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Test Automation for CCPs and Exchanges – Operational Day Replay Limitations

As regulated entities vital for the financial markets ecosystem, CCPs and exchanges recognize the importance of quality and resilience of their platforms. Thorough software testing is fundamental in identifying problems that can affect system integrity. Software testing encompasses Functional Testing which ensures that the system works according to specifications and satisfies the compliance requirements, and Non-functional Testing spanning the assessment of performance, latency, capacity, reliability and operability. Test automation decreases time to market and boosts verification coverage.

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A4Q’s AI and Software Testing Certification Explained

The greatest interest to artificial intelligence (AI) methods and technologies has emerged over the last years in many areas of human activities directly or indirectly related to IT. Predictably, these areas include software testing and QA. For the professionals aiming at working in the software testing area and applying AI to solving their tasks on a daily basis, a new exam has now emerged. It is called AI and Software Testing. The certification is provided by the Alliance for Qualification (A4Q).

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Exactpro - JSE collaboration to test the Millennium Exchange™ platform

The Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) and Exactpro have released a new case study on their collaboration to test the Millennium Exchange™ trading platform provided for the JSE by LSEG Technology. The collaboration was a crucial part of JSE’s Integrated Trading and Clearing (ITaC) multi-year programme to enhance the JSE’s trading and clearing functions. The JSE leveraged the capabilities of bespoke test automation tools provided by Exactpro as well as the company’s expertise as a leading provider of software quality assurance services and related software development for financial markets infrastructures worldwide in the areas of trading, post-trade, risk management, securities data distribution, market surveillance systems, and all transactions processes from trading to clearing, settlement, trade and transaction reporting.

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Testing the Intelligence of Your AI

An October 2019 survey by BoE and FCA found that ML in financial organizations has already passed an initial development phase, and the usage of live ML applications is about to dramatically increase over the next three years. Artificial Intelligence systems are used in market surveillance, they are providing intellectual analysis of news feeds, and they are an important part of the conversational agents facing users and helping them with their business needs from identity verification to trading and portfolio management. How to ensure that an AI-powered system is up to its task? And what would that mean from the software testing perspective?

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