PQA Testing Makes the 2016 PROFIT 500

PROFIT and Canadian Business unveils 28th annual list of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies

September 15, 2016 – 2:00 PM Atlantic Time (ADT)

FREDERICTON, NB – Today, Canadian Business and PROFIT ranked PQA Testing No. 482 on the 28th annual PROFIT 500, with five year revenue growth of 76%. The definitive ranking of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies, the PROFIT 500 will be published in the October issue of Canadian Business and at, ranking Canadian businesses by their five-year revenue growth.

“Companies become a part of the PROFIT 500 through innovative thinking, smart strategy and sheer grit,” says James Cowan, Editor-in-Chief of PROFIT and Canadian Business. “These firms demonstrate what Canadian entrepreneurs can achieve, both at home and across the globe.”

PQA Testing founder and co-CEO, Keith McIntosh, stated “We are proud to be featured on this year’s PROFIT 500.  Over the past five years, significant growth has allowed us to expand to six offices across Canada and a team of over 100 testing professionals, with another office opening this year to better serve our software testing clients.”

Keith added “This growth has also allowed us to launch PLATO Testing, a company built on the idea that a significant market gap can be leveraged to bring meaningful employment in IT to Aboriginal people across Canada.”

PQA specializes in the provision of solutions for software quality assurance in support of commercial and custom-developed software applications. PQA has in-depth experience the Financial Services, Insurance, Healthcare, Gaming, Telecommunications, Government and e-Learning industries throughtout North America and Europe.

PQA most recently launched the Aboriginal Software Tester Training initiative to bring meaningful training and employment to Aboriginal people across Canada.  Graduates of the program are offered full-time employment with PQA’s strategic partner PLATO Testing, where many find their first introduction to the IT industry.

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About PQA Testing

Founded in 1997, Professional Quality Assurance Ltd. (PQA) is Canada’s leading independent solutions provider of quality assurance and software testing services through a team of over 100 professionals. Headquartered in Fredericton, NB, PQA has additional delivery offices located in Halifax, NS, Moncton and Miramichi, NB, Calgary, AB and Vancouver, BC.

PQA offers a “Test Smarter” testing process that includes methodologies, frameworks and tools to ensure that testing projects are conducted in a well-managed and consistent manner across the entire software development life-cycle. We apply and tailor our methodologies and approaches to match your development and testing life-cycle, keeping your objectives and goals in mind. PQA can add value at any point in your testing process to help ensure successful project delivery.

PQA testers are not part time testers. We are dedicated professionals who will efficiently and innovatively test your application, reduce your risk and allow you to produce better quality software. Our experienced staff, proficient in the application of automated test tools and manual methodologies, can dramatically expedite testing times.

About PROFIT and

PROFIT: Your Guide to Business Success is Canada’s preeminent media brand dedicated to the management issues and opportunities facing small and mid-sized businesses. For 34 years, Canadian entrepreneurs across a vast array of economic sectors have remained loyal to PROFIT because it’s a timely and reliable source of actionable information that helps them achieve business success and get the recognition they deserve for generating positive economic and social change. Visit PROFIT online at

About Canadian Business

Founded in 1928, Canadian Business is the longest-serving, best-selling and most-trusted business publication in the country. With a total brand readership of more than 1.1 million, it is the country’s premier media brand for executives and senior business leaders. It fuels the success of Canada’s business elite with a focus on the things that matter most: leadership, innovation, business strategy and management tactics. We provide concrete examples of business achievement, thought-provoking analysis and compelling storytelling, all in an elegant package with bold graphics and great photography. Canadian Business—what leadership looks like.

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