Edge Testing to expand in Birmingham

  • New Digital Test Hub to open in Birmingham, creating 60 new jobs

Edge Testing Solutions, one of the UK’s fastest growing and largest independent software testing companies, will be expanding its footprint in the Midlands after recognising the fantastic growth opportunities in Birmingham.

Edge will be opening a second Digital Test Hub facility in Birmingham with the aim of creating over 60 new jobs in the area over the next two years.

Edge has already been operating out of Birmingham for over four years, working within various banks, telecommunication companies and financial services. Customers include the Big Lottery Fund, IRESS and Griffiths Waite.

Edge launched its first Digital Test Hub in 2013 – the first of its kind in the UK. It was formed as an innovative offering to meet the needs of its clients for a low cost, on demand test service.

The Digital Test Hub also operates as a challenger to the offshore model as it can be accessed by organisations looking for a remote testing service for their in-house applications and back office systems.

Customers and users today expect high standards of user experience and consistent performance across multiple devices. If this is not achieved, it will result in lost revenue.

Therefore, there is an increasing demand in the digital industry for this service from marketing and e-commerce managers responsible for customer experience and site performance.

Brian Ferrie, CEO, said:

“The Digital Test Hub model has proven a real hit with our customers. The ability to have a low cost, on demand, remote service without the challenges of going offshore has been a real winner.

We have listened to our customers who have said that the service would be even better if there was the flexibility for the team to be on-site during critical project stages.

We chose Birmingham as our second Hub as it’s easily accessible for our customers across our southern business, is a vibrant tech hub and gives us access to some fantastic local talent at both experienced and graduate levels”.

Nicola Hewitt, Commercial Director of inward investment agency Business Birmingham, said:

“It is great news to hear Edge Testing will be expanding their operations in Birmingham.

The city has become a thriving hotspot for the IT and digital sectors and is the number one location in the UK for business growth rates. Many business – just like Edge – are investing in Birmingham, citing the region’s talent pool and central location as key draws”.

The Digital Test Hub is cloud based, needs no installation of software and has highly experienced testing professionals as dedicated service managers. It is available as a standalone service or part of Edge’s Managed Testing Service.

Services include device and compatibility testing, website monitoring, website performance testing, usability and accessibility testing, functional testing, regression testing and test automation with a low-cost base.

Edge Testing is a leading expert in providing world-class software testing solutions.

The award-winning company is typically engaged when organisations are implementing a new system or making significant changes to an existing system, to ensure systems are fast, secure, available and work as expected in an increasingly complex and distributed digital age.

The ISO accredited company, which is listed on the Sunday Times Hiscox Tech Track 100, has quickly built up an excellent reputation with an enviable client list across financial services, telecommunications and media, utilities, retail and the public sector.

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