Virtuoso reduces cost of software testing by 80%

  • SpotQA is a leader in automated software testing and has today announced the general availability of its flagship product Virtuoso.

    Virtuoso tests web and mobile web apps to identify bugs, inconsistencies and errors. Using intelligent automation powered by Machine Learning (ML) and Robotic Process Automation (RPA), Virtuoso testing is 25 times faster than traditional and automated testing, bringing down the costs of quality assurance (QA) by 80-90%.

    In addition, SpotQA has secured a $3.25M round of seed funding, led by Crane Venture Partners, a firm that builds data, enterprise and deep technology companies alongside Europe’s most ambitious founders. Other participation in the funding comes from companies Forward Ventures, Downing Ventures and Acequia Capital.

    Virtuoso’s easy-to-use interface is the first “Intelligent Quality Assistance Platform”. It enables non-technical personnel to automate functional, user interface design (UI) and compatibility testing across web and mobile web apps in a faster and more effective way than even experienced QA engineers.

    Uniquely, it enables testing in an efficient way across the entire software development life cycle from specification all the way into production.

    Adil Mohammed, SpotQA co-founder and CEO said: “Traditional automated testing cannot keep up with customers’ demand for high quality experiences across platforms 24/7. So we took a different approach to solve the problem. Virtuoso combines Robotic Process Automation (RPA) and Machine Learning (ML) to achieve significant performance gains well above the capability of traditional automated testing systems. This product will change the way modern software delivery teams test across the entire Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC).”

    Traditional software testing can typically be slow, expensive and complex. Manual testing, and even existing methods of automation, has not kept pace with modern approaches to software development such as continuous integration (CI).

    In contrast, Virtuoso’s ‘Intelligent Quality Assistance Platform’ offers a suite of capabilities that make software testing smarter, continuous, faster and accessible for web and mobile web applications. Using Virtuoso, any company doing a lot of development - from large enterprises to e-commerce - can easily test the quality and reliability of web applications and brand consistency across their web properties.

    Existing Virtuoso customers include the NHS, Experian, Chemistry, Optionis, DXC Technologies, and various other multinational tech companies who all work with SpotQA to automate functional, UI, compatibility, and integration testing.

    Tomos Walters, CTO at The Chemistry Group added: “Virtuoso was easy to set up for our automated testing needs and was up and running immediately. The efficiency and savings it has brought has allowed us to test faster with fewer resources and allowed us to focus our engineering resources on development rather than testing.”

    Krishna Visvanathan, co-founder and Partner at Crane commented: “Our goal at Crane was to back stellar founding teams, looking to revolutionise large addressable markets with product and technology that at its core, leverages data, automation and machine intelligence - the three pillars of the transformation of the enterprise environment as we see it. SpotQA embodies this - deploying technology to upscale what skilled human software testers can achieve and delivering huge efficiency gains to a multi-billion dollar market which has long been neglected. We are thrilled to support this company as they grow and expand.”

    Founded in London in late 2016, SpotQA is a privately held company. For more information, visit www.SpotQA.com 

     

    Source: Written from press release

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