Finalists 2021

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KPMG Best Agile Project

Awarded for the best software testing project in an agile environment.

Judges were looking for:

  • Discussion of project goals, importance, achievements and successful results.
  • Verification of Best Practices included as part of the Agile project delivery.
  • A clear understanding and evaluation of software testing/QA challenges in an agile environment and how these have been overcome.
  • Concrete evidence of excellent communication between all stakeholders & commitment to working and learning rapidly and delivering high quality software frequently.

Finalists in this category are:

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Qualitest Best use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Testing

The award for the Best use of Artificial Intelligence in a Software testing project.

Judges were looking for:

  • Discussion of project goals, importance, achievements, resources and successful results.
  • Examples of benefits likes of cost savings, repeatability, and self-healing of execution scripts.
  • Demonstrate Optimization of Test coverage and Test case creation.
  • Proof of predictive analysis and Defect Detection.
  • Evidence and evaluation of overcoming project challenges/obstacles.

Finalists in this category are:

Best Test Automation Project – Functional

The award for the best use of automation in a functional software testing project.

Judges were looking for:

  • Verification of functional requirements has been met or exceeded.
  • Utilisation of a well-developed test suite of testing scripts.
  • Demonstrate the impact of functional testing on confidence of the project and the deployment into production.
  • Detailed Discussion  of project goals, importance, achievements, resources and successful results.
  • Evidence and evaluation of overcoming project challenges/obstacles.

Finalists in this category are:

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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:

  • Graduate background, and why they joined the testing world.
  • Examples of challenges in the Journey and how they overcome those challenges.
  • Evidences and evaluation of self-training and improvement.
  • Discussion of what graduate wants to do in the future and how they will contribute to the future of testing.

Finalists in this category are:

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Leapwork Testing Manager of the Year

Awarded to the most outstanding test manager or team leader over the last 12 months.

Judges were looking for:

  • Demonstrate what they did to build, support, nurture, develop and motivate a team to become successful.
  • Evidences that are both quantitative (measurable metrics or technical elements that show statically what has been achieved) and qualitative (feedback from the team, project stakeholders, senior’s organisation leaders or customer/users).
  • Examples of procedures put in place to ensure high quality results.
  • Evidence and evaluation of self-improvement and commitment to high standards.

Finalists in this category are:

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Test Associates Best Overall Testing Project – Retail

Awarded to the most outstanding testing project in the retail sector.

Judges were looking for:

  • Detailed Discussion of project goals, importance, achievements, resources and successful results.
  • Evidence of great vision, forward-thinking & 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.
  • Evidence and evaluation of overcoming project challenges/obstacles.

Finalists in this category are:

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Techmahindra Best Overall Testing Project – Finance

Awarded to the most outstanding testing project in the finance sector.

Judges were looking for:

  • Detailed Discussion of project goals, importance, achievements, resources and successful results.
  • Evidence of great vision, forward-thinking & 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.
  • Evidence and evaluation of overcoming project challenges/obstacles.

Finalists in this category are:

Best Overall Testing Project – Communication

Awarded to the most outstanding testing project in the communication sector.

Judges were looking for:

  • Detailed Discussion of project goals, importance, achievements, resources and successful results.
  • Evidence of great vision, forward-thinking & 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.
  • Evidence and evaluation of overcoming project challenges/obstacles.

Finalists in this category are:

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Cognizant Best Use of Technology in a Project

Awarded for outstanding application of technology in a testing project.

Judges were looking for:

  • Detailed Discussion of project goals, importance, achievements and successful results.
  • Demonstration of Cutting-edge and fit-for-purpose technology was correctly and effectively used.
  • Illustration of training and upskilling team & working closely with stakeholders to deliver the project on time and within budget.
  • Evidence and evaluation of overcoming project challenges/obstacles​.

Finalists in this category are:

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Wipro Testing Team of the Year

Awarded to the most outstanding overall testing team of the year.

Judges were looking for:

  • Discussion of targets achieved through effective teamwork.
  • Highlight the ability to work with a dev/business/product owner around potentially changing requirement.
  • Demonstration of strong team ethos.
  • Evidence and Evaluation of problem-solving and self-improvement within the team.

Finalists in this category are:

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Capgemini Testing Management Team of the Year

Awarded to the testing management team that has shown consistently outstanding leadership.

Judges were looking for:

  • Highlight the ability of Excellent people management and communication skills with various examples.
  • Discussion of achieving project aims, overcoming challenges and achieving targets through effective leadership.
  • Evidence of great vision and forward-thinking to reflect teams are improving constantly.
  • Examples of procedures put in place to ensure high quality results.

Finalists in this category are:

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IBM 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 and quality assurance Implementation.
  • Clear demonstration of the innovative nature of the project – what was the driver for innovation and how was it achieved?
  • An attempt to push boundaries within the Software Testing Industry.
  • Discussion of project goals, importance, achievements, resources and successful results.
  • Evidence and evaluation of overcoming project challenges/obstacles.

Finalists in this category are:

Leading Vendor

Awarded to the vendor who receives top marks for their product/service and customer service.

Judges were looking for:

  • Evidence and evaluation of a commitment to high quality and standards to customers.
  • Commitment to customer satisfaction and continuous improvement.
  • Evidence of Value for money, reliability, flexibility and responsiveness to change.
  • Proof of thought leadership and drive to excel in the Software Testing and QA industry.

Finalists in this category are:

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