Based south of Munich, Quality First Software GmbH (QFS) is a German software development company focusing on quality assurance. Director Gregor Schmid founded the firm in 2001. With QF-Test the company was first in providing a professional tool for test automation of applications with a Java or Web interface (GUI).
End of 2006, version 2 added support for Eclipse/SWT/RCP testing. Since December 2008 version 3 offers cross-browser web testing support and July 2014 QF-Test 4 extends test automation to JavaFX. Besides the GUI technologies, the general functional range of QF-Test was expanded continuously, e.g. that testing on macOS is possible as well as test automation of PDF documents and Electron applications. Since 2020 you can test native Windows applications with QF-Test.
More than 1,000 customers from over 50 countries, evenly distributed over all sectors and company sizes - from small businesses to large enterprises such as HP, Audi, EADS, as well as academic and public institutions trust in QF-Test (References).
The motto "Quality First" is the heart of our corporate philosophy. With our test tool QF-Test we contribute to improving the quality of our customers' software. We also apply highest quality standards to QF-Test itself, as well as to the quick, friendly and competent handling of incoming queries, and emphasize a personal, trust based, and steady customer relationship.
We are concerned about the quality of life and work of our employees and their families. Fun both in our daily work as well as during our frequent company events is important to us.
We put emphasis on reconcilability of family and working life (home office two days-a-week, flexible working hours specially for child – or parents care, paid nursery), employee profit participation and team spirit (Lunch paid by the company, kicker- and espresso breaks) and health of everyone (offers from gymnastics, table tennis to afternoon naps).
Every year we donate a fix percentage of the profit to a range of humanitarian initiatives locally (Bund Naturschutz, Inselhaus...) - received an award for this - and internationally (Globolab, Freunde Djibos) and we strongly emphasize sustainable economics (Company portrait (German PDF only), Regional Business Prize (German PDF only), CO2 Footprint (German PDF only), regularly CO2 Compensation Certificate (German PDF only), Sustainability Declaration of Benediktbeuren.
Since fun is very important for us, we have company events regularly.
Energy-Consulting Allgäu: "In over 250 reviewed companies between Oberstdorf and Flensburg, the ecological ideal has never been carried out so inimitably and outstandingly as at QFS."
"Quality First" lies at the heart of our corporate philosophy which is based on three pillars.
QFS is an owner-managed, individual company with extensive expertise in the field of software test automation. For more than 15 years we act as competent and reliable partner, are committed to a customer-driven mindset and highly value integrity and authenticity. QFS emphasizes social and environmental responsibility both in their internal operations as well as their local or international activities.
In 2012 we had a corporate philosophy project with an interview of all employees that led to the following principles. The latter paints an exceptionally positive picture: the employees especially appreciate the excellent atmosphere at QFS, the fun they experience at work and the social and healthy working environment that encourages participation and constructive criticism.
QF-Test is a powerful, comprehensive and mature tool with an exceptional depth of functionalities that has been continuously improved over the past 15 years in close cooperation with our customers. It can be employed very flexibly and runs reliably and stable. QF-Test is easy to install (also on several platforms), and very well documented in an understandable and detailed way. To our knowledge it is the only automated test tool that is offered also in German including a German Manual.
The customer comes first at QFS. A customer is not just a "number" but will be served in a very personal, fair and highly competent manner. Our supporters are also developers and have extensive technical knowledge and detailed product know-how.
The outstanding working climate and good social interaction gains much praise from our staff and was named as a unique value proposition of our company in our recent employee satisfaction survey. They are fostered by an excellent communication culture and structure, positive and open conflict management and many enjoyable mutual business and even private activities.
QFS employs people who not only bring a lot of specific expertise and know-how to the company, each one is also highly motivated, fully identifies with the company and agrees with our corporate philosophy. Our employees are involved, self-dependent and assume responsibility for their work and the overall success of the company. They appreciate the high degrees of freedom at QFS such as flexible work hours and home office, the flat hierarchies and the strong personal involvement of the managing directors.
Economic or technical sustainability is achieved through careful planning of our software development projects, aiming to bring highly mature products to the market. Important to QFS is also the social dimension of sustainability - treating our employees with responsibility and providing and maintaining social resources (education, culture, health). QFS is involved in social projects both locally and internationally (e.g., each year we give a fixed percentage of our gain as donations) and aims to continuously improve its environmental performance