Categories

To enter the programme you need to enter at least one category

Best Agile Project

Awarded for the best software testing project in an agile environment.

Judges will be looking for:

  • Discussion of project goals, importance, achievements and successful results
  • Verification of Best Practices included as part of the Agile project delivery
  • A clear understanding and evaluation of software testing/QA challenges in an agile environment and how these have been overcome
  • Concrete evidence of excellent communication between all stakeholders & commitment to working and learning rapidly and delivering high quality software frequently

EPAM Best use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Testing

The award for the Best use of Artificial Intelligence in a Software testing project.

Judges will be looking for:

  • Detailed discussion around project methodology and justification of resource choices
  • Demonstration of benefits likes of cost savings, repeatability, and  self-healing of execution scripts
  • Optimization of Test coverage and  Test case creation
  • Evidence of predictive analysis and Defect Detection
  • Detailed discussion around project methodology and justification of resource choices
  • Code analysis to determine the appropriate testing coverage
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Best Test Automation Project – Functional

The award for the best use of automation in a functional software testing project.

Judges will be looking for:

  • Verification of functional requirements has been met or exceeded
  • Utilisation of a well-developed test suite of testing scripts
  • Demonstrate the impact of functional testing on confidence of the project and the deployment into production.
  • Detailed Discussion  of project goals, importance, achievements, resources and successful results
  • Evidence and evaluation of overcoming project challenges/obstacles

Best Test Automation Project – Non-Functional

The award for the best use of automation in a non-functional software testing project.

Judges will be looking for:

  • Demonstration of the best use of automation in a non-functional software testing project
  • Utilisation of appropriate test technique to identify underlying root cause
  • Verification of project goals, importance, achievements and successful results
  • Evidence and evaluation of overcoming project challenges/obstacles
  • Detailed discussion around project methodology and justification of resource choices
  • Evidence of commitment to industry best practices and standards

Graduate Tester of the Year

A recent graduate, who has completed university or an apprenticeship scheme in the last 2 years, who has shown outstanding commitment and development in the testing field.

Judges will be looking for:

  • Evidence of outstanding commitment and development in the testing field
  • Proof of excellent communication skills with all stakeholders
  • Efforts to keep up-to-date with trends, guidelines and best practices in the industry
  • Evidence of a dedication to self training and improvement
  • Demonstration of successful outcomes that meet the aims and targets set
  • Proof of engagement with the wider testing and QE community

Testing Manager of the Year

Awarded to the most outstanding test manager or team leader over the last 12 months.

Judges will be looking for:

  • Excellent people management and communication skills
  • Evidence of achieving project aims and targets through effective leadership
  • Proof of commitment to the wider testing and QE community
  • Examples of procedures put in place to ensure high quality results
  • Evidence of a commitment to high quality and standards
  • Demonstration of self-evaluation, commitment to self-learning and improvement

Best Overall Testing Project – Finance

Awarded to the most outstanding testing project in the finance sector.

Judges will be looking for:

  • Detailed Discussion of project goals, importance, achievements, resources and successful results.
  • Evidence of great vision, forward-thinking & working closely with stakeholders to deliver the project on time and within budget
  • Demonstration of a successful software testing project utilising a best practice method/technique
  • Evidence and evaluation of overcoming project challenges/obstacles

Best Overall Testing Project – Retail

Awarded to the most outstanding testing project in the retail sector.

Judges will be looking for:

  • Detailed Discussion of project goals, importance, achievements, resources and successful results.
  • Evidence of great vision, forward-thinking & working closely with stakeholders to deliver the project on time and within budget
  • Demonstration of a successful software testing project utilising a best practice method/technique
  • Evidence and evaluation of overcoming project challenges/obstacles

Best Overall Testing Project – Communication

Awarded to the most outstanding testing project in the communication sector.

Judges will be looking for:

  • Detailed Discussion of project goals, importance, achievements, resources and successful results.
  • Evidence of great vision, forward-thinking & working closely with stakeholders to deliver the project on time and within budget
  • Demonstration of a successful software testing project utilising a best practice method/technique
  • Evidence and evaluation of overcoming project challenges/obstacles

Best Use of Technology in a Project

Awarded for outstanding application of technology in a testing project.

Judges will be looking for:

  • Detailed Discussion of project goals, importance, achievements and successful results
  • Demonstration of Cutting-edge and fit-for-purpose technology was correctly and effectively used
  • Illustration of training and upskilling team & working closely with stakeholders to deliver the project on time and within budget
  • Evidence and evaluation of overcoming project challenges/obstacles​

Testing Team of the Year

Awarded to the most outstanding overall testing team of the year.

Judges will be looking for:

  • Evidence of a cohesive team identity and unity
  • Outstanding communication demonstrated within the software testing team and with other stakeholders
  • Evidence of achieving project aims and targets through effective team work
  • Commitment to the wider testing and QE community
  • Evidence of a strong team ethos
  • Proof of continued commitment to improving, up-skilling and self-development

Testing Management Team of the Year

Awarded to the testing management team that has shown consistently outstanding leadership.

Judges will be looking for:

  • Excellent people management and communication skills
  • Evidence of achieving project aims and targets through effective leadership
  • Proof of commitment to the wider testing and QE community
  • Examples of procedures put in place to ensure high quality results
  • Evidence of a commitment to high quality and standards
  • Demonstration of self-evaluation, commitment to self-learning and improvement

IBM Most Innovative Project

Awarded for the project that has significantly advanced the methods and practices of software testing.

Judges will be looking for:

  • A project that has significantly advanced the methods and practices of software testing
  • An attempt to push boundaries within the industry
  • Evidence of working closely with stakeholders to deliver the project on time and within budget
  • Verification of project goals, importance, achievements and successful results
  • Evidence and evaluation of overcoming project challenges/obstacles
  • Proof of a commitment to high quality and standards
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Leading Vendor

Awarded to the vendor who receives top marks for their product/service and customer service.

Judges will be looking for:

  • Evidence of a commitment to high quality and standards to customers
  • Commitment to customer satisfaction
  • Evidence of value for money
  • Proof of thought leadership and drive to further the software testing/QE industry
  • Evidence of reliability, flexibility and speed of installation

The Overall Award

The North American Software Testing Award

This main and overall award of the evening will be awarded to the tester, manager, or team that judges felt has excelled in all areas and surpassed every other individual, project, or organisation within the industry.

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