Testing & QA

One year on: the FCA’s regulatory sandbox

A year on from launching its regulatory sandbox, which was established to support the FCA’s objective of promoting effective competition in the interests of consumers, the FCA has released a report of its progress. The sandbox, which enables firms to test innovative products, services or business models in a live user environment, while ensuring that »

UL and Abrantix team up for automated testing of payment terminals

UL, the Illinois-based provider of IT product development services has announced a collaboration with Zurich-based Abrantix, an independent company founded in 2001 which specialises in payment software engineering, to launch UL Brand Test Robot. The robot will be used to physically test payment terminals; typically a manual and repetitive process involving test operators pressing buttons, »

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 »

Ex-Barclays CEO Jenkins Bags $46 Million for His Fintech Startup

Now Jenkins has the opportunity to practice what he preaches. Today his fintech startup, 10X Future Technologies Ltd., announced it has raised 34 million pounds ($46 million) in a Series A round led by Ping An Insurance (Group) Company of China Ltd., a financial services firm in Shenzhen, and Oliver Wyman, a consulting firm owned »

Equifax Falls After Signs It Was Slow to Fix Flaw Hackers Used

Equifax Falls After Signs It Was Slow to Fix Flaw Hackers Used

The disclosure suggests that Equifax may have been slow to take basic steps to secure its most sensitive data, and will likely add to calls for stronger oversight of an industry whose information in the hands of criminals can enable the worst kinds of identity theft and fraud. The company faces a Federal Trade Commission »

TestPlant launches new automation suite

London-based test automation vendor, TestPlant, has launched a new platform that it says will predict, verify and monitor an application before and after each release, and rate it on key criteria of user satisfaction, its success in conversion – or the change in functionality from the legacy app – adoption and retention. Research commissioned by »

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 »

QA Mentor acquires Zado, Indian software testing company

Rusland Desyatnikov, CEO and founder of QA Mentor, said Zado Infotech’s Z-Automate technology can convert manual resources to automated script by individuals without any programming experience or knowledge. Desyatnikov said: “This unique script-less framework with an easy spreadsheet interface for test suite configuration and development will allow manual testers to convert manual regression ... »

Deutsche Börse, Illuminate invest $5 million in startup RegTek.Solutions

Illuminate Financial Management and Deutsche Börse together have provided RegTek.Solutions, a provider and specialist in global regulatory compliance software for trade and transaction reporting, with a US$5 million Series A funding round investment. New York-based startup RegTek.Solutions was launched earlier this year by Risk Focus a risk and regulatory services firm. It markets compliance softw... »

Cigniti hires former Infosys veteran

Srinath Batni, formerly the head of delivery excellence at Infosys, the leading software integrator, has joined test services vendor Cigniti Technologies as an independent director. Cigniti chairman and managing director, C V Subramanyam said that Batni’s expertise will be a boost to Cigniti’s plans to become: “The world’s largest and most respected independent software testing »

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