The true cost of bugs

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Although software bugs are a constant in a developer’s work life, it is difficult to precisely measure and quantify their financial impact on companies. We all know that bugs are bad and they have a negative impact on the user experience, but how costly are those bugs exactly?

We’ve compiled a few interesting figures in this infographic. Something to show your management to justify investing in proper testing! 🙂

We’ve also included an overview of two modern testing strategies and their benefits: crowdsourcing and outsourcing.

Crowdsourced software testing

Crowdsourcing leverages the power of the communities to connect developers with testers all over the world. It enables software development companies to have their software tested at any hour of the day or night on little to no notice. The immediate benefit is that it samples a larger number of testers in different locations on a broad array of browsers and devices. It is extremely efficient if you’re looking to quickly get a sense of how well your site or app is doing and whether or not users appreciate it.

Outsourced software testing

Due to the variability of their software testing needs, many developers chose to work with an external software testing partner. This is beneficial because the individuals involved in testing the software product are not directly involved in the development of the product and are less likely to suffer from “tunnel vision.” They also bring an external, unbiased perspective to the product which can be insightful.


We hope that you enjoy!


Software Testing: True Cost of Bugs