October 25, 2011 09:00 ET

SOASTA and uTest Expand Partnership to Accelerate Functional and Performance Testing on CloudTest Platform

New uTest "JumpStart" Helps Organizations Achieve Rapid Success With SOASTA's CloudTest When Time and Testers Are in Short Supply

DALLAS, TX--(Marketwire - Oct 25, 2011) - STPCon -- SOASTA, the leader in cloud-based performance testing, and uTest, the leader for in-the-wild software testing, today announced that the two companies have expanded their partnership to include uTest's new "JumpStart" service for the SOASTA CloudTest Platform. Now, customers using SOASTA CloudTest Lite -- the first free, enterprise-class performance testing solution -- can quickly and affordably begin conducting both performance and automated functional testing using uTest's crowdsourced service, which leverages more than 45,000 professional software testers to test applications under real-world conditions, using real devices, imperfect connectivity, and live testers. SOASTA announced the new functional testing capabilities in CloudTest earlier this month.

The two companies will be discussing their joint solution this week here at the Software Test Professionals Fall 2011 Conference. At the show today, SOASTA's Dan Bartow is presenting, "Real World Performance Testing in Production" at 11:45am, and uTest's Matt Johnston is delivering the luncheon keynote presentation on the topic of "In-The-Wild Testing: Your Survival May Depend Upon It."

"For more than a year, uTest and SOASTA have joined forces to give enterprises an affordable, scalable and comprehensive offering for performance testing apps under both simulated and live load conditions," said Doron Reuveni, CEO of uTest. "Now, with CloudTest Lite and uTest's new JumpStart service, our partnership has expanded to include functional test automation, providing an easy-to-use, risk-free solution for organizations that either lack professional testing expertise or face time constraints and need to scale quickly without long-term commitments."

SOASTA's CloudTest is the world's largest platform for testing the performance of Web and mobile applications at scale. The newest edition of CloudTest is CloudTest Lite -- free downloadable software that allows companies of any size to leverage the time-saving advantages of test automation for regression and smoke testing. In a complementary fashion, uTest provides end-to-end QA services -- including usability, security, and localization -- through a community of over 45,000 professional testers from 180 countries around the globe. As a result, customers can use uTest's JumpStart service in concert with CloudTest for a powerful combination of both automated and in-the-wild functional testing for comprehensively vetting the performance of Web and mobile apps.

"Three-quarters of the companies we talk to have inadequate testing, which is often the direct result of not having an available supply of trained performance engineers to build and run the tests," said Tom Lounibos, SOASTA CEO. "Through our expanded partnership with uTest, CloudTest Lite users can now easily leverage uTest's massive base of professional testers to quickly and affordably jump start the critical functional and performance testing of their Web and mobile applications."

JumpStart services from uTest for the CloudTest Platform are available now starting at $1,000. JumpStart provides expert services to develop either functional or performance tests cases, expert-guided test execution and test results and analysis reports. For more information, please email the team at


SOASTA is the leader in cloud testing. The company's CloudTest products and services leverage the power of cloud computing to quickly and affordably test consumer-facing Web and mobile applications at scale, providing customers with the confidence that their business-critical Web applications will be reliable and scalable, even under extreme loads. SOASTA's customers include many of today's most successful brands, including American Girl, Chegg, Gilt Groupe, Hallmark, Intuit, Microsoft and Netflix. SOASTA is privately held and headquartered in Mountain View, California. For more information about SOASTA, please visit

About uTest

uTest provides in-the-wild testing services that span the entire software development lifecycle -- including functional, security, load, localization and usability testing. The company's community of more than 45,000 professional testers from 180 countries put web, mobile and desktop applications through their paces by testing on real devices under real-world conditions. Thousands of companies -- from startups to industry-leading brands -- rely on uTest as a critical component of their QA processes for fast, reliable, and cost-effective testing results. More info at or

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