quality assurance

World Quality Report shows IT spending on QA falling, TCoEs in decline

World Quality Report shows IT spending on QA falling, TCoEs in decline

After years of steady growth, the proportion of IT budgets spent on quality assurance has fallen from 31% to 26% over the past year, according to the annual survey of QA trends produced by consultancy Capgemini. Spending on IT hardware has meanwhile risen. The other key finding of the survey, which compiled responses from 1,660 »

Perfecto appoints investor Jim Moran, to executive chairman role

Perfecto said Moran’s focus will be to accelerate the company’s growth in quality assurance services. Moran was previously the managing director at North Bridge Venture, a venture capital firm, and Growth Equity Partners, an independent private equity company which invests in growing UK SMEs. Moran supervised investments in early-stage companies, including Paydiant, the cloud-based financial »

Caribbean-based insurance providers, Advantage, choose Graphite GTC platform for software improvement

The Graphite GTC platform serves business owners in risk management and financial planning and says its tools and technology enable the development of large-scale software projects and applications. Advantage said it will use the no-code development platform to build business processes related to insurance and data management. It said the GTC platform will develop more »

Announcing the QA Financial European Software and App Awards for 2017

Announcing the QA Financial European Software and App Awards for 2017

We are delighted to announce the winners of our 2017 European Software and App Awards. In each case, they have demonstrated innovation and excellence in response to the key challenges facing financial firms: increasing competition, increasing regulation and the increasing complexity and scale of technology requirements. THE WINNERS (Click for links to articles) Overall winner: »

Quality assurance and testing provider of the year & functional testing provider of the year — Tricentis

Quality assurance and testing provider of the year & functional testing provider of the year — Tricentis

Automation is the dominant theme in software quality assurance. Every financial firm wants to make that transition, and Tricentis — the winner of QA Financial’s top award — has become established as the market-leading scriptless automation technology with its core Tosca product. We interviewed leading customer firms Julius Baer, Deutsche Börse and Vantiv, along with »

Mobile testing provider of the year — Perfecto

How quickly can a bank test its app on hundreds of combinations of devices and operating systems?  Perfecto, a provider of cloud-based mobile testing environments, offers a solution for a highly fragmented market. Bank customers are unforgiving when it comes to mobile apps. Bugs mean lost market share. But every new phone release — indeed »

Bank apps need finesse with function – lessons from the gaming business

Bank apps need finesse with function – lessons from the gaming business

If you read recent customer reviews of banking apps, or the latest rankings published by tech blogs, then you will probably agree with the following sentiment: A good banking app doesn’t necessarily do more than a bad one, but it does things better. This idea that app quality is about finesse as much as function »

QA Forum launches with a focus on quality

QA Forum launches with a focus on quality

More than 100 senior quality assurance, test and IT risk management specialists attended the QA Financial Forum held in Canary Wharf on June 28th. Hosted by QA-Financial.com at Level39, London’s leading fintech accelerator and conference venue, the QA Financial Forum featured speakers from leading banks and testing firms. To start the conference, Nevin Thomson, Head »

Appvance releases automation platform

Appvance, the California-based testing software developer, has released a new product, the Appvance Unified Testing Automation Platform (UTP). The platform, according to Appvance, was specifically designed to help facilitate implementation of DevOps. Appvance UTP is expected to enter the market in Q3 of 2016. Customers using the existing Appvance PerformanceCloud (APC) will be able to »

The QA expert interview: Dale Bulmer, Markit

Data is the fuel for financial markets. Since its launch in 2003, Markit has grown to challenge the leading suppliers, Bloomberg and Thomson Reuters in its core markets, such as credit benchmarks. We met up with Dale Bulmer to discuss the key trends in mobile, security and vendor risk management, and how those trends translate »