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Do you really need to hire a QA?

Alex Zakrivaševič

July 21, 2022

We not for nothing touch upon the topic of the importance of a quality engineer’s role. As a company that provides full-cycle development services, we are very conscious that a QA undertakes an important piece of work testing the code written by software developers. Although all our developers check their code themselves, the possibility of errors still remains, and our opinion is that another pair of eyes will never be superfluous to ensure full test coverage.


We in no case impose you to hire a QA engineer for your project. In our previous article Can Software Development Teams Do Without QAs? we talked to two senior developers working without testers about their work, processes and thoughts about the necessity of quality assurance engineers at their projects. Their answers clearly revealed that everything hinges on the project type, goals and industry it belongs to. This follow-up article contains the summary of the most important issues pointed out by our interviewees. If you are too busy to read the full version but want to know if you need to hire a QA, this one is exactly for you.


What if there's no QA on your project:
5 things to keep in mind

Steps developers follow if there's no QA
Is your project big enough to hire a QA?
Who is involved in automated and manual testing?
Can your developer combine the two roles?
Can a developer test his own code?

Conclusion


Having a tester in a team will never do harm. There are plenty of cases when customers decided not to hire a QA, and this decision resulted in a waste of time for rework and much heavier expenditures, than if a tester had initially been involved.

When skipping the proper testing phase, we believe you act in your best interests, having weighed all pros and cons of your decision. But as a software development and testing company with slightly over a decade of experience, we're just flourishing in joy when a client adds a QA to the team. All because we know that the synergy of dev and QA talents will save the world (from the pile of unwanted projects, at least).

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