SQS Ireland announced today that it will increase its current workforce by 25pc from 80 to over 100 employees by the end of September 2010.
The company said it had exceeded its original business growth projections and is experiencing increased demand for its specialist software testing services. Recently secured new customer contracts include managed services work for Paddy Power, WBT Systems and Web Reservations International.
SQS Ireland has already increased its workforce by 15 in recent months, having taken on a mix of IT graduates and experienced software and project management professionals. The new jobs on offer include positions for experienced software quality engineers, software testing managers, performance engineers and software test analysts.
The AIM-listed German company, which is headquartered in Cologne, set up operations in Dublin in 2002 and opened its Belfast office in 2007.
According to SQS, there is a growing demand for independent outsourced managed testing services, particularly in the financial services and energy utilities sectors where increased regulation and emphasis on compliance has put a renewed focus on upgrading existing IT systems.
“Companies now accept that testing is a necessary strategic investment in any IT project, but choosing the right people to carry out the work is critical,” said SQS Ireland managing director Phil Codd. “At SQS, we have built a business around providing independent, quality driven testing services by trained professionals.
"Our continued plans for expansion in the Irish market will enable us to meet our business commitments and position us to meet the growing demand that we believe is out there for managed testing services.”