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Thursday 05 May, 2005


Director Shareholding

05 May 2005

                                  SCHEDULE 11


1. Name of company

QA plc.

2. Name of director

John Beaumont

3. Please state whether notification indicates that it is in respect of holding
of the shareholder named in 2 above or in respect of a non-beneficial interest
or in the case of an individual holder if it is a holding of that person's
spouse or children under the age of 18 or in respect of a non-beneficial

not applicable

4. Name of the registered holder(s) and, if more than one holder, the number of
shares held by each of them (if notified)

not applicable

5. Please state whether notification relates to a person(s) connected with the
director named in 2 above and identify the connected person(s)

not applicable

6. Please state the nature of the transaction. For PEP transactions please
indicate whether general/single co PEP and if discretionary/non discretionary

Long term incentive plan award

7. Number of shares / amount of stock acquired

not applicable

8. Percentage of issued class

not applicable

9. Number of shares/amount of stock disposed

not applicable

10. Percentage of issued class

not applicable

11. Class of security

not applicable

12. Price per share

not applicable

13. Date of transaction

not applicable

14. Date company informed

not applicable

15. Total holding following this notification

not applicable

16. Total percentage holding of issued class following this notification

not applicable

If a director has been granted options by the company please complete the
following boxes.

17. Date of grant

4 May 2005

18. Period during which or date on which exercisable

12 months commencing on the later of the third anniversary of the date of the
award and the date upon which QA plc gives notice as to the extent to which the
performance conditions relating to the award have been met.

19. Total amount paid (if any) for grant of the option


20. Description of shares or debentures involved: class, number

3 million 1 penny Ordinary Shares

21. Exercise price (if fixed at time of grant) or indication that price is to be
fixed at time of exercise


22. Total number of shares or debentures over which options held following this

3 million 1 penny Ordinary Shares

23. Any additional information

This award was made as an option award under the QA plc Long Term Incentive Plan
2004. John Beaumont will have the opportunity to acquire a proportion of the
shares awarded to him, conditional upon the attainment of appropriate
performance conditions. These conditions relate to the three years ending on 30
November 2007.

24. Name of contact and telephone number for queries

Mark A W Savage
Company Secretary
(01793) 696061

25. Name and signature of authorised company official responsible for making
this notification

Mark A W Savage

Date of Notification

5 May 2005

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