Finalists 2021

Best Agile Project

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

Finalists

  • BairesDev
  • BSCA in partnership with Infosys
  • ClickDimensions in partnership with Ciklum
  • QA Consultants
  • Testingxperts

EPAM Best use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Testing

Sponsored by

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

Finalists

  • IBM Bell Canada Testing Center Of Excellence Program
  • QA Consultants
  • Rogers Communications in partnership with Tech Mahindra
  • Bank of America

Best Test Automation Project – Functional

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

Finalists

  • a1qa
  • Bugraptors
  • Charles Schwab in partnership with Infosys
  • Ciklum
  • Cygnet Infotech
  • EQ Bank in partnership with Cigniti
  • Socotra Inc in partnership with Trigent Software

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

  • Tech Mahindra
  • Cox Communications in partnership with Infosys
  • QA Consultants
  • Rogers Communications 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

  • Sri Charan Nelapolu, Capco
  • Ruthrash Hari, QA Consultants
  • Ketjana Cara, Deloitte
  • Lutfije Spahiu, Capital One

Testing Management Team of the Year

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

  • Aviva in partnership with Cigniti
  • QA Consultants
  • Tech Mahindra
  • L ‘Oreal Cosmetics

TechMahindra Best Overall Testing Project – Finance

Sponsored by:

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

Finalists

  • BMO in partnership with IBM
  • Capco
  • Citizens Bank in partnership with Infosys
  • Northern Trust
  • RBC in partnership with Capgemini

Best Overall Testing Project – Retail

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

Finalists

  • Advance Auto Parts
  • Ravel by CF in partnership with QA Consultants
  • Walmart Stores
  • Canadian Tire

Capgemini Best Overall Testing Project – Communication

Sponsored by

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

Finalists

  • IBM Bell Canada Testing Center of Excellence Program
  • Rogers Communications in partnership with Tech Mahindra
  • T-Mobile in partnership with Infosys
  • Testingxperts

Best Use of Technology in a Project

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

Finalists

  • AT&T in partnership with Tech Mahindra
  • Country Financial
  • IBM Bell Canada Testing Center of Excellence Program
  • IRIS ID Systems in partnership with Gramma Tech
  • Mondeléz in partnership with Infosys
  • Securian Financial
  • Testingxperts

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

  • Capco
  • Capgemimi 
  • EPAM
  • Tech Mahindra
  • Velocity Risk

IBM Most Innovative Project

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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

  • RBC in partnership with Capgemini
  • Mailchimp
  • EA
  • Credit Suisse

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

  • ACCELQ
  • Applittools
  • CircleCi
  • Keysight Technologies
  • Mabl
  • Tricentis
  • Testim
  • Perfecto by Perforce
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