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CIO Review >> Magazine >> April - 2016 issue

QA Mentor:Quality Assurance through Unique Methodologies and Engagement Models


Cookie-cutter software QA vendors are a dime a dozen these days, which is why other vendors should take notice when an innovative one offering tailor-made and unique options comes around.New York headquartered QA Mentor is one such company. QA Mentor has uniquely positioned itself in the market by providing subscription based and customizable QA testing services for all businesses by following hybrid approach. “We have 25 distinct quality assurance testing services, 37 different quality assurance testing types and expertise in 50 different QA automation tools, which is more than any other software testing company in the market,” asserts Ruslan Desyatnikov, Founder and CEO of QA Mentor. He established the company in 2010 with an aim to help organizations from various sectors improve their QA functions. QA Mentor proudly boasts of having a unique combination of offshore and onshore resources who work round the clock. “All of our resources have worked in QA for at least three years, and many have been at it even longer,” points out Desyatnikov.

By leveraging its in-house automation solutions and tools, including a proprietary automation framework, QA Mentor is able to speed up execution time and save money for clients. This process also creates a tailor-made solution for each client based on their specific budget and technology needs. They also offer several other unique testing methodologies and engagement models that are easily customizable, including Automation testing, Performance testing, Static Testing, Regression Testing, Compatibility Testing, Traceability Matrix, and Security Testing.

One of QA Mentor’s most unique offerings is its Application Architecture Inspection service wherein the company integrates Architecture Inspection service with static testing. The integration is done with static testing because it allows clients to enhance the potential of the software in the drawing board stage of its development. “We review the architecture design of applications whether it is a new product that needs to be built or an existing one whose latest iteration is about to be launched,” adds Desyatnikov. The integration procedure ultimately helps in inspecting the functional, business and technical requirements of code before it is delivered to the QA team.

QA Mentor operates a little differently. In an effort to pass on its knowledge of various testing methodologies, QA Mentor also trains clients on all types of testing tools with an aim to increase their efficiency in QA. The company’s e-learning course allows people all over the world to learn testing and automation scripting. As QA Mentor has partnered with other software testing product companies, it has the gained the benefit of offering products at much cheaper costs. “Our solutions come with the user guide and a lot of information, explaining how to modify scripts and automation frameworks, perform test independently, use an engagement model, scripts or any methodology,” adds Desyatnikov. He envisions his company’s methodologies to be followed across enterprises and aims to roll out more e-learning courses and provide even more software testing services in the future.