Strategic Software Testing Solutions

Delivering True Business Value Through Our Test Lab

Quite simply, we make software work. Our UK-based world class Test Lab enables us to deliver strategic software testing solutions that make a genuine difference to our clients. We’re trusted to get the job done and we’re adept at finding effective ways of working in partnership. We listen closely to what our clients want, and we help them understand what they need, adding genuine value along the way. We’re honest, we’re straight-talking and we excel at what we do.

By engaging with and listening to our clients, we recognised that there was a need for a more flexible and responsive approach to software testing that improved upon traditional service delivery models; as a direct result, ROQ established its UK-based Test Lab, creating a market leading environment and knowledge centre to deliver innovative testing services.

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Guidance : Support : Enthusiasm

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Founder and Director

Passion : Service : Innovation

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Founder and Director

Operations : Collaboration : Environment

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Our Company Values

Our values are part of our DNA. They guide the way we work with our clients, how we relate to our communities, and how we communicate with each other.

Client Centric

Straight Talking

We say it how it is, using open, honest and direct communication

Client Centric


We care about what we do, which drives the energy and enthusiasm we bring to our work

Client Centric


We strive to be the best, getting satisfaction from the recognition we receive

Client Centric


We see it through, and we deliver on our promises whilst surpassing expectations

Our Story

  • Jun 2009

    Stephen Johnson and Mark Bargh join forces to create the framework for a new approach to testing services

  • Aug 2009

    ROQ IT is founded, based in Preston, to redress the balance in the market and offer a client-led approach to service delivery

  • Sep 2009

    First client engagement is secured with logistic provider HDNL for a consultancy project on performance testing

  • Jun 2010

    At the inaugural company Summer Event, the company values are defined. These remain the cornerstone of our culture

  • Aug 2010

    We secure our first long term engagements with Unilever and Shop Direct. These companies are still valued clients today

  • Dec 2010

    The first company Christmas Party is held at Mitton Hall in the Ribble Valley, a tradition that has continued each year at different venues

  • Feb 2011

    The Defectives concept is launched at an event in Warrington

  • Aug 2011

    Our first global project commences – a service management solution across more than 50 countries

  • Apr 2012

    We make our first investment in automation, establishing our inaugural bespoke framework

  • Jul 2012

    The Test Lab concept is established to offer a flexible and cost-effective alternative to traditional delivery models

  • Nov 2012

    First major recruitment campaign undertaken as permanent employee numbers increase from 10 to 40, in line with exciting growth plans

  • Mar 2013

    We relocate from Preston to Chorley and double the capacity of the Test Lab in order to more effectively meet the needs of our expanding client base

  • Sep 2013

    First public sector contract win to deliver a business intelligence solution for the NHS

  • Feb 2014

    New Covent Garden office is opened in London to more effectively support clients in the south of England

  • Apr 2014

    Keyword driven Test Manager automation framework is designed to accelerate the implementation of a client’s test automation strategy and approach

  • Sep 2014

    We team up with North West universities to establish our graduate programme, and welcome the first intake

  • Mar 2015

    We become an approved supplier on the G-Cloud Framework for Testing and Quality Assurance Services for public sector organisations

  • Sep 2015

    Our excellence is recognised as we are named 'Best Medium Sized Business' at the BIBA Awards 2015

  • Oct 2015

    Due to continued growth, we expand our Test Lab facilities by 50% to meet the growing demand for UK-based services

  • Nov 2015

    As part of our accelerated growth plans, we strengthen our leadership team and focus on re-positioning in the marketplace

  • Mar 2016

    We win the CSR Award at the prestigious Red Rose Awards, reflecting the passion and dedication of colleagues

  • Jun 2016

    ROQ IT is re-branded as ROQ, as part of a major repositioning programme to establish ourselves as the UK’s Premier Test Lab. We move into our new, purpose built 150-seat offices in Chorley

  • July 2016

    We are successfully re-appointed as an approved supplier on the G-Cloud 8 Framework for Testing and Quality Assurance Services for public sector organisations

  • Nov 2016

    Our inaugural CIO Spotlight took place, bringing together CIOs and IT leaders to explore the issues surrounding large, enterprise-scale software programmes, the benefits they drive and the importance of getting them right

  • Feb 2017

    We are awarded a place on the Quality Assurance and Testing for IT framework agreement for regional and national government organisations.

  • March 2017

    We held our second CIO Spotlight at the Institution of Engineering and Technology in London, focused on ‘Driving Customer Engagement and Loyalty’. The keynote speaker for the event was Marco Pera, Global Head of Platform Management for HSBC.

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We make software work. Our UK based, world class Test Lab enables us to deliver global programmes that positively impact the bottom line of our clients.

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