1515 – Software Testing with’s Nikita Fedorov

In this episode of the Thoughtful Entrepreneur, your host Josh Elledge speaks to the Founder of Qase, Nikita Fedorov.

Connecting with Nikita Federov can be beneficial if you are interested in web development, software testing, and automation. With over 13 years of experience in these fields, Nikita is a seasoned professional well-versed in product development, team management, and customer interaction in flexible methodologies.

As the founder of, Nikita has proven himself a successful entrepreneur with an innovative test management platform that has gained a strong following among B2B clients. Connecting with him lets you gain valuable insights into the tech industry and keep up-to-date with the latest trends and developments.

And Nikita's experience transitioning from a corporate job to starting his own business can serve as an inspiration for those who are looking to pursue entrepreneurship. Connecting with him can allow you to learn from his experience, expand your professional network, and potentially collaborate on future projects.


About Nikita Fedorov: Nikita is an entrepreneur and professional with over 13 years of experience in web development, software testing and automatization. He has a Master’s degree in solid state physics and is an expert in custdev, product development, team management and customer interaction in flexible methodologies. As a founder of, he became one of the first entrepreneurs to launch an innovative test management platform. He started his career as a PHP developer, and in 2016 became head of web development in one of the leading national internet holdings, The RU-CENTER group. 

In 2017, he became a team tech lead in charge of billing and payment systems in Avito, the largest classified marketplace in the world. Alongside his team, he reduced product testing time from 2 days to 2 hours, fully automated all processes, rebuilt teams into cross-functionality and built a process of continuous product delivery. Nikita and his team also completely eliminated the chargeback fraud that was costing the company over $200K a month. Additionally, he was in charge of the whole PCI DSS certification process. While working in web development, Nikita faced a problem: He couldn't find a test management system that met his requirements for tracking both manual and automated tests with a single tool. All solutions looked a little outdated and focused only on manual testing, so he decided to develop the platform himself. He worked on this idea for 2 years while maintaining a corporate job. 

In 2018, after seeing a huge demand on the market for a system like that, he finally decided to test his platform. In no time, he gained the first 100 users and decided to quit his job and dedicate his career to this platform. Today, is one of the first companies to launch a system that is changing the traditional landscape by providing an intuitive TMS that simplifies life for dev and QA teams. The company has over 100K B2B clients. The platform is trusted by Meetup, Exante,, and its major clients include Wolt, Asana. currently has a team of 27 people with an office in Austin, TX.


About Qase: is an innovative test management platform that offers a one-stop solution for QA teams. It simplifies the task of tracking both manual and automated tests with its intuitive UI and powerful features. The platform includes test case management, defect management, test plans, test runs, informative reports, a rich API, and webhooks. One of the most significant advantages of Qase is its seamless integration with widespread issue trackers such as Jira, Asana, Slack, and more. This feature helps teams to save time by avoiding the need to switch between multiple tools.

Qase is designed to provide flexibility and scalability to the QA process, which is essential for companies of all sizes. It's easy to use and offers comprehensive test management capabilities that help teams streamline their workflows, reduce testing time, and increase productivity.

With over 100K B2B clients, Qase is trusted by businesses of all sizes, including industry leaders such as Meetup, Exante,, and Wolt. Its powerful features, intuitive UI, and flexible integration options make it ideal for modern QA teams looking to optimize their testing processes.


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