Many of our testing services are deliverable on a contract basis. A contract-based resource is a traditional 1-to-1 set-up of software testing resource to a Client project typically located at the Client’s office. Though this is not a rule. Contract-based resources join your team, use your infrastructure and tools, and add to your group expertise. This service type works best for organisations that have ongoing work month-to-month that requires a particular skill set to do it. 

For example, your organisation might hire a test automation architect to help set up a test automation team for four days a week, for six months. 


There are good reasons to hire a contract-based resource. These include:

  • holiday or maternity cover,
  • rapidly expanding project teams that can’t get permanent staff quick enough to cover work,
  • taking on projects that need a specialist skill you don’t have in-house.


Local projects are resourced from our Amsterdam office, by either a Test Manager, Test Engineer, or both. This means that our testers will join your team for the period of engagement.

The benefit is they are flexible in where they work. You have an option to have them work at your office, our office, or a schedule that uses both offices. You pay a premium for the benefit of having one of our team sit at your desk next to your Dev lead for a super-fast ramp-up.

Why Hire Contractors

You might wonder why an organisation would contract a test engineer rather than hire a full-time employee. There are several main reasons for this.

  1. Contractors provide temporary support in the ramping up and down of projects, helping to mitigate project risk.
  2. Contractors are commercially experienced experts bringing in knowledge to jump-start projects, shortening timelines.
  3. Contractors are cost-effective due to their flexibility.
  4. Contractors are highly specialised experts in niche industries where full-time employees would be very costly and not fully utilised. 

Benefits of Contracting

We have a large pool of tester engineers of various technical expertise, in a considerably scarce market. A scarce market makes finding a technical tester or quality assurance engineer fairly difficult, especially for short-term projects. Fortunately, we have many to choose from.

spriteCloud is known in the industry for providing quality testing services and our team of technical testers have worked with dozens of blue-chip organisations. We’ve got the technical knowledge and the commercial expertise to deliver testing at the level you require.

Due to scarcity in the market, good technical testers aren’t cheap. You also aren’t likely to require a full staff of testers all the time. With spriteCloud, you only need to pay for software testers when you need software testing. No need to worry about whether an expensive resource is lying idle or not.

We select our testers based on how well they are able to work as a part of a team. Our testers work with the scrum team to not only find issues but to help with fixing them. spriteCloud testers are also quick at getting up to speed with the project, keeping your project on schedule and within budget.

Hiring is always a difficult process that can take a long time, cost a lot of money, and still leave your organisation wanting. By placing a spriteCloud technical tester in your organisation we save you time, recruitment costs, and give you the flexibility to find the perfect fit.

You aren’t only hiring test engineers at spriteCloud, you are hiring one of a community of QA testers. Finding the perfect fit for your team can be difficult but our contract-based testing services mean you have access to a variety of testers to ensure you get the best tester for your project. Hire the best tester without the risk associated with hiring someone fulltime or hiring an unknown freelancer.

Hiring a technical tester only for when you need testing is just more efficient. QA testers are highly specialised and fairly scarce, meaning that a full-time tester will end up costing a lot, especially when they aren’t needed full-time. Fortunately, our contract-based testing services enables you to test only what you need, when you need it, and exactly how you want it, saving you big time.

Developers don’t make for good testers because they are concerned with solving problems, not creating them. Keeping your development focused on building instead of destroying means you can get your product to market quicker. It will always be more efficient and less costly to hire an expert short-term than to train a developer to do the job of a quality assurance tester.

Our spriteCloud Testers

Our software test engineers range in experience from junior to senior and specialise in languages like Java, Javascript, Python, and Ruby. Our team of testers are commercially experienced and we specifically hire software testers that are great at quickly integrating into your agile development team to working holistically and hands-on with them. Our testers are experts in: 

Contact Us

Contact us to receive more information or to request a quote for contract work. Contact us via the contact form below or call Baruch Annink at +31 (0) 646 955 406.