Who We AreWhat We DoHow We DoVision and MissionLeadership TeamOur Offshore Development Center
Application Development and MaintenanceIT Remote Infrastructure ManagementQuality Assurance As a ServiceProduct EngineeringProfessional Services
Retail Banking and ComplianceInvestment Banking and Risk ManagementSpecialty InsuranceRetail & DistributionHealthCare
Microsoft TechnologiesJava PlatformOpen Source TechnologiesSmartphone Applications Development
Who We AreWhat We DoHow We DoVision and MissionLeadership TeamOur Offshore Development Center
Application Development and MaintenanceIT Remote Infrastructure ManagementQuality Assurance As a ServiceProduct EngineeringProfessional Services
Retail Banking and ComplianceInvestment Banking and Risk ManagementSpecialty InsuranceRetail & DistributionHealthCare
Microsoft TechnologiesJava PlatformOpen Source TechnologiesSmartphone Applications Development

Quality Assurance As a Service

When IT budgets are cut, the first aspect of an IT project to suffer is usually in the intangible testing phase. With a greater expectation on IT Departments to deliver applications faster with fewer resources, this is perhaps understandable. However, research shows that time to find and fix bugs pre-launch, through a planned test process, is less than half the cost of that required once an application is live. So if youre in the middle of a project, or if you have a live application that is starting to creak, then there are few wiser long term investments you can make than to appoint an independent test team to audit and benchmark your applications state of readiness.

ekSources Test Services team has the perfect mix of skills to provide superior testing activities, from requirements validation and test planning through to User Acceptance Test facilitation, integration, usability, regression / load and platform / browser compatibility. The team has expert knowledge of leading test automation and management tools such as Selenium, JMeter, QTP, LoadRunner, Test Director and Quality Center amongst others.

In addition, ekSources unique hybrid operational model ensures that testing services are provided on a low risk, best value basis, offering US co-ordination whilst allowing you to tap into the cream of the Indian recruitment market for test processes that can be delivered offshore.

ekSources infrastructure facilitates quick ramp up/down of resources based on client needs, requirements, and results in significant overall time and cost reductions. Clients can also make use of time zone differences to conform project schedules, achieving round the clock productivity.

Core Testing Services

As business environments become more and more dynamic, there is a need to shrink the product release cycles while managing costs and risks. EkSource addresses these issues through a complete range of testing services. EkSource offers independent testing services spanning the entire software release lifecycle. This includes formulating the test plan & test cases, execution, defect reporting, defect analysis, risk assessments and recommendations. EkSources quality assurance services helps clients deliver software with confidence and compete better in the market.

Testing Strategy Implementation

  • QA Methodology & Processes
  • Automation Strategy & Framework (Data-driven and Modularity driven)
  • Development of automated test suites and Test Harness
  • Execution of manual and automated test campaigns
  • Test tools evaluations
  • Defects Classification and Reporting Test Results Analysis
  • Test documentation - quality plans, test plans, test cases, test scripts & matrixes, test schedules, test conditions, test status reports.

Test Environment Management

  • Creation and Management of Test-Beds throughout the software testing lifecycle
  • Maintaining & Controlling the QA environments across different platforms

Custom Testing Services

  • SDLC phase
    • Testing of Web-based, Client-Server, Desktop applications
    • Cross platform/ Cross Browser/ Cross DB Testing
    • Unit testing , System (component) & Integration Testing , User Acceptance Testing , Operation Acceptance Testing
  • Specific application characteristics
    • Stress / Load testing
    • Performance Testing
    • Usability Testing
    • Security Testing , Compatibility Testing
  • Release / rollout
    • Documentation - Product Documents (User Manuals, Installation and Administration Guides, Online Help)
    • Regression Testing, Localization Testing, Release based Annuity Testing Service

Our Skill Expertise

ekSource helps organizations improve software product quality through manual as well as automated test cases using industry standard software testing tools as well as Open Source tools; that are best suited for the product and which significantly reduce testing cycle time. The following is an indicative list of our tool expertise:

Capabilities Tools
Unit Testing JUnit, NUnit, DBUnit, HTTPUnit,
Functional Testing QuickTest Pro (QTP), WinRunner, Rational Robot, Selenium IDE, Watir
Performance Testing Jmeter, Solex, Eclipse TPTP, LoadRunner, MS Application Center Test, WAPT, OpenSTA, WAST
UI Automation Library Selenium RC
Scalability and Reliability Testing LoadRunner, Quantify, Jprobe, Visual Studio Team, System Profiler
API Test Automation Nunit, Junit
Test Management HP TestDirector / HP Quality Center, TestLink, QATraq
Issue / Bug Tracking System Rational ClearQuest, TestDirector, Bugzilla, Jira, TeamTrack, SourceForge, MS TFS
Code Scanning and Coverage FxCorp, PREfast, Clover, EMMA
Build Automation ANT, N-ANT, Cruise Control, TFS Build

 

Partnering with EkSource helps clients leverage upon EkSources experience in testing business applications on a range of platforms and technologies. EkSource provides testing services in the focused domains of Retail Banking financial services, manufacturing, Retail,, and healthcare; while supporting technologies such as .NET, J2EE, Mainframes and Open Source.

Our Testing Project Success Factors

Provide assistance in making effective decisions along the way

Advanced Planning:

  • Setting realistic goals
  • Evaluating the application under test

Test Planning:

  • Assisting customers to decide what to automate and what cannot?
  • Design a flexible and scalable testing framework and process.
  • Implementing source control mechanism
  • Implementing test scripts development standards

Test Design:

  • Designing effective automation and manual test cases.
  • Build automation using modular object-oriented approach
  • Implementing data-driven models and configuration

Test Execution and Reporting:

  • Reducing the overall regression testing time
  • Generate effective and easy to understand reports
  • Establish clear and concise statistical and metric-based reporting of testing progress

Benefits of EkSource Offshore Testing Centers (OTC)

The benefits that EkSource brings into an OTC relationship with their client would be on 3 key parameters: quality, productivity, and cost savings.

Quality

  • Domain & product knowledge
  • Proven, unique methodology perfected over 200 person-years of testing projects
  • Comprehensive test coverage

Productivity

  • Multi-platform, multi skilled resources
  • Testing core competency with experience on diverse testing projects
  • Complementary time zones
  • Rapid internalization of client processes
  • Timely ramp up/down of resources
  • Re use Repository

Cost Savings

  • Immediate & medium term savings in software life cycle costs
  • Significant improvement in business requirements delivery
  • Cost and effort savings in setup & stabilization of operations
  • Reassign client resources to core business functions
  • Savings in cost/time/management of recruiting/training/retaining resources
  • Flexible staffing based on load variations
  • Low overhead costs
  • Compressed time to market - early returns on IT investments