Parasoft DTP

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Parasoft DTP
Initial release2003; 20 years ago (2003)
Stable release
2020.2 / October 29, 2020 (2020-10-29)
Operating systemLinux, Solaris, Windows
PlatformWindows, Linux, Solaris
Available inEnglish
TypeDevelopment testing
LicenseProprietary commercial software

Parasoft DTP (formerly Parasoft Concerto) is a development testing solution from Parasoft that acts as a centralized hub for managing software quality and application security.[1] DTP provides a wide range of traditional software reports from normal software development activities, such as coding and testing, and also is able to aggregate data from various software testing practices (i.e. static code analysis, unit testing, and API testing) to present a comprehensive view of the state of the codebase. DTP provides software testing analytics via an internal intelligence engine.

[2] DTP comes with built-in algorithms that perform various analytics such as aggregated code coverage, which is a method of collecting coverage data from multiple test runs as well as different types of testing activities like manual testing and unit testing, and change-based testing, which is a form of impact analysis that helps understand which tests need to be run in order to validate changes, as well which tests can safely be skipped.

DTP's web-based UI provides interactive reports and dashboards, including a user-configurable reporting system with full open published APIs to put data in from any software development or testing tool. The Process Intelligence Engine (PIE) in DTP provides analytic capabilities and is open for developers and managers to customize to their individual needs, as well as extend with new algorithms and analytics. The reports in DTP give developers and QA team members the ability to monitor and track how the software is being implemented across multiple builds and aggregated across all software testing practices.[3]


Parasoft DTP was originally known as Parasoft Concerto[4] and integrates with third-party tools such as HP Quality Center, IBM Rational RequisitePro, Concurrent Versions System, Subversion, and other development infrastructure components.[5] It was introduced in 2009.[6] In 2012 DTP won the "Best of Show" Embeddy award from VDC Research.[7]

DTP can be used with:[8]

It includes pre-configured templates for:[8]

The templates combine automated testing with the process recommendations and requirements outlined in common guidelines (e.g., integration of code review and defect prevention practices such as static analysis, unit testing, functional testing, software performance testing, and regression testing throughout the SDLC).[9]


  1. ^ ALM: A "Bastardized" Term? Archived 2009-09-21 at the Wayback Machine by Jeff Feinman, SD Times, August 12, 2009
  2. ^ Zimmermann, Tom (August 11, 2010). "Analytics for Software Development - Microsoft Technical Report MSR-TR-2010-111". Retrieved 2018-03-01. The overarching goal of analytics is to help managers move beyond information and toward insight {{cite journal}}: Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  3. ^ Parasoft homes in on development process with latest Concerto by Alyson Behr, SDTimes, November 24, 2010
  4. ^ Parasoft Concerto Targets Policy-Driven Development by Colleen Frye ,, August 12, 2009
  5. ^ Parasoft Composes Concerto for ALM by Jeff Feinman, SDTimes, August 13, 2009
  6. ^ Parasoft Releases New ALM Tool: Concerto by Darryl K. Taft, eWeek, August 12, 2009
  7. ^ "Announcing the winner of VDC's Software Embeddy for the 2012 DESIGN East show". 19 September 2012. Retrieved 15 Mar 2018.
  8. ^ a b Ramel, David (2010-05-28). "New Agile Project Management Tools Announced". Application Development Trends. Retrieved 7 September 2010.
  9. ^ Parasoft’s Concerto 4.0 adds process templates by Katie Serignese, SD Times, June 8, 2010

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