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Test Plant
Genre Test automation, System Automation
Founded 2008
Headquarters London, UK, Congleton, UK, Boulder, US, San Francisco, US, Philadelphia, US, Hong Kong, APAC
Area served
Website testplant.com

TestPlant is an international software business that develops the eggPlant range of software test automation tools addressing different types of testing, from functional, to load and performance. Their main product, Eggplant Functional, is capable of automating tasks on any operating system, it is technology agnostic and is non-invasive. Headquartered in London, TestPlant has development centers in the US and the UK, with sales and support centers in the US, the UK, Germany, and Asia, as well as an extensive network of business partners.

Together with venture capital from Seraphim Capital it made its first acquisition, that of Redstone Software, then a subsidiary of Gresham Computing, creators of a software testing platform called eggPlant.[1]

TestPlant's products are used in over 30 countries by more than 350 enterprise customers. These customers span across sectors, from Financial Services, Automotive, and Healthcare and Life Sciences, to Media and Entertainment, Retail, and Defense and Aerospace. TestPlant teamed up with UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) to provide eggPlant software quality tools to their Defense and Security wing named DSO.[2]

In 2010 TestPlant recorded a turnover of £2.5 million with a sales growth rate of 104 percent. The successful foray into China with UKTI support has led the company to expand into other developing markets such as India. 'Gateway to Global Growth' led by UKTI allowed TestPlant to acquire more experienced exporters for their service towards China.[3]

In 2011, their software testing tool, eggPlant, received a patent for functionality towards performing tests on a system from a remote computer through the use of Virtual Network Computing (VNC).[4]

By 2013, TestPlant bought the Facilita Forecast Performance Testing Tool this was further developed and renamed to eggPlant Performance.[5]


  1. ^ "''About Test Plant'', Test Plant Company About Us,September 06,2011". Testplant.com. Retrieved 19 September 2011. 
  2. ^ "London tech company granted US patent for new interface tool". The Enstitution of Engineering and Technology. The Enstitution of Engineering and Technology. Retrieved 10 August 2015. 
  3. ^ "''UK Trade and Investment'', London technology company granted US patent for groundbreaking new interface tool, April 15, 2011". Ukti.gov.uk. 15 April 2011. Retrieved 19 September 2011. 
  4. ^ amirg. "''Testing Excellence'', Software Test Industry First: TestPlant Granted US Patent for eggPlant, January 26, 2011". Testingexcellence.com. Retrieved 19 September 2011. 
  5. ^ "News - Forecast is good for test unification". Professional Tester. 29 April 2013. Retrieved 10 March 2014. 

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