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For the 5th time this decade, tap|QA is on the Fast 50 list!

2018-11-16T11:23:40+00:00

ST. LOUIS PARK, MN-- (Oct 17, 2018) - tap|QA, a specialized provider of software quality assurance and analysis consulting services, has been recognized by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal as one of the fastest-growing privately held companies in the Twin Cities area for the 5th time since 2013. tap|QA placed #37 on this year's Fast 50 list, as announced by the Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal.  tap|QA's Fast 50 profile can be found here.  For this year's complete Fast 50 list, and coverage of the 2018 Fast 50 event, please click here. With its 5th appearance on the list in [...]

For the 5th time this decade, tap|QA is on the Fast 50 list!2018-11-16T11:23:40+00:00

tap|QA has been named to the Inc. 5000 List again!

2018-08-16T14:55:44+00:00

MINNEAPOLIS, MN, AUGUST 16, 2018 — For the fourth time, tap|QA, a Minneapolis-based IT Services Firm is proud to announce their appearance on the Inc. 5000 List!  In 2018, tap|QA ranked #3555 on Inc. Magazine’s annual list of America’s Fastest Growing Companies. From 2014-2018, tap|QA experienced a growth rate of 106%.  tap|QA joins a rare group of companies to be named to this prestigious list 4 times this decade. tap|QA is one of the premier Quality Assurance consulting solutions providers in the United States.  tap|QA currently works with clients nationwide and internationally, and has provided consulting work for over 800 individuals since their [...]

tap|QA has been named to the Inc. 5000 List again!2018-08-16T14:55:44+00:00

For the 4th time in 5 years, tap|QA has been named to the Fast 50!

2017-10-20T07:44:00+00:00

MINNEAPOLIS, MN, OCTOBER 20, 2017 — For the fourth time in five years, the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal has named tap|QA, a Minneapolis-based IT Services Firm, to its “Fast 50,” a list of the 50 Fastest-Growing Companies in the Twin Cities! The Fast 50 is calculated by ranking Twin Cities-based private companies by their three-year growth.  From 2014-2016, tap|QA experienced a growth rate of 53.57%, which placed the company as the 38th fastest growing company in the Twin Cities metropolitan area during that time. tap|QA's previous visits to the Fast 50 include: 2013: 3rd Place  2014: 43rd Place 2016: 37th Place tap|QA’s [...]

For the 4th time in 5 years, tap|QA has been named to the Fast 50!2017-10-20T07:44:00+00:00
  • tap|QA has been named to the 2016 Fast 50!

tap|QA has been named to the 2016 Fast 50!

2017-05-18T20:17:08+00:00

MINNEAPOLIS, MN, OCTOBER 14, 2016 — For the third time since 2013, the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal has named tap|QA, a Minneapolis-based IT Services Firm, to its “Fast 50,” a list of the 50 Fastest-Growing Companies in the Twin Cities! From 2013-2015, tap|QA experienced a growth rate of 56.01%, which placed the company as the 37th fastest growing company in the Twin Cities metropolitan area.  This is the third time tap|QA has been named to the Fast 50, following a 3rd place finish in 2013, and 43rd place finish in 2014. tap|QA’s 2016 Fast 50 profile from the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal can [...]

tap|QA has been named to the 2016 Fast 50!2017-05-18T20:17:08+00:00

tap|QA is on the Inc. 5000 List for the third straight year!

2017-05-18T20:17:08+00:00

MINNEAPOLIS, MN, AUGUST 18, 2016 -- For the third straight year, tap|QA, a Minneapolis-based IT Services Firm is proud to announce their appearance on the Inc. 5000 List!  In 2016, tap|QA ranked #3828 on Inc. Magazine’s annual list of America’s Fastest Growing Companies. From 2012-2015, tap|QA experienced a growth rate of 79%.  tap|QA joined just a handful of companies founded since the beginning of 2010 to have been named to the Inc. 5000 list three straight years. tap|QA is one of the premier Quality Assurance solutions providers in the United States.  tap|QA currently works with clients nationwide and internationally, and has provided consulting [...]

tap|QA is on the Inc. 5000 List for the third straight year!2017-05-18T20:17:08+00:00

tap|QA is on the Inc 5000 list for the 2nd straight year!

2017-05-18T20:17:09+00:00

SAINT LOUIS PARK, MN AUGUST 12, 2015 For the second straight year, tap|QA is proud to announce their appearance on the Inc 5000 List!  In 2015, tap|QA ranked #3813 on Inc. Magazine's annual list of America's Fastest Growing Companies. From 2011-2014, tap|QA experienced a growth rate of 79%.  The company remained one of the youngest companies on the list, having been founded just 5 years ago, in 2010. The Minneapolis-area IT services firm continues to grow at a fast pace, and now has over 100 consultants working with clients both in the Twin Cities and companies throughout the country. A summary [...]

tap|QA is on the Inc 5000 list for the 2nd straight year!2017-05-18T20:17:09+00:00

tap|QA is a Top 15 Management Consulting Firm in the Twin Cities!

2017-05-18T20:17:09+00:00

For the third consecutive year, tap|QA has been named to the Minneapolis/St.Paul Business Journal's list of Top Management Consulting Firms. This year, our explosive growth pushed us to our highest ranking yet! We ranked 15th - moving up several spots from last year. The full list can be found here: www.bizjournals.com/twincities/subscriber-only/2015/05/29/management-consulting-firms.html "We're extremely excited about our ascension up this list," said Partner Kimberly Bunda. "There are a number of great firms on this list, and for us to be ranked among them - and to continue to move UP this list - is really great for tap|QA. We're excited about our growth [...]

tap|QA is a Top 15 Management Consulting Firm in the Twin Cities!2017-05-18T20:17:09+00:00

tap|QA Welcomes Minneapolis QA Expert Steve Timmerman to our Team!

2017-05-18T20:17:09+00:00

SAINT LOUIS PARK, MN, September 9th –tap|QA is excited to announce the hiring of local Quality Assurance expert Steve Timmerman. Steve will serve as tap|QA’s Director of Quality Assurance Delivery. He will play multiple roles with the organization, both client-facing and internal, particularly focusing on tap|QA’s continued expansion into markets beyond the Twin Cities. Steve Timmerman is one of Minnesota’s most accomplished QA professionals. He has devoted his entire 25-year career to understanding and improving software quality assurance (QA) techniques, methods, documentation, and process. His structured and disciplined testing approach, high-quality testing skills, and his knowledge of innovative testing concepts enable [...]

tap|QA Welcomes Minneapolis QA Expert Steve Timmerman to our Team!2017-05-18T20:17:09+00:00

tap|QA is named #781 on the 2014 Inc. 5000 list!

2017-05-18T20:17:09+00:00

Saint Louis Park, MN, August 20, 2014 – For the first time, tap|QA has been named to Inc. Magazine’s annual list of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies. In its first year of eligibility, tap|QA ranked #781 on the 2014 Inc. 5000. Additionally, the software testing and quality assurance consulting firm rated highly in other categories as well. tap|QA was the 9th fastest growing company in both the state of Minnesota and the Minneapolis-St. Paul Metro area between 2010 and 2013. tap|QA also cracked the Top 100 IT Services Companies during this span, ranking 94th among all IT Services firms in America. “We [...]

tap|QA is named #781 on the 2014 Inc. 5000 list!2017-05-18T20:17:09+00:00

tap|QA’s Stephanie Sasik featured in the Star Tribune!

2016-04-12T11:34:00+00:00

The StarTribune's Laura French wrote an article featuring tap|QA consultant Stephanie Sasik for the July 27th "My Job" feature. In the article, Stephanie talks about her foray into the Quality Assurance and IT Consulting field, despite having a "traditional technology background." Please check out the entire article My Job: Stephanie Sasik. Stephanie's story is not all that different from many of our consultants who have started their IT and QA careers with tap|QA. We are proud of our track record of bringing newcomers into the exciting IT and QA fields, and bringing Quality Assurance jobs back to Minnesota. Please check out [...]

tap|QA’s Stephanie Sasik featured in the Star Tribune!2016-04-12T11:34:00+00:00
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