Our can-do attitude is highly valued
Our customers tell us they value our professional can-do
attitude, robust processes and methodologies and
innovative approach to overcoming hurdles and issues.
We think our integrity ensures we always find an answer
to our customers’ testing problems. It is those attributes
and attitudes that make us what we are today, one of the
leading software testing consultancies in the UK.
Without StarBase’s factory approach, there is no way we would have been able to deliver the volume of performance testing projects created by the Aviva name change.
- Shawn Foster, Non-Functional Test Manager, Aviva UK
Founded in 1992
Founded in 1992 by our current Managing Director, Stephen Davis, StarBase initially focused on
IBM AS/400 technical services and automation software. The industry wide concerns about
application and system failures that might result from date recognition problems at the
Millennium, known forever as Y2K, led to a surge in demand for software testing services.
In 2000 StarBase launched its first dedicated performance testing service and has become known
and respected for its skills and expertise in this area. StarBase had a working relationship
with Mercury, the leading supplier of testing software, since 1996. We became a Mercury partner
in 2000 graduating regularly to higher levels becoming a Premier Partner, the highest partnership
level, in 2006. This significant relationship has been maintained through the takeover of
Mercury by HP for whom StarBase is now an HP Preferred Partner.
Focused on Delivery
Since 2000 we have developed further functional testing services and broadened the range of
software tools and partners we work with. As agile development methodologies, SOA, Web and
Cloud technologies have emerged our expertise and use of tools have developed and expanded
taking in new tools from HP, but also those from newer testing software providers like Green Hat
(now IBM Rational).
Our focus on delivery, our integrity in the getting the job done and our innovative approach to
problem solving ensures we will be keeping up with new technology trends and helping our
customers implement highly performant and functionally sound software for many years to come.