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SQS launches testing-as-a-service with SOASTA’s industry-leading cloud test platform

August 13, 2013 No Comments


SQS, the world’s largest specialist in software quality, today announced a strategic partnership with SOASTA, the leader in cloud and mobile testing. The agreement will see SQS offering on-demand testing services using SOASTA’s automated cloud-based testing solutions for web and mobile applications – TouchTest and CloudTest. Working with SOASTA enables SQS to broaden its reach in the UK and globally through the new rapid-response, on-demand testing service.

SQS has long provided performance, functional and mobile testing services to its clients, and now combined with SOASTA’s industry-leading testing platforms, SQS will be able to deliver these services rapidly and at a very large scale.  CloudTest, an automated cloud-based testing platform, and TouchTest, a revolutionary functional test automation solution for multi-touch, gesture-based applications, will be offered as cloud-based testing technologies as part of SQS’ on-demand testing services.

Rob McConnell, Regional Director for SQS in Northern Ireland, sees the partnership as an enabler for delivering testing services more quickly and within new commercial models: “Traditionally, organisations have relied on predominantly manual techniques for testing mobile apps; SOASTA’s cloud-based platform is an industry leader and has been specifically designed for smarter test automation and quicker and easier performance testing of web and mobile apps. This enables SQS to offer pay-as-you-go pricing for testing infrastructure, provide leading edge diagnostics using a collaborative test analysis platform, and speed up the testing process.”

SQS on-demand testing services also include: security testing, performance testing and quality assurance through the entire software development lifecycle.

Peter Shieber, Head of UK Performance & Technical Testing at SQS, says: “Our on-demand testing services are well suited to testing at very large scale. For example, testing online gaming systems in readiness for sporting events such as Wimbledon requires simulating tens or hundreds of thousands of bets placed via content-rich mobile apps, web apps and other channels – performing such a test via traditional means is difficult and costly. With SOASTA’s leadership through CloudTest and TouchTest products, SQS consultants can economically apply a realistic, multi-channel load to the system under test.”

Chris Addis, Vice President and Managing Director of SOASTA Europe, comments: “With SQS and SOASTA’s dedication to quality, this partnership was a natural fit and we are excited to get started.  SQS’ consultancy expertise combined with SOASTA’s leadership in mobile and cloud testing technology offers a winning combination for organisations seeking a scalable, cost-effective and flexible testing solution, while looking to provide the best possible user experience.”

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About SQS Software Quality Systems

SQS is the world’s leading specialist in software quality. This position stems more than 30 years of successful consultancy operation. SQS consultants provide solutions for all aspects of quality throughout the whole software product lifecycle driven by a standardised methodology and deep experience in various industries. Headquartered in Cologne, Germany, the company employs approximately 2,400 staff. Along with a strong presence in Germany and the UK, SQS has further subsidiaries in Egypt, Finland, France, India, Ireland, the Netherlands, Norway, Austria, Sweden, Switzerland, South Africa and the US. In addition, SQS maintains a minority stake in a company in Portugal. In 2012, SQS generated revenues of 210.1 million Euros.

SQS is the first German company to have a primary listing on the AIM (Alternative Investment Market) in London. In addition, SQS are also traded on the open market of the German Stock Exchange in Frankfurt am Main.

With over 7,000 completed projects under its belt, SQS has a strong client base, including half of the DAX 30, nearly a third of the STOXX 50 and 20 per cent of the FTSE 100 companies. These include, among others, Allianz, Beazley, BP, Centrica, Commerzbank, Daimler, Deutsche Post, Generali, JP Morgan, Meteor, Reuters and Volkswagen as well as companies from every other conceivable industry.
SOASTA is the leader in cloud testing. Its web and mobile test automation and monitoring solutions, CloudTest, TouchTest and mPulse, enable developers, QA professionals and IT operations teams to test and monitor users with unprecedented speed, scale, precision and visibility. The innovative product set streamlines test creation, automates provisioning and execution, and analyzes real user behavior in real-time to deliver actionable intelligence, faster. With SOASTA, companies have confidence that their applications will perform as designed, delivering quality user experiences every time. SOASTA’s customers are many of today’s most successful brands including Avaya, American Girl, Bonobos,, Chegg, Experian, Gilt Groupe, Hallmark, Intuit, Microsoft and Netflix. SOASTA is privately held and headquartered in Mountain View, Calif. For more information about SOASTA, please visit

SOASTA is a registered trademark of SOASTA, Inc. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners. Other product or company names mentioned may be trademarks or trade names of their respective companies.



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