Tester of the Year
This award goes to the individual who demonstrates tireless dedication to software quality, user experience, reliability, and the art of all things software testing.
Test Manager of the Year
This award goes to the individual tasked with managing any combination of quality, risk, automation, performance — all while software grows increasingly complex and demands from the business accelerate.
Through a variety of tools, techniques, and heuristics all learned along life’s journey, The Explorer’s goal is to reach those parts of an application that others fear to tread — or don’t think to tread — and is arguably the strongest customer advocate you’ve got.
The Performer uses modern approaches to performance and load testing, so applications run reliably before, during and after each release. This individual also understands the need for earlier and continuous performance testing in order to capture potential issues before they reach production.
The Automator understands that expectations from the business are constantly changing, and that automation is key to meeting accelerated demands for innovation. This individual looks for sustainable, scalable automation solutions that maintain software quality in faster and faster release cycles.
Test Team of the Year
The Test Team of the Year is made up of individuals with a variety of areas of domain expertise, the motivation to deliver the highest quality software in every release, and the ability to share their test results with the rest of the business. This team is critical for protecting the customer journey.
Agile Test Team of the Year
The Agile Team of the Year understands requirements continuously change, release cadences accelerate, and testing is a continuous process. This team has the mindset, processes, and feedback loops in place to continuously strive for improvement throughout the software delivery lifecycle.