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|Legal Name: QA Consultants|
|Operating Name: QA Consultants|
1 Sparks Ave
NORTH YORK, Ontario
2500-1 Dundas St W
|Telephone: (866) 411-8271|
|Toll Free Phone: 1-866-411-8271|
|Fax: (866) 800-6293|
|Website URL: http://www.qaconsultants.ca|
|Area of Responsibility: Management Executive|
|Telephone: (647) 778-1905|
|Fax: (866) 800-6293|
QA Consultants mission is dedicated to becoming the world’s leading provider of sophisticated and quality testing solutions and related professional services. QA Consultants mission is to be the primary trusted advisor and solution provider in helping clients dramatically lower their testing costs and to achieve these results through onshore site(s) for testing solutions.
Today, many of QA Consultants (QAC) clients have realized significant decreases in testing costs, achieved dramatically improved quality, faster time to market and faster application delivery by automating key elements of their testing. Founded in 1994, QA Consultants have major clients in the UK, the USA and Canada consisting of some of the largest public and private sector organizations.
QAC’s reputation for onshore and the high quality suite of testing solutions is spreading in North America with several major US corporations approaching QAC to provide testing solutions without any solicitation from QAC.
QAC is currently the only firm that has separated the Quality Assurance Service business from that of Systems Development thereby providing;
Independent quality advice and testing;
Separation of duties;
Trusted advice and testing results;
|Country of Ownership:||Canada|
|Primary Industry (NAICS):||541380 - Testing Laboratories|
|Alternate Industries (NAICS):||
541990 - All Other Professional, Scientific and Technical Services
|Primary Business Activity:||Services|
Product / Service / Licensing
QA Consultant's OnDemandTesting™ Model is our most popular solution
With reducing the costs seems to be the "call of the day" for IT Executives these days and with QA and Testing often accounting for more than 30% of their budgets, being able to pay only for what they actually use gives them the opportunity to reduce the budgets they allocate for testing and at the same time be able to provide an influx of testing resources when they actually need them. Executives know that majority of Full-Time testers spend close to 40% of their time simply being on stand-by as they are so much depended on when development passes them the code.
On-Demand Testing offers a resource solution that combines the strengths of both I.T. agencies and global service providers while eliminating their weaknesses.
On-Shore QA Testing
QA Consultants offers an experienced staff of software testers and SQA project managers specially chosen to suit the needs for a specific project. We also maintain a large constantly updated network of consultants with years of experience in software testing, project leadership and SQA project management. This outstanding team can be assigned to any project at any stage of the development and can be managed by the development organization.
Work Products / Deliverables
On-Time and On-Budget delivery
On-Shore Test Factory:
Located in Toronto, Canada, the TestFactory from QA Consultants is the first on-shore testing facility in Canada, offering new opportunities for software testing and quality assurance needs.
Cost reduction, return on investment, time to production, third-party governance (ie. Clients, developers), quality of final product, facilities and human resources are the focal points of concern for many companies who are seeking software quality assurance. These aspects tend to become an issue when outsourcing overseas, and offsite locations usually carry a certain level of difficulty due to their geographical challenges. Although off-shore facilities are still dominating the market and the shift to a local facility may take time, the results show a positive change in all of the above issues and more.
Based on experience and collective input from different clients, working with an on-shore facility can offer the following benefits:
- Superlative staffing in a top-level facility
- Same and/or cheaper hourly rates than off-shore facilities
- Easy access to location, designed for visitations and meetings
- No communication challenges due to different time-zones
- No immigration or work visas required
- All employees are hired from local Canadian Universities/Colleges, creating local job opportunities
Regardless of whether, you have an established QA department, you are planning to hire your first QA engineer, or do not think you need a Quality Assurance team, we can help you develop the highest quality product at the most economical fashion.
At QA Consultants, we believe that the software quality assurance is not just testing but a series of tasks that are focused to ensure the highest standards of the delivered software products. The Software Quality assurance process should knit all the phases of the Pre Software Development and the Post Development phases.
QA Consultants works as an integrated part of your company and will help you to identify your needs, recommend the appropriate solutions, and implement them to achieve our common goal of High Quality Software.
We offer a compete line of software Quality Assurance Services and Solutions
Industry sector market interests:
- Consumer Products
- Information Technology and Telecommunications
- Service Industry
- Food and Beverage Manufacturing
- Furniture and Wood Product
- Pulp and Paper
- Plastics and Rubber Products
- Primary and Fabricated Metal
- Electrical Equipment
- Textile and Clothing
- United States
- Virgin Islands (U.S.)
- District of Columbia
Key / Major clients:Located in the heart of downtown Toronto, QA Consultants team of over 300 consultants has a wide range of experience and business knowledge and has a solid track record in Financial Services, Consumer & Industrial markets, the Technology sector, Communication and Content, Telecommunications, Government and Healthcare sectors. Innovative firms such as Canadian Tire, Symcor, Aviva Insurance, ADP, Loyalty, Shoppers Drug Mart and many others have outsourced their testing efforts to us.
Testimonial:Key Player: VP of Quality Assurance (fortune 500 company)
Goal: Dramatically reduce testing time on projects and increase quality of business applications.
Contributing Reason: Lack of experienced resources for testing and overall quality assurance.
Capability: Leverage QA Consultants services and Outsourcing to test & quality assure every major business application.
Benefit statement: He told us that he needed a way for his staff, while developing timelines for major applications and current workloads, to leverage dedicated services on a contract basis to implement a Quality Assurance methodology to their existing environment, integrate testing into each application delivery and train their internal & external staff in the use of Quality testing through mentoring & knowledge transfer.
Actual Benefit: The initial estimate for testing all of the major applications was 18 months. With the help of QA Consultants services, testing and integration of a formal QA methodology, efforts began immediately. As a result, the Quality Assurance group reduced testing time by 30% to just over one year, trained existing staff to continue the next phases by transferring the knowledge to full time staff and increased performance of the systems by 32%.
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Date Modified: 2013-05-25