Software testing services are an important part of SDLC (Software Development Lifecycle). A Gartner report once stated that most of the software defects found in production cost four times more compared to when fixing those defects during system testing, and about 200 times more if the defects were identified during the definition of requirements.
A study conducted by AMR Research, Boston, MA, also revealed that outsourcing software testing services to offshore development centers saves companies to up to 75% in in-house costs. The study further revealed that the services provided in countries like India rank well qualitatively, and offshoring has become less risky with time as these countries are upping their performance levels. The study says that software testing is a crucial process as the cost of finding and fixing defects is reported to be eating nearly 50% of the total development cost for all software development projects.
Cloud computing services are said to be scalable on demand. Businesses verify whether they can handle the workload of the proposed project by load or stress testing. These types of offshore software testing services can prove that the developed solution is scalable according to the requirements. By applying techniques which can ascertain the load, the estimates can be given efficiently.
Most software performance testing techniques measure and verify systems performance accurately. Using both performance testing and load testing in consonance, the user allows an accurate image of the solutions ability over the cloud to be created. Security testing helps in providing assurance that critical data related to a business is stored and delivered safely. Offshore software testing methods like penetration testing help in proving that the mechanism that are developed to maintain security will remain intact.
These are some of the points related to the performance software testing process