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

  • QA Consultants
  • RBC Wealth Management in partnership with Perfecto
  • Deloitte
  • Rangle.io

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

  • QA Consultants
  • Bank of Montreal in partnership with Perfecto
  • Testing Xperts

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

  • RBC Wealth Management in partnership with Perfecto
  • Dell
  • DeviQA
  • T-Mobile USA in partnership with Infosys Ltd.
  • Fannie Mae in partnership with Sauce Labs
  • Mabl
  • TD Insurance

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

  • Deloitte
  • QA Consultants
  • Dell EMC
  • Tech Mahindra
  • EPAM Systems

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

Winner will be announced on the Evening

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

  • Alyona Chernenko-Dyba, Astound Commerce
  • Tye Alli, Busy QA
  • Wes Silverstein, Mindful QA
  • Vinod Angalakuditi, Rogers
  • Pushpinder Bhatia, Workplace Safety and Insurance (WSIB)

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

  • BooHooGroup in partnership with Astound Commerce
  • Cubic Corporation
  • Infosys Ltd.

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

  • Infosys Ltd.
  • Ciklum
  • Credit Suisse
  • Capgemini

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

  • IBM Corporation (Bell Canada TCoE program)
  • Hitachi Consulting

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

  • Cloudpipe Inc
  • QA Consultants
  • Dell EMC
  • Tech Mahindra
  • Sony Pictures Entertainment
  • Dow Jones in Partnership with Infosys Ltd.
  • Fintegro Company Inc.

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

  • Deloitte
  • Astound Commerce
  • QA Mentor
  • Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB)
  • Testing Xperts

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

  • Astound Commerce
  • QA Mentor
  • BMM Testlabs in partnership with Canadian Software Testing Board
  • Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB)

Perfecto 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

  • Electronic Arts
  • Tech Mahindra
  • Dow Jones
  • IBM Corporation (Bell Canada TCoE program)

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

  • Parasoft
  • Broadcom
  • Perfecto
  • Testim
  • Testhouse
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