Services

Testing Services

Innovative test solutions, delivering results through quality assurance

We work collaboratively with our clients to help achieve complex and challenging goals, enabling realisation of tangible, long-term value. We have experience across a broad range of areas and industries, helping clients through our use of good practice and tailoring solutions around client specific needs.

Test Management and Execution

A test programme’s success is reliant on the test management and methods used. Inadequate testing is one of the main reasons projects fail. The early application of proven best practice test management and methods provides the best chance of success. This coupled with appropriate stakeholder engagement and collaboration can increase the scope for earlier go live dates as well as reduced development costs.

We can help with the entire programme lifecycle, offering innovative leading edge approaches covering test management, strategy approach and planning to test execution including performance testing and test automation.

We tailor our approach according to your needs, and can utilise a blend of our onsite, "near-shore" and offshore testing capabilities to suit your delivery requirements.

Assurance and Test Organisation Maturity

The cost of testing software can now account for as much as 40% of the total development cost within a project. Despite this, the challenges of software testing are often either not fully understood, or are well understood but there is little confidence in how effective current processes, techniques and tools are at addressing these challenges.

Our experienced team are able to offer a range of assurance services, from reviewing a single project to a full review of the test maturity across your organisation. We will produce a comprehensive report covering the methodologies, standards and policies in place and describes the commitment your organisation has to testing. In addition to recommendations of how any issue reported could be remediated, together with an assessment of the ease of resolution and the benefits this would bring to the business.

Test Organisation Transformation and Managed Test Service

In many organisations testing groups have evolved to cope with demand rather than being designed to deliver quality results. Too often companies are relying on key individuals, out of date methods and luck rather than managing testing as a coherent service that delivers quality to the organisation. With increasing demands, these behaviours grow to be more inefficient, unreliable and costly. This ultimately becomes a serious risk to the future of the business.

We are uniquely placed to leverage leading tools, methodologies and years of large scale delivery experience to help you define the most appropriate and effective strategy for your individual organisational and programme needs. Which can include outsourcing your testing needs with our managed test service.

The drivers and benefits of moving to Testing Centre of Excellence approach typically fall into one of the following three categories:

Reduce reputational risk - Reduce incidence of live issues and avoid “customers being our best testers”

Improve quality - Reduce number of defects occurring in later stages of testing and increase the independence of testing. Focused collaboration between business and test in addition to applying rigour to test process.

Cost efficiency - Reduce the need for long test phases (potentially by increasing the use of automation). Ensure correct resources (number and skills) are being utilised while being active in test environment coordination.

Key Contacts

James Russell

James Russell

Partner

James is a Partner within our Technology Consulting Practice and leads the Deloitte Testing Services Practice for Deloitte UK. He has more than 18 years of consulting experience, specialising in finan... More

Neil Brown

Neil Brown

Director

Neil is a Director within Deloitte’s Testing Services practice. He has been involved in Software Testing, Project Assurance and Implementation Management for over 12 years. Neil specialises in Softwar... More