Testing and Quality Assurance services
proven to reduce project risk
What we do
FDM offers a comprehensive quality assurance and FDM specialises in reducing project risk as well
software testing service, designed to address the as cost, ultimately improving both the quality and
typical challenges faced by businesses throughout performance of your IT systems.
These two factors will contribute immensely to the
Our experience, wide-ranging expertise of success of your company, by maximising efficiency
technology and track record of success differentiates and minimising potential risks.
us from the competition, which is why we have an
impressive list of loyal clients.
How we do it
FDM brings the best people and the latest Furthermore, the service is fully flexible and FDM
technologies together, with a strong focus on can guarantee secure off-site test labs offering
processes and procedures. We begin by selecting a virtual environments. These replicate your test
mix of FDM Consultants with the right skill-sets for infrastructure and have the capability of remote
the project, followed by additional training (involving access connectivity.
your company’s tools and techniques).
Our end-to-end testing solution covers all the
The software testing service we offer includes quality following deliverables (aligned to the Software
management, risk reviews and health checks, Development Life Cycle);
as well as all assessment and implementation.
Localisation and Systems and Enterprise
Functionality Testing level Testing
Conﬁguration, Compliance Compliance and
and Compatibility Testing Acceptance Tests
Integration Testing Recovery Testing
Installation Testing Usability Testing
Regression Testing Sanity Testing
Test planning, Test case Test automation
development and execution Performance, Load and
Web-based defect tracking
and management Security Testing
Fully managed and flexible service Shared risk
Continuous or ad hoc
no minimum term
Service Continuity and Quality guaranteed resource for up
assurance throughout to 24 months
accredited ISTQB Test Consultants Pre-project training in your
systems and technologies
Competitive day rates Transparent low cost model,
enabling effective budget planning
Who we do it for
Sky values the flexibility of FDM, who we have partnered with to assist us with
development and testing on our core broadcast applications. Working with
FDM consultants has enabled us to adopt a flexible and cost efficient model
for development and test work, allowing us to quickly expand or contract the
teams as demand requires.
Tim Taylor • head of Broadcast and aTS aDM BSkyB
BSkyB have a fast moving project environment SITa advanced Travel Solutions needed to
with intermittent releases. Testing on 3rd party implement a large team of Developers and
software is invariably squeezed meaning that Testers for a government project with very
BSkyB require additional assistance during tight deadlines and strict Sla’s.
project peaks to enable testing to be carried out
without compromising the quality of the end SoluTIon
product on release. Therefore, a knowledgeable FDM group was able to provide a ‘teaming
FDM Testing team was requested at short solution’ which covered the full project life
notice to support an in-house sales application. cycle: a Technical architect to fine-tune a
development approach, a blended team of 20
SoluTIon Java Developers and 12 Testers. as named
FDM allocated a team of nine Testers assigned supplier, FDM group was able to deliver the
to carry out load and performance testing complete solution on time, to target and
for the business as usual (Bau) project work within budget.
stream. FDM also carried out knowledge
transfer in relation to an automated regression ouTCoMe
pack and adopted a phased approach, which as a teaming solution they were successful
involved working on-site with BSkyB initially, in completing the project deliverables within
with a long-term view of transitioning the an even tighter timescale than originally
service off-site to FDM’s london Test lab. predicted. a project that was estimated to
take 2yrs+ was delivered in just 12 months,
ouTCoMe an achievement which saved SITa valuable
FDM invested in bespoke training for our Test time and money.
analysts (on behalf of BSkyB) in performance
tools to increase their skill-levels, quickly We have used FDM consultants at different
getting to grips with a very complex application. levels throughout the team, from Mounties to
The engagement has been so successful that experienced Senior Test Analysts, and we have
FDM replaced BSkyB’s high-cost contractors never had a complaint about the quality of work
with FDM Test analysts, saving BSKYB a large provided. We would certainly not have been able
sum of money, as well as offering additional to complete as many projects on time without
flexibility of service. the help of FDM.
Test Manager • The AA
FDM: an award-winning company
IITT Awards UK IT Industry Awards SBA Awards BAHBA
Training Department of the Best IT Services Supplier of International Business of the Best Place to Work 2009
Year 2010 the Year 2009 Year & Best Employer 2009
Training Department of the Year
For further information please contact:
Andy King (0)870 060 3100
head of Testing email@example.com