5 Reasons Why You Should Go For An Independent Software Testing Service

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Which is better – An in-house QA or an external QA? Companies have tried the in-house QA route for years. Some tasted success, some did not. But one thing all companies with in-house QA have experienced is the constant struggle to maintain a skilled QA team that is readily available on demand. Keep in mind that in the software market, skills and demand are both highly prone to change.

External QA via Independent software testing services bring the advantage of a dedicated testing team sans the challenges of maintaining such a team. Let us look closely at some of the main advantages:

  1. Quality of testing

An independent testing team gives an impartial, third-party view of the software leading to efficient and uninfluenced (assumption-free) testing that meets customer expectations. Independent testing finds more defects compared to testing performed by the project team. Testing cycle is not compromised due to lack of time or budget. Independent testers adhere strictly to the customer goals and objectives and are immune to management pressure.

  1. Less Management Effort

With an independent testing team, the hassle of hiring and training testers is eliminated. Managers need not worry about dealing with surplus staff. Testers can be engaged on demand and they come with knowledge of industry standards and compliance. This eliminates cross-training needs whenever a tester moves from one domain to the other. Businesses can react and respond quickly to market changes and stay ahead of the competition.

  1. Access to the best testing talent

Independent testing organizations give a business access to latest testing practices and resources skilled in new technologies. Most testing services have their own test centers of excellence and boast partnerships with leading tool vendors for the latest in testing tools. They bring the advantage of a large knowledge base built from years of cross-industry testing experience.

  1. Total cost of ownership:

Partnering with an independent testing services company eliminates the need to set up hardware and software required for testing. Businesses do not need to maintain testing practices or test environments and tools. Access to specialized resources reduces rework. Automation expertise also helps to cut down testing effort. All of these greatly reduces the total cost of ownership of the product.

  1. Time to Market

Independent testers bring the advantage of tried and tested testing processes. People with the right skills are engaged from the beginning of the project. This ensures faster turnaround time, thereby reducing the time to market.

An IDC report reveals that CIOs agree the cost of failure is higher than the price of success. So they plan to increase focus on testing to address quality holistically. Otherwise failure is inevitable.

If you still need convincing, visit Cigniti to know more on how we can make a difference to your software testing. We are the world’s third largest independent software testing organization. With our suite of SMART Tools and innovative concepts like Predict Quality TM, we can ensure you get the best in class testing services. Contact us if you have any questions.


  • Cigniti Technologies

    Cigniti is the world’s leading AI & IP-led Digital Assurance and Digital Engineering services company with offices in India, the USA, Canada, the UK, the UAE, Australia, South Africa, the Czech Republic, and Singapore. We help companies accelerate their digital transformation journey across various stages of digital adoption and help them achieve market leadership.

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