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Things change. And change can confound our efforts to find something that we know used to exist and very well might still exist in some form. The primary purpose of this page is to track changes in the vendors of software test tools, software test training courses, and software testing services, and also the tools and courses themselves, to help you find a resource that you're having trouble locating or at least have the peace of mind that it really no longer exists. The type of changes tracked include:
For some background information about this page, see the article "Populating the Boneyard" and the Gray Matters podcast where I discuss the Boneyard.
The information on this page is based mainly on the change log that has been maintained for testingfaqs.org for the last several years. This is not a comprehensive list of changes in the software test industry, though I'd like to hear any additional information that you may have. If there are any errors on this page, please let me know. Contact the maintainer at .
Was listed on the Contractors & Consultants list. Their web site seems to have changed ownership some time between August and October 2005, and their contact information is no longer valid.
Acquired by Mentor Graphics Corporation in March 2002. Was the vendor of the E-SIM tool. Mentor now sells EDGE SimTest, which may be related.
No longer provides the freeware defect tracking tool OpenTrack (also sometimes called Open Track).
A Belfast, Northern Ireland company formerly listed on the Contractors & Consultants list. The company is no longer reachable.
Vendor of the Malpas tool, they were acquired by Atkins Limited on March 16, 2007 and are still selling the tool. They were listed here as Advantage Technical Consulting. The relationship to Advantage Business Group is unclear.
The vendor of the QEngine web test tool, changed its name to ZOHO Corporation according to a May 27, 2009 press release.
Was the vendor of the AgitarOne unit test tool, based in California. Acquired by McCabe Software, Inc. in June 2008 and still marketing AgitarOne as Agitar Technologies, Inc., now based in Rhode Island.
A testing services compay, which changed its name to the Ajilon Global Solutions Center.
Now known as Ajilon Consulting Labs.
Vendor of the eQRP tool based in Quebec, Canada. Amadeus was acquired by DECIMAL on July 9, 2008, and now operates as a division of DECIMAL.
No longer sells the ClearQuality defect tracking tool (also known as Clarify ClearQuality) as of February 2006 or before, though they are marketing a defect tracking tool under a different name.
Spawned the Software Quality Partners division in 1990. It's not clear whether Software Quality Partners was ever a separate corporate entity before its acquisition by Ajilon Consulting in 1999. Analysis and Computer Systems' web site still refers to Software Quality Partners as a "commercial division" as of February 2004.
No longer in business, as confirmed in February 2004 by John Jensen. Formerly listed on the Contractors & Consultants List.
The company's web site went down in January 2007, when the copyright date hadn't been updated since 2004. They used to sell Bug/Defect Tracking Expert.
Acquired by Metrowerks, which was then a Motorola company, in November 2002. The CodeTEST tool is now sold by Metrowerks' parent company Freescale Semiconductor Inc. which spun off from Motorola in July 2004.
Removed their Tesify tool from the market, probably between June and September 2003. They are now marketing ApTest Manager.
A company in the Czech Republic that used the webspacestation.com domain, listed on the Contractors & Consultants List. Now based in Illinois, USA and called Intetics Co. with Web Space Station as a DBA. Arch Ltd. is listed as a Czech Republic Representative Office of Intetics Co.
Web site is no longer up. Used to sell the defect tracking tool BugBase.
No longer sells Reconfigurable Interface Simulation/Stimulation Tool (RISST), but they still do have several other tool offerings.
Acquired by Ascom (Ascom Holding AG) in March 2008, along with Argogroup GmbH, but still doing business as Argo. Also known as ArgoGroup and Argo Interactive Group plc., they are the vendor of the Monitor Master tool.
Was listed on the Contractors & Consultants List in 2002, but is no longer reachable.
Vendor of the IOS/Track tool. The company's web site changed hands some time between December 2007 and December 2008 and the tool seems to be off the market.
Sold its core business to InfoVista and ceased operation around July 2003. Atesto used to offer the Atesto Functional Testing Service and Atesto Automated Load Test.
Shortened its name to Atlassian Pty Ltd apparently in January 2008.
Marketed an Eclipse plugin for bug tracking named AT-Project. Their atreides-technologies.com domain changed hands in September 2007 and they no longer seem to be in business.
Acquired by Rational Software Corporation.
ATTOL UniTest, ATTOL SystemTest, and ATTOL Coverage are now sold by Rational Software Corporation as Rational Test RealTime Unit Testing, Rational Test RealTime System Testing, and Rational Test RealTime Coverage, respectively.
Changed its name to Access Testing Centre in 2000. Listed on the Contractors & Consultants List.
Renamed their AQTest tool to TestComplete.
This company, which was based on Tewksbury, Massachusetts, is no longer reachable. They were listed on the Contractors and Consultants List. Their URL was www.asitest.com. They seem to have no relation to Automated Solutions, Inc. in Colorado Springs, Col
This California-based service provider is no longer reachable. The web site went down some time between January 2008 and March 2009.
A web portal and former home of the Test Now add-on package for Rational Visual Test. The site went offline in November 2008. Test Now is no longer available.
AutoTest Web's functionality was merged with AutoTester. AutoTester seems to be out of business now. In June 2007 or before, AutoTester's phone was disconnected, and their web site went offline in July 2007. AutoTester sold AutoTester for Windows, AutoTester for OS/2, AutoTester Client/Server for use with SAP R/3, AutoAdviser, Test Station, Test Library Manager, AutoController, and AutoController with Virtual DirectTest.
A professional services company formerly based in Herndon, Virginia which was added to the Contractors & Consultants List in June 1998. The company is no longer reachable, and probably took its web site down in 2000 or before.
Removed Perfect Tracker from the market in 2004, superseded by other tools offered by Avensoft.
This was Greg Pope's consulting company. The name of the practice was changed to Gregory M. Pope Consulting, first appearing publicly in September 2004 and still active. The azor.com web domain changed hands around December 2006.
Changed its name to TestQuest in 2000. Their B-Tree tool was renamed TestQuest Pro Test Automation System.
Used to sell Error Projection Tool. Beacon Hill Software has disappeared.
Acquired in 1997 and renamed Telcordia Technologies, Inc.
Seems to have renamed the SoftTest tool as "RBT".
The company was acquired by Technology Builders Inc. in 1999, who renamed the RBT tool CaliberRBT. Follow the lineage from Technology Builders, Inc., Starbase Corporation, and Borland to find Richard B
After acquiring the rights to CaliberRBT (or whatever it was called at the time) from Borland, Bender RBT, Inc. renamed the tool BenderRBT.
Swedish vendor of the WinFeedback test automation tool. Their web site went down some time between August 2007 and November 2008.
Known as BetaSoft Inc. as of February 2006 or before. The name "BetaSoft SQA Consulting Services" was used when they were addded to the Contractors and Consultants list in December 1999; it's not clear if this was ever a legal company name.
Used to sell the TrueJ audit and metrics tool for Java. Their web site was no longer reachable after June 2004.
An Ireland-based company that used to sell the CheckMate static analysis tool. The company is no longer reachable and their web site seems to have gone offline after October 2001.
After acquiring StarBase in 2002, Borland sold the rights to the CaliberRBT tool to Bender RBT, Inc. Borland continues to sell CaliberRM, the requirements management tool.
Renamed SilkRadar as SilkCentral Issue Manager in 2005.
A testing service provider in Chennai, India. The company could not be reached as of March 2009 or earlier.
Used to sell "Bug Tracker Software" at www.bug-tracker-software.com. The company is no longer reachable, as of some time between 2005 and 2008.
Used to sell LogStomper and other tools. Become unreachable some time between January 2007 and December 2008.
The company, which sold the bugVisor defect tracking tool, is no longer reachable. The web site possibly was taken down some time in 2003.
No longer in business. Their web site went offline some time between August 2006 and October 2007. Was listed on the Contractors & Consultants list.
Changed the name of their C-Cover tool to BullseyeCoverage.
Withdrew the WebSpray tool from the market but is considering releasing it again in the future.
Now known as Distributed Computing, Inc. Changed name some time between 2001 and 2003.
Merged with Spirent plc, according to an August 2002 press release. Spirent acquired their Avalanche and Reflector tools in the process.
Acquired by Atlassian Pty Ltd. according to an August 1, 2007 press release. Cenqua's code coverage tool, Clover, is now sold by Atlassian.
Acquired by Integrated Computer Solutions, Inc. around July 2004. The QC/Replay tool is now marketed as Replay Xcessory. TestCenter is no longer on the market.
Discontinued Acqua, AcquaProva, and AcquaNavio. CenterLine Software is no longer in business. Their technologies were purchased by CenterLine Development Systems.
Distributed cUnit, a freeware unit testing tool. The tool's last release on codefactory.se was in September 2001.
Acquired by Nortel Networks, Inc., according to a March 16, 2000 press release. The Clarify ClearQuality tool was acquired in the process.
Michael Deck closed his services company in June 2005.
Daniel Mosley retired and put his consulting practice up for sale some time between October 2006 and January 2007.
Acquired by Quest Software, Inc., according to an April 19, 2000 press release. Quest acquired the Benchmark Factory tool in the process.
A tool vendor in the Czech Republic that now calls itself "CMS."
Sold its Software Testing and Release Services group in Nashua, NH to Software Quality Partners (or its parent, Analysis and Computer Systems, Inc. - the lineage isn't clear). The Compaq IQ Center New England, formerly listed on the Contractors & Consultants List, also doesn't seem to exist any more. The organization was previously called the Enterprise Systems Lab. Archive.org doesn't have a snapshot of their web site after October 2002.
Microsoft acquired the Virtual PC product from Connectix in February 2003, and hired several Connectix employees. The fate of Connectix is uncertain, though their web site is no longer up.
Acquired by Telelogic AB, according to a October 25, 2000 press release. Their ChangeSynergy tool is now available from Telelogic AB.
Changed its name to Cenqua Pty Ltd. in 2004.
The former home of the itracker tool, the site went offline some time between 2006 and 2008, with the latest copyright date being in 2004. The itracker tool now lives on www.itracker.org.
A testing services company in Virginia that stopped operating some time before March 2009.
Quotium Technologies SA announced on March 19, 2002 that it acquired the assets and some of the employees of Cyrano SA, which was based in France. Cyrano's UK branch (including many of the original developers of the OpenSTA tool) was liquidated. The US branch still exists separately as Cyrano, Inc. The ownership of Cyrano SA's tools is unclear.
Changed its name to Vedant Incorporated on September 1, 2005 and rebranded its tools. They had CYRANO ServerPac and CYRANO TEST listed on this site.
Acquired by Lionbridge Technologies, Inc., and made part of Lionbridge's VeriTest division.
Herndon, Virginia-based vendor of the defectX defect tracking tool. The company is no longer reachable. The last appearance on archive.org was in 2006. The copyright date on the site at that time was 2004.
An Irish services company, acquired by SunGard Data Systems Inc. on July 1, 2008 but still operating as a separate entity.
The company is no longer reachable as of December 2003. Used to sell the DigitalBees load testing tool.
Eastern Systems is no longer selling tools. They used to sell TestPlan and they distributed the LDRA tool suite. The LDRA tool suite continues to be available from LDRA Ltd.
Used to sell the ProjecTrak Bug Tracker. Their projectrak.com web site was last spotted by archive.org in December 2003.
Eden Communications was acquired by UNICOM Systems, Inc. according to a November 2006 press release. UNICOM offers Issue Tracker for Lotus Notes, which could be related to ProjecTrak.
No longer offers courses related to software testing.
Sold its e-TEST suite to Oracle Corporation, which renamed it Oracle Application Quality Management, on June 6, 2008. This seems to include the e-Tester, e-Monitor, e-Load, and d-Tracker tools. Empirix still has other tools on the market.
Sold its ANVL product line to Ixia, which now calls it IxANVL. Announced February 2002.
A former testing service provider in Illinois, USA. The company's web site was taken down between December 2007 and February 2008.
Used to sell Bug Cracker. Their web site hadn't been updated since January 2003 and is no longer up. The company appears to be defunct.
Their web site and also remotecog.com were redirected to ReliAgent site at reliagent.com. There was no mention of Five Nine's RemoteCog tool on ReliAgent's web site.
reliagent.com is no longer up as of March 2008 or before.
Formerly Hughes Software Systems Limited (HSS), Flextronics changed its name to Aricent. Listed on the Contractors & Consultant List.
Acquired by Mercury Interactive in May, 2001, along with their SiteScope and SiteSeer tools.
A French tool vendor that sold the testcase management tool, TEO. Their gako.fr domain is no longer registered. Their web site was last updated around December, 2003 and went offline June 2004.
Acquired by SRA International, Inc. on July 1, 2005. Was listed on the Contractors & Consultants List.
Was acquired by Mission Critical Software in 2000, which itself immediately merged with NetIQ Corporation. Ganymede's Pegasus and Chariot tools were acquired in the process.
Merged with IntegriSoft, Inc. around August 2002 to form Tester's Edge, Inc.
Acquired by Macrovision Corporation in September 2000. Globetrotter was subsequently referrred to as "a Macrovision company" or Macrovision's "Globetrotter Software Division," and most recently, the "Software Technologies Group of Macrovision Corporation." Globetrotter's GTBug tool no longer seems to be on the market as of February 2006 or earlier.
An Australia-based firm that sold the static analysis tool SHOWFLOW. The company is no longer reachable as of February 2005 or earlier.
Discontinued Autoscriptor Inferno. (Was listed under the name Gresham Computing, Inc. in Newburyport, MA, with the URL www.asitest.com.)
Sold the SIM Group to Software Quality Systems AG in May 2001. SIM Group was listed as SIM, Ltd. in the Contractors & Consultants List.
A Germany-based consultancy. Their web site was taken down some time between October 2007 and December 2008, and perhaps wasn't maintained after 2006.
The BugLister tool was marketed under the personal name Hajo Kirchoff, but in mid to late 2003 the corporate identity was changed to Lit Window Productions.
Formerly a Teradyne company, now part of a merger which formed Empirix, Inc.
Helis was a freeware bug tracking tool from Gilles Casse. The site went offline some time between December 2005 and March 2006, with the latest copyright date in 2004.
Sold the Team Tracker tool. The Australia-based company's web site was taken offline around June 2003.
Changed its name to Flextronics Software Systems Limited. Listed on the Contractors & Consultants List.
A consulting firm in northern Virginia. The web site went offline some time before December 2008.
UK-based vendor of the DuxQA incident management tool. Their web site went offline some time in 2008.
Their DuxQA tool used be called EasyTest.
In October 1996, IMM acquired Performance Software Limited, and the resulting company became Cyrano SA.
Used to market the .NET unit test tool NTest, which had its beta release in January 2006. The incenteus.com web site went down some time between April and October, 2007 and the tool is nowhere to be found.
Used to sell BenchWorks. INFOgy has disappeared.
Was a consulting firm that was based in Miami, Florida. The company is no longer reachable. Sketchy evidence points to a name change to Momentum Consulting Corp. some time between 1999 and 2004.
Acquired by Mentor Graphics' Accelerated Technology Division, according to a June 2002 announcement. Their web site showed a Mentor Grapics logo as early as July 2001. Their E-SIM tool is sold under Accererated Technology's Nucleus Prototyping product line.
This testing services company in France and Spain was acquired by Sogeti Group in January 2007.
Acquired by Sogeti Group in April 2008, but still operating as a separate entity.
A testing service provider in the UK that is now known as OCS Consulting Plc.
The company is no longer reachable as of January 2006 or before. Their installersinc.com web site was last captured at archive.org in February 2005 and not updated since January 2004. They were listed on the Contractors and Consultants page.
Merged with Glass Box Testing Solutions around August 2002 to form Tester's Edge, Inc. It's not clear how long their Hindsight/TCA, Hindsight/TPA, and Hindsight/SQA tools remained on the market, but they're nowhere to be found now.
Sunsetted their GUI test tool, SET (Solution Evaluation Tool).
Was the California-based vendor of the Panorama line of tools. Their web site disappeared in November 2004.
California-based vendor of the smartTest tool. Changed its name to "Q Inc" in May 2004. smartTest was renamed Q-realTest arond the same time.
Vendor of the IOS/Track tool. They began operating as Atalvo Systems, Inc. in February 2003.
Acquired by Microsoft Corporation on June 28, 1999. Microsoft seems to be using Intrinsa's PREfix tool only internally.
Acquired by AppLabs Technologies in September, 2006 to become its European arm.
Sold the Complite File Comparison Family (CompDeux, TigDeux, CompSerf TigSerf, CompLite, CompTig, TFuzDeux, TFuzSerf, CompTFuz, SibDeux, SibSerf, and CompSib) at least as late as May 2004. The web site is no longer up and no more information about the tools is available.
Renamed in 2002 as Launch Software, Ltd.
Used to sell JustData Enterprise. Their web site no longer exists and archive.org shows its last snapshot of the site in July 2001.
A subsidiary of the GALITT Group since 2002, KaSYS Canada changed its name to GALITT Canada in October 2007.
Changed its name to Sitraka Inc. in October 2000. KL Group developed the Jprobe tool.
Renamed KDRunner as KD Executor in 2003.
Acquired in September 1999 by Telelogic AB. The fate of Kvatro's CHILL/C/C++ Pilot tool is uncertain.
A California, USA testing service provider. Changed its name to QAVantage some time between July 2006 and March 2009.
Renamed in January 2007 as Durable Software Ltd.
SPYDER is no longer available.
Used to sell the ChangeCommander issue management tool. Their web site is no longer up. Little information is available, but they most likely went offline between 2003 and 2005.
The California-based vendor of the Portent load testing tool is no longer reachable. The last snapshot of their web site on archive.org is in January, 2008.
Was listed on the Contractors & Consultants list. His Microware contact information is no longer valid. Microware was acquired by RadiSys in 2001.
Used to sell TMX. Marin Data Systems has vanished without a trace.
Changed its name to McCabe Software, Inc. some time prior to October 2005.
No longer sells McCabe Test, McCabe TestCompress, or McCabe QA because they have been incorporated into the McCabe IQ product.
A Portland, Oregon based company that sold OTF (Object Testing Framework) for Smalltalk. The archives of their web page suggest that they may have gone out of business in August, 2002. The company is no longer reachable.
Changed its name to Axosoft LLC in April 2003.
SERENA Software, Inc. acquired Merant plc in April 2004. Merant's PVCS Tracker seems to have been rebranded by SERENA as Merant Tracker.
Acquired by Hewlett-Packard Company in November 2006. HP rebranded TestDirector as Mercury TestDirector for Quality Center and combined WinRunner and QuickTest Professional to sell together as Mercury Functional Testing.
Acquired by Teradyne in June 1996. Midnight Networks developed the ANVL tool.
The company was listed in the Contractors & Consultants list, with Rodney Wilson as the Director of QA Technology. The company is no longer reachable, and Mr. Wilson works for Wilson-Quality Consulting
Spun off its Information Technology Department into Validio Ukraine and TeamDev. Validio Ukraine is the offshore development center for Validio Software, LLC. in the U.S. and the vendor for the X-Unity tool.
No longer sells MKS Code Integrity.
No longer sells Change Integrity.
Changed its name to mVerify Corporation in October 2003.
A service provider based in The Netherlands. Acquired by Oracle Corporation in December 2007.
Changed its name to MKS Inc.
Stopped selling the ProjectPortal defect tracking tool, probably shortly after August 2003.
A consulting firm that was based in St. Louis, Missouri. The company is no longer reachable.
Used to sell BugCollector Pro. Kenn Nesbitt's nesbitt.com web site now redirects to an unrelated site. The company is apparently went defunct some time between June 2004 and January 2006.
Changed the name of the Pegasus tool to "End2End." Was acquired by AttachmateWRQ (now known as Attachmate Corporation) in June 2006 but still presents itself as "NetIQ, an Attachmate business."
Used to sell the NeumaPT defect tracking tool, which seems to have been withdrawn as a standalone tool some time between November 2000 and April 2004. Neuma now advertises problem tracking features in their CM+ configuration management tool.
Sold its Clarify business unit, including the Clarify ClearQuality tool, to Amdocs Limited.
Offered the load testing tool "Web Roller" starting in 2002 or earlier. As of September 2005 the tool is listed on several shareware sites but all webapplicationstesting.com links are redirected to the www.loadtestingtool.com home page. This page is owned by SoftLogica LLC, which is headquartered in Novosibirsk, Russia like Novosoft but does not use the same street address. This site does not list Web Roller, but it does offer WAPT, as does Novosoft.
Acquired by Compuware Corporation in December, 1997.
Seems to have exited the software testing market. Used to market ObjectTester, ObjectCoverage, ObjectPlanner, and ObjectDetail, as well as courses and consulting services.
Changed the name of the Viva64 static analysis tool to PVS-Studio some time around August 2009.
No longer sells the Defect Tracking System (DTS), as of February 2006 or before.
The company is no longer reacheable, and the web site for their Visual Bugz defect tracking tool is no longer working.
No longer provides testing services (was on the Testing Contractors and Consultants List).
Was listed under his name on the Contractors & Consultants List. His company is now called Software Regulatory Services.
Was a testing service provider in Massachusetts. Thy are no longer reachable. Their web site was redirected to an unrelated company some time between October 2007 and March 2009.
A business strategy company known in the testing community for publishing reviews of test tools. Acquired by Datamonitor plc in December 2006 but still operates under the "Ovum" name.
Acquired by IMM in October 1996 in a transaction that produced Cyrano SA. Their V-Test tool became Cyrano Test. Parts of the Impact tool eventually became Cyrano's OpenSTA.
Acquired by Mercury Interactive in May 2003. Sold web performance tools.
Some spotty information on the web indicates that Performix, Inc. was acquired by Pure Software, Inc. in 1996. Perhaps among other things, Performix sold Empower/TTY, which was later renamed Performix/TTY.
Was listed on the Contractors & Consultants List. Their web site went offline some time between August and December 2006. One web site claims that their software services division was spun off to EvolveWare. Miten Marfatia founded both.
Sold a variety of shareware test tools, including MDBDiff, Buggit, and TCM (Test Case Manager). The company's web site is no longer operational, and the company's proprietor has said that he's no longer actively maintaining the tools. The home page was up at least until December 2005, but it wasn't updated since September 2002. Also sometimes referred to as PBSystems and P.B. Systems. The tools are still available from either WinSite or archive.org.
Israeli vendor of the Track'em bug tracking tool. The company's web site went offline some time in the period April 2005 to January 2009.
The PolySpace Verifier static analysis tool is now marketed as simply "PolySpace." PolySpace was acquired by The MathWorks, Inc. in April 2007 and The MathWorks still markets the PolySpace tool.
Symantec Corporation acquired the technology and interests of PowerQuest Corporation in December 2003. PowerQuest used to sell the Drive Image 7 tool, which is now replaced by Symantec’s Norton Ghost.
Split into two entities, i-Source for its ITIM division, and VeriSoft Infosystems for its SQA division. Listed on the Contractors & Consultants List.
Stopped marketing Defect Tracker some time between August 2007 and March 2008 (no relation to Defect Tracker from New Fire). They are selling Software Planner, which includes a defect tracking feature.
No longer sells BetaQuest.
New Jersey-based vendor of data management software, including "Compare for Servers," "Move for Servers," "Edit for Servers," "Access for DB2," "Compare for DB2," "Move for DB2," and "Move for Legacy." Acquired by IBM in September 2007. Some of the tools seem to have been integrated into the IBM Optim product.
Their ESIM tool was acquired by Innoveda Finland Oy as E-SIM
No longer offers the PDQ test management tool.
Acquired by Rational Software Corporation.
Merged with Atria Software, Inc. to become Pure Atria, circa 1996.
California-based vendor of the Q-realTest tool. They are no longer reachable. The web site was last spotted by archive.org in April 2005.
Was referenced in the company name "Software Engineering Technology, Inc. (Q-Labs)" on the Contractors & Consultants list and was owned by Software Engineering Technology, Inc. and Ericsson. Later was owned by Ratos and Det Norske Veritas and added offices in several countries. The company no longer offers software testing services.
Acquired by Seapine Software, Inc. in June 2002. Seapine acquired the QA Wizard and Load Wizard tools in the deal.
A UK training provider, acquired by Vizuri Limited in May 2004 and still operating as a fully owned subsidiary.
Was a tool vendor based in Manchester, Connecticut, USA. The content of their qestest.com web site disappeared on archive.org between June 2005 and June 2006. They used to sell QES/Architect, QES/EZ, QES/EZ for GUI, and QES/DatEZ.
The company is no longer reachable. Used to sell TestRunner as a spin-off of Mercury Interactive.
Was listed as a Scandinavian provider of testing courses. The company is no longer reachable.
No longer sells VBCE - Visual Basic Coverage Expert.
Renamed their qftestJUI test tool to "QF-Test."
This company based in Cheshire, Connectucut, USA removed the content of their web site in November, 2002. They used to sell QCIT (Quality Control Information Tool), WinEZ, and Architect.
A testing services company founded in Australia by Gregory Bowler in 1995 and acquired by Revolution IT in September 2007.
Unconfirmed web artifacts indicate that QualTrack was acquired by Pure Software, Inc., probably in 1996. QualTrack offered the Distributed Defect Tracking System (DDTS).
Acquired by Howard Systems International, Inc. in 2002. Still operated as Questcon Technologies, a division of Howard Systems International, Inc. as of February 2004.
Changed the name of its QuotiumPro load testing tool to Qtest.
ARTT is now listed as DARTT.
No longer sells preVue C/S (Prevue-ASCII and Prevue-X are still available).
No longer sells SQA LoadTest Edition.
No longer lists Rational SiteLoad in their product list.
Rational was acquired by IBM in February 2003.
RBSC stopped offering training, software engineering, or testing services in 2002. RBSC principal Bob Binder went on to be CEO of Mobile Systems Verification Corporation.
Also referred to as ReadyTestGo Pvt. Ltd and RTG, the company merged with Cybernet Software Systems, Inc. (CSS) and became the ReadyTestGo (RTG) Center of Excellence for Testing and Independent Verification & Validation.
CSS no longer seems to use the ReadyTestGo brand.
The company no longer exists. Their technology, including the WebSpray load test tool, was acquired by CAI Networks.
Connecticut-based vendor of the SourceAction issue tracking tool. Their web site it no longer online. It was last seen by archive.org in October 2007, and at the point the site hadn't been updated since 2004.
Offered software testing services. Was last heard from in January, 2004. Their web site went offline some time between then and March, 2007.
Changed its name to Cigital, Inc. (Consultants & Contractors List)
PISCES was replaced by DeepCover for C/C++, which itself is no longer publicly available.
No longer reachable as of December 2007 or earlier. Used to market the "ReliAgent" tool.
Acquired by BMC Software, Inc. in November 2002. Remedy Quality Management is now sold as BMC Remedy Quality Management.
Changed its name to RTI Software some time between June and August 2002.
Merged with Genoa Technology, Inc. in 1999 to form QualityLogic Inc. (Contractors and Consultants List).
Web site is no longer up. Used to sell the defect tracking tool BugTracker. The www.bugtracker.com site now points to PR-Tracker from Softwise.
Meged with Hammer Technologies (the network and software testing businesses of Teradyne, Inc.) and Software and Systems Test (SST) in 2000 to form Empirix, Inc.
RSW Web Analyst became RSW e-Tester.
Changed the name of Scapa StressTest for Citrix MetaFrame to Scapa StressTest for Thin Client. (October 2003)
Removed Scapa Optimize from the market. (October 2003)
Removed these tools from the market: Scapa StressTest for Hyperion Essbase, Scapa StressTest for Thin Client, Scapa StressTest Express. They were replaced by Scapa Test and Performance Platform in November 2005 or before.
Changed the name of the QAPartner tool to SilkTest.
Was acquired by Borland in April 2006.
The SilkRealizer tool no longer seems to be on the market.
It's hard to tell if references to Serena Interenational, mostly from the mid-90s, refer to the same company.
No longer sells the eRequestMan change request tool. Hard to tell whether it was dropped or merged with another of their change request tools.
No longer sells Merant Tracker (also called PVCS Tracker). They still market the PVCS Professional Suite, which includes PVCS Version Manager and their current defect tracking tool, Serena TeamTrack.
No longer seems to sell the SofInst test coverage tool for COBOL and PL/1. The company has no web presence, but several of their other tools are sold by SoRing Ltd.
Changed its name to ExtraView Corporation in September 2004, and continues to market the ExtraView defect tracking tool.
Acquired by Verecomm Corporation. Formerly the vendor of the TestExpert test management system.
Apparently formerly a division of Gresham Computing plc, was sold to Software Quality Systems AG in May 2001. SIM Group was listed as SIM, Ltd. in the Contractors & Consultants List. Now marketed as SIM/SQS.
One web source says they changed their name to SQS Software Quality Systems (UK) Ltd., also known as SQS-UK, some time before February 2006. Their parent company is Software Quality Systems AG, and the companies owned by Software Quality Systems AG are collectively called the SQS Group. Listed on the Contractors and Consultants List.
Acquired by Quest Software, Inc., according to an October 2002 press release. Sitraka's Jprobe tool is now offered by Quest.
Changed its name to ForeSoft Corporation as of September 2006 or earlier.
No longer sells SunTest or Automated Test Facility (ATF).
Renamed as LogiGear Corporation (listed in all three FAQs).
Renamed Ascert, LLC. in November 2002 or before. Also previously referred to as SoftSell Business Systems, LLC.
The company was formerly based in Knoxville, Tennesee and used the www.toolset.com URL. Was listed on the Contractors & Consultants list. Was a partial owner of Q-Labs, along with Ericsson. Q-Labs and Ericsson bought SET in 1998.
Acquired by Ajilon Consulting in 1999, after which it was apparently called Ajilon Software Quality Partners/Ajilon SQP Labs. Now known as Ajilon Consulting Labs. Listed on the Contractors & Consultants list.
No longer sells the T-SCOPE tool, as of October 2003 or before. Also, no longer sells TestWorks/Web as a bundle.
Was a California-based provider of testing services, training, and the kSETT testcase management tool. The company is no longer reachable. The last archive of their web site on archive.org was December 2007, when the site's copyright date was still 2006.
A testing service provider, changed their name to STS Consulting in 2007.
Merged with CAP and Gemini Computing Services in 1975. CapGemini SA split off Sogeti as a wholly owned subsidiary in 2002.
Was the Deleware-based vendor of the Integra Enterprise tool. Solstice was acquired by Green Hat Software Ltd. in May 2008 and their technology seems to have been integrated into Green Hat's tools.
An Ontario-based testing service provider. The company is no longer reachable as of March 2009 or before.
Acquired by Rational Software Corporation.
SQA Robot is now Rational Robot.
Acquired by Data Dimensions (was listed on the Testing Courses List).
Test Now has been discontinued, but is still available as a free download.
Borland Software Corporation has acquired a majority ownership of Starbase in November 2002.
Acquired by Phoenix Technologies according to a January 2001 press release. Phoenix now seels the ImageCast tool as Phoenix ImageCast MFG.
The company's web site is no longer available. The Wayback Machine shows content on the site was no longer available as of January 2003. Sold MemCheck for Windows, MemCheck for DOS, MemCheck for ANSI/K&R, and The Heap Analyst for DOS.
A UK-based testing service provider. The contact information for this company was invalid in March 2009 or before.
Used to sell Datagen2000. Their web site is no longer available and archive.org's last snapshot of it was in January 2002.
No longer reachable. An Irish agency indicates that the company was struck off in December 2003. Was listed on the Contractors & Consultants List.
Formerly listed on the Contractors & Consultants List, the company is not reachable as of February 2004 and the supertest.com domain seems to be owned by a different company.
Was a Romanian service provider. The company is no longer reachable.
A testing service provider in the UK. As of March 2009 or earlier the company can no longer be reached.
A small Massachusetts consultancy that is no longer operating as of some time before March 2009.
Sold their NetPressure tool to Agilent Technologies, Inc. in November 2003. Agilent had already been selling the tool as the Agilent N4180A Network Tester since June 2003.
Was the Australian vendor of TALC2000 and TALC Test Lead (formerly known as "Test Mentor"). The company's web site was last seen by archive.org in February 2007.
A Croation tool vendor that sold the TestIt! data generator. Their web site went offline between September 2006 and February 2007.
No longer sells tTRACK.
No longer sells TeamTrack Workgroup, as of January 2003 or earlier.
Acquired by Serena Software, Inc. in June 2003. Serena now sells their TeamTrack tool.
Acquired by Starbase Corporation in 2001.
Renamed its Telelogic ChangeSynergy tool, which was acquired from Continuus Software Corporation, as Telelogic Change some time between December 2003 and February 2004. Their CM Synergy tool is now just Telelogic Synergy.
Telelogic was acquired by IBM in April 2008.
Acquired by Quest Software, Inc. probably in June 2000. Quest renamed their TestBase tool "DataFactory."
No longer sells TestMaster. Sold its controlling interest of its software test group, Hammer Technologies, which is now part of Empirix, Inc.
A testing service provider in France. Their web site content was removed between December 2004 and January 2005 and they no longer seem to be in business.
A consulting firm that was based in Pasadena, California. The owner of Test Strategies has put the business on hold.
Vendor of the Glass JAR Toolkit; the company is no longer reachable. They were last archived on archive.org in June 2006, when the web site's copyright date was still 2002.
The former name of Brian Marick's consultancy, which changed perhaps in 2008. His company is now named Exampler Consulting.
Kenneth D. Brown's consulting and training company. The company disappeared some time between November 2005 and March 2009.
A consulting company that was based in Hyderabad, India. They are no longer reachable via testscape.com.
Removed TBGEN (Test Bed Generator for Ada) and CTB (C Test Bed System) from the market in November 2003.
Changed its name to The Testing Center.
Acquired by VERITAS Software Corporation apparently in January 2002. Ownership of their ZeroFault tool was transferred to The ZeroFault Group, reportedly the original developers of the tool.
Replaced their TestBench400 tool with TestBench for iSeries.
Used to sell a defect tracking tool, BugLink, which was taken off the Market some time between August 2007 and March 2008.
Merged with PeopleSoft, Inc. in January 2000 and retained the PeopleSoft name. Vantive offered the defect tracking tool Vantive Quality.
A consulting firm that was based in Herndon, Virginia. The company is no longer reachable.
Was a testing service provider in India. The company is no longer reachable. Also referred to as "t n d labs."
No longer reachable. Used to sell the Bug Wiser defect tracking tool.
No longer sells CGI TESTER.
Was listed on the Contractors & Consultants List as a provider of localization and internationalization testing. Archive.org shows the web site going offline some time between September 2002 and July 2004.
The LCLint tool, developed by a joint project between the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Digital Equipment Corporation's System Research Center, has been superceded by Splint.
Now known as Usability Architects, Inc. as of February 2004 or earlier.
Changed its name to Userfriendly Interfaces Ltd some time between March and November 2005. Also referred to as User Friendly Interfaces and Usable Interfaces Ltd.
Was the Oregon-based vendor of the shareware AutomX GUI test tool. They lost their domain name some time between August 2004 and January 2005.
Offered the JBlack Java test tool briefly before disappearing with barely a trace in late 2002 or early 2003.
Sold its technology and intellectual property to Lumenaré Networks in October 2001, including the AVT TestExpert test management tool.
Acquired by Telelogic AB, according to a December 1999 press release. Verilog was a subsidiary of CS Communication et Systèmes at the time.
Acquired by Lionbridge Technologies, Inc., and is now Lionbridge's VeriTest division.
Was listed on the Contractors & Consultants List. Stopped offering software testing services some time between August and December 2005.
The company also sold the Dragonfly defect tracking tool. The tool's web site was taken offline in the December 2006-October 2007 time frame.
The company is no longer reachable. Used to sell VisionSoft/CHECK++, VisionSoft/FIND2000, VisionSoft/PERFORM, and VisionSoft/TEST.
A UK consultancy acquired by Sogeti Group in October 2008, but still apparently operating as Vizuri Limited.
Was the vendor of the Flats Helpdesk defect tracking tool. The company's web site went down some time between September 2005 and September 2006.
Renamed the Web Performance Trainer tool as Web Performance Suite in early 2007.
Changed the name of the FreeTaskManager tool to AceProject.
The company is no longer reachable. They were listed on the Contractors and Consultants page with no URL and an email address (firstname.lastname@example.org) that is no longer valid as of January 2006 or before. The company may have earlier used the name "Softcare."
Also known as White PJ, Inc. Now does business as "Contactual."
No longer offers the Keystone Problem Tracking System.
Formerly the host of the open source Android GUI test tool. The web site is no longer functional.