September 3, 2023
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When should you outsource your testing?

Rey Calimquim
Account Director
QA & Testing


Let's talk about quality assurance (QA) and testing, shall we? If you're in the tech industry, you know how crucial it is to test your software to the max. But should you do it in-house, or is it time to outsource? Let's find out!

In-House Testing: Pros and Cons

Doing your testing in-house might sound tempting. You have full control and immediate access to your team. But the flip side? It can be resource-intensive and may not offer specialized testing skills.

Why Outsource Testing?

Outsourcing offers you specialized skill sets and can be more cost-effective in the long run. Not to mention, you can focus on your core business while someone else takes care of the nitty-gritty details of testing.

When to Outsource Testing

Here's the million-dollar question: When is the right time to outsource? The answer isn't universal, but certain signs point towards outsourcing.

Project Complexity

If you're dealing with a complex project that demands specialized skills you don't have, it’s a clear sign to outsource.

Budget Considerations

Sometimes it's cheaper to outsource than to build an in-house team from scratch. Especially true for small businesses or startups.

Lack of Expertise

When your team doesn't have the skill set to handle specific types of testing, outsourcing becomes a pretty good option.

Time Constraints

Need to get your product to market ASAP? Outsourcing can speed up the process.

Regulatory Compliance

If your product needs to meet specific regulations that your in-house team isn’t familiar with, you should consider outsourcing.

Real-Life Examples

  • Company X: Outsourced their mobile app testing and reduced time-to-market by 40%.
  • Startup Y: Outsourced security testing and successfully avoided a massive data breach.

How to Get Started with Outsourcing

  1. Identify your needs and constraints.
  2. Search for reputable QA and testing companies.
  3. Evaluate and make your pick.

Common FAQs

  1. Is outsourcing always cheaper?
  2. Not always, evaluate your specific situation.
  3. Will I lose control over my project?
  4. Good communication can mitigate this concern.
  5. What if the outsourced company doesn’t meet expectations?
  6. Choose a company with a proven track record to minimise this risk.


Outsourcing your QA and testing can be a game-changer, especially when you lack the resources, time, or expertise to do it in-house. So, do your homework and make the move when the signs are right. Time to up your QA game, don't you think?

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