We have a long-term commitment to software testing and test automation research. Our mission is to to be a active member of global software test automation research community.

We are continously partnering in jointly-funded national (TEKES) and international research (ITEA, CELTIC, ARTEMIS / ECSEL, EU FP7 / Horizon 2020, ) projects to push the testing and test automation beyond its limits. Our focus is to participate actively on applied research projects enabling fast transfers of technological results to benefit our customers.

In addition of jointly-funded research project activities we offer our customers private contract research enabling them to meet their today's and future software testing and test automation requirements. Check the Solutions and Services to learn more about our contract R&D offering.

Research areas

Our research interests include, but are not limited, areas of:

  • Test modeling, model extraction and test specification solutions.
  • Design for Testability.
  • Software test automation, test management and test reuse solutions.
  • Security testing and monitoring solutions.
  • Solutions for testing complex software-intensive systems.
  • System integration solutions.

Ongoing Research Projects


Project Title: Security Embedded Element and Data Privacy for Cloud)
Project schedule: 1.1.2012-31.3.2015
Project description: The SEED4C project is to increase the assurance of security and privacy of information and services in the cloud in order to obtain and uphold the Cloud Service Users’ and Cloud Service Providers' mutual trust.


Project Title: Cognitive and Intelligent Solutions for Testing and Monitoring of Future Access Technologies)
Project schedule: 1.11.2013-30.4.2015
Project description: The COIN project focus on adaptable, cognitive, dynamic and intelligent testing and monitoring solutions for heterogeneous and virtualised world.

Past Research Projects


Project Title: Robot Aided Test Automation
Project schedule:1.11.2012-30.11.2014
Project description:The RATA project addressed advanced test automation to join two technologies, context awareness and model based testing to validate models in a robot aided environment.


Project Title: Advanced Test Automation for Complex and Highly-Configurable Software-intensive Systems
Project schedule: 1 Jan 2012 - 31 Dec 2014
Project description: ATAC project addresses the problem of automated testing of complex and highly configurable software-intensive systems. The aim is to provide methods and tools for software test automation.


Project Title: Automated Testing for LTE-Advanced Systems
Project schedule: 1.4.2010 – 31.03.2012
Project description:The Atlas project will research and develop testing solutions for testing future LTE-Advanced -based telecommunication systems. The Atlas will developed advanced test management and automation solutions to support faster and efficient testing. The project is based on the results of the CrossNet project.


Project Title: Evolutionary Validation, Verification and Certification
Project schedule: 1.4.2008 – 31.3.2011
Project description: The EVOLVE project aims to creation of a methodological framework for early verification and validation of evolutionary products through the accredited/certified integration of each iteration and/or component in a MDE (Model Driven Engineering) context.

[CELTIC] Bugyo-Beyond

Project Title: Building Security Assurance in Open Infrastructures, Beyond
Project schedule: 1.11.2008 – 1.5.2011
Project description: The Buqyo-Beyond project aims to build a global continuous security assurance methodology and framework that will federate security assurance tools and techniques for evolving communication service infrastructures relying on different technologies managed by multiple entities that need to share security assurance information.

[TEKES] CrossNet

Project Title: Crosslayer Solutions and Network Support for Broadband Wireless Access
Project schedule: 1.1.2008 – 30.06.2010
Project description: In the CrossNet project VTT and University of Oulu (CWC) have developed 3GPP LTE cross-layer testing and simulation framework together with the industrial partners. The developed framework integrates existing industrial tools, EXFO Nethawk EAST simulator, M5 network analyzer and EB Propsim radio channel emulator, to support comprehensive wrap-around testing of LTE-based telecommunication systems.

[ITEA2] D-Mint

Project Title: Deployment of Model Based Techniques for Industrial Testing
Project schedule: 1.4.2008 – 31.3.2011
Project description: The D-Mint project developed and enhanced high performance model-based testing techniques that can be efficiently applied to industrial testing needs.
Awards: D-Mint project was awarded with the ITEA Exhibition Award 2009 as a most convincing presentation at the ITEA2 Symposium 2009, Madrid, Spain


Project Title: Optimizing HW-SW Co-Design Flow for Software Intensive System Development
Project schedule: 1.11.2006 – 31.10.2009
Project description: The Twins project addressed co-design problems of product development consisting of integrated hardware and software development. The project addressed the issues of verification and validation of requirements and architecture models, test-case generation from requirements and/or models, and hard- and software change management and configuration management during co-design.


Project Title: Security Testing and Monitoring
Project schedule: 1.1.2006 – 31.12.2007
Project description: The TNT project build a uniform security testing and monitoring framework by applying testing and monitoring products, which were provided by Finnish manufacturers.The aim of the framework is to collect information about security level, observe security problems by testing and decrease effect of security vulnerabilities to critical parts of a system.


Project Title: Test & Testing Methodologies for Advanced Languages
Project schedule: 1.1.2006 – 31.12.2007
Project description: The TT-Medal project developed generic automated testing methodologies and tools based on the TTCN-3, the international standardised testing language from the European Telecommunication Standards Institute (ETSI) that enable systems testing from beginning to end, using common tools.
Awards: TT-Medal project was awarded with the ITEA Achievement Award 2005 for outstanding contributions to the ITEA programme.

Recent News

Nov 11, 2014

ITEA2 / ATAC projektin partnerit ja TestausOSY järjestävät yhdessä seminaarin Testiautomaatio 2014: Käyttötapauksia ja tutkimusta 11.11.2014 klo 13-16:45 Oulun VTT:llä.

Tarkempi ohjelma: http://testausosy.fi/event/testausosy-oulu-ilmainen-seminaari-testiautomaatio-2014-kayttotapauksia-ja-tutkimusta/

Aug 27, 2014
We will be presenting some of our work on automated test design and generation at ATSE 2014 in Warsaw, Poland on September 7th.

Aug 26, 2014
OSMO Tester v3.4.0 has been released and is available for download from Maven Central. For more information check http://code.google.com/p/osmo

Jun 4, 2014
VTT had a presentation about robot aided test automation at Test Automation Days 4.6.2014 in Tampere, Finland.

Dec 4, 2013
VTT was presenting the results of the ATAC project at ITEA co-summit in Stockholm on 4-5 December 2013.

Jun 21, 2012
TestausOSY seminar "Näin rakensimme testausautomaation" was held at VTT in 30.05.2012.

Mar 13, 2012
Model-based testing seminar is organized in 27-28.03.2012 at Työväenmuseo Werstas, Väinö Linnan aukio 8, Tampere. Dr. Teemu Kanstrén from VTT presents OSMO model-based testing tool and using DSM languages for testing.

Mar 5, 2012
The new version of OSMO open source model-based testing tool has been released. Check out the OSMO project at Google Code.

May 25, 2011
To strenghten our software testing competence and professionalism part of our members have now been qualified as ISEB/ISTQB Certified Software Testers.