End-to-end testing of business applications
Specsavers, a privately owned optical group, has entered into a three-year managed testing services contract with SQS Software Quality Systems, a Europe-based independent software testing and quality management services firm.
Under the £5m worth agreement, SQS team will deliver end-to-end testing of Specsavers business applications, from performance through to automated regression testing, with focus on raising quality, reducing risk and increasing the throughput of change.
Specsavers chief information officer John Lister said with over 1,500 stores and 26,000 staff, the company is a fast growing business that is dependent on effective technology to enable them to provide great service to their customers.
"It’s therefore critical that we have a software testing and QA process that helps us to deliver quality software offerings that are great value for money, quickly and efficiently," Lister said.
SQS executive main board director David Cotterell said that it’s the largest pure-play managed testing service contracts to be awarded in the retail sector, and the service will be provided from the company’s offshore facility in Pune, India, ably supported by their onshore consultancy presence.