2018 Awards Finalists

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Capgemini

Capgemini Best Agile Project

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

  • A clear understanding of software testing/QA 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 Are:

British Telecom in partnership with Accenture
Student Loans Company in partnership with Mastek
Nordea in partnership with Maveric Systems
Lapeyre in partnership with Panaya
Royal Mail Group
Sainsbury’s in partnership with Tata Consultancy Services
Schroders in partnership with UST Global
test IO
UBS in partnership with Infosys Limited
UST Global

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 Are:

Accenture Technology – Digital Testing
Aviva Digital
Deloitte
Lloyds Banking Group in partnership with Wipro
nFocus Testing
TestingXperts
Ticketmaster
Wall Street Journal in partnership with Applause

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 Are:

A1QA
Capgemini
HARMAN Connected Services
Keytorc Software Testing Services
Lloyds Banking Group-Account Overview Team (Group Digital)
Specsavers in partnership with Mastek
Metro Bank in partnership with Maveric Systems
Schroders in partnership with UST Global
TestDevLab
Cognizant
Vodafone Limited
ING Bank Turkey in partnership with Saha BT

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 Are:

Accenture Technology – Digital Testing
British Telecom in partnership with Accenture
Cognizant
Endava
ABN AMRO Bank N.V. in partnership with Infosys Limited
Islandsbanki in partnership with Itera
Tech Mahindra Limited
UST Global®
ANZ in partnership with Capgemini

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NTT Data 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 QA community

Finalists Are:

Daniel Phillips, Capgemini
Kieran Ellis,  Cognizant
Maria Ekundayo, Deloitte
Jess Harrow, KPMG UK
Sudarshan Shelke, QA Mentor, Inc.
Graham Hurlston, ROQ

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Wipro 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 QA 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 Are:

Diane Cox, Capgemini
Michelle Christmas, Nationwide Building Society in partnership with IBM
Vibhu Taneja, Deutsche Bank
Rayhan Mussa, KPMG UK
Allan Woodcock, Lloyds Banking Group
Suresh Chandra, NewDay Ltd
Nitin Tawde, QA Mentor, Inc.
Andrew Lazenby, Royal Mail Group
Soma Pattanaik, Tech Mahindra Limited

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 Are:

Accenture Technology – Digital Testing
Wilko in Partnership with Cognizant
Infosys Limited
NTT DATA
Cognizant

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 Are:

Aviva
Brickendon Consulting
Capgemini
Close Brothers in partnership with Cognizant
Deloitte
Deutsche Bank Group in partnership with Infosys Limited
Islandsbanki in Partnership with Itera
The Cheque and Credit Clearing Company in partnership with KPMG UK
Lloyds Banking Group
RBS in partnership with Sandhata

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 Are:

British Telecom in partnership with Accenture
Vodafone UK in partnership with Tata Consultancy Services
Infosys Limited
MERA
Sunrise Communications AG
Swisscom in partnership with Accenture Technology – Digital Testing
Tech Mahindra Limited
Vodafone in partnership with Accenture
Openreach in partnership with Accenture

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Accenture 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 Are:

BrightGen
Capgemini
ICterra
Cognizant
Dow Jones
DST Systems
Lloyds Banking Group in partnership with Wipro-Account Overview Team (Group Digital)
NewDay Ltd
Tech Mahindra Limited
VZVZ in partnership with Parasoft
Zurich Insurance in partnership with Wipro Technologies

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UST Global

UST Global 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 QA community

  • Evidence of a strong team ethos

  • Proof of continued commitment to improving, up-skilling and self-development

Finalists Are:

Accenture Technology – Digital Testing
Aviva
SimbirSoft
Ciklum
Deutsche Bank in partnership with HCL Technologies
HSBC
Infosys Limited
Intellectual Property Office
QArea

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Mastek 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 QA 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 Are:

Centrica in partnership with Cognizant
Cognizant
Länsförsäkringar AB in partnership with Infosys Limited
The Cheque and Credit Clearing Company in partnership with KPMG UK
Nationwide Building Society in partnership with IBM – Test Transformation Management Team
NTT DATA
QA Mentor, Inc
Tata Consultancy Services
University of Cambridge
Lloyds Banking Group – Retail Business Assurance Leadership Team

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KPMG

KPMG 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 Are:

Aviva in partnership with Tata Consultancy Services
Centrica Hive Limited
ECS Digital
ABN AMRO Bank  in partnership with Infosys Limited
Mabl
Centrica
Metro Bank in partnership with Maveric Systems
NewDay Ltd
Tech Mahindra Limited
Intetics Inc.

SPONSORED BY
Infosys

Infosys Best User Experience (UX) Testing in a Project

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

  • Evidence of carrying out high quality end user research suitable for the project

  • Evidence of taking into account user engagement throughout the delivery

  • Promoting innovation, research and best practices in the wider field of UX testing

  • Proof 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

Finalists Are:

Sophos in partnership with Box UK
Dow Jones in partnership with Applause
Société Générale
UXservices
Vodafone in partnership with Applause
Deloitte

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Sandhata

Sandhata Technologies 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/QA industry

  • Evidence of reliability, flexibility and speed of installation

Finalists Are:

Brickendon Consulting
Capgemini
ELEKS
HARMAN Connected Services
nFocus Testing
NIX Solutions
NTT DATA
QASymphony
TestingXperts
Tricentis

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