Testing & QA

Swift bets on cloud for ISO 20022 testing

ISO-22022

The clear priority for the 8,000 delegates at Sibos 2015 – held in Singapore last October  – was ISO 20022. That’s the standard that describes the metadata repository of descriptions for transactions messages for interbank and corporate treasury payments, securities and derivatives trades and — at some point in the future — retail payments. Although ISO »

SQS partners with TraderServe for MiFID algo testing

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SQS, the London-listed software quality specialists, has partnered with trading software specialist TraderServe, to provide investment firms with a test service for compliance with sweeping new MiFID II rules regulating algorithmic trading. Although the deadline for the implementation of MifID II has been delayed for a year until the start of 2018, SQS and TraderServe »

Calypso says clients are buying its automated testing solution

Golden Gate Bridge

Calypso Technology said four of its clients, investment banks and hedge funds, have purchased its new Calypso Automated Testing Tool (CATT) with a further eight in the pipeline. The San Francisco-based firm became the first capital markets software vendor to offer an automated testing platform with a hard launch last November following a March 2015 announcement. »

Perfecto raises $35m to grow product range

Perfecto Mobile, The Boston-based provider of testing services for mobile app developers, has raised $35 million that it will use to expand its products and build out its sales staff. The investment comes from Technology Crossover Ventures along with existing Perfecto investors FTV Capital, Carmel Ventures, Globespan Capital Partners and Vertex Ventures. In particular, Perfecto »

Company and product news briefs

Larry Schmidlin, former vice president of technology at Wells Fargo, has joined Appvance, the California-based test automation specialist, as vice president of engineering. Schmidlin told QA Financial that his experience working on the buy side of software has made him aware of the efficiencies banks and other financial firms can achieve with automated testing. “These »

Consistent testing is key to revenues: Accenture survey

Financial firms expect their businesses and revenues will be more affected than others by challenges in digital technology over the next three years, according to an Accenture survey of 200 mid-to-large-sized European companies. “Digital”, in the context of the survey, released in November, covered developments in social media, mobile, analytics and cloud. The 46 financial »

The QA Financial expert interview: James Carlyle, R3, on testing for Blockchain

The QA Financial expert interview: James Carlyle, R3, on testing for Blockchain

It could turn out to be a defining moment in the history of Blockchain. April 19th saw the most significant capital markets test so far of a distributed ledger platform when Barclays used the stage of the O2 arena in London to demonstrate how its smart contract templates for ISDA interest rates swaps could be »

Test pricing: Automation brings new benchmarks

Shalini Chaudhari, Accenture

In the old days, when testing was something done at the end of software development, the metrics of pricing were simple. The testing services provider would charge a fixed price defined by the number of lines of code tested, or by the equally simple metric of getting the job done. The testing service providers with »

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