SQS Group Limited

Cloud Test Management Service

SQS's Cloud Test Management Service advises on and establishes the most appropriate tailored approach for your Cloud project. SQS will plan, organise and control the process and artefacts required for the testing of Cloud-based applications taking responsibility for test activities at either enterprise or programme level.


  • Experienced Test Management across all SDLC methodologies: Waterfall, Agile etc.
  • KPI-focused tools provide real-time progress and status visibility
  • ISTQB-qualified services with experience across many domains and technologies
  • Comprehensive management across all testing activities including data and environments
  • Enforces project governance to deliver verification and validation of requirements
  • Definition, planning, co-ordination and management of User Acceptance Testing
  • Delivery of appropriate outputs for Quality Gate reviews
  • Management across all test phases System, Integration, UAT, Model Office
  • Test Management of all projects including full implementations, migrations, upgrades
  • Creation of Healthcheck, Test Strategy, Plans, Specifications and Closure Reports


  • Improves Vendor Management through testing against appropriate SLAs
  • Quality Gates define acceptable standards to prevent escalating financial costs
  • Widespread user acceptance of lower-defect, higher-quality production systems
  • Lower cost of ownership and management through early defect detection
  • Stakeholder and Vendor Engagement and Management
  • Quality Assurance is achieved through testing and coverage of requirements
  • Confidence in quality / industry standards compliance through real-time reporting
  • Systems are deployed on-time to high quality standards
  • Informs go-live decisions through test coverage and effective reporting
  • Traceability and accountability from requirements to delivery of product


£350 to £900 per person per day

Service documents

G-Cloud 9


SQS Group Limited

Scott Armstrong

028 90409901



Planning service Yes
How the planning service works SQS helps buyers plan, scope and execute their cloud and software projects through the Project Management service. The requirements or user stories for implementations are carefully elicited, defined and maintained through provision of SQS's Business Analysis service with a focus on building quality in early. The quality-related activities are scoped, planned, managed and reported on through the Test Management service.
Planning service works with specific services No


Training service provided No

Setup and migration

Setup and migration
Setup or migration service available Yes
How the setup or migration service works The migration of IT systems presents considerable risk that must be managed and mitigated. Quality assurance and testing services are employed at the requirements, infrastructure, security, functionality, fail-over and application levels to address these risks and provide visibility of how they are being controlled. The quality of the system data during a migration typically represents a high-priority consideration, and the data must be tested accordingly to ensure its integrity. Performance testing should be carried out at the infrastructure and application layers to ensure that the migration has not affected the response times or stability of the systems. These testing activities all need to be planned, scoped and managed as a crucial part of the setup or migration project, with meaningful and continuous metrics and information being produced to support the ongoing project decisions and strategy.
Setup or migration service is for specific cloud services No

Quality assurance and performance testing

Quality assurance and performance testing
Quality assurance and performance testing service Yes
How the quality assurance and performance testing works SQS is the world's leading pure-play supplier of quality assurance services, providing the full range of testing services from Requirements Validation and Unit-Testing enablement through to Operational Readiness and User Acceptance Testing. The stability and robustness of buyers' infrastructure and applications are measured through SQS's comprehensive range of Load and Performance testing approaches, using the most appropriate tools for the architecture and technologies. Automation strategies are employed where they will introduce efficiencies, using SQS's bespoke open-source AutoQ framework. The focus is on providing the buyer with continuous, real-time visibility of the key quality performance metrics of all of the systems in development and in production, to enable managers and decision-makers to deliver projects on time, whilst minimising risk. Software delivery has evolved to bring quality to the forefront, and creating a methodology and tool-chain that enables Continuous Quality provides the backbone for successful Continuous Integration and Delivery. This creates the efficient collaborative culture that supports the DevOps delivery approach.

Security testing

Security testing
Security testing service Yes
Security testing type
  • Penetration testing
  • Risk analysis
  • Other
Other security testing
  • Code Security Assurance & Benchmarking
  • Application Vulnerability Assessment
Accredited security testers Yes
Security testing accreditations
  • Other
Other security testing accreditations
  • OSCP
  • CEH
Certified Professional (CCP) risk analysts No

Ongoing support

Ongoing support
Ongoing support service No

Service scope

Service scope
Service constraints None

User support

User support
Email or online ticketing support Email or online ticketing
Support response times Same day
User can manage status and priority of support tickets Yes
Online ticketing support accessibility WCAG 2.0 A
Phone support Yes
Phone support availability 9 to 5 (UK time), Monday to Friday
Web chat support No
Support levels SQS provides Quality Governance and Delivery support around the services that we provide. The delivery management team form close relationships with the Buyer's management team to ensure full transparency of the feedback on services being delivered, enabling any issues to be addressed at an early stage and to maintain consistency of the quality of the deliverables. Support for services outside of normal hours is available when required and is charged at the stated overtime rates.


Supplier type Not a reseller

Staff security

Staff security
Staff security clearance Conforms to BS7858:2012
Government security clearance Up to Security Clearance (SC)


Price £350 to £900 per person per day
Discount for educational organisations No


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