TESTING IN SOFTWARE HOUSES

One bad bug can ruin a project; costing you time, money and even your company’s reputation.

Software testing: it’s almost viewed as a necessary evil in the software development business. If a project is done correctly, then in theory testing should take minimal time and minimal funds. However, as everyone knows the smallest projects can hit the biggest roadblocks.

SOFTWARE HOUSES' DILEMMA

The question that CTOs and CEOs of software houses should be asking themselves is:

“If I view software testing as an ‘add on’ expense, then why do large software houses and companies spend up to 35% of a project’s budget on QA?”

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SOFTWARE HOUSES INVESTING HEAVILY IN TESTING

... a large, flawed application can end up costing an extra £2.2 million to fix depending on errors.

That’s around 2.8 million dollars lost due to a failure to diligently test a program or invest in proper testing methods.
If we look outside of the financial loss, we see additional costs that may not be initially obvious to those involved. If your software house’s name is on the application and users have a frustrating experience with a program that your house created, it could cost your software house potential clients.
Even if your clients continue to work with your software house, their customers may be turned off to the program from the start if your software house was behind a program that failed in their eyes.

SOFTWARE HOUSES & NEGATIVE PUBLICITY

Perfect example of a game that went viral for all the wrong reasons.

The conversation started on Reddit, when one user who seemed to be testing the application mentioned how the application temporarily bricked their device and caused them to lose most of the data that was stored on that device. While other users didn’t experience something this extreme, it seems that the source of the error had been traced back to the icon file size, resulting in an ‘Out of Memory’ exception error.

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SOFTWARE HOUSE COMMANDMENT

Upsetting or frustrating customers is one of the last things that any software house or developer would want to do.

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Test Using In-house Developers

While it seems to be cost effective, a developer's time is more valuable than a tester's time. Add in office politics and we have a recipe for disaster.

Build an In-House Testing Team.

The convenience of having everything under one roof, but it takes quite an investment to hire and equip a new team.

Test Using In-house Developers

Offers flexibility and cost effective solutions to many problems associated with other options. The only problem is finding a partner you can trust.

SOFTWARE HOUSES TRY TO KEEP BUGS FROM GOING VIRAL

Software houses are faced with a couple of options to protect their reputation.

While well-known software houses will usually have in-house testing teams, most software houses can’t afford to do this and have to look at other options to satisfy their testing needs.

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Learn why companies invest 35% of a project's budget in QA

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