3 January, 2018

Edge Testing Appointed to Scottish Government Digital Procurement Contract

Dynamic Purchasing System simplifies access to digital expertise across Scottish public sector organisations


Edge Testing Solutions, one of the UK’s fastest growing and largest independent software testing companies, has been appointed to the Scottish government’s new Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS). The appointment to the DPS follows Edge Testing’s placement on other UK government frameworks including the G-Cloud 9 (G9), Digital Outcomes Specialists 2 and the CCS Quality Assurance and Testing frameworks.


The DPS tender has a value of up to £20 million and is intended to provide Scottish public sector organisations with a straightforward, flexible and suitable route to market for the procurement of digital services. The DPS forms part of the Scottish government’s broader digital strategy to develop business, infrastructure and participation. Services within the scope of the DPS range from the delivery of specific digital projects to the provision of skilled digital resources and cyber security.


Now in its 10th year of trading, Edge Testing has seen growth year-on-year and has built an excellent reputation across the public sector, including local and central government and has a track record of delivering complex projects on time and within budget. Edge Testing’s public sector clients include the Student Loans Company, a national healthcare provider, Big Lottery Fund, FSCS, Scottish Prison Service and South Ayrshire Council.


The DPS will help Edge Testing to continue providing software testing solutions across the Scottish public sector, including:


• QA & Testing Specialists
• Automation, Agile & DevOps
• Load & Performance Testing - no work package example scenario
• Functional Testing
• Infrastructure Testing & Environments – no work package example scenario
• Operational Acceptance Testing & DR
• QA & Testing Management Service
• QA & Testing Consultancy Service.


Brian Ferrie, CEO and Founder of Edge Testing, said: “Our public sector practice is going from strength to strength. Gaining a place on this framework brings new opportunities in Scotland, and we look forward to securing more public sector contracts in 2018 and beyond.


“We understand that public sector bodies are increasingly under pressure due to digital transformation, and our software testing services can mean the difference between success and failure when launching a new product or service, or moving from legacy technology. Through this framework, we hope that more public sector organisations will benefit from our expertise, as we partner with them to ensure that the services they deliver are of the highest quality.”


Edge opened a second Digital Test Hub (DTH) in Birmingam this year, to provide low cost, cloud-based on demand testing within the UK, following the success of its DTH concept having been launched in Scotland four years ago, in Bellshill. The DTH was the first of its kind in the UK and can be accessed easily by organisations looking for a remote testing service for their in-house applications and back office systems, within the same time zone and an immediate understanding of business culture and communication norms.


Edge anticipates over 30% growth in FY17 and the £20 million revenue is forecast by 2020, and boasts some of the UK’s premier testing thought leaders and experts among over 250 employees. 


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