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QA Consultants is North America’s largest dedicated provider of software testing and quality assurance solutions.  We have over 600 IT professionals dedicated to supporting more than 25% of North America’s Fortune 500 organizations in banking, insurance, government, retail, energy, manufacturing, and web development.  Since 1994, we have successfully delivered over 2000 mission critical projects on time and on budget.  QA Consultants is headquartered in Toronto in a 66,000 square foot facility, with offices across Canada. We offer the industry’s most comprehensive suite of high-value testing solutions ranging from staff augmentation and managed services to the market’s only Canadian-based, on-demand Test Factory operation.  The scalable Test Factory offers onshore performance and ease of business at offshore prices. For information visit

Cognizant is a leading provider of information technology, consulting and business process outsourcing services, dedicated to helping the world’s leading companies build stronger businesses. Headquartered in Teaneck, New Jersey (U.S.), Cognizant combines a passion for client satisfaction, technology innovation, deep industry and business process expertise, and a global, collaborative workforce that embodies the future of work. With over 50 delivery centers worldwide and approximately 150,400 employees as of September 30, 2012, Cognizant is a member of the NASDAQ-100, the S&P 500, the Forbes Global 2000, and the Fortune 500 and is ranked among the top performing and fastest growing companies in the world. on Twitter: Cognizant.

The enhanced HP Functional Testing software suite enables IT organizations to update application development and testing processes to deliver applications, such as mobile and cloud, with high-quality results. The software solutions accelerate the adoption of test automation and continuous integration, and foster collaboration between key stakeholders across the application life cycle. As a result, clients can rapidly deliver new and enhanced applications that drive innovation—without sacrificing quality. Learn more at

Modern apps demanding high software quality from fewer resources in more compressed timelines is driving changes in Quality Assurance processes and tools. Microsoft's approach to address these challenges with Visual Studio 2012 was to fully integrate testing into the application lifecycle with powerful tools to enable quality, collaboration, and traceability.

With Visual Studio 2012, software teams can continuously realize quality in the development process. Integrated QA capabilities enable teams to collaborate, discover, and resolve problems before the end-user.  Testers can capture in-context information, enabling developers to reproduce bugs and quickly identify the root causes.  Try Visual Studio Test Professional 2012 today and rise to the modern challenges of QA.

Compuware APM® is the industry’s leading new generation APM solution for optimizing the performance of web, non-web, mobile, streaming and cloud applications. Driven by end-user experience, Compuware APM provides the market’s only unified APM coverage across the entire application delivery chain—from the edge of the internet through the cloud to the datacenter. Compuware APM helps customers deliver proactive problem resolution for greater customer satisfaction, accelerate time-to-market for new application functionality and reduce application management costs through smarter analytics and advanced APM automation.

SQE Training is one of the world's largest providers of software improvement training. We provide the industry’s best resources to help organizations meet their software testing, development, management, and requirements training needs. SQE Training provides a wide selection of specialized courses, developed and dispensed by industry experts, that deliver field-proven techniques for producing high-quality software.

M-eux Test is the leading solution for mobile application test automation and monitoring. The product detects UI elements by native object recognition inside the mobile application (native, web, hybrid). This product does not rely on jailbreaking or rooting technology as many other vendors do. That way you stay 100% compliant now and in the future. With M-eux Test, QA engineers are enabled to write scripts that can be reused for regression testing, performance testing and coded UI tests across different versions and across different devices. For best practices see |

Mobile Labs provides end-to-end mobile application testing solutions for the enterprise. A certified add-in to HP Unified Functional Testing (UFT) software (previously known as HP QTP) Mobile Labs’ flagship product, Mobile Labs Trust™, enables testers to cost-effectively extend existing HP functional testing solutions to test mobile apps on real devices. In addition, Mobile Labs DeviceConnect™, an internal device cloud, delivers comprehensive management capabilities for mobile devices in corporate test labs. The patent-pending technology is internal to a company’s worldwide infrastructure, providing highly secure access to and management of the entire inventory of test devices across all major mobile platforms.

Klocwork® helps developers create more secure and reliable software. Our tools analyze source code on-the-fly, simplify peer code reviews and extend the life of complex software. Over 1000 customers, including the biggest brands in the mobile device, consumer electronics, medical technologies, telecom, automotive, military and aerospace sectors, have made Klocwork part of their software development process. Tens of thousands of software developers, architects and development managers rely on our tools everyday to improve their productivity while creating better software.

The Toronto Association of Systems and Software Quality (TASSQ at functions primarily as a networking organization for quality assurance and testing professionals and is a Chapter of the Quality Assurance Global Institute. TASSQ focuses on relevant QA and testing training courses and monthly dinner presentations for members and non-members alike.

SELA Canada is a global leader in delivering top level training, consultancy, and software development services to Fortune 1000 and government clients. An Accredited Training Provider for the ISTQB and A Microsoft Gold Partner since 2000 with several Microsoft Gold competency designations, SELA offers more than 300 course titles delivered by over 55 senior trainers. Their award-winning Technology College offers a robust curricula and wide variety of certifications for the IT industry. SELA has over 800 clients including Microsoft, SAP, Intel, RIM, Motorola, HP, BMC Software, ECI, Comverse and IBM among others. For more information, visit

Your 1st Choice For Smart Testing Solutions. Founded in 1997, Professional Quality Assurance Ltd. (PQA) is Canada’s leading independent solutions provider of quality assurance and software testing services through a team of over 100 professionals. Services have been delivered to both national and international clients from a variety of industry sectors including Financial Services, Insurance, Healthcare, Gaming, Telecommunications, Government and e-Learning. For more information, visit

Certifying Software Testers in Canada, the Canadian Software Testing Board (CSTB) is committed to the development, maintenance, and promotion of the ISTQB Certified Tester program in Canada.  With Certifications ranging from Foundation to Advanced Levels, the CSTB helps Canadian Software Testers stand out from the crowd.  Visit for more information.

AppDynamics is the next generation application performance management solution that simplifies the management of complex, business-critical apps. No one can stand slow applications—not IT, Ops, and Dev teams, not the CIO, and definitely not end users. With AppDynamics, no one has to tolerate slow performing apps ever again. AppDynamics customers include Netflix, Priceline, TiVo, AMICA Insurance,, StubHub, Staples, Insight Technologies, and Cornell University. For more information, visit

Crosscheck Networks and its wholly owned subsidiary Forum Systems deliver solutions for deploying robust, resilient, secure and reliable Web services. The company's integrated, holistic product suite streamlines and optimizes resources throughout the Web services lifecycle, ensuring reduced time-to-market and more rapid return on investment. Crosscheck Networks is the only company with HP Enterprise Management Alliance Program (EMAP) certification for Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) testing with native HP Quality Center Integration.

Recognized as a technology innovator and security leader, Crosscheck Networks is the only company that has been granted a patent for its Forum Sentry XML Gateway and has been certified by NIST and the U.S. Department of Defense.

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TechExcel, Inc. is the leader in unified Application Lifecycle Management as well as Support and Service solutions that bridge the divide between product development and service/support. This unification enables enterprises to focus on the strategic goals of product design, project planning, development and testing, while enabling transparent visibility with all customer-facing initiatives. TechExcel has over 1,500 customers in more than 42 countries.

Perfecto Mobile is the leading global provider of cloud-based testing, automation and monitoring solutions for mobile applications and websites, utilizing a wide selection of REAL mobile devices accessible via the web.

Perfecto Mobile’s MobileCloud™ enables developers and testers, located anywhere in the world, to access a comprehensive range of the latest mobile handsets and tablets. Users can develop, test, deploy and monitor their mobile applications and services without having to physically obtain the handsets.

NVP Software Testing adds value to your software by increasing its Quality and Reliability while minimizing your risk. 

NVP improves Quality by assessing the state of QA and QC processes in organisations and recommending/implementing improvements.  We provide Test Consulting on current and recommended practices for client organisations within the QC and QA fields as well as Test Management to guide and lead the Software Testing and Quality Assurance process.

NVP provides Test Training and staffing to ensure successful project completion.

Softworx provides a suite of software testing solutions from best-in-class vendors such as Parasoft and Grid-tools. We help organizations automate their testing needs across development, QA and performance teams to ensure higher quality code that has been well tested across today’s complex integrated systems.  Our solution set includes Service Virtualization, Software Development Testing, Cloud/SOA/API Testing, Test Data Generation and Test Data Masking. By optimizing and automating the software development process, Softworx benefits organization using Agile, Waterfall, Hybrid, SOA, Open Source and other development models to dramatically accelerate their throughput and release higher quality software.

Based in Toronto, Softworx’s customer list includes the largest organizations across Canada.  Softworx has been focused on software development and testing since 2002. Please visit for more information.

Our Mission: To build the community of leading software practitioners. IEEE Software offers pioneering ideas, expert analyses, and thoughtful overviews for professional developers and managers who need to keep up with rapid technology change. This bimonthly technical magazine is the authority on translating software theory into practice.

Methods and Tools is a free e-newsletter providing practical expert knowledge for software development professionals. Methods and Tools gives software development ideas more than one page to express themselves and covers all aspects of software engineering: project management and planning, methodologies (UML, Agile), software quality & testing, configuration management, etc.

Auerbach Publications provides high-quality, high-caliber information for the diverse audience of professionals in the information and communication technology field. Leading-edge technical information combined with practical and proven expertise sets Auerbach apart from other computer-related publications. Authors of Auerbach’s vast array of books are selected carefully based on their expertise and contribution to the ICT field. The information is relevant, timely and accurate. Few publishers can sustain the longevity of practical and meaningful insight provided by Auerbach’s recognized authors and editors. Auerbach is one of the oldest and most respected publishers for delivering knowledge-based solutions to the most demanding ITC problems.

Software Development Times® is the leading magazine covering the software development industry. SD Times is available in print and digitally. It may also be read at SD Times (circulation: 70,000) carries more advertising pages than any other development publication and regularly covers software QA and test, agile and ALM development, software security, mobile and cloud-based development and much more. Subscribe free at

The International Function Point Users Group (IFPUG) is the recognized leader in promoting and encouraging effective management of application software development and maintenance activities through the use of Function Point Analysis and other software measurement techniques. It is the steward of the international standard of software size measurement – ISO/IEC 20926:2009 Software Engineering.

Visit where software testing and software quality assurance professionals go for answers—test automation, test management, test techniques, and more.

Better Software magazine delivers relevant, timely information to tackle the challenges of building better quality software, regardless of your role in the software development lifecycle. Bringing you in-depth articles on agile methods, people and teams, CMM®, software process improvement, ROI, and coverage on emerging technologies, Better Software is the only magazine for software professionals who care about quality.

Acmqueue provides a critical perspective on current and emerging information technologies, highlighting the technical challenges and problems that software engineers are likely to encounter when using them. In doing so, Queue helps readers sharpen their own thinking and pursue innovative solutions in their own work.