Finalists announced for The European Software Testing Awards 2016

The European Software Testing Awards is an annual event held in Central London celebrating the very best in the software testing and QA industry.

Following an extensive, fair judging process, we are pleased to announce the finalists in The European Software Testing Awards 2016.

All 2016 finalists

Amdocs Best Overall Testing Project – Communication

  1. Tech Mahindra in partnership with BT
  2. BT Plc
  3. Vodafone NL
  4. Cognizant Technology Solutions
  5. EE
  6. Liberty Global
  7. Tech Mahindra in partnership with Sunrise
  8. Virgin Media
  9. Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. (TCS) in partnership with Vodafone Enterprise IT, UK

Best Agile Project

  1. Direct Line Group Insurance Group
  2. Home Office – Immigration IT Portfolio
  3. Cognizant
  4. QualiTest
  5. Infosys Limited in partnership with UBS
  6. Cognizant Technology Solutions
  7. Sopra Steria
  8. TalkTalk Telecom Group
  9. John Lewis Partnership
  10. Itera

Best Mobile Testing Project

  1. Hughes Systique Private Limited
  2. Box UK
  3. Testfort QA Lab (QArea Inc.)
  4. Cognizant
  5. Mobile Labs
  6. Credit Suisse
  7. nFocus Testing
  8. Avis Budget Group
  9. Applause
  10. Tech Mahindra

Best Overall Testing Project – Finance

  1. StarDust
  2. Cognizant
  3. Elevate Credit International
  4. Itera
  5. Brickendon Consulting
  6. VirtusaPolaris
  7. Sopra Steria
  8. Santander España
  9. Infrasoft Technologies Ltd.
  10. Cognizant Technology Solutions

Best Overall Testing Project – Gaming

  1. HARMAN Connected Services in partnership with Inspired Gaming Group
  2. Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe
  3. Ciklum
  4. HARMAN Connected Services

Best Overall Testing Project – Retail

  1. Cognizant Technology Solutions in partnership with Arcadia
  2. John Lewis Partnership
  3. Marks and Spencer (M&S)
  4. VirtusaPolaris
  5. Accenture Services Pvt Ltd
  6. Wipro Technologies in partnership with Asda
  7. Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. (TCS)
  8. Boots

Best Test Automation Project – Functional

  1. Keytorc in partnership with Bilyoner
  2. UST Global Pvt. Ltd in partnership with Schroders Plc
  3. Moody’s Analytics
  4. Dow Jones
  5. Modality Systems
  6. VirtusaPolaris
  7. HARMAN Connected Services
  8. Accenture UK
  9. Maveric Systems in partnership with Metro Bank
  10. Worksoft Inc.

Best Test Automation Project – Non-Functional

  1. Infosys Limited in partnership with ABN AMRO
  2. Cognizant
  3. Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. (TCS) in partnership with Aviva Insurance Plc
  4. Ciklum
  5. Tech Mahindra
  6. Cognizant Technology Solutions

Best Use of Technology in a Project

  1. Accenture in partnership with BT
  2. Infosys Limited
  3. Cognizant Technology Solutions
  4. CA Technologies in partnership with London Metal Exchange
  5. KPMG
  6. Markerstudy Group
  7. Accenture Services Pvt Ltd
  8. Cognizant
  9. BugFinders
  10. Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. (TCS) in partnership with British Gas

Best User Experience (UX) Testing in a Project

  1. HARMAN Connected Services
  2. Box UK
  3. Tech Mahindra
  4. Mastek in partnership with Specsavers

Graduate Tester of the Year

  1. Stephen Quinn, Cognizant Technology Solutions
  2. Aaron Gibbon, BJSS
  3. Samantha McKee, KPMG
  4. Simranjit Kaur, Infrasoft Technologies Limited
  5. Romeo Ledesma, Chelsea Apps Factory
  6. Sai Bendi, Sopra Steria

Leading Vendor

  1. Applitools
  2. Mastek
  3. Applause
  4. Ciklum
  5. Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. (TCS)
  6. Actifio
  7. Perfecto
  8. QArea Inc.
  9. Infosys Limited
  10. nFocus Testing
  11. QA Mentor
  12. Tech Mahindra
  13. QASymphony

Most Innovative Project

  1. KPMG
  2. QA Mentor
  3. Accenture Services Pvt Ltd
  4. Cognizant
  5. Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. (TCS)
  6. Geeks Ltd
  7. QualiTest
  8. Tech Mahindra
  9. Accenture in partnership with BT

Testing Management Team of the Year

  1. Virgin Media
  2. Lloyds Banking Group
  3. QA Mentor
  4. L&T Infotech in partnership with RSA
  5. Ciklum
  6. Vodafone Group Services GmbH

Testing Manager of the Year

  1. Sragabart Mahakul, Cognizant Technology Solutions
  2. Santhosh Reddy Gujja, Amdocs
  3. Isabelle Magnusson, Ticketmaster
  4. Srikanth Mohan, Wipro Technologies Limited in partnership with Asda
  5. Nirmala Tarur Veeranna, HARMAN Connected Services
  6. Ryan Sandilands, KPMG
  7. Ruslan Desyatnikov, QA Mentor
  8. Ravi Kodali, Cognizant
  9. Raksha Chheda, Mastek

Testing Team of the Year

  1. Lloyds Banking Group – Aries Project
  2. Accenture Services Pvt Ltd in partnership with British Telecom Plc
  3. Amdocs
  4. eg Solutions
  5. QArea Inc. (Testfort QA Lab)
  6. BJSS in partnership with Royal Bank of Scotland
  7. Cognizant in partnership with Centrica
  8. Lloyds Banking Group – Flood RE project
  9. Tech Mahindra
  10. AIB Bank


Comments from the judging panel

Myron Kirk, Head of Test CoE at Boots is returning to the judging panel for the second year. He comments: “I was a member of the judging panel for the 2015 European Software Testing Awards and found the whole experience very rewarding indeed. It’s fantastic to play a role in celebrating success across the software testing industry.”

“The acknowledgement of what’s good in the industry and the acknowledgement of the people that have contributed towards that goal, whether at a company, team or individual level, is very important,” said Delia Brown, Head of Test at Home Office Technology.

“Today we face a new type of customer and organisations must ensure the quality of every product or service they deliver. Quality and excellence delivered to the customers helps in building up relationships of trust and this is key to safeguarding the customers’ reliability and satisfaction,” said Amparo Marin Global Certification Governance Director – CIO Technology and Regulatory Affairs at Santander España. “Having an independent awards programme to recognise testing teams is a very good lever to reinforce this type of messages and overall to share best practices and keep improving.”

“Having the right space to recognise talents is vital to the testing segment of IT itself, as well as to the business they support. There is nothing better than an independent and high reputable Awards programme like this to encourage our talents to go greater. Personally, I feel honoured to part of it,” Sandokan Sterque, Head of Global IT Testing and Assurance at British American Tobacco, said.

“We have never been more reliant on technology, without the input, innovation and insight that great testers bring to the essential testing of technology changes the pace of advancement would suffer. As such we should recognise those teams and individuals who keep pushing the boundaries of what testing as a profession can achieve. These awards have quickly become an essential part of that recognition. It is truly an honour to be involved,” Paula Thomsen, Head of Quality Assurance at Aviva UK, said.

Winners will be announced at Gala Dinner in November

All winners will be announced at the Gala Dinner at Old Billingsgate on 16 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 2016 is Micro Focus, and Category and Summit sponsors include Amdocs and Perfecto.

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


Written by Cecilia Rehn.