In 2005, software QA veteran, Noel Kierans, left a successful career as a principal consultant to bring a new QA approach to the marketplace. Having worked on hundreds of testing projects, Noel saw the need for a Quality Onshore Testing Partner that can solve businesses’ software challenges long-term. He quickly founded Celtic Testing Experts, which has grown to include seasoned IT professionals with experience at big four consulting firms and technology C-suites. CTE’s team-based-based business philosophy is guided by Noel’s background as an all-star soccer player in Ireland. Each CTE expert takes a team approach – working side-by-side with clients and serving as a strategic coach to get the job done. In 2009, CTE launched ForesightTM, the industry’s only web and mobile-based reporting instrument that provides clients with real-time testing metrics across more than 50 key performance indicators.
QA Testing Center Opens
Two years later in 2011, CTE opened its first QA Testing Center in metro Atlanta, which serves its roster of mid-sized and Fortune 1000 companies. The testing center provides an “Onshore” facility for our clients that need their Software QA to be outsourced to CTE.
In 2012 Noel decided that CTE’s clients needed a more complete software solution. In 2014, CTE released QA Connector which was designed to support manual testing of software-under-development (SUD) from an independent validation and verification (IV&V) perspective. This is a part of CTE’s QA Connect Methodology and as we’ve seen with several of our clients, this approach is what they hire us to do.
Celtic Testing Experts Expands into Europe
In 2013 CTE made the decision to expand into Europe. CTE’s CEO, Noel Kierans, founded Celtic Testing, LTD, in Dundalk, Ireland. ‘I am delighted to expand our services and products to Ireland/ UK and Europe. This was an obvious choice due to continued growth of software industry and the IT talent available in Ireland. The expertise and experience gained in building CTE in the US combined with our innovative technology tools and customer focused solutions gives us a solid platform to build a successful business in Europe.’ – Noel Kierans
In 2015, CTE in partnership with Celtic Testing, LTD, launched QAConnector™ as a stand-alone software solution. QAConnector™ is a Test Management System that allows you to manage the entire validation process from requirements definition through deployment and support. QAConnector™ also offers actionable metrics and real-time status on all your IT validation projects.