Finalists 2020

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

  • Atom bank in partnership with Cigniti
  • Cognizant
  • Codoid
  • Lloyds Banking Group in partnership with Wipro Technologies
  • NTT Data
  • Telefonica in partnership with NTT Data

 

Cognizant 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

  • ABN AMRO
  • Bahar Software Engineering Consulting Limited in partnership with Testinium
  • Codoid
  • Deutsche Bank in partnership with HCL Technologies
  • Aspire Systems
  • Expleo Solutions Ltd
  • Intertech
  • Nationwide Building Society in partnership with IBM
  • Lloyds Banking Group (Consumer Servicing) in partnership with Wipro Technologies
  • Vodafone

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

  • AEGON in partnership with TCS
  • Albertsons in partnership with IntelliQA
  • Deutsche Bank in partnership with HCL Technologies
  • MachNation
  • Migros Ticaret A.S.
  • Nationwide Building Society in partnership with Deloitte & Global App Testing
  • Nationwide Building Society in partnership with TCS
  • Open University in partnership with Infosys
  • Refinitiv
  • Wipro Technologies

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

  • 10x Future Technologies Services Limited
  • a1qa
  • Broadridge Financial Solutions Ltd
  • Bank of Valetta in partnership with Yethi Consulting
  • Centrica HiveHome in partnership with Cognizant Technology Solutions
  • Department for Transport in partnership with KPMG
  • Experian in partnership with UST Global
  • Expleo Solutions Ltd
  • Saint-Gobain in partnership with Cognizant
  • Turk Telekom in partnership with Netas
  • Vodafone in partnership with Accenture

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

  • Digiterre
  • EBA in partnership with Testinium
  • Natwest in partnership with Infosys
  • Newday
  • NTT Data
  • QA Mentor
  • Refinitiv
  • Sky
  • Vodafone
  • Wipro Technologies

NTT DATA Graduate Tester of the Year

Sponsored by

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
  • Amanda Ho, Deloitte UK
  • Athena Zabidi, Deloitte UK
  • Tuğba Aydın, Intertech
  • Eve Rogers, IBM
  • Lydia De Vere, KPMG UK
  • Jamil Ahmed, KPMG UK
  • Prince Yawlui, Sogeti
  • Arda Ender Torçuk, Testinium
  • Özcan Arpacı, Testinium

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

  • Simon Wright, Capgemini
  • Samir Anand, Deloitte UK
  • Mike Gibson, DXC Technology
  • Abdulla Mohammad, KPMG UK
  • Peter Francome, NTT Data
  • Victoria Voloshina, Quality Area
  • Ganesh Practoor, Refinitiv
  • Suman Bala, Sky
  • Martin Hart, Testing Solutions Group
  • Stephen Dowling, Sunrise Telecommunications

Wipro Testing Team of the Year

Sponsored by

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

  • Atom bank in partnership with Cigniti
  • EPAM Systems
  • HomeServe
  • Innogy Business Services
  • Refinitiv
  • Testingxperts
  • Tesco
  • Vodafone in partnership with Sandhata Technologies
  • WiZink in partnership with Expleo Solutions Ltd
  • 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

  • Cognizant
  • BT-EE
  • EDP in partnership with Noesis
  • Lloyds Banking Group (Consumer Servicing) in partnership with Wipro Technologies
  • Metro Bank in partnership with Deloitte
  • QA Mentor
  • r10 Consulting in partnership with ARUVI Consulting
  • Severn Trent Water Limited
  • Testinium
  • Zurich Insurance

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 Group
  • British Telecom in partnership with NTT Data
  • British Telecom in partnership with Accenture
  • Cognizant
  • Intersoft Systems & Programming Limited
  • Nationwide Building Society in partnership with IBM
  • StayFriends in partnership with EPAM Systems
  • Social Security Scotland in partnership with Deloitte
  • Sunrise Telecommunications in partnership with Tech Mahindra
  • TesterYou

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

  • Cognizant
  • Metro Markets in partnership with Ciklum
  • Migros Ticaret A.S.
  • NTT Data
  • Tesco in partnership with KPMG
  • Wilko Retail 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 are

  • ABN AMRO
  • Allica Bank in partnership with Maveric Systems
  • Close Brothers Group Plc in partnership with Cognizant
  • Cynergy Bank in partnership with KPMG
  • Garanti BBVA Technology in partnership with Testinium
  • Lloyds Banking Group (Consumer Servicing)
  • M&G Investments in partnership with Deloitte
  • OTP Bank in partnership with Qulix Systems
  • r10 Consulting in partnership with ARUVI Consulting
  • Tide in partnership with Perforce Software
  • Vizor in partnership with Infopulse

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

  • Cognizant
  • NTT Data
  • Proximus in partnership with Infosys
  • Sunrise Telecommunications in partnership with Tech Mahindra
  • Vodafone
  • Vodafone in partnership with Accenture
  • Vodafone UK in partnership with Sandhata Technologies Limited

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.
  • Ciklum
  • Eggplant
  • Infopulse
  • Maveric Systems
  • NTT Data
  • nFocus Testing
  • Perfecto by Perforce
  • QA Mentor
  • Wipro
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