QualiTest, the world’s second largest pure play software testing company, acquires the TCL Group, further expanding its global footprint and offering

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The TCL acquisition solidifies QualiTest’s leadership position as the rightshoring provider of choice in outsourced software testing and Quality Assurance, expanding its presence in the UK and India, and increasing its telecom testing expertise.

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Having TCL on board shall allow QualiTest to better utilize its innovative solutions and introduce them to new markets.

QualiTest Group, a global leader in Quality Assurance and Software Testing Services, announced the acquisition of the UK based TCL, a global Software Testing firm, strengthening its position as the world’s second largest pure play testing services provider, adding a strong UK customer base and offshore testing abilities in Bangalore, India.

QualiTest Group employs over 1300 software testing professionals and provides a variety of software testing services to a broad portfolio of clients, including global Fortune 500 companies.
TCL, based in the UK, an independent Software Testing Consultancy that employs over 130 Test Professionals, started at the beginning of 2000, with offices in the UK in London, Bristol and Exeter; in Zurich, Switzerland; in Cambridge, Massachusetts in the US; and in Bangalore, India.

The acquisition will expand QualiTest’s testing service business in the UK and allow it to offer both onshore and offshore testing, to meet customer need. Known for its strong customer base and telecom expertise, TCL adds its telecom expertise and software testing training capabilities to QualiTest. QualiTest will now deliver managed testing services through local teams and offshore test facilities in Israel and India, reaching new cost efficiencies, global markets and a 24 hour time zone coverage. With the ability to support onshore, near shore, on-site and offshore testing, QualiTest will now offer its customers the “right” shore for their testing services needs.

The decision to join forces was prompted by market demand for increased innovation in the managed testing services arena. Both the long-standing collaboration between the founders of both organizations and the great cultural alignment between the two companies provided a strong platform of trust and respect upon which the deal was ultimately built.

Ayal Zylberman, QualiTest’s President, commented on the acquisition: “QualiTest is already the second largest pure play software testing organization in the world and we wanted to make it a truly global organization to service our clients around the world. I passionately believe that joining forces with TCL significantly extends our market proposition and brings a strong cultural alignment. Having TCL on board shall allow QualiTest to better utilize its innovative solutions and introduce them to new markets."

Stewart Noakes, TCL’s Co-founder and Chairman, added, "TCL’s enduring vision is to become a world wide, world class center for software testing. After several years of close collaboration with Ayal and his team at QualiTest we believe joining forces will significantly accelerate that journey and deliver the market what it is asking for in a truly global pure play testing company." After the acquisition, Mr. Noakes will continue with QualiTest as CEO of the UK and India divisions.

About QualiTest
QualiTest Group is a global leading QA and testing company that is committed to improving quality by providing superior QA solutions and advanced methodologies to customers and partners worldwide. Through QualiTest's 1300 software testing professionals in 11 branches, QualiTest provides a variety of services to a broad portfolio of clients that include large and small organizations and global Fortune 500 companies. For more information, go to http://www.qualitestgroup.com.

About TCL
TCL is an independent Software Testing Consultancy that employs over 130 Test Professionals. Originally founded by Stewart Noakes and Tony Prosser at the beginning of 2000, the company exists to meet the needs of our clients who strive to ensure that their IT projects create value and demonstrate return for their investment. TCL is geared to deliver services in all areas of software testing including functional, non-functional and process improvement.

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