Saturday Testing Policy

Overview

In order to better meet the needs of our customers, NASDAQ will conduct regular monthly Saturday test opportunities.

Saturday Schedule

Once a month, NASDAQ will open from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Eastern Time (ET) for free general customer testing requests on Saturdays. The scheduled Saturday test dates for 2014 are as follows:

2014
  • January 11th
  • February 8th
  • March 15th
  • April 12th
  • May 10th
  • June 7th
  • July 12th
  • August 9th
  • September 13th
  • October 11th
  • November 8th
  • December 13th

Registration

Firms can register for these Saturday tests by contacting NASDAQ Trading Services by noon on the Wednesday prior to the Saturday test date.

NASDAQ Testing Facility (NTF)

Customers are reminded that the fee-based NASDAQ Testing Facility (NTF) allows firms to test their automated systems that integrate with NASDAQ’s services. The NTF service supplies firms with a venue to test upcoming NASDAQ releases and product enhancements. In addition, firms may use the NTF to test their new software development prior to implementation. The NTF operates weekdays, Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 11:50 p.m., ET.

Additionally, product specific User Acceptance Tests (UATs) will continue to be scheduled in addition to the predetermined Saturday general customer testing dates. NASDAQ market participants can subscribe for new connectivity or update an existing service by completing the NASDAQ Port Request Form and faxing it to NASDAQ Subscriber Services at +1 212 231 5426.

Products and Systems Available for Saturday Tests

Equity Markets
NASDAQ:
  • OUCH
  • FIX
  • FLITE
  • RASH
  • QIX
  • CTC
  • NASDAQ Workstation
  • Market data
BX:
  • OUCH
  • FLITE
  • FIX
  • RASH
PSX:
  • OUCH
  • FLITE
  • FIX
  • RASH
Options Markets
BX Options:
  • SQF
  • FIX
  • CTI
  • BX Top
    BX Depth
NOM:
  • SQF
  • FIX
  • OTTO
  • CTI
  • ITTO
  • BONO
PHLX:
  • SQF
  • FIX
  • CTI
  • TOPO
  • TOPO+Orders
  • PHLX Depth

NASDAQ has confirmed with The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and the Options Price Regulatory Authority (OPRA) that OPRA, CQS and CTS data will be available.

Testing Hours

  • 9:00 a.m. ET - noon

Contact Info During Test

  • NASDAQ Trading Services at +1 212 231 5180

Contact Information