Published on Nov 04, 2021 | by Ara Galstyan
Nowadays more companies reach a point in their development when they face the need to hire remote experts to fulfill their work cycle. Those can be third-party vendors or remote employees. In such a case outsourcing or outstaffing services will be an ideal option for the company to meet its expectations, depending on its goals and the type of business.
But how to choose the right one. For that, we need to understand the difference between Outsourcing and Outstaffing services.
When we talk about outsourcing, we understand a service provider usually works on a project-based business model. This means that the client company entrusts the outsourcing company the whole project from A to Z. The client company rarely has access to the team’s workflow itself and the outsourcing company is independent in managing the work cycle.
Outstaffing is a remote hiring model whose fundamental concept is that company has a dedicated team of professionals who are hired based on specific needs and requirements. In such a case, the team is focused on the appropriate project only and operates from an outstaffing company office where legal and all electronic appliances are taken care of.
Outstaffing company provides qualified resources and creates the required comfort and productive environment for hired specialists/teams.
- Highly specialized team
- High quality
- Strict deadlines
What is QA outsourcing?As we said, in the modern world, the term “outsourcing” is always heard and we gave the definition of that.So, when the work is given to an external company without being performed by the internal core team, this process is termed QA Outsourcing. Nowadays QA/ Software testing is one of the domains where outsourcing services are highly preferred.
What is QA outstaffingSoftware outstaffing is in some ways close to outsourcing as companies hire testing services from outside their company. So if a company chooses outstaffing services, starts hiring individual testers or testing teams from outside the company to do the work under the hiring company’s direction. This technique is mostly used by companies that search for faster and more effective ways to realize their product testing.
Every project requires some combination of skills for being realized and executed and finding that perfect combination of skills is a big challenge for almost everyorganization. For example, there is a company that requires a tester with the knowledge of manual, automation testing, also being familiar with the Testing strategy of the Cloud environment, and so on... So, how to find that specialist/tester?
As many organizations are not Testing Services Company by themselves, why should they have Experienced Testers, Test Managers, and Test Architects along with the latest tools and technologies made available to meet the testing demands of the various projects across the organization?
Or why should they have to keep updating themselves with the latest trends of testing, implementing global best practices, and increasing the testing productivity with efficient methodologies?
No doubt it will be quite expensive to build such a team inside the company and always work on improving and developing, especially when the organization does not have any long-term plans, why make such expenses?
Moreover, many organizations cannot afford to have a testing team, especially, the startups which can’t divert their focus on product development and invest their time and effort in setting up the testing facilities.
So, there are 2 options:Provide solid resources to have a big/experienced testers team to provide a high-quality product to the customers, or having a small and less experienced testers team with lower costs and focus the most efforts on product development and sales.
But evidently, none of the options is preferable because it will surely affect the company's overall effectiveness and cause negative impacts, as organizations will not be able to deliver a quality product to the customer. They have to compromise on the quality as they can not acquire the latest testing technologies, techniques, and trends.
And hence there can’t be found another option than Outsourcing Testing to maintain the product quality.So we found the solution: outsourcing/outstaffing QA services, which actually are really popular approaches among many organizations and companies.
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