32 Storozhenka St. Lviv, 79018 Ukraine
15-B Leiptsyzka str. Kyiv, 01015 Ukraine
Ul. Lubicz, 23a Kraków, 31-503 Poland
Adelgatan 5 211 22 Malmö Sweden
1213 E 6th Avenue Tampa, FL, 33605 USA
Dedicated development teams and R&D centers to help software companies innovate and implement digital transformations.
Full-cycle software product development services in a variety of technology stacks and business domains.
Full-cycle custom mobile development services for enterprise, consumer and game applications across all popular platforms.
OpenText Professional Services (StreamServe and OpenText ECM consulting) allow companies to increase business processes efficiency with OpenText based solutions.
Full-cycle game development using Unity and Unreal Engine and Art Production as-a-service.
Covering every aspect of an Art Production pipeline starting from idea concept to fully animated PBR-ready characters and environmental assets.
Reduce high downtime cost between releases and avoid lack of software testing effort during project peak loads.
Comprehensive 2nd and 3rd line product technical support for software companies across various segments.
Get access to the new value chain by implementing the digital transformation of your business.
Building and deploying secure, scalable and manageable solutions using a wide stack of BI technologies and tools.
Creating complex analytics systems to support competitive intelligence with the help of modern methods of data collection, analysis and processing.
Creating custom-built systems, processing large volumes of data and transforming it into insight to solve business challenges and drive innovation.
Complex blockchain expertise including blockchain application development, consulting and operation support.
N-iX VR studio delivers custom virtual reality solutions for various industries including gaming, education, real estate, hospitality and healthcare.
Full cycle of Enterprise Mobile solutions development from architecture, to back-end and front-end development and quality control.
OpenText StreamServe-based solutions to help organizations effectively manage business communications.
Industry-specific ECM solutions based on OpenText Enterprise Content Management (ECM) product suite.
Effective user interfaces for innovative software products with focus on your business needs.
Design and implementation of reliable embedded software systems of any complexity for disrupting high-tech and IOT projects.
Developing robust architectures for high-load systems that can handle multiple data queries.
Full development lifecycle from specifications to design, licensing, migration to cloud infrastructure and ongoing maintenance and support.
Optimizing your delivery processes by managing production infrastructure and building an effective collaboration environment.
Software engineering services and comprehensive solutions to meet the evolving needs of the modern finance.
Custom software development solutions for traditional insurance and InsurTech companies.
Development of software solutions for Finance & Banking to help organizations innovate, benefit from technology and better target digital consumers.
Full cycle software product development services for leading players in high-tech to help businesses stay on the forefront of innovation.
Consumer friendly mobile and web applications, BSS/OSS software solutions, VoIP services and deep industry expertise.
Cutting-edge software solutions for publishing houses, ISVs, digital agencies, media firms and gaming companies.
Full-cycle development of innovative healthcare, biotech and life science software solutions.
Custom software solutions for hospitality industry to manage growth, refine business operations and increase profitability.
Bringing to life educational projects of any scale and complexity including e-learning portals and web-based instructional management solutions.
Development of complex energy management software solutions from design, to implementation and testing.
Flexible and versatile IT solutions for global industrial manufacturing companies to accelerate business digitalization.
Scalable and secure outsourced solutions on Java for innovative software companies across a variety of industry sectors including hospitality and manufacturing.
We develop high-performance, elastic, reliable and responsive Scala applications that can be tailored to your requirements powering your business growth.
Extensive competencies in .NET development to provide high quality outsourcing solutions for our partners across varied domains.
Complex game development using Unity 3D technology with a primary focus on MMO RPG, city-builder strategies, sport genres and multiplayer games.
Helping software companies develop complex, large-scale products on Hybris platform to grow their business, lower operational costs and improve ROI.
With strong understanding of object oriented programming and broad experience in Python stack, we develop web apps, back-ends and more.
We use Ruby and Ruby on Rails to help companies develop web services and applications for a wide range of domains.
Developmet of native and cross-platform apps and system-level software on C/C++ across a variety of fields including manufacturing, finance and network security.
N-iX Game Development Studio offers full-cycle development of Unreal Engine-powered casual and mid-core games and interactive applications.
Development of complex PHP projects for software companies across Europe and North America.
Our Mobile Product Development creates native custom-built consumer facing or business process iOS applications for iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch.
Experts in Android development outsourcing, we create consumer and enterprise native apps from the initial idea to post-launch consulting.
Implementation Partner of Photon Engine, N-iX Game Development and VR Studio offers custom multiplayer game development.
Software testing is a vital phase in any software development project. Due to frequently changing requirements and reduced product development life cycle, the risk of application deployment before a product is ready for the market is high. Thus the demand for software testing remains strong. According to Namcook Analytics LLC, finding and fixing bugs accounts for almost 50% of the total cost of the software project. In this respect, software testing outsourcing to Ukrainian companies helps businesses gain a competitive edge by applying the best testing practices for moderate costs.
Overall, more than 1000 IT companies are located in Ukraine and around 90% of them provide software testing services. Reducing high downtime costs between releases and accessing the biggest pool of testers are just a small part of benefits of outsourcing to Ukraine. Since 2002, our company has developed vast expertise in software testing. N-iX is now delivering QA services on more than 20 projects in various industries. That is why we’ve decided to answer the most frequently asked questions by our clients to help you choose the best QA team and maximize your product testing efficiency.
Outsourcing software testing to Ukraine can result in considerable cost savings since the country is known for its moderate prices. In such case you don’t have to spend huge amounts of money on in-house resources, training and technology.
Better Testing Quality:
Involving an outsourcing company also helps to achieve better testing quality. Your provider will employ the best QA experts with experience in a wide variety of software testing methodologies, which will ensure the desired quality for all of your products.
Hiring an external team will help you adhere to timelines without putting additional strain on internal resources. Thus this may significantly reduce the time spent on completing the software development life cycle.
One of the major concerns of companies who look for a software testing provider is language and cultural barrier. Nevertheless, Ukrainian QA engineers can boast a high level of English proficiency and close cultural affinity with the Western clients.
Perceived Lack of Control
Many companies associate outsourcing with the lack of managerial control and believe that the project quality may suffer without their direct oversight. However, reliable outsourcing providers know how to establish effective communication between developers, managers, QA professionals, and their clients.
Many Ukrainian IT outsourcing companies offer a variety of QA services at attractive prices to enable you successfully deploy your software to people who need it. However, the main challenge rests in finding the best software testing vendor. Before outsourcing, you should clearly define the scope, testing areas, and coverage you are expecting from the service provider. Later on it’s essential to look through the expertise of the outsourcing company to make sure they both have enough capacity to staff your project and experience in working across different industries. Having such testers in your team allows you to scale your QA resources with minimal risks and focus on transforming testing into a context driven process.
An important aspect in the process of choosing a software testing outsourcing provider is selecting a cooperation model. Depending on your needs there are two most effective models:
It’s hard to compose an objective list of the best software testing outsourcing companies on the market. Nevertheless, judging from our experience in the industry, we’ve highlighted top 5 well-established IT companies that have vast QA expertise and capacities to staff your project. They include:
An effective tester must be adaptable and creative to analyze the given business situation from different angles and consider all the possible scenarios. In such case the tester is able to develop a logical argument based on relationships between elements and propositions, as well as identify implications and contradictions. With this in mind, such specialist is able to anticipate complex problems along with visualizing and articulating them. Additionally, the knowledge of various testing techniques and approaches is essential since a professional software tester needs to adopt the testing approaches according the contexts of the projects. What’s more, previous software development experience may be helpful as it provides a deeper understanding of development workflows, methodologies, and frameworks. However, a general understanding of software development processes is enough for maintaining a cooperative relationship with developers.
Ukrainian IT market is flooded with QA talent. The interest towards software testing is soaring as it is the quickest and easiest way to enter the Ukrainian IT sphere which offers decent salaries. The country provides numerous learning opportunities for newcomers and established QA specialists including QA Automation courses, Quality Assurance Internship, EPAM Lviv QA Program, DataArt QA School, Education QA Marathon, etc.
Ukrainian Association of Student’s Self-Government (UASS) has launched an educational initiative – Quality Assurance Training for Ukrainian students. During this training participants have elaborated different models of organizing and functioning of National Students’ QA Experts Pool. Additionally, numerous testing events take place in Ukraine like BAQ Conference, QA Fest 2017, Security Testing Marathon, IT Weekend Lviv: Software Testing & Big Data, etc. Moreover, QA specialists have an opportunity to network at different meetups and QA talks such as Automation Talks at StartITClub, QA Talk Kharkiv, ¡QAramba!, OWASP Ukraine meetup 2016, and even more.
One of the most widely recognized software testing certifications in the world is ISTQB. It demonstrates testers’ mastery of the best practices and key concepts in the field of quality assurance. CTFL/CTAL accredited professionals also prove to be qualified in effectively applying various testing methodologies. Most providers in Ukraine dedicate much attention to certifications. They encourage their employees to take these tests and even reimburse the fee. As a result, in Ukraine you may easily find a certified QA specialist with a deep understanding of the best testing practices.
The first common issue you may face is poor requirements or user stories. To avoid such issues, it is essential to have clear, detailed and testable specifications that are agreed by all parties. For instance, in agile environments, continuous close coordination with product owners or their representatives is necessary to ensure that emerging requirements are understood.
The second challenge rests in setting unrealistic schedules. It’s necessary to allow adequate time for planning, design, testing, bug fixing, re-testing, and documentation to maximize the efficiency of testing. Moreover, it’s essential to allocate enough time for choosing a bug/defect tracking system, appropriate testing system and the right methodology. Consequently, you will receive the best testing quality, which will pay off in the future.
The third challenge is connected with miscommunication, which may cause different misunderstandings. That is why it’s useful to organize regular meetings and reviews when appropriate. This keeps you up-to-date on the progress of your remote QA team as well as promotes teamwork and cooperation.
On the whole, software testing outsourcing to Ukrainian companies opens new opportunities by allowing you to receive maximum quality at adequate costs. Your remote software testing team will develop a detailed approach to testing in order to choose the most appropriate test design techniques and methodologies as well as identify potential risks. This will enable you to achieve better testing quality, improve time-to market and remain competitive in today’s dynamic business landscape.
N-iX is an Eastern European provider of software development services with 500+ expert software engineers onboard that power innovative technology businesses. Since 2002 we have formed strategic partnerships with a variety of global industry leaders including OpenText, Novell, Lebara, Currency Cloud and over 50 other medium and large-scale businesses. With delivery centers in Ukraine and Poland, we deliver excellence in software engineering and deep expertise in a range of verticals including finance, healthcare, hospitality, telecom, energy and enterprise content management helping our clients to innovate and implement technology transformations.