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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

Home of the Big Game… and Great QA

2018-01-31T13:04:55+00:00

Super Bowl 52 is this weekend, and the eyes of the world are on our hometown, Minneapolis.  We’re incredibly excited to host The Big Game! With “The Twin Cities” being in the spotlight this week, we wanted to take this opportunity to talk about how our region might be the ideal location for great QA work as well. Since our inception in 2010, tap|QA has helped companies improve their velocity of testing while decreasing their costs of Quality.  We provide industry-leading expertise in test automation, continuous integration, DevOps, and QA Process.  We bring work back to the United States at a [...]

Home of the Big Game… and Great QA2018-01-31T13:04:55+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

tapQA Interview with Mike Faulise

2017-06-07T13:49:22+00:00

StarEast 2017 - Jennifer Bonine interviews tap|QA's Mike Faulise on the value tap|QA brings and trends in testing & hiring in the QA industry.

tapQA Interview with Mike Faulise2017-06-07T13:49:22+00:00
  • The Futures of Testers and SDETs

The Future of Testers and SDETs

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

The American dream: pushing businesses forward, motivating new and improved technology, and evolving software cycles to deliver quality content. It’s a futuristic and rapidly growing world we live in, which brings us to the question: where is software and QA testing heading? Software testing and other quality assurance practices are seemingly getting absorbed into the product software development cycle due to the high demand for able and adaptive technology, yet there’s a buzz going around that the future is looking a little dim for software testing and the Software Development Engineer in Test (SDET). The truth is that the role of [...]

The Future of Testers and SDETs2017-05-18T20:17:08+00:00
  • Software Testers are an integral part of the software development cycle and quality assurance

Quality First: The Importance of Software Testers

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

The Role and Relevance of Software Testers Wouldn’t it be convenient if there were a way to ensure the quality and functionality of software and applications before they went on their way to your end users? You’ve heard of software testers and SDETs, and if you’re in the industry of QA, somehow you may be under the impression that their roles in development come with an expiration date (no offense, testers). Somewhere along the way software testers have become viewed as the second or third-string of the software development team; but in actuality they are one of the most important and [...]

Quality First: The Importance of Software Testers2017-05-18T20:17:08+00:00
  • The Next Generation of IoT and Why Quality is Business Critical

The Next Generation of IoT and Why Quality is Business Critical

2016-10-27T11:23:43+00:00

An expansive industry, expanded Whenever presented with the opportunity to research and talk about the Internet of Things, (IoT), we realize how mind-blowing it really is! The industry has grown so rapidly, almost unlike any the world has seen, and the power to monitor, analyze, optimize, and make decisions from the data of our everyday experiences is literally at our fingertips. The fingertips of those affected by the IoT for the most part belong to the consumers of things like a smart refrigerator, Fitbit, a smart toothbrush, and now, even a smart, self-driving car, of which we’re still awaiting the Kristen [...]

The Next Generation of IoT and Why Quality is Business Critical2016-10-27T11:23:43+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
  • What is an SDET and how do they influence the QA industry?

What is an SDET?

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

Along with the innovations of technology, the careers that go with it have evolved, especially when it comes to Quality Assurance (QA), general knowledge, and development of the products we use for business. Behold the new and improved Software Development Engineer in Test or SDET - architect, constructor, surveyor, and tester. What is SDET? SDET, software development engineer in test (or software design engineer in test) is a professional who can participate in the development and testing of an application or software. What are the duties of an SDET? It seems like as technology grows, titles and job descriptions get more intricate, as [...]

What is an SDET?2017-05-18T20:17:08+00:00
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