What is a QA tester?
A Quality Assurance or QA tester is responsible for analysing and reviewing new software or existing programs for any defects. They run various tests to ensure that these applications meet all policies and guidelines as advised by a specific organisation and governing bodies before it is then approved to be marketed to consumers. Essentially, they ensure that products or services are ready for the end user; they are the “proofreaders” of an organisation’s consumer merchandise and goods.
QA tester duties and tasks can include:
- Performing rigorous and repetitive testing on products until they meet the standards for launch into market
- Recording defects and issues
- Liaising with internal departments and R&D teams to resolve any reported faults by keeping accurate change logs for future reference
- Assisting product developers during the design process to assess risks, operational use and resolve any pre-production implications prior to release.
These technical tasks are particularly well-suited to being outsourced as they are repetitive and rules-based, requiring a high level of attention to detail. Organisations free up their local tech teams time by sending specialist IT tasks to outsourced QA testers. This allows your onshore team to focus on higher value work that makes a real difference to your bottom line.