A software creation process is made up of several phases. From its design to its production, it must go through several moments in which it constantly evolves. However, there is a phase that has not been enhanced as much as it should. This phase is testing. Although its importance and necessity is recognized, in many cases is wrongly done or simply not done.
Software testing or software QA is a discipline in software engineering that allows to identify software errors. It can also be described as the process of validation and verification of a software program or an application. It is essential to bear in mind that testing is parallel to the software development process. As a product is being built, software testing tasks are needed to prevent functionality issues and correct software deviations prior to release.
At a high level, software testing is necessary to detect errors and to test whether the software meets customer requirements. This helps the development team correct bugs and deliver a good quality product.
An excellent provider of this type of services is Abstracta. The company perfectly understands how to incorporate highly sophisticated engineering and automation processes into testing and the software development life cycle, increasing product quality and reducing time to market.
The company has over 12 years of experience in remote work with companies in the US and Latin America. Its over 100 testers, who have successfully completed more than 300 projects, seamlessly integrate with your agile development team through daily real-time collaboration, using your preferred online communication and management tools.
It is worth noting that the company is able to achieve more with less, through open source. For that, the company has partnered with industry leaders in order to help companies make the switch to open source tools. This allows them to scale based on their needs, using plug-ins and converters in order to make the switch easier.
The company uses state of the art testing tools based on artificial intelligence and automation, to reduce manual testing efforts and increase test coverage. This way, you can increase your efficiency and get feedback earlier. With its testing maturity model and its vast experience in optimizing testing strategies, they will uncover ineffective processes and apply risk-based testing to focus on the areas that matter most.
Another important company is QAlified, whose headquarters are in Montevideo, Uruguay. This company has over 27 years of experience, and has completed over 600 projects for more than 100 clients. Among its services, you can find Apps Testing, Performance Testing, Automated Testing, Security Testing, Usability Testing, Accessibility Testing, Consulting and Workshops.
Globe Testing is another important company. Its QA assessment service helps its clients to have an external and expert vision for their life cycle methodologies (ALM), giving special attention to testing. The company´s most experienced consultants are in charge of conducting multiple interviews in the client's offices, and synthesize the data collected in an executive report that shows the strengths and weaknesses of the implemented system.
The process starts by introducing the client to Globe and the process that they are going to carry out. A clear global context of the process ensures the success of the QA Assessment. Then, the company deeply learns about the client´s business. Understanding both the clients and final users is extremely important. Once the company has identified a product or service within a business context, it focuses on understanding how it is built and delivered. This is the most important point of analysis in the QA Assessment process.
Last but not least, another important company is Softtek, which was founded in 1982. It is a global company, considered the largest IT services company with origins in Latin America. With a wide portfolio of solutions and products that deeply transform businesses, Softtek has helped over 200 global enterprises to evolve in a constant and fluid way, from the ideation to the execution of all types of digital strategies.