2015 Awards Winners

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SQS Best Agile Project

Awarded for the best use of an agile approach in a software-testing project.
Judges will be looking for:

  • Demonstration of an agile approach taken to the project
  • Excellent communication between the entrant and the development team
  • Outstanding communication demonstrated within the software testing team
  • Effective utilisation of a best practice method/technique
  • Successful outcome that meets the aims and targets set
  • Evidence of a commitment to high quality and standards


Category winner

Aviva and Tata Consultancy Services (TCS)

Finalists

  • Credit Suisse
  • Brickendon Consulting
  • Lloyds Banking Group
  • Mastek Ltd
  • InfoStretch Corporation
  • Aviva and Tata Consultancy Services (TCS)

The Best Mobile Project

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

  • Demonstration of the best use of technology in a mobile application project
  • Demonstration of a clear and concise “preparatory phase”
  • Clear and defined functional requirements
  • Effective utilisation of a best practice method/technique
  • A successful outcome that meets the aims and targets set
  • Evidence of a commitment to high quality and standards

Category winner

Avis Budget Group and Tata Consultancy Services (TCS)

Finalists

  • Opera Software ASA in partnership with Cigniti Technologies
  • Accenture Services Pvt Ltd
  • SEGA Europe
  • Lloyds Banking Group
  • Intelligent Environments Europe Ltd
  • Avis Budget Group and Tata Consultancy Services (TCS)

Ranorex Best Test Automation Project

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

  • Demonstration of the best use of automation in a software testing project
  • Utilisation of a well-developed test suite of testing scripts
  • Any technical problems that were encountered were successfully resolved
  • Effective utilisation of a best practice method/technique
  • A successful outcome that meets the aims and targets set
  • Evidence of a commitment to high quality and standards

Highly Commended

Lloyds Banking Group plc.

Category winner

William Hill Online

Finalists for overall winner and highly commended

  • Tyto Software Pvt. Ltd. (On behalf of ArisGlobal Software Pvt Ltd)
  • AvivaSA in partnership with Keytorc
  • Sage UK
  • Bluefruit Software (Absolute Software Ltd)
  • LogiGear Corporation
  • Box UK
  • SQS & BNP Paribas Fortis
  • LogiGear Corporation
  • Laya Healthcare Ltd
  • Infomentum
  • Virtusa
  • Lloyds Banking Group plc.
  • Accenture
  • Cognizant Technology Solutions
  • William Hill

SOGETI Green Testing Team of the Year

Awarded to the testing team that has shown the biggest commitment to environmental and corporate social initiatives.
Judges will be looking for:

  • Evident commitment to environmental initiatives
  • Evident commitment to corporate social initiatives
  • The adoption of technologies to save resources, time and manpower
  • Effective utilisation of a best practice method/technique
  • A successful outcome that meets the aims and targets set
  • Evidence of a commitment to high quality and standards

Category winner

Cognizant Technology Solutions

Finalists

  • Cognizant Technology Solutions
  • Tech Mahindra

Graduate Tester of the Year

A recent graduate 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
  • Excellent communication with colleagues and clients
  • Efforts to keep up-to-date with guidelines and trends / Dedication to self training
  • Effective utilisation of a best practice method/technique
  • Consistent successful outcomes that meet the aims and targets set
  • Evidence of a commitment to high quality and standards

Category winner

Jordan Kerr, William Hill Online

Finalists

  • Priyanka Khurana, Testing Solutions Group
  • Onur Celep, ERICSSON
  • Jordan Kerr, William Hill Online

Testing Manager of the Year

Awarded to the most outstanding individual test manager or team leader over the last 12 months.
Judges will be looking for:

  • Consistent and outstanding leadership skills
  • Excellent people management skills
  • Outstanding communication with the software testing team
  • Examples of procedures put in place to ensure high quality results
  • Commitment to keep up-to-date with guidelines and trends
  • Evidence of a commitment to high quality and standards

Category winner

Bhuvaneswari Gangadharan, HARMAN Connected Services

Finalists

  • Piyal Mukherjee, Cognizant Technology Solutions
  • Justin Hossain, Sogeti UK
  • Beverley Wells, Virgin Media
  • Bhuvaneswari Gangadharan, HARMAN Connected Services
  • Santhosh Reddy Gujja, Amdocs

SQS Testing Innovator of the Year

The individual or product which has pushed the boundaries, in terms of innovation, in the testing field.
Judges will be looking for:

  • Entries that have pushed the boundaries, in terms of innovation, in the testing field
  • Entries that have employed new methods and tools in the testing field
  • Entries who have balanced client/company needs with a will to innovate and try new methods
  • Evidence of successful delivery and execution of project
  • Consistent successful outcomes that meet the aims and targets set
  • Evidence of a commitment to high quality and standards

Category winner

Debapriya Jena, Tata Consultancy Services

Finalists

  • Auto Snipper tool, Mastek Limited
  • Sharon Elgarat, Amdocs
  • Oleksandr Maidaniuk, Ciklum
  • useMango™ tool, Infuse
  • Sibi Luke, Allianz Insurance PLC
  • Debapriya Jena, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS)

Best Overall Testing Project – Public Sector

Awarded to the most outstanding testing project in the public sector.
Judges will be looking for:

  • Evidence of working closely with the organisation to deliver projects on time and within budget
  • Evidence that the entry is responsive to different and/or complex needs of the client
  • Effective utilisation of a best practice method/technique
  • A successful outcome that meets the aims and targets set
  • Evidence of a commitment to high quality and standards

Category winner

BJSS

Finalists

  • BJSS
  • Mastek Limited

Best Overall Testing Project – Retail Sector

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

  • Evidence of working closely with the organisation to deliver projects on time and within budget
  • Evidence that the entry is responsive to different and/or complex needs of the client
  • Effective utilisation of a best practice method/technique
  • A successful outcome that meets the aims and targets set
  • Evidence of a commitment to high quality and standards

Category winner

John Lewis

Finalists

  • Cognizant Technology Solutions in partnership with Arcadia
  • John Lewis
  • Tech Mahindra
  • Sainsbury’s and Tata Consultancy Services
  • Adactus Ltd and Pizza Hut Delivery UK

Best Overall Testing Project – Finance Sector

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

  • Evidence of working closely with the organisation to deliver projects on time and within budget
  • Evidence that the entry is responsive to different and/or complex needs of the client
  • Effective utilisation of a best practice method/technique
  • A successful outcome that meets the aims and targets set
  • Evidence of a commitment to high quality and standards

Category winner

Cognizant Technology Solutions

Finalists

  • Barclays Investment Bank
  • Tech Mahindra
  • Elevate Credit International Limited and SQS Group
  • Cognizant Technology Solutions
  • Lloyds Banking Group plc.
  • Aviva and Tata Consultancy Services (TCS)

Best Overall Testing Project – Gaming Sector

Awarded to the most outstanding testing project in the gaming sector.
Judges will be looking for:

  • Evidence of working closely with the organisation to deliver projects on time and within budget
  • Evidence that the entry is responsive to different and/or complex needs of the client
  • Effective utilisation of a best practice method/technique
  • A successful outcome that meets the aims and targets set
  • Evidence of a commitment to high quality and standards

Category winner

Amsphere

Finalists

  • Inspired Gaming in partnership with HARMAN Connected Services
  • Amsphere
  • SEGA Europe

Amdocs Best Overall Testing Project – Communication Sector

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

  • Evidence of working closely with the organisation to deliver projects on time and within budget
  • Evidence that the entry is responsive to different and/or complex needs of the client
  • Effective utilisation of a best practice method/technique
  • A successful outcome that meets the aims and targets set
  • Evidence of a commitment to high quality and standards

Category winner

EE

Finalists

  • EE
  • Amdocs Netherlands B.V and Vodafone Netherlands
  • Sogeti UK
  • Metaswitch Networks

Best Use of Tools

This award is for the best use of software testing tools in a project.
Judges will be looking for:

  • Effective use of tools to support and successfully complete the project on time
  • Correct use of pre-set algorithms and rules to produce an evaluation of the project
  • Recognising the application of tools and when human element of testing is essential
  • Effective utilisation of a best practice method/technique
  • A successful outcome that meets the aims and targets set
  • Evidence of a commitment to high quality and standards

Category winner

Lloyds Banking Group in partnership with Cognizant Technology Solutions

Finalists

  • Credit Suisse
  • Kainos
  • LLoyds Bank in partnership with Cognizant Technology Solutions
  • Infrasoft Technologies Ltd
  • William Hill in association with Test Plant
  • Ladbrokes in partnership with HARMAN Connected Services

Testing Team of the Year

Awarded to the most outstanding overall testing team of the year.
Judges will be looking for:

  • Outstanding communication demonstrated within the software testing team
  • Evidence of achieving project aims and targets through effective team work
  • Evidence of successful team working/ team building
  • Evidence of a strong team ethos
  • Evidence of a team commitment to high quality and standards

Category winner

Tech Mahindra

Finalists

  • Sage UK
  • Virgin Media with Accenture
  • Camelot Global
  • Credit Suisse
  • Virtusa Corporation
  • Tech Mahindra

Testing Management Team of the Year

Awarded to the testing management team that has shown consistently outstanding leadership.
Judges will be looking for:

  • Consistent and outstanding leadership skills
  • Excellent people management skills
  • Outstanding communication with the software testing team
  • Examples of procedures put in place to ensure high quality results
  • Keeping up-to-date with guidelines and trends
  • Evidence of a commitment to high quality and standards

Category winner

Lloyds Banking Group

Finalists

  • Cognizant Technology Solutions
  • Ciklum
  • Virgin Media with Accenture
  • Lloyds Banking Group plc.
  • Credit Suisse
  • Direct Line

Test Champion of the Year

Awarded to the individual who has championed the cause of software testing above all others.
Judges will be looking for:

  • Individuals who have championed the cause of software testing above all others
  • Efforts to keep up-to-date with guidelines and trends / Dedication to self training
  • A wider commitment to the profession (i.e mentoring, organising groups/events, etc)
  • Excellent communication skills with colleagues and/or clients
  • Consistent successful outcomes that meet the aims and targets set
  • Evidence of a commitment to high quality and standards

Category winner

Subhadeep Chakraborty, Tech Mahindra

Finalists

  • Andrew Fullen, Sogeti UK
  • Ruslan Desyatnikov, QAMentor, Inc.
  • Subhadeep Chakraborty, Tech Mahindra

The Best Overall Project

The project, that when compared to all others, ranked higher for innovation, approach, method, best practice, collaboration, and outcome.
Judges will be looking for:

  • Evidence of working closely with the organisation to deliver projects on time and within budget
  • The latest, most up-to-date technology was correctly and effectively used
  • Demonstration of an outstanding approach and method taken to the project
  • Effective utilisation of a best practice method/technique and teamwork
  • A successful outcome that meets the aims and targets set
  • Evidence of a commitment to high quality and standards

Category winner

Ladbrokes in partnership with HARMAN Connected Services

Finalists

  • Sage UK
  • Virgin Media
  • Lloyds Banking Group plc.
  • Tech Mahindra
  • Ladbrokes in partnership with HARMAN Connected Services
  • DHL Global Forwarding and Tata Consultancy Services (TCS)

Best Overall Use of Technology

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

  • Outstanding application of technology in a testing project
  • The latest, most up-to-date technology was correctly and effectively used
  • Demonstration of an outstanding approach and method taken to the project
  • Effective utilisation of a best practice method/technique
  • A successful outcome that meets the aims and targets set
  • Evidence of a commitment to high quality and standards

Category winner

Cognizant Technology Solutions

Finalists

  • Centrica in partnership with Cognizant
  • Sandhata Technologies
  • Kainos
  • TIBCO Jaspersoft Product Group
  • Lloyds Banking Group plc.
  • Cognizant Technology Solutions

Sage Most Innovative Project

Awarded for the project that has significantly advanced the methods and practices of software testing.
Judges will be looking for:

  • The project has significantly advanced the methods and practices of software testing
  • Created new methods and tools in the testing field
  • An attempt to push boundaries within the industry
  • Successful delivery and execution of project
  • Consistent successful outcomes that meet the aims and targets set
  • Evidence of a commitment to high quality and standards

Category winner

Accenture Services Pvt Ltd

Finalists

  • AstraZeneca plc in partnership with Cigniti Technologies
  • BT Plc.
  • Tech Mahindra Ltd.
  • Accenture Services Pvt Ltd
  • Lloyds Banking Group plc.
  • iTrinegy

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
  • Evidence of reliability, flexibility and speed of installation

Highly Commended

Tata Consultancy Services (TCS)

Category winner

Cognizant Technology Solutions

Finalists

  • TIBCO Jaspersoft Product Group
  • Ciklum
  • Cognizant Technology Solutions
  • Tech Mahindra
  • HARMAN Connected Services
  • Perfecto Mobile
  • QAMentor, Inc.
  • Tata Consultancy Services (TCS)

The European Software Testing Award

The Micro Focus | Borland European 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.

Category winner

John Lewis


2015 Special Award

Lifetime Achievement Award

Voted on by the judges, this award is for a renowned and acknowledged veteran in the testing field who has shown consistent commitment to the testing industry.

Category winner

Geoff Thompson