QASymphony asks: "Can 300 beta sites be wrong?"

QASymphony  today announced it has dug up more than 300 beta sites for its early release of a forthcoming cloud-based QA and software testing management platform called qTest. The beta sites come from Europe, the U.S., and Asia.  

Going to the cloud for testing tools is a growing trend, with IDC listing such attractions as the pay-as-you-go, monthly subscription model, non-intrusive updates, less IT staff to worry about, and faster software delivery to end users.

The testing management tool is aimed at small to growing Agile teams that want a better way to collaborate and manage requirements, design test cases, plan test execution, track defects, and generate quality-metrics reports. The qTest platform includes tools for importing test assets from other test management solutions or Excel. 

“Core to the application is the belief that testers should spend more of their valuable time finding defects, and less of their time creating documentation and reporting on those defects,” says its CEO, Vu Lam, who was recently profiled in the Sunday New York Times.  

“The application can scale to satisfy larger, more sophisticated testing teams looking to add more structure and analytics to their processes.”

Users can focus on simplifying a number of tasks such as testing administration, project set-up, and test case importing, freeing them up to spend more time doing what they like best, which is to dig out defects.  

Offered is integration with VersionOne, Fogbugz, Jira, and Bugzilla defect trackers.  qTest also ties in with the company’s qTrace screenshot capture and defect capture tool, which can submit bug reports directly into the management platform.

We should see the GA version of qTest come out late February or early March.

Launched in June 2011, QASymphony was founded by the same team that founded KMS Technology, an offshore software development house with 300 employees in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, and Atlanta, Georgia.

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