How we work

a1qa - an efficient approach to customer engagement

a1qa has been a leading software testing vendor for over 15 years. Based on our extensive experience, customer-oriented approach and well-organized QA processes, a1qa has developed an efficient approach to customer engagement.

Benefits we deliver

We adhere to a customer-oriented approach to serve clients' needs and expectations. Our team dives into every customer business goal and selects the most suitable solution to make our clients successful. a1qa has highly flexible processes that are clear and transparent to our customers. These processes can be easily adapted and integrated with any external processes at any project stage.

Methodologies we follow

a1qa is always out to combine the advantages and best practices of all of the methodologies we use. We focus on creating an efficient, transparent, predictable, and controllable process.

Pricing models we provide

Depending on project-specific characteristics, we propose 3 major pricing models:


  • Pre-defined project requirements and scope
  • Any changes require re-estimation of cost and time frame
  • Fixed project cost and duration
  • Billing presupposes several milestone payments
When to use?
The fixed price model is applied to small and medium projects with a very clear scope, established methodologies and a stable set of requirements that isn’t likely to change throughout the project.


  • Non-defined requirements
  • Cost based on actual person-hours and can be adjusted flexibly
  • Any project changes are possible
  • Billing based on the amount of work performed in the billing period
When to use?
This model is normally used when requirements are not clear, or risks cannot be defined early on in the project.


  • General idea and basic project requirements
  • Team is flexible to any project adjustments
  • Knowledge retention and full control over the team
  • Billing presupposes defined monthly payments for the team
When to use?
Usually used for long-term projects with unclear requirements and frequent scope changes, or when you have several concurrent projects that may need resource relocation.

We have over a decade of experience in building in-house QA teams, outsourcing QA roles to suppliers around the world, and taking advantage of the latest technical wizardry such as crowd sourced QA and virtual testing environments. In the end, what's become clear to our team is that no amount of financial arbitrage or technical shenanigans can beat a boutique QA firm that's professional, diligent and focused on results. And a1qa is without a doubt the best QA provider that we've dealt with in the past 15 years. As such, we can without any reservations strongly recommend the work of the team at a1qa - for consistently exceeding our expectations.

Frederick Ghahramani

Cooperation with us is easy

We commit to keep all exchanged data confidential and not disclose it to any third party
Together we define functionality for testing and outline testing activities to be performed
Our team starts testing activities and delivers daily status reports.
You get complete test results, a detailed list of bugs and their severity, full reproduction paths and recommendations.

Why choose a1qa?


Transparency and control


Efficiency and value

Flexible engagement models

Minimal on-boarding overheads

Cross-product and domain-specific knowledge

Capacity scalability

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