PLEASANTON, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--QASource, one of the world’s leading software QA services providers, has opened a nearshore office in Aguascalientes, Mexico — bolstering the suite of Distributed Agile® services that it offers clients.
Until now, QASource, based in the San Francisco Bay Area, has offered a hybrid onsite/offshore model with offices in Chandigarh, India. With expansion into Mexico, the company presents its North American clients with an economical opportunity to work with top technical talent within the same time zones as their in-house engineering departments.
“Opening a nearshore office lends itself to types of testing that need to be run concurrent to development — including continuous integration, Agile and DevOps,” said CEO Rajeev Rai. “We will build out our staffing in Mexico according to customer needs, but our core strategy will remain the same as it has always been: To source and retain high-quality QA engineers, and to deliver the best QA outsourcing experience possible to our customers.”
QASource executives considered multiple locations before settling on Mexico, including Brazil, Argentina, Canada and Costa Rica. Aguascalientes met the company’s selection criteria including an exceptional business climate, excellent infrastructure, safety, proximity to universities with good engineering programs, and a strategic location in relation to American and Canadian business.
QASource has leased a centrally-located building on Avenida Universidad in Ciudad de Aguascalientes. Aguascalientes is a regional hub in north-central Mexico and a popular location for international headquarters, known for its quality of life and prosperity.
By coincidence, the building’s exterior closely resembles the building QASource owns in Chandigarh. Also replicating the India facility is the nearshore office’s emphasis on top-of-the-line facilities and systems. QASource invests heavily in security processes and infrastructure in order to keep customers’ software and data safe. In Mexico, the same Cisco hardware, security protocols, hiring practices, and backup systems exist in order to ensure reliability and data security.
QASource’s core model is dedicated QA teams that extend clients’ software engineering teams, combining offshore — and now, nearshore — technical talent with U.S. management. QASource also delivers short-term, pay-as-you-go QA services through its self-serve platform QAOnDemand; and geographically specific crowdtesting services through MyCrowd.
A market leader in test automation services, QASource has grown since its founding in 2002 to an international organization of more than 700 professionals servicing clients ranging from VC-funded startups to Fortune 100 companies.