Testing times as Insight eyes €2bn UK market
One of the largest software quality and testing providers in Ireland, Insight Test Services, is to expand into the UK software test market, which is estimated to be worth more than €2bn.
The UK team will be led by David Hughes, an Insight director who has more than 25 years' experience in IT, including 20 years in software quality management and business process improvement.
Insight managing director Declan Kavanagh called the move "a logical development" to the company's work in the Irish market over the past two years. He added that the company already provides services to some of its Irish-based multinational clients in the UK.
Kavanagh said the company had been developing rapidly in Ireland, with compound annual growth rates in excess of 70pc. Insight employs more than 90 staff at its Dublin offices. These are involved in software quality, assurance, testing and validation.
The company's customer base includes multinationals, small and medium-sized enterprises and entrepreneurial startups in the ICT, financial and life sciences sectors as well as public services organisations. The firm helps its clients to develop and implement quality software and ensure compliance to best practice and regulatory requirements.
By Gordon Smith