Finalists 2020

Best Mobile Testing Project

Awarded for the best use of technology and testing in a mobile application project.
Judges were looking for:

  • Verification of project goals, importance, achievements and successful results
  • Demonstration of a clear and concise “preparatory phase”
  • Evidence of successful use of a best practice method/technique
  • 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

Finalists

  • Buzzfeed in partnership with EPAM Systems
  • IBM Bell Canada Testing Centre Of Excellence Program
  • Rogers Communications in partnership with Tech Mahindra

Best Use of Technology in a Project

Awarded for outstanding application of technology in a testing project.
Judges were looking for:

  • Detailed discussion around project methodology and justification of technology choices and application
  • Cutting-edge and fit-for-purpose technology was correctly and effectively used
  • 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 technology being used to overcome project challenges/obstacles
  • Evidence of commitment to industry best practices and standards

Finalists

  • Aspire Systems
  • CAPCO
  • Deloitte
  • IBM Bell Canada Testing Centre Of Excellence Program

Most Innovative Project

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

Finalists

  • Dow Jones in partnership with Infosys
  • IBM Bell Canada Testing Centre Of Excellence Program
  • Albertsons in partnership with IntelliQA
  • Refinitiv

Best Test Automation Project – Functional

The award for the best use of automation in a functional software testing project.
Judges were looking for:

  • Demonstration of the best use of automation in a functional software testing project
  • Utilisation of a well-developed test suite of testing scripts
  • 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

Finalists

  • Ciklum
  • IBM Bell Canada Testing Centre Of Excellence Program
  • Infosys
  • QA Consultants
  • Refinitiv

Best Test Automation Project – Non-Functional

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

Finalists

  • DTCC in partnership with Infosys
  • Refinitiv
  • Rogers in partnership with Tech Mahindra

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 were 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

Finalists

  • Anuja Pande, QA Mentor
  • Dimpy Gupta, Tech Mahindra

Testing Manager of the Year

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

Finalists

  • Elizabeth Mahr, IBM
  • Nitin Tawde, QA Mentor

Testing Team of the Year

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

Finalists

  • IBM Bell Canada Testing Centre Of Excellence Program
  • QA Mentor
  • Refinitiv
  • Testingxperts
  • Trigent Software

Testing Management Team of the Year

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

Finalists

  • IBM
  • QA Mentor
  • Refinitiv
  • Rogers Communications in partnership with Tech Mahindra

Best Agile Project

Awarded for the best software testing project in an agile environment.
Judges were looking for:

  • A clear understanding of software testing/QE challenges in an agile environment and how these have been overcome
  • Concrete evidence of excellent communication between all stakeholders
  • Examples of a commitment to working and learning rapidly and delivering high quality software frequently
  • Verification of project goals, importance, achievements and successful results
  • Illustration of how the principles of the agile manifesto have been used, i.e., ‘responding to change over following a plan’ and ‘individuals and interactions over processes and tools’
  • Detailed discussion around project methodology and justification of resource choices

Finalists

  • You.I TV in partnership with EPAM Systems
  • Raptor Technologies in partnership with Trigent Software
  • Refinitiv
  • Talend
  • XPO Logistics

Best Overall Testing Project – Retail

Awarded to the most outstanding testing project in the retail sector.
Judges were looking for:

  • Evidence of 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
  • 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

Finalists

  • A1QA
  • Deloitte
  • Infosys
  • Kraft-Heinz Company
  • QA Consultants

Best Overall Testing Project – Finance

Awarded to the most outstanding testing project in the finance sector.
Judges were looking for:

  • Evidence of 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
  • 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

Finalists

  • Capco
  • IBM Bank of Montreal TCoE program
  • Infosys
  • Northern Trust

Best Overall Testing Project – Communication

Awarded to the most outstanding testing project in the communication sector.
Judges were looking for:

  • Evidence of 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
  • 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

Finalists

  • Cox Communications in partnership with Infosys
  • IBM Bell Canada Testing Centre Of Excellence Program
  • Tech Mahindra

Leading Vendor

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

Finalists

  • Eggplant
  • Perfecto by Perforce
  • QA Mentor
  • Testim.io
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