BJSS employee named Europe’s top young software tester

Aaron Gibbon, a software testing engineer based in the BJSS Leeds Delivery Centre, has been named Graduate Tester of the Year in the 2016 European Software Testing Awards.

Graduate Tester of the Year 2016

Aaron joined the autumn 2015 intake of the BJSS Graduate Programme after being awarded a First Class Honours degree in Computer Science and a Master of Engineering from the University of Leeds. During his graduate year, and with support from the in-house BJSS Academy training programme, Aaron played an important role in the testing of the company’s flagship NHS Spine 2 project. He also singlehandedly produced core test automation components on which the programme relies and which the NHS continues to use.

“Congratulations to Aaron Gibbon, BJSS, for winning Graduate Tester of the Year,” says  Cecilia Rehn, Editor of TEST Magazine and Chair of the Judging Panel. “The judging panel was in agreement that Aaron showed clear evidence of applying best practices, collaborating with colleagues and researching and learning from them, as well as from the test community to meet and succeed the needs of his clients and projects. The commitment to share this knowledge in the community via blogs and talks, and within the company via training materials, also highlights his commitment to quality and the wider community. Overall, the awards programme has seen a 25% increase of entries in 2016, and the competition has been incredibly fierce.”

“We’re very proud of Aaron’s achievement,” continues Glynn Robinson, Managing Director at BJSS. “When he joined the BJSS Graduate Programme, Aaron showed great potential which we realised, with support from the BJSS Academy, would add value to our NHS Spine 2 delivery. As a valued member of our award-winning testing team, we will continue to support Aaron in his journey towards his chosen specialism.”

“It was a great honour to be nominated by my company, BJSS, for the Graduate Test of the Year award and even more to be recognised by Test Magazine. The field of testing was new to me and there was (and still is!) a lot to learn – which, along with getting to use my skills on real-world client projects, has been very exciting. Furthermore, getting to meet, engage and learn from other testing professionals has helped drive me to achieve my professional goals,” says Aaron Gibbon.


Edited from press release by Jordan Platt.