Avanish Pandey, Founder at Astaqc
Great Companies: How did you get your idea or concept for the business?
Avanish Pandey: I have been in the QA field for over 10 years now, after working as QA Consultant when I found out that my methodologies and frameworks could be utilized by more organization I transformed my consultant business in to an organization and started building a team to work forward with this vision of improving quality in Software Products.
Great Companies: What are the various services provided by Astaqc
Avanish Pandey: We offer all things Software Testing at Astaqc, starting from functional testing of applications to Security audits and everything in between. Some of these are
Coded and no code automation testing.
Performance and load testing of applications.
UAT & Alpha testing of applications.
Manual testing of all types of applications and IOT.
Development of custom testing frameworks
Great Companies: What makes Astaqc different from hundreds of other similar service providers?
Avanish Pandey: We’ve created a team that is filled with leader’s because we believe in taking ownership of the product with work on, we focus on communication a great deal, we believe a QA that can communicate well makes the QA times 10(10X).
Great Companies: What were the struggles and challenges you faced and how did you overcome them?
Avanish Pandey: One of the continuous struggle we face is bringing in the QA process at the right time, since most of our projects are from outsourced businesses, therefore many a times the product reaches us at a stage when the client is due to release, then they’re very keen on getting a bug free product, thus to be able to deliver of tight deadline with a product free from bugs requires us to quickly adapt to the products domain knowledge and build our tests around it.
We’ve also started educating our clients about the holistic and realistic approach of testing where the testing needs to start at the earliest possible staged to eliminate bugs from entering in to code as early as possible.
Great Companies: How do you plan to grow in the future? What does 5 years down the line Astaqc?
Avanish Pandey: Astaqc is in stealth mode and is building up a team that works with a rock solid set of principles, process and frameworks. This will enable us to scale quickly as our Testing services act a product that we can quickly integrate in to the client’s deliverables.
Great Companies: If you had one piece of advice to someone just starting out, what would it be?
Avanish Pandey: You are entering the world of software, do not be afraid of programming, it will be your friend for life..