Countdown to The European Software Testing Awards 2015

The global software testing industry is getting ready to congregate in central London on 18 November to celebrate excellence over the last 12 months.

Now in its third year, The European Software Testing Awards commend companies and individuals who have accomplished significant achievements in the software testing and quality assurance market.

Celebrating the unsung heroes

“We all expect quality in the applications we use – they work; they’re secure; they perform. All too often the people that truly make this happen are the unsung heroes of the software world. This event is a chance to meet, learn from and celebrate those unsung heroes,” said Mark Conway, Director, Development, Product Group Strategy & Ops for Micro Focus.

“The response to the Awards has always been great, but this year we saw a 20% increase of entries,” Cecilia Rehn, Editor at TEST Magazine and Chair of the Awards’ Judging Panel said. “There’s clearly a whole host of talent out there and it is with great privilege that host this event and help put the spotlight back on the testers.”

Comment from judges

“It is once again my pleasure to be a judge for The European Software Testing Awards and I’m looking forward to another excellent set of entries. The opportunity for our competency to be celebrated and lessons to be shared is one of the unique elements of the awards themselves. As a judge I am looking for innovations in the testing space that have created a legacy that can be reapplied within their organisations,” says Rod Armstrong, Programme Quality Manager at easyJet.

“Testing is often seen as an ‘afterthought’ or ‘necessary evil’ at the end of a development cycle, entries that have changed this perception and made testing a core and vital element of their delivery approach. Best of luck to all the entrants, I look forward to meeting with as many of you as possible at the awards themselves in November,” Armstrong adds.

Also on the judging panel is Martin Wrigley, Executive Director of the App Quality Alliance (AQuA).

“AQuA is delighted to be taking part in the European Software Testing Awards this year. The recognition and endorsement of top quality work in the field is a key part of our own mission to help the industry further improve the quality of mobile apps. Those who make the grade should be recognised as having done so, and we’re proud to help to reward the great people, companies, apps and processes out there,” Wrigley says.

Last few tables at the Awards ceremony remain

The entry process closed on the 14th of August, and the full list of finalists has been published online.

The winners will be announced at the Gala Dinner at Old Billingsgate on 18 November. For those wishing to attend this glittering event, you can book a table here or email

The Headline Sponsor for The European Software Testing Awards 2015 is BORLAND MICRO FOCUS, and sponsors include SOGETI, SQS, RANOREX, SAGE, AMDOCS and CIGNITI.

31 Media, organisers of The European Software Testing Awards and publishers of TEST Magazine would like to thank its sponsors for their support.