Every start up forms from a spectacular idea, but is the idea enough
for a successful running of a business?
No, the execution matters even more.
In the era of startups, how you execute your idea is
need to have a bulletproof product or application to stand out in
Software testing prepares the application for the long run in the
market. If you skip the testing it may result in osses. The process
aids in producing high quality, well-formatted business applications
or products that meet the specific needs of customers. The common
dilemma related to software testing is to choose from an outsourcing
and in-house testing service. If your in-house testing team doesn't
have the proper knowledge and experience, it will cost your time and
money. In order to save time and money, it is better to outsource
In this blog, we will explore the key benefits of outsourcing the
testing of your product.
Before getting into the topic, we would like to talk about what
our clients have told us about why they have chosen to outsource
for their start up.
Testvox is a pure-play software testing company, we get enquiries
related to outsourcing. From that we understand why they choose to
outsource testing for their product.
Reasons for outsourcing
● Testing is a need for a particular period.
To create an MVP, most startups follow the same process: they design
the product first, then develop it, test it, and then release it.
So,thtesting team is only involved once 50% of the development phase
has been completed. Also, after the initial involvement, and after
receiving market input, it will take some time to deploy new
features, and the testing team need to be held until then. Hence
during this kind of particular period, the startups would want to
collaborate with software testing companies.
● Some may need only quick auditing.
Continuous testing may not be required for some new products. They
simply require a third-party review for a period of one to three
weeks. Start-ups come to us for this type of quick audits. So we
normally have five to six individuals of our team sit down and
complete a short audit in two weeks and provide a report. We address
product evaluation, customer personas, functionality audits,
compatibility audit, and APP flow
audits in this section.
● No need for the founders to monitor developers.
In most situations, only the founders know the entire scenario about
a product. So they perform testing in those circumstances. However,
they may find it difficult to complete the testing
once a certain period of time has reached. Hiring professional
testers will be a time-consuming task in such circumstances. So they
engage with independent testers with strong profiles from
testing companies during such times.
8 benefits of outsourcing
As mentioned above, they are the reasons why often start-ups end up
choosing to outsource their testing to a software testing company.
In addition to that, with outsourcing, there are benefits that a
start-up can avail which would help in their journey significantly.
The benefits are;
1. Unbiased perspective
You may think, why would I hire a team when my developer can do the
testing. But there is a problem with that. The developer may have a
biased idea towards the software since they are the ones creating
it. Whereas if it is a professional tester, they approach the
software with a fresh, unbiased perspective.
A developer may
the primitive mistakes, where a tester will not. Another thing we
need to remember is that developers and testers have different skill
sets and different work areas, that is not interchangeable.
2. Less effort from management
If you have an external testing team, you won't have to spend time
and money hiring and training people. Also, the management team
doesn't have to directly supervise the testing. The testing
will take care of that. You can effortlessly put your energy into
other areas of importance.
3. Ability to scale
You need high-quality specialists capable of conducting difficult
tasks in a short period of time. That means you need a quality team
from the beginning. This is not easy for every start up, since start
ups don't start with a large fund. Start ups funding is finite. So
hiring all kinds of quality teams would be near to impossible.
But with an outsourcing team, you don't need to hire staff
internally or create a working space for them. You can use up the
money for other needs. That means the company will have more
money and time to think about the scaling of their project.
testing crew will also have a hand in that.
4. Expert advice
A software outsourcing company has one major goal that is software
testing. That is the reason they will have the best team in hand,
experience-wise and knowledge-wise. It is not easy to fetch an apt
in-house team who will assess your product. It is a time taking
process. On the other hand, with outsourcing, the process will be
easy. You would not have to be worried about the procedure since
they have all the needed equipment and information to deal with the
testing. Since the testing companies are for testing purposes
only, they will be having all the necessary knowledge and
experience related to the industry. Their experience could
benefit you in ways you can't even imagine. They can assist you from
the beginning to
the launch. Furthermore, their field knowledge and experience will
help you see different perspectives. They can advise you to scale up
your business and marketing strategy as well.
5. Flexibility of resources
A testing company will have different types of tools. With
outsourcing, they will use the appropriate tool for your needs. They
have the option of choosing the tool. But with in-house testing,
resources might be limited. It would be difficult to decide which
tool or equipment is the apt one.
On the other hand, if you outsource, they will use the most
tool and you only need to pay for that.
6. Faster time-to-market
It is a common phenomenon to become outdated in the market soon.
Faster development is the only solution for it. If you don't launch
the product on time, you won't be able to win in the market. The
Startup market is dynamic and ever-evolving, it is vital to
yours in time. If you have an external testing team, they will
over the tested product within the deadline. They will have
up ready so there won't be any unnecessary delay. There will be
enough time for trials and errors. It is easy to scale your market
launch with an external testing team.
An outsourcing team can help you save time. If you choose to
outsource, you don't need to spend time selecting quality testers.
They will have the best one. Your time won't be wasted testing
multiple times and doing trials and errors. All that kind of
will be taken care of by the testing crew. Your time can be
only business needs. In addition to that, outsourcing will help you
launch in the market on time. With their quick, optimised and
quality results your company can have a faster release and improved
8. Reduced infrastructure costs
You will need to invest a huge sum of money in infrastructure to set
up a software testing environment. From the purchasing of hardware
and software equipment to a workspace set-up, it is a costly affair.
It might drive up the project's overall cost and make it less
lucrative. The budget of start-up companies will not be high. It
always better to save every penny on the way forward. That is
outsourcing benefits you. A software testing outsourcing
incurs no such fees as we discussed. The external team already has
all of the necessary tools to do comprehensive software testing.