One of the UK’s fastest growing and largest independent software firms is to create 60 new jobs in Birmingham.

Edge Testing Solutions will phase in the new roles over a two-year period after opening a second Digital Test Hub facility in the city.

The company has been operating in Birmingham for the past four years, and its Digital Test Hub was the first of its kind in the UK when it launched in 2013.

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Based in Quayside Tower, it can be accessed by organisations looking for a remote testing service for their in-house applications and back office systems.

CEO of Edge Testing Brian Ferrie said: “The Digital Test Hub model has proven a real hit with our customers.

“The ability to have a low cost, on demand, remote service without the challenges of going offshore has been a real winner.

“We have listened to our customers who have said that the service would be even better if there was the flexibility for the team to be on-site during critical project stages.

“We chose Birmingham as our second Hub as it’s easily accessible for our customers across our southern business, is a vibrant tech hub and gives us access to some fantastic local talent at both experienced and graduate levels.”

Nicola Hewitt, commercial director of inward investment agency Business Birmingham, said: “The city has become a thriving hotspot for the IT and digital sectors and is the number one location in the UK for business growth rates.

"Many business – just like Edge – are investing in Birmingham, citing the region’s talent pool and central location as key draws.”