We are a USA Based Company : Our mission is to provide the highest value LoadRunner services of any organization, anywhere, period!
We at LoadRunnerByTheHour.com refuse to accept mediocrity in services delivery to you. You should expect the same level of skill in your outsourced services provider that you demand of your internal staff. For if not the efficiencies lost in the delivery of services will more than offset any cost gains from going to a low price per hour provider. We have the same expectations for our own staff, technical excellence in delivery. We hire for the correct fundamental skills critical to success on the job and we train on both process and tools using established best practices and industry experts. Our LoadRunner performance testers are career professionals, not a transitional person on the way to a development or project management position.
It's Scary Out There!
Finding LoadRunner expertise in the open market is difficult.
In our delivery of services over the past 15 years we have spoken to well over a 1000 individuals with LoadRunner on their resume. What is pretty clear is that over 95% of the resumes on the street that market themselves as skilled in LoadRunner skills are fraudulent in nature with the resume holder possessing only marginal skills at best. Our experience is not isolated. Many organizations which search for refined skills find that the candidate pool contains a lot of individuals who have problematic skills in testing, application and database architecture, communication and even tool use.
The skill level with offshore outsource providers is not any better. Culturally offshore organizations are using Software Quality Assurance organizations as a dumping ground for new employees that are doing their best to move into development or project management roles. Training is rare. Mentoring is non-existent. People are often just tossed into roles with tools and very little training requiring them to sink or swim.
Who suffers? You do, the end client, and so does the reputation of the performance testing profession as a whole. We find this overall condition in the industry to be totally unacceptable.
Trend Setters not Trend Followers
For the past decade and a half all of our principals have been involved in direct services delivery for Mercury/HP tools on both a functional and a performance basis. Our tests have been used to value technology associated with merger and acquisition activities, assess prior to deployment the scalability of financial systems, publicly facing websites, and internal support applications; in short to reduce the risk of acquiring and deploying new technology. At times we have been asked to tackle technical challenges that have stymied other organizations with success. In fact, if you shop online, have a phone, hold a mortgage or have traveled via airplane in the last decade, then there is a very good chance that one of our engineering staff has assisted in testing systems that you have interfaced with.
We're not going to sit here and tell you that we can provide you brain surgery at an 80% discount. If you need brain surgery this is something you should not be shopping for on a purely price basis. Likewise if we represented that we could offer you competent LoadRunner services at $10/hour you would probably laugh. But what we can offer you is a distinctively engineered services product from a location inside the United States at a highly competitive price point that you would normally look overseas for. Test us, contact LoadRunner By The Hour!
This balance point between price and quality is not a new challenge. The Common Law Of Business Balance, attributed to nineteenth century artist and poet John Ruskin illustrates this quite well,
- It's unwise to pay too much, but it's worse to pay too little. When you pay too much, you lose a little money -- that is all. When you pay too little, you sometimes lose everything, because the thing you bought was incapable of doing the thing it was bought to do. The common law of business balance prohibits paying a little and getting a lot -- it can't be done. If you deal with the lowest bidder, it is well to add something for the risk you run, and if you do that you will have enough to pay for something better.
Teaming for Success
Consider our LoadRunner services at 20-70 USD/hr. These are blended team member rates where you will pay the same rate for all members of the team based upon the highest level of service required for the term of the agreement. This blending of internal rates allows us to provide to you, our client, high quality services that you may need at a very attractive price point.
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