QA Outsourcing

By on January 9, 2009

One of the possible approaches that can be used to help our customers is providing off-shore QA of the work done by in-house development team of the customer.

Our team has completed a QA outsourcing project for a North American company, specializing in network and systems administration software solutions (patch installation over networks, remote hardware and software scanning and reporting, etc).

This project required 1 QA manager and 4 QA engineers, and lasted for 2 years.


The tasks performed by our team were as follows:

  • Design of unit-tests while development is still taking place.
  • Compilation of test plan, case-suites and test-cases.
  • Development of scripts for automated testing (using AutomatedQA TestComplete).
  • Performing automated testing as part of acceptance and regression tests.
  • Performing manual testing as part of unit, integration, functional, stress, UI and regression tests.
  • Testing of documentation and installation.
  • Recording and tracking of issues in a bug-tracking system.
  • Cooperation with help-desk team of the customer.

Since the products being tested were used by customers in many countries, our QA team had to perorm testing on at least 4-5 different language versions of the operating systems.

The team was providing the customer with daily reports on the progress and results of testing, as well as tracking .

Technical Details

The toolset used for testing was VMware v5.0, TestComplete. Testing was performed on all contemporary Microrosft Windows systems, except for Win2003 Server Web, and WinowsXP Media Center.