Insights Blog Dedicated Testing Team vs. Managed Crowd Testing


Dedicated Testing Team vs. Managed Crowd Testing

Compare the two service models based on coverage, time and cost with real life examples. Check out our comparison infographic.

October 26, 2015

Crowd testing has received a lot of attention over the more recent years and is considered an emerging trend in testing. This comes as no surprise to us here at QualiTest, where we developed a Managed Crowd Testing Solution. With the mobile market growth soaring year by year it is predicted that by 2017 more than 160 billion apps will be downloaded globally onto consumer handsets and tablets (source: Juniper Research).

Users are demanding systems that are optimized for their location, language, device and network. In order to remain competitive businesses are required to deliver applications that provide a great user experience, and they need to do it fast.

Managed Crowd testing utilized for beta, localization, usability and UAT is one of the most beneficial and effective ways to achieve this and is a great approach for these aspects of the testing lifecycle. Gartner predicts that over the next two to three years crowdsourcing will become an integral part of sourcing strategic decisions.

However, crowd testing is intended to compliment conventional testing methods and not replace them. By integrating managed crowd testing into their test processes, our clients have developed cost effective methods to achieve the prime focus areas of application testing – Functional, Localization, Load, Security and of course Usability testing.

The comparisons in the infographic below are based on real life examples that QualiTest UK clients have experienced between dedicated test teams and our managed crowd testing solution.

Crowd Testing Services

However, for a complete testing process, crowd testing alone is not enough. Testing should extend throughout the development process, not only once an application is “done” and ready for release. Fixing small defects in the initial phases of their life cycle is both easier and cheaper than trying to fix bugs which have had a chance to develop alongside the application. QualiTest prefer to use a holistic approach that blends professional testers with the crowdsourced community in a managed professional service. Once this process has been refined the real benefits can be seen including; reduction in project costs, uptime of 24 / 7 testing, efficient coverage of device and regression testing, and shorter more efficient sprints.

As the world’s largest pure play testing & QA company with more than 2500 professional testers, QualiTest has successfully delivered cost efficient crowd solutions bespoke to our client requirements. With utilization of the crowd, QualiTest have been able to drive down the cost per defect to as low as $35.38. We have been working with the leading crowd providers for a number of years and as an early adopter we have helped the concept to develop and have the skills and expertise to leverage the best from the crowd.

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