PHOS has years of experience in software testing and quality assurance for foreign technology startup and established companies. Software testing has greatly become a necessity for technology companies as they rush to develop and release to the market their software products. More established companies are looking to improve their existing software products with a solid quality assurance process.
As most foreign technology startup companies invest heavily on software development and architecture, they lack the manpower and skills set for proper software testing. Depending on the nature of software testing required, this can easily bloat the budget for a particular software product. This happens more then often if the product can be used in multiple mediums like desktops, tablets and even mobile devices. Testing through all those devices and browsers requires not only sufficient manpower but effective and robust testing methodology to ensure the product can be delivered to customers with minimal (if not close to zero) defects.
Depending on the required methodology, PHOS can implement a mixed solution of manual and automated testing to ensure coverage is efficiently met. Manual testing can be done in a more efficient manner with more skilled analysts creating test plans, test cases and requirements traceability matrices. Entry level software testers can be utilized to complete repeated test execution and report defects during the process. Automated testing can be achieved using a variety of tools such as Selenium or Eggplant if mobile browser testing is required. These automated test can be run nightly or whatever frequency to ensure product stability while development continues.
Software quality assurance (SQA) consists of a means of monitoring the software engineering processes and methods used to ensure quality. This encompasses the entire software development process, which includes processes such as requirements definition, software design, coding, source code control, code reviews, software configuration management, testing, release management, and product integration.
Most of the companies that we have worked with follow an Agile and/or Scrum software development methodology. In this process, all engineering steps such as requirements, design, coding, testing, release, etc. are done in two week iteration. Maintaining software quality assurance is very challenging and requires constant communication and visibility across multiple teams. By implementing a robust quality management plan, our clients have achieved a strong level of quality assurance without investing in more expensive industry level standard (ISO 9000 or CMMI).
PHOS has gained a lot of experience on this in the last 3 years working on a couple of foreign companies that required software testing and quality assurance services: