Gone are the days when web testing was just a quick test to ensure there were no typos, and that the hyper-links worked. Web testing now, must ‘factor in’ a whole range of tests in order to ensure a quality web development is released. Many companies and their associated teams look to outsourced web testing companies to achieve their quality goals.
Web development companies out there need to ‘turn-a-round’ their developments efficiently while ensuring the quality of work is high. This cannot be effectively be achieved by using ‘in-house’ resources, as in most small companies that would require using developers as testers who would essentially be testing their own work. A certain level of expertise is required, and this can only be obtained by using professional web testers. The cost to hire a web tester can not only be a lot of money, but it is a lot of extra hassle too. Just think of the searching for candidates, interviews and subsequent hiring process alone. As most web developments are relatively quick in relation to desktop applications, a company does not want to hire a team of testers permanently or even for several months at a time, it just does not make any financial sense.
This is where using an outsourced web testing company can really benefit a web development company of any size. A good web testing company can take on testing projects at short notice, they can ‘ramp-up’ quickly on the functionality, and above all, they will have the level of testing expertise to ensure the web development is tested quickly and effectively.
A good Outsourced Web Testing Company should be able to provide you with an accurate quote well in advance, which is really useful when planning a project of any kind. Don’t be afraid to ask questions when approaching the web testing companies, they should be able to provide you with the information you need such as; time-scales, configurations, costs etc.
Always ask about the test team. A good web testing company should have a certain level of skill, as you don’t want a bunch of junior testers let loose on your web development. You need a balanced test team that includes Professional Web Testers that will be able to exercise all of the web’s functionality. In addition, be sure to check how any bugs will be relayed to you. A good outsourced web testing company should be able to provide you with several options for defect reports and any other requested test documentation.