We strive for both our partners and team members to be enchanted by their interactions with us.
About qa on request
Our mission is to help creative software development teams
deliver quality products on time and on budget.
Simon is the founder of qa on request. He previously worked at Gameloft, Frima Studio and WE_ARE. He loves good food and travelling. He's also known to buy all of the latest tech gadgets on Kickstarter.
Adrien has worked at almost every video game company in Montreal for the last 14 years. In his free time, he enjoys playing chess, and video games. An avid fan of the Canadiens de Montréal, he holds the office record for most bugs reported in a day with 80.
In testing since 2007, Steve has lead a variety of software projects, working with both onshore and offshore teams. Passionate about video games, Steve can best be described as cool, calm and collected.
James is a night owl and does some of his best work between midnight and 4am. As such, we rarely see him around the office. However he cares about a job well done so we're happy to leverage his flexible schedule.
Julien is a foodie and a fan of cooking using sous-vide. He loves game design and comics. Julien has the discipline to work out at the gym and likes Harvey’s hamburgers. He also is our internal IT specialist.
Richard hails from the great province of Manitoba. After working at EA in Vancouver, he drove across the country to establish himself in Montreal.
Benoit is a cartoon artist and a video game developer. He has 2 kids, 2 horses, and sits on the parents committee of his son’s school.
Aside from software testing, Dave loves soccer, video games and Game of Thrones. True story: when we hired him we thought his name was Dave Targaryen, because that's what his email said.
These are just some of the fun and talented professionals that make up our team.
Feel free to contact us or swing by to meet the others!
To guide us in our every day actions, we’ve adopted a set of core values that we apply in our work and our partnerships. We proudly list them here because we want you to know who you are dealing with and what you can expect when working with us.
Honesty for us is about transparency and accountability, for yourself, your colleagues and your partners.
You've never seen a company that is as serious as we are about the motto "work hard, play hard."
Flexibility in testing is about being context-driven. It means being scrappy and autonomous, and embracing any challenge our partners throw at us.
As individuals and as a company, we should always aim to get better - on every level.
As the great Harry Specter says: "Loyalty is a two-way street. If I'm asking for it from you, then you're getting it from me."
qa on request was founded in 2012 by Simon Papineau,
who aspires to build the world's best software testing company.
In 2013 we launched Crowdsourced Testing, one of the leading providers of crowdsourced software testing services. We grew 2000% that year.
In 2014 we outgrew our small office in Pointe-St-Charles and moved downtown. We also launched Lean Testing, a powerful free bug tracker that was quickly adopted by thousands of companies worldwide. We grew 200% that year.
In 2015 we sponsored the Software Testing World Cup and added many new international clients to our roster. We developed new service offers including usability testing and play tests for mobile games. We added test case management capability to Lean Testing, and we're on track to take over the world in 2016!