You always need a test team. However, here are a few situations when you should think about hiring a test consultant:
- When you have tight deadlines and you need (additional) resources very fast
- When you need a person that is highly specialized
Don’t waste time employing resources that may only be needed for one particular project and for a short period of time. If you are sure that the initial schedule cannot be changed and you cannot move the deadlines, the best approach is to quickly hire a test specialist who will start working on the project right away and will have all the necessary skills for testing your product. However, make sure that everything that has already been done for the project is well documented or you may find out that you are not buying extra time by hiring a test consultant.
It takes time and money to train one of your employees to get really specialized on a certain test area. The testing training courses are not cheap. You might also …