield, unless you know what you are looking for. Each software development company is different, and so have a different set of requirements that they need met in order for their product to be released.
Some web development companies prefer their testing work to be outsourced to a web testing company that is relatively local. For example; a software development company located in the USA would not immediately choose a company in the UK to do the work, its just doesn’t make sense. They would typically prefer dealing with a company located in the USA or Canada. Time-zones come into play here, and as communication is paramount to the success of any outsourced work, being able to communicate within normal work hours with the software testers will be a priority.
Some outsourced web testing companies have testers that vary in knowledge and expertise, this can be a real worry for the client, and the chances of getting the websites tested to a high standard becomes low, and virtually impossible if the testing is not being executed by professional web testers with experience in a wide-range of web applications. When choosing the testing company, make sure they only employ professional software testers that have a lot of actual web testing experience, ask them if you are not sure!