Founded in 2009, combined 50+ years experience
Over 100,000 tests planned, over 1M executed
Managed and staffed projects up to 20 engineers
50+ engineers available across 10 countries
Won the Clutch award "Top Software Testing Companies"
Won the Mercury 100 Award "Fastest Growing Companies"
Quality as a Service
Get expert-driven quality assurance that you can rely on throughout a project. We use on- and offshore engineers to give our clients timely and dedicated testing support.
At OnPath Testing, we derive deep satisfaction from knowing we are performing a job well done, while also giving back to the QA community by offering resources and participating in industry discussions.
What we value
Our principles of work
Quality is our top priority. We are dedicated to building software that works well, and that works as intended. That goal is achieved by hitting milestones throughout the process. By working with us, you can expect:
- Excellent testing strategy and execution
- Clear communications from a QA manager
- Responsive engineering resources
- Expert process and tools management
Meet the founder
Over the years, Brian has moved from web developer (bug creator) to QA lead (bug finder) to business owner. Throughout his career he’s enjoyed leading the test efforts for diverse projects from Java Enterprise applications to feature-rich web/mobile apps to niche IoT products. When not working with the team of dedicated engineers at OnPath, you’ll find Brian enjoying his dual backyards of the Colorado Rockies and the Indian Himalayas.
The OnPath team
Setting the standard for remote QA services
As a remote working business, we choose from a global talent pool of quality assurance engineers and managers. We find and hire the top engineers around the world to join our team, from functional testers and test team managers, to experienced engineers with specialized technical knowledge in automation, performance, mobile, and more.
As a company, we aim to build a diverse and inclusive culture. Our teams are well-supported in ongoing skills development, and we like to give back to our communities with quarterly donations to local charities.
Some useful resources
"Their flexibility has been really beneficial."
OnPath Testing has helped the client be more efficient in making assessments and fixing issues. They have great communication skills and use product management tools to stay on track. They are available and make time to talk through processes with the client.
"I liked how independent OnPath Testing was. It made them easy to work with, and my time could be put to better use."
OnPath contributed to the successful launch of a near-flawless end product. They displayed outstanding communication skills and integrated into a pre-existing development team without slowing progress. Their independent efficiency and team management skills were particularly impressive.
"We needed something out there in the market very quickly, and OnPath played a big role in getting that done."
OnPath became a crucial element to the successful development and delivery of the product. Their ability to minimize rework and maximize efficiency resulted in a successful rollout on deadline.
"OnPath Testing manages themselves extremely well. The testers were always very diligent and always got the work done."
OnPath was extremely responsive and meticulous throughout the project. They were an integral part of the end-to-end development process of the application.
"OnPath Testing has been very accommodating to us when things have come up unexpectedly."
OnPath displayed excellent skills in execution as well as strategizing how to structure and implement testing environments. When expectations of a particularly team member were not met, OnPath was responsive and proactively fixed the problem quickly.
What is your team structure, and how do you manage your team?
We’ve had lots of time to experiment and refine our process, to the point where we’re confident that we offer the best solution to ensure both your testing success as well as an affordable budget. Our typical team arrangement is a US-based lead to ensure strong leadership and crystal clear communication, along with our offshore experts that provide the bulk of the testing and your cost savings. We overlap with your developers at least 50 percent of their workday so team cohesion and communications are smooth, and meet regularly with your leads to ensure you always have the latest updates of our progress.
What kind of tools do you use to support your projects?
We have experience with many of the top tools in the QA workspace from the test management side (Jira, Confluence, Rally, VersionOne, BugZilla) to manual testing (TestRail, Xray, Zephyr, FitNesse, TestLink), automation testing tools and frameworks (Selenium, Postman, Nightwatch, Cucumber, Gherkin), performance tools (JMeter, LoadRunner, WebLoad), and more.
Why not hire an offshore freelancer myself instead of engaging with you?
Our leadership and experience is proven, so you get a QA team that can hit the ground running, unlike a freelancer who may provide a glowing profile but fail to deliver when it matters most. Hiring OnPath means leveraging our decades of combined testing experience. And more importantly, you have the scalability when your needs either grow or shrink - you don’t have to let your contractor(s) go if you need to save on budget, hoping they will be available when you need them back. The experience and knowledge invested in your resources is safe with us. And when you are ready to grow our team can meet your needs all under the same roof.
How do you bill for your work – is it an hourly rate or a flat rate?
We strongly believe you should only pay for what you need and use, and not be locked into a contract that doesn’t allow for the reality of changing needs. Therefore, we tend to work on a time and materials basis in our projects to offer our clients the greatest flexibility. However if you prefer a model of ongoing work with a retainer we are happy to discuss, please give us a call.
Can you work within our unique implementation of the agile process?
Absolutely. More often than not we work with teams that are using a hybrid of different agile methodologies and have a unique process based on their team dynamics, experience, and preferences. There is no “one-size-fits-all” within development and we are happy to work with and even improve your dev process as best we can.
What if we only need you for a short period, or as required?
Our flexibility in our resourcing is one of the reasons we have frequent repeat customers, and frequent referrals to their colleagues. We are happy to work with you to make sure your QA efforts are met in the way you need.
What can you do to help us provide visibility into our dev/QA cycle?
We work hard to expose necessary data within the development process to your decision makers - tech leads, support staff, sales people, and all others in the company that need to know where development and QA are at within any given sprint. We are experts at creating dashboards and dynamically-generated reports to meet these needs and work with your specific requirements to make sure this happens correctly.
Do I have dedicated QA engineers on my team or a shared ‘pool’ of resources?
Developing and testing a quality piece of software requires a consistency of knowledge and effort to get past the finish line in a cost-effective and efficient way. Therefore, we dedicate our engineers to your project to build the internal subject matter expertise, and never hide what is happening with our efforts “behind a curtain” like many other offshore companies. We are a dedicated part of your team and transparent about our work.