KPMG Best Agile Project

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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
  • Infosys
  • Lloyds Banking Group – Consumer Servicing
  • Schroders PLC in partnership with UST Global
  • Sonata Software

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

  • Unifly in partnership with Ciklum
  • Essent N.V. in partnership with Infosys Limited
  • Lloyds Banking Group – Digital Platform Evolution
  • New Day in partnership with Tata Consultancy Services
  • Performance Lab US, LLC
  • Sky UK
  • Testinium

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

  • ACCA in partnership with NTT DATA UK
  • Aviva in partnership with Wipro
  • British Telecom PLC
  • Credit Suisse
  • DeviQA
  • GBG in partnership with Cigniti Technologies
  • Lloyds Banking Group – Consumer Servicing
  • Schroders PLC in partnership with UST Global
  • Siemens AS
  • Société Générale
  • IT Services, University of Oxford
  • Vodafone 
  • Zurich Insurance in partnership with Wipro Technologies

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

  • ACCA in partnership with NTT DATA UK
  • British Telecom PLC
  • Cognizant
  • Deloitte
  • Endava
  • Fiserv Inc
  • GBG in partnership with Aspire Systems
  • Tech Mahindra
  • TestDevLab
  • Vodafone Ziggo in partnership with Amdocs Quality Engineering

NTT DATA Graduate Tester of the Year

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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

  • Callum Smith, Capgemini
  • Rizan Hamza, Cubic Transportation Systems
  • Roman Suyezov, Epam Systems
  • Laurenz Maillard, Eurofins Digital Testing
  • Tom Smith, IBM UK
  • Ahmad Jalloh, KPMG UK
  • Sikha Borse, QA Mentor
  • Rhys Banton-Laing, Schroders

Wipro Testing Manager of the Year

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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

  • Isaac Abraham, Accenture
  • Andy Sharman, Aviva
  • Colin Bromley, Capgemini
  • Mike Gibson, DXC Technology
  • Erik Boelen, Eurofins Digital Testing
  • Archana Sudhakaran, KPMG UK
  • Narayanan Palani, Lloyds Banking Group
  • Suresh Chandra, Newday Ltd
  • Tina Walsh, Telefonica

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

  • BooHoo in partnership with Astound Commerce
  • Cubic Transportation Systems
  • HotDeskPlus in partnership with Brickendon Consulting
  • NTT DATA UK
  • Waitrose and Partners in partnership with 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
  • Close Brothers Group Plc in partnership with Cognizant
  • Credit Suisse
  • Deutsche Bank in partnership with Infosys Limited
  • Diffblue
  • KPMG UK
  • Lloyds Banking Group –  Commercial Servicing Lab
  • Metro Bank in partnership with Maveric Systems
  • SS&C Technologies
  • Testinium

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 Blazemeter & Accenture
  • NBN Co.
  • OSS LION Test Factory in partnership with Tech Mahindra
  • Three in partnership with Sogeti
  • Telefonica Germany in partnership with Wipro Technologies
  • NTT DATA UK
  • Vodafone UK in partnership with Accenture
  • Vodafone Ziggo in partnership with Amdocs

Sogeti Best Use of Technology in a Project

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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

  • Aviva in partnership with Tata Consultancy Services
  • British Telecom in partnership with Accenture
  • Dow Jones 
  • Endava
  • GBG in partnership with Aspire Systems
  • HotDeskPlus in partnership with Brickendon Consulting
  • Lloyds Banking Group
  • NHS Digital in partnership with Mastek
  • SS&C Technologies
  • Testinium

Infosys Testing Team of the Year

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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

  • Astound Commerce
  • Aviva
  • Accenture
  • Capita in partnership with Amdocs
  • EPAM Systems
  • IBM UK LTD
  • Standard Life in partnership with Tata consultancy Services
  • Sunrise Telecommunications
  • TestingXperts
  • Vodafone 
  • Zurich Insurance in partnership with DXC Technology

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

  • Astound Commerce
  • Aviva
  • Fiserv in partnership with Cognizant
  • KPMG
  • Metro Bank in partnership with Maveric Systems
  • Wipro Technologies
  • Telefonica UK in partnership with NTT DATA UK
  • Testinium

Deloitte 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 are

  • Cheshire Data Systems
  • Dow Jones
  • Geeks Ltd
  • Proximus in partnership with Infosys
  • Publicis Sapient
  • Telefonica Germany 
  • Worldpay in partnership with IntelliQA

Amdocs Best User Experience (UX) Testing in a Project

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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

  • Deloitte
  • Deutsche Bank in partnership with HCL 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

  • Cygnet Infotech Pvt. LTD
  • Eurofins Digital Testing
  • NTT DATA UK
  • nFocus Testing
  • Perfecto
  • QA Mentor
  • Wipro Technologies

The European Software Testing Award

This main and overall award of the evening will be awarded to the project, individual, or team that judges felt has excelled in all areas and surpassed every other individual, project, or organisation within the industry.

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