The annual Testing Heroes Awards recognize the outstanding individual contributions within the software testing community.

This year's Tester of the Year and Test Manager of the Year will receive complimentary airfare, hotel stay, and pass to Tricentis Accelerate 2018!

Tricentis Testing Hero - The All-Arounder

Tester of the Year:

1st: Kishore Chandolu, Capgemini

2nd: Jacob Villegas, Experian
3rd: Ashish Yadav, Accenture
4th: Dharmalingam Krishnan, Moolya Testing
5th: Shweta Khaniwale, Capgemini

Tricentis Testing Hero - The Designer

Test Manager of the Year

1st: Mukesh Singh

2nd: Hari Jaganathan, Woolworths
3rd: Serge Wolf, Infometis AG
4th: Gaurav Arora, Telstra
5th: Mike Lyles, Bridgetree

Tricentis Testing Hero - The Explorer

The Explorer

1st: Arnika Hryszko, SJSI – Polish Testing Board

2nd: Elisabeth (Lisi) Hocke
3rd: Emily Byrnes, ScholarRx
4th: Nilesh Kachawar, Infosys
5th: Onkar Kumar, SQS Group

Tricentis Testing Hero - The Virtualizer

The Performer

1st: Mark Tomlinson

2nd: Rahul Verma, Test Mile
3rd: Leandro Melendez, Qualitest
4th: Abhishek Shukla
5th: Delvis Echeverria, FieldEdge & SQA Advisory

Tricentis Testing Hero - The Automator

The Automator

1st: Braulio Obando, Experian

2nd: Angie Jones, Applitools
3rd: Rakesh Kondreddy, Elucian
4th: Damini Singh, Wipro
5th: Paul Grizzaffi, Magenic

Tricentis Testing Hero - The Risk-o-Meter

The Risk-o-Meter

1st: Smita Mishra, QAzone Infosystems

2nd: Steve Lindsell, Commonwealth Bank Australia
3rd: Rodin Ghosh, Linde AG
4th: Farhan Hasanali, GM Financial
5th: Nadeem Shaikh

Tricentis Testing Hero - The All-ArounderTester of the Year

This tester knows how to test anything and everything – and leaps at the opportunity to do so.

Tricentis Testing Hero - The DesignerTest Manager of the Year

This tester develops innovative, modern test strategies while ensuring their team has the resources and support they need.

Tricentis Testing Hero - The ExplorerThe Explorer

This tester applies creativity, and investigative expertise to uncover important issues that threaten user experience.

Tricentis Testing Hero - The VirtualizerThe Performer

This tester knows best how to put load and demand on a system to continuously measure its performance and reliability.

Tricentis Testing Hero - The AutomatorThe Automator

This tester can automate even the most complex scenario for the highest code coverage.

Tricentis Testing Hero - The Risk-o-MeterThe Risk-o-Meter

This tester understands and addresses the business risks in each release.

Did your own Testing Heroes make it to the final ballot? Vote for your nominees and encourage others in your network to do the same before polls close on Thursday, September 6th! Use the social buttons below to recommend your nominees and when you include #TestingHeroes2018 we’ll help spread the word!


What happens next?

Selected nominees (based on nominee totals and category fit) will move on to a final round where vote totals alone determine the 2018 Testing Hero for each category. Nominees who make it to the voting round—and those who nominated them—will be notified via email before polls officially open.

Click here to read the official contest rules.