A strong and profitable year for Edge Testing sees the award winning software testing company hit its year end target of £1.2m turnover in 2010. Powerful growth sustained since launch in 2007 has resulted in this independently owned company more than doubling turnover year on year and now forecasting a 100% increase in turnover to £2.5m for year four.
Edge Testing is Scotland’s fastest growing independent software testing company and its reputation was cemented in 2010 by securing a number of high profile public and private sector accounts including Heineken, Historic Scotland and Ignis Asset Management. Software testing was recently highlighted as a key growth area in the Ovum Technology Forecast 2011 and it is this trend that Edge Testing aims to leverage.
In a significant achievement late in 2010, Edge Testing was appointed by the Scottish Government to its multi-supplier framework for the provision of Applications and Web Development and Associated Services. The three year framework will allow Edge Testing to compete on a level playing field with the global giants of the IT industry for high value contracts in the public sector.
Brian Ferrie, Edge Testing’s co-founder comments: “This has been an exceptionally good year for us and we are delighted to be in a position where we can really drive the business forward in 2011. We firmly believe that ‘prevention is better than cure’ and by taking a holistic and business focused approach to software testing we are able to help companies decrease overall project costs and time to market.”
Recognizing market challenges across the private and public sector Edge Testing is currently developing a suite of flexible and dynamic new products scheduled to launch in 2011, Ferrie continues: “We did exactly what we said we would do six months ago and hit our year end target of £1.2 million on the nail. We are hugely excited about the future and the next 12 months will see us introduce a number of innovative products and solutions to the market that tie software testing to business strategy and directly affect the achievement of our clients’ business objectives.”
As part of a comprehensive business development strategy, Edge Testing implemented a full rebranding campaign in 2010 that included the re-launch of its website. The company also opened its prestigious new headquarters in Maxim Business Park to accommodate its growing workforce and to support further growth of the company.
Software testing is an evolving industry and recognizing this, Chadwick and Ferrie have led a movement to establish a community of software testing professionals that can share best practice and help shape the growth of the profession. This unique forum encourages peer to peer discussion of the challenges facing software testing.
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.