ABOUT TESTING PERFORMANCE

Established in 2006 and based in the UK, Testing Performance provides comprehensive testing services including Consultancy, Planning and Delivery. We specialise in Performance Testing, Test Automation, Data Migration & Assurance and Test Management. Our senior consultants typically have over 15 years’ experience.

Our customers range across industries including Government, banking, insurance, retail, aerospace, and utilities. We pride ourselves on delivering the quality services, solutions and expertise that our customers require and have come to expect.  We have a strong repeat customer base.

Testing Performance have a very flexible offering – from supplementing or being your bench, delivering one off projects, providing test management QA, to building a test centre of excellence. We are proud to be Gold Partners with Micro Focus and be part of the Government's G Cloud framework and Digital Marketplace.

EXECUTIVe team

Derek Pool

FOUNDING DIRECTOR

Derek is a founding Director of Testing Performance. He is an experienced Test and QA manager with 30 years technical experience specialising in validation of networks, architecture, applications and data. His Non-Functional Testing skills are at the highest technical level which means he can assess, advise, implement and manage solutions from scratch.

Derek’s pragmatic approach to testing considers requirements, timescales, and availability of resources which provides high quality delivery, on time and on budget.  Derek is an excellent leader who takes great pleasure in enabling his team by transferring his knowledge and training juniors.

Clients who work with Derek trust him and come back time and time again. Within the testing world Derek is known for his integrity, honesty and calm, methodical approach to providing testing solutions.

RAY ANDREWS

FOUNDING DIRECTOR

Ray is a founding Director of Testing Performance with 30 years’ experience in both automation and performance testing. This rare, combined skillset allows him to work at a very technical level but the breadth and depth of his career enables him to draw on many experiences to quickly solve problems.  

Ray gives management and stakeholders confidence that a solution has been architected and projects will be delivered on time and within budget. He is able to communicate at both a technical and non-technical level, report and advise in plain English and gain buy in from stakeholders.

Within the testing world Ray is known for working above and beyond to deliver a project on time, within budget and also sharing his knowledge with in-house test teams. His tenacity to work away on a problem until it is solved is unrivalled.

CLIVE HOOD

SENIOR TEST CONSULTANT

Clive specialises in both Automation and Performance Testing to the highest technical levels. With an IT career spanning over 20 years he utilises his strong analytical, testing and development skills to solve complex automation, performance and data migration problems, including building bespoke utilities.

Security Cleared (SC) and Non Police Personnel Vetted (NPPV) means that Clive is trusted by security conscious organisations to work with highly sensitive data. Within the testing world Clive is known for his superb technical skills and coming up with creative solutions to make the impossible possible.

JO FERNANDES

RESOURCE AND BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

Jo utilises her 10 years of recruitment and sales experience to help secure the operation and continuity of Testing Performance.  She maintains a wide-reaching network of testing professionals allowing the company to scale up on demand.  Jo is known for listening to what clients need, not just for technical requirements but for holistic solutions.

She is able to troubleshoot problems before they arise, keeping accounts trouble free, with continuity of service and resources.  Within the testing world Jo is known for her clear, no nonsense communication and her ability to translate technical jargon into every day language.

Peter Berry

Founder and Non-Executive Director

Peter worked for BT for 42 years, starting from an engineering apprentice and working up to Head of Application Performance Testing
in BT Exact and One IT. He managed multiple concurrent performance testing projects on business critical systems. Peter is highly experienced in
managing onshore and offshore capabilities and 3rd party vendors.  

Peter is known for his fairness, honesty, and cricketing prowess.

Sascha McDonald

Founder and Non-Executive Director

Delivering operational capability across people, processes and technology; leading multiple teams within both matrix and direct
management environments; and managing relationships at CxO level with clients, suppliers and strategic partners. Offering hands-on cloud and
digital transformation experience. A TOGAF certified Enterprise Architect and an AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Professional.

Sascha's flair and passion for IT is contagious.