Insourcing vs. Outsourcing of Application Testing
Everyone is in a bid to find the best way to go about application testing for their projects or organization, as a whole. The two main options for testing could be either to hire in-house (insource) or outsource the job to specialists within the industry. There are advantages and disadvantages to both options.
Let’s take a look at the first option.
Insourcing of Application Testing
The most obvious benefit of going for an in-house testing team is the control factor, for both the process and the people involved within the team. If there are urgent issues, you can also get them resolved immediately.
The downside to this option is all the hidden costs involved in creating and sustaining such a team. Expenses such as hiring, training, and keeping the team motivated even when there is no work, costs more than money; it costs more time and effort for the other resources like managers, HR personnel etc. in your company too.
Even when you do manage to hire the right resources, upgrading their skills is an added cost to the company. When compared to the outsourcing option, insourcing is rather expensive.
Outsourcing of Application Testing
There are many advantages to this option that would help you to be cost-effective by delegating this activity to low-cost countries and maximizing the skill factor for organizing your testing efforts. Moreover, with the time-zone differences, testing done overnight for the coding done during the day, can keep you ahead and speed up the overall end product.
You can also save expenses on resources and software while still receiving high-quality turnaround on your testing activities.
Find more bugs! With the specialists adhering to strict documentation and other processes related to testing, bugs can be discovered in the testing phases itself; thereby improving the quality of your project furthermore.
When you delegate this aspect of your project to the specialists, you can spend more time and focus on other areas of the business such as customer service, marketing and the like. Furthermore, expensive resources such as IT executive or other business associates don’t have to work on everyday testing activities such as regression testing, which could be mundane; this boring work could result in them having a low morale or high attrition as a consequence.
When we say specialists, we are talking about people who upgrade their skills on time and have certificates; the right amount of experience and usually more! They are trained in the core area of testing. It’s not just one person, depending on the requirement of your company the team size can be increased at any time and without any hassles.
Regardless of having so many benefits of outsourcing, it is important to know that the transition to outsourced staff may take more time than you expected. So make sure to have realistic expectations when you choose to go the outsourcing way.
Choosing the right partner is also essential, to get the maximum adaptability, flexibility and all at reasonable prices.