Software testing services provider QA Source has established a delivery center in the Mexican city of Aguascalientes, saying Mexico’s time zone alignment with the United States adds significant value to its agile service offerings.
“Aguascalientes met the company’s selection criteria including (…) safety, proximity to universities with good engineering programs, and a strategic location in relation to American and Canadian business,” QA Source stated in a press release.
QA Source offers engineer supervision of software development from the initial design phase to completion, including product and procedural recommendations. Its strategy is to embed software testers within clients’ engineering departments, instead of offering remote testing services.
With an increase in revenue of between 20% and 50% per year, QA Source was able to acquire MyCrowd QA, a crowd-testing company, in August last year, expanding its suite of services to crowd-sourced testing. It also delivers a short-term, pay-as-you-go offering through another company in its portfolio, QA On Demand.
Executives at the Bay Area company reportedly examined Brazil, Argentina, Canada, and Costa Rica before settling on Mexico.
An office in Mexico “presents North American clients with an economical opportunity to work with top technical talent within the same time zones as their in-house engineering departments,” according to the company.
QA Source has not yet disclosed how many people it will hire for its Mexican operations. Today, it seems to have employed about 700 people across its three delivery centers including San Francisco and Chandigarh, India.
CEO Rajeev Rai has stated that the goal is to increase the company’s headcount to over 2,000 within the next 4 years.