Strategic Software Testing Solutions

Delivering True Business Value Through Our Test Lab

Quite simply, we make software work. We live and breathe our values to deliver on our clients needs. 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. Our company pledge is to tell our clients the truth, good or bad. 

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 has developed several services and accelerators to increase velocity. 

Meet The Board




Guidance : Support : Enthusiasm

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Founder and Director

Passion : Service : Innovation

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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

  • 2009

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

  • 2010

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

  • 2010

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

  • 2011

    The Defectives concept is launched at an event in Warrington

  • 2012

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

  • 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

  • 2014

    A new London office is opened to more effectively support clients in the south of England

  • 2014

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

  • 2015

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

  • 2016

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

  • 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

  • 2016

    We move into our brand new, purpose built 150-seat offices in Chorley

  • 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

  • 2017

    ROQ are recognised in Gartners Market Guide for Mobile Application Testing and Forresters report for Continuous Testing Services for Agile and DevOps Environments

  • 2018

    We achieve Investors in People - Gold accreditation on our first attempt, demonstrating our commitment to high performance through excellent people management

  • 2019

    ROQ celebrates its 10th birthday, and a decade of 'Making Software Work'

  • 2020

    We launched 7 new services and accelerators, meeting the needs of our clients and showcasing our expertise in all areas of testing

  • 2021

    ROQ launches next-generation Test Engineering Academy with the aim of finding the next generation of software testers and helping to fix the UK skills shortage

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