Finalists 2016

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
Finalists
  • Direct Line Group Insurance Group
  • Home Office – Immigration IT Portfolio
  • Cognizant
  • QualiTest
  • Infosys Limited in partnership with UBS
  • Cognizant Technology Solutions
  • Sopra Steria
  • TalkTalk Telecom Group
  • John Lewis Partnership
  • Itera

Best Mobile Testing 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
Finalists
  • Hughes Systique Private Limited
  • Box UK
  • Testfort QA Lab (QArea Inc.)
  • Cognizant
  • Mobile Labs
  • Credit Suisse
  • nFocus Testing
  • Avis Budget Group
  • Applause
  • Tech Mahindra

Best Test Automation Project – Functional

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
Finalists
  • Keytorc in partnership with Bilyoner
  • UST Global Pvt. Ltd in partnership with Schroders Plc
  • Moody’s Analytics
  • Dow Jones
  • Modality Systems
  • VirtusaPolaris
  • HARMAN Connected Services
  • Accenture UK
  • Maveric Systems in partnership with Metro Bank
  • Worksoft Inc.

Best Test Automation Project – Non-Functional

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 appropriate test technique to identify underlying root cause
  • 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
Finalists
  • Infosys Limited in partnership with ABN AMRO
  • Cognizant
  • Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. (TCS) in partnership with Aviva Insurance Plc
  • Ciklum
  • Tech Mahindra
  • Cognizant Technology Solutions

Graduate Tester of the Year

A recent graduate (who has graduated 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
  • 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
Finalists
  • Stephen Quinn, Cognizant Technology Solutions
  • Aaron Gibbon, BJSS
  • Samantha McKee, KPMG
  • Simranjit Kaur, Infrasoft Technologies Limited
  • Romeo Ledesma, Chelsea Apps Factory
  • Sai Bendi, Sopra Steria

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
Finalists
  • Sragabart Mahakul, Cognizant Technology Solutions
  • Santhosh Reddy Gujja, Amdocs
  • Isabelle Magnusson, Ticketmaster
  • Srikanth Mohan, Wipro Technologies Limited in partnership with Asda
  • Nirmala Tarur Veeranna, HARMAN Connected Services
  • Ryan Sandilands, KPMG
  • Ruslan Desyatnikov, QA Mentor
  • Ravi Kodali, Cognizant
  • Raksha Chheda, Mastek

Best Overall Testing Project – Retail

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
Finalists
  • Cognizant Technology Solutions in partnership with Arcadia
  • John Lewis Partnership
  • Marks and Spencer (M&S)
  • VirtusaPolaris
  • Accenture Services Pvt Ltd
  • Wipro Technologies in partnership with Asda
  • Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. (TCS)
  • Boots

Best Overall Testing Project – Finance

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
Finalists
  • StarDust
  • Cognizant
  • Elevate Credit International
  • Itera
  • Brickendon Consulting
  • VirtusaPolaris
  • Sopra Steria
  • Santander España
  • Infrasoft Technologies Ltd.
  • Cognizant Technology Solutions

Best Overall Testing Project – Gaming

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
Finalists
  • HARMAN Connected Services in partnership with Inspired Gaming Group
  • Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe
  • Ciklum
  • HARMAN Connected Services

Amdocs Best Overall Testing Project – Communication

Awarded to the most outstanding testing project in the communication.
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
Finalists
  • Tech Mahindra in partnership with BT
  • BT Plc
  • Vodafone NL
  • Cognizant Technology Solutions
  • EE
  • Liberty Global
  • Tech Mahindra in partnership with Sunrise
  • Virgin Media
  • Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. (TCS) in partnership with Vodafone Enterprise IT, UK

Best Use of Technology in a Project

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
Finalists
  • Accenture in partnership with BT
  • Infosys Limited
  • Cognizant Technology Solutions
  • CA Technologies in partnership with London Metal Exchange
  • KPMG
  • Markerstudy Group
  • Accenture Services Pvt Ltd
  • Cognizant
  • BugFinders
  • Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. (TCS) in partnership with British Gas

Worksoft 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
Finalists
  • Lloyds Banking Group – Aries Project
  • Accenture Services Pvt Ltd in partnership with British Telecom Plc
  • Amdocs
  • eg Solutions
  • QArea Inc. (Testfort QA Lab)
  • BJSS in partnership with Royal Bank of Scotland
  • Cognizant in partnership with Centrica
  • Lloyds Banking Group – Flood RE project
  • Tech Mahindra
  • AIB Bank

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
Finalists
  • Virgin Media
  • Lloyds Banking Group
  • QA Mentor
  • L&T Infotech in partnership with RSA
  • Ciklum
  • Vodafone Group Services GmbH

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
Finalists
  • KPMG
  • QA Mentor
  • Accenture Services Pvt Ltd
  • Cognizant
  • Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. (TCS)
  • Geeks Ltd
  • QualiTest
  • Tech Mahindra
  • Accenture in partnership with BT

Best User Experience (UX) Testing in a Project

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

  • Evidence of carrying out high quality end user research suitable for the project
  • Evidence of user engagement throughout the delivery
  • Effective utilisation of a best practice method/technique
  • Evidence of promoting innovation, research and best practices in the wider field of UX testing
  • A successful outcome that meets the aims and targets set
  • Evidence of a commitment to high quality and standards
Finalists
  • HARMAN Connected Services
  • Box UK
  • Tech Mahindra
  • Mastek in partnership with Specsavers

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
Finalists
  • Applitools
  • Mastek
  • Applause
  • Ciklum
  • Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. (TCS)
  • Actifio
  • Perfecto
  • QArea Inc.
  • Infosys Limited
  • nFocus Testing
  • QA Mentor
  • Tech Mahindra
  • QASymphony

Micro Focus
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.

Outstanding Achievement Award

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