Test-centric vendors outperforming Tier-I Indian vendors: Study

Last Updated: Thu, Sep 08, 2011 21:01 hrs

Test-centric vendors are outperforming Tier-I Indian vendors and those companies that have outsourced testing are seeing impressive results, according a research done by Forrester Consulting.

The survey, commissioned recently by AppLabs, an independent software testing and quality management company which has its global delivery centre in Hyderabad, was aimed at identifying best practices, understandings and results from Fortune-500 companies.

The study also yielded key findings including increasing testing engagements with IT spending coming back. A significant percentage of companies don’t separate development and programming from testing but believe they should. Companies not currently outsourcing will be a potential market for services and agile software development is tied to advance testing, the study said.

“Testing-centric vendors have a higher percentage of testing professional, lower attrition rates and a greater variety of testing tools and domain expertise, and customers today find great value in them,” AppLabs founder and chief executive, Sashi Reddi, stated in a release.

Forrester recommended that companies develop a testing strategy by utilising a testing centre of excellence, begin testing automation, segregate development testing and not to limit selection to only existing vendors.

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