started in 2009; currently near 200 software development and testing specialists; • Software verification services to world’s leading stock exchanges, brokers, investment banks, inter-dealer brokers and trading software vendors; • Trading, Risk Management, Post-Trade domain knowledge, Functional & Non-Functional QA, test automation, latency measurements & capacity planning, behavioural testing for smart order routing and algo-trading systems, process audit and coverage analysis
that ensures that developed software complies with defined or standardized quality specifications. SQA is an ongoing process within the software development life cycle (SDLC) that routinely checks the developed software to ensure it meets desired quality measures.
• Micro-bursts with thousands of transactions within milliseconds; • Latencies 3,000 times faster than the blink of an eye… • …and equal to time it takes a flying passenger jet to cover the distance of 2.5 cm
the behavior of computer programs. Software Quality Assurance for financial markets requires automatic program analysis, as software problems tend to occur at the confluence of functional and technical behavior of the complex transactional systems.
would operate if 300,000 transactions per second from thousands of heterogeneous participants occurred; measure response times with microsecond precision. We developed a state-of-the-art Load Injector that requires just two servers to perform this task.
to a brokerage system after a major back-end platform upgrade. We developed a tool to capture all Client interactions over multiple protocols, which is capable of replaying the logs and re-certifying each client in an unattended mode.
like to criticize the rest of the world; • We like to find flaws in ourselves; • We like to redefine things and to re-invent them in our own sovereign way This kind of attitude is required to perform Quality Assurance and to develop the best program analysis software!
local universities; • Software development employers teach software testing and software development at the universities and hire the best; • Enjoyable working environment; specialists who are willing and capable to deliver are rewarded.
pension and social insurance fund payments • Below 563k pa: 14% vs. 30% • Above 563k pa: 0% vs. 10% Software development and testing companies with 30+ staff enjoy substantial tax benefits for all salary ranges
pension and social insurance fund payments • Below 563k pa: 14% vs. 30% • Above 563k pa: 0% vs. 10% Software development and testing companies with 30+ staff enjoy substantial tax benefits for all salary ranges But, you need to start from 30 people and never use the word “consultancy” in your contracts
verify other software programs, so it falls under the same criteria as software development. VAT is applicable when software development and testing services are used on the domestic market. If an IT company exports its developments, VAT is not imposed.
verify other software programs, so it falls under the same criteria as software development. VAT is applicable when software development and testing services are used on the domestic market. If an IT company exports its developments, VAT is not imposed. The situation is more complex with manual software testing. On the one hand, it is clear that it is part of software development and data collection/processing. On the other hand, the Russian tax authorities tend to treat it differently
a software development center in Russia. • Due to complexity and absence of uniformity of software development and testing services it is very difficult to use the first two of priority transfer price calculation methods: CUP and resale price. • Cost Plus method seems to be the most appropriate. • According to Russia’s Federal State Statistics Service, the average profitability of software development services in Russia is slightly below 10%. • This figure can be used as the basis for applying the Cost Plus method.