Edge Testing To Continue Uk Expansion And Create 20 It Jobs By 2014

Edge Testing Solutions, Scotland’s fastest growing software testing and risk-management company, accelerates its growth strategy, targeting new markets and creating up to 20 new skilled jobs with today’s opening of a new office in Birmingham.

Posting an annual turnover of £1.65m last year, Edge has built a powerful portfolio of blue-chip clients including Heineken, Historic Scotland, Ignis and Baillie Gifford.  Launching in September 2007 in a challenging economic climate, founders Susan Chadwick and Brian Ferrie have seen a significant growth in turnover year on year.

“We’re delighted to be marking Edge’s fifth anniversary by expanding upon our work down south and creating new jobs.  Despite the largely tough trading conditions for UK businesses we have delivered solid and sustained growth. It’s exciting to be able to extend our geographical reach to England. As always though, we remain fully committed to our client base in Scotland and will continue to expand here, as well as down south.” Says Susan Chadwick, co-founder of Edge Testing Solutions.

Edge’s rapid expansion has been fuelled by the impact of technological risk and its increasing threat to the digital economy, particularly in the financial services sector.  Software ‘glitches’ hit the headlines every day with technical problems on the Nasdaq stock market marring Facebook’s debut as a public company and embarrassment for US-based Knight Capital Group last month resulting in $440 million of capital losses and a devastating plunge in the company’s share price.

The increasing frequency of this kind of incident highlights the critical need for robust software testing.  Edge Testing ties software testing to business strategy and directly affects the achievement of business objectives. Technology and sector independent the company has a broad client base and is able to target all markets.  Again this has meant it has been well placed to ride the difficult economic environment of the last five years.

The Edge Testing business model takes a holistic and business focused approach to testing, supported by an ethos that ‘prevention is better than cure’ and recognising that cost to fix increases exponentially the later in the project lifecycle that issues are identified. It is these potentially extraordinary levels of cost that Edge Testing addresses – enabling clients to decrease overall project costs and time to market. In essence testing pays for itself.

As two of the UK’s leading experts in software testing, the combined reputation of Edge Testing’s two co-founders, Susan Chadwick and Brian Ferrie, gives the company a competitive advantage that has allowed the company to flourish during one of the toughest trading environments on record.

For more information contact Lauren Cormack.

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