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Informatech is your one-stop-shop for your project, service management and specialist testing requirements.

Why We Formed

Informatech formed in 2014 when Nathan Bligh and Scott Cleburne, two of Australia’s most qualified testers, together with Amanda Lax, decided to try and revolutionise the way testing is performed.

Over the course of their careers Nathan and Scott had seen testing used in many different contexts for different goals but rarely for what it should be used for: to save money and to improve the business through customer satisfaction. People may argue that the goal of testing is quality but we believe that people want quality so they can save money and have happy customers.

Even in today’s market Testing is often seen as a necessary evil instead of something that can provide real and significant benefits to business. We understand that much of this is because of the immaturity within the testing discipline. That’s what we want to change and that’s where we are different.

What Differentiates Us From Other “Testers”?

  • We employ only dedicated Test Professionals
  • We’re Certified by the world’s leading testing body – in fact, Informatech was the first company to achieve ISTQB Platinum Partnership status in Australia
  • We have real world experience on very large and complex projects
  • We use internationally recognised standards as the basis for testing
  • We have staff with high level security clearances
  • We are flexible in our approach and can work around your needs
  • We have the technical proficiency to understand and test even the most complex systems
  • We have experience with numerous System Development Life Cycle methodologies
  • We understand that different systems have different requirements and can tailor processes accordingly
  • We have diverse skills that we use to ensure our testing is well rounded

The Team

As a specialist company, Informatech has a reputation for hiring only the best people in the industry and providing regular professional development to ensure they remain at the forefront of their discipline. As a result, Informatech maintains a workforce of highly skilled, qualified and security cleared professionals. A number of Informatech staff hold the full Advanced Level Test Professional Certification by the International Software Testing Qualifications Board (ISTQB).

Nathan Bligh – Director

Nathan is a highly experienced Test Professional with extensive experience in Test Management of large and complex projects. He has been a key member within many of the largest IT programs in the Southern Hemisphere over the last decade including the Department of Defence‚Äôs Strategic Reform Program, the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations’ Disability Employment Services Program, and the Department of Immigration and Citizenship’s Systems for People Programme.

Nathan has formalised his extensive practical experience with qualifications in Software Testing, Project Management, and Information Technology and is committed to continuing professional development. He has advanced technical skills underpinned by a sound understanding of data centre operations, computer networks, physical and virtual computing, software development, web-based systems, batch processing, user and data migrations, and SQL queries. Nathan is also capable of programming in several languages which he regularly uses to streamline testing processes and automate test activities.

Nathan is one of only a small number of people in Australia and New Zealand to hold the prestigious Full Advanced Level Test Professional Certification issued by the International Software Testing Qualifications Board (ISTQB).

Qualifications

  • Masters of Information Technology specialising in Network Security
  • Bachelor of Information Technology with a Double Major in Computer Science and Information Systems
  • Diploma of Project Management
  • ISTQB Full Advanced Level Test Professional
  • ISTQB Certified Tester Advanced Level – Advanced Test Manager
  • ISTQB Certified Tester Advanced Level – Advanced Test Analyst
  • ISTQB Certified Tester Advanced Level – Advanced Technical Test Analyst
  • ISTQB Certified Tester Foundation Level
  • ISTQB Certified Tester Foundation Level – Agile Tester Extension
  • Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL)

AMANDA LAX (Co-Founder & Business Manager)

Amanda is the Informatech Business Manager and performs the day to day management for the business.

In addition to a background in administration, Amanda brings a strategic focus to the business drawing on her skills in policy development, stakeholder engagement, project and contract management gained during her time in the Australian Public Service.

Amanda has experience developing Commonwealth tender documents and request for quotations for several complex projects, as well as subsequent tender response assessments. She regularly utilizes this experience in her role at Informatech to assist in tender responses.

Qualifications

  • Master of Public Health (Distinction)
  • Bachelor of Applied Science with a Double Major in Human Biology

SCOTT CLEBURNE (Co-Founder)

Scott is a seasoned Test Professional with extensive experience in technical testing of large and complex projects. He has been heavily involved in many large projects including the Department of Defence’s Next Generation Desktop, the Department of Defence’s Data Centre Migration, the Department of Human Services’ Practice Incentives Program, and many others.

Scott has formalised this practical experience with a number of qualifications in Software Testing and training courses in assorted Test Tools and building and configuring servers. He has advanced technical skills gained through working on diverse and challenging projects of a highly technical nature.

Scott has an intimate understanding of projects due to his extensive experience and has the unique ability to balance functional and non-functional requirements to ensure users receive a fully functioning system that exceeds their expectations.

Along with Nathan Bligh (our Director), Scott is one of only a small number of people in Australia and New Zealand to hold the prestigious Full Advanced Level Test Professional Certification issued by the International Software Testing Qualifications Board (ISTQB).

Qualifications

  • ISTQB Full Advanced Level Test Professional
  • ISTQB Certified Tester Advanced Level – Advanced Test Manager
  • ISTQB Certified Tester Advanced Level – Advanced Test Analyst
  • ISTQB Certified Tester Advanced Level – Advanced Technical Test Analyst
  • ISTQB Certified Tester Foundation Level
  • ISTQB Certified Tester Foundation Level – Agile Tester Extension
  • SCAPA TPP and WinTask Automated Load Testing
  • Bachelor of Science majoring in Applied Science and Data Analysis

PETER LAMBERT (Principal Consultant)

Peter is a professional testing expert with experience in a variety of technical testing disciplines, such as testing with migrations, automation, performance, security, disaster recovery, infrastructure, web-based systems, and many others. Peter has also performed test lead, management and governance roles, having been responsible for defining testing frameworks for large and complex projects. Informatech welcomed Peter to the team shortly after commencing operations and in 2019, Peter became our Principal Consultant.

Peter has formalised his practical experience with a number of qualifications in Software Testing and is one of only a small number of people in Australia and New Zealand to hold the prestigious Full Advanced Level Professional Certification issued by the International Software Testing Qualifications Board (ISTQB).

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Information Technology (Honours)
  • ISTQB Full Advanced Level Test Professional
  • ISTQB Certified Tester Advanced Level – Advanced Test Manager
  • ISTQB Certified Tester Advanced Level – Advanced Test Analyst
  • ISTQB Certified Tester Advanced Level – Advanced Technical Test Analyst
  • ISTQB Certified Tester Foundation Level