Software firm to up workforce by quarter
Software Quality Systems (SQS), the largest independent software-testing and quality-management consultancy in Europe, plans to increase its Irish workforce by 25pc to more than 100 employees by September.
The German firm made the prediction after hiring 15 professionals with computer skills.
The company is now looking for software-quality engineers, software-testing managers, performance engineers and software-test analysts.
The AIM-listed firm set up operations in Dublin in 2002.
The company believes industries such as the financial services and energy utilities sectors will have to upgrade and test software systems as regulators insist on greater compliance.
"There is a growing recognition in the business community that if you don't thoroughly test your IT systems before you go live, the costs of any resulting faults can be significant," said Phil Codd, who heads the Irish operations.
SQS, which is based in Cologne, has about 1,700 employees across Europe, Asia, North America and Africa and opened an office in the North in 2007.