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ABOUT THE AWARDS

The 12th edition of the Annual Software Testing Award showcase – India Testing Awards 2024 is back!!

India Testing Awards 2024 recognises those organisations and practitioners that have stepped away from legacy tools and processes to create Testing programs that define the future of IT Software Development, Services and Support. Executives and teams leading IT and testing at these companies will be recognised amongst their peers at the India Testing Awards 2024 ceremony.

Will you bring laurel to your organization and to yourself?

WHY ENTER India Testing Awards 2024?

Entering India Testing Awards 2024 is an opportunity for the market as a whole to be acknowledged and recognised, as well as bringing high levels of exposure and acclamation for individuals, teams, and organisations. This is a unique platform that provides an opportunity to network, interact and gain knowledge.

A Leadership forum enabling complete reach and engagement to showcase some of the best capabilities from India’s leading software testing fraternity.

REASONS TO ENTER:

  • A win at India Testing Awards 2024 gives a seal of approval to your activities and is a sign of quality and high standards within your business
  • Just being shortlisted can boost your brand awareness and promote your business.
  • The India Testing Awards 2024 recognises the hard work and achievements of your employees, helping to boost staff confidence.
  • Being shortlisted can impress your business partners, clients, investors and potential investors.
  • Winning an award boosts your hiring stature within the market, helping to attract the very best talent

JURY

BERND BORNHAUSEN

Director Quality Assurance, Distech Controls

SUDEEP CHATTERJEE

Director QA and Testing, London Stock Exchange

ANDREW MULLIGAN

Head Of Technology, AWS Singapore

VIVEK PANDEY

Senior Vice President, Citibank

DR NANDAKUMAR RAMAKRISHNAN

Product Owner – DevOps Platform Testing & Chaos Engineering ING Belgium

MIKE SMITH

Vice Chair, UK & Ireland Testing Board

NOVEMBER 21, 2024

BENGALURU

4 Individual Category

12 Corporate Categories

INDIVIDUAL CATEGORY INCLUDE :

1. Testing Leader of the Year 2024
This prestigious award will honor the most outstanding software testing leader who has demonstrated exceptional leadership and contributions to the field of software testing.

Jury will be looking for:

  • Outstanding People Management and Communication Skills:
    Demonstrated ability to lead, inspire, and effectively communicate with team members and stakeholders.
  • Achievement of Project Goals:
    Proven track record of successfully meeting project objectives and targets through strategic and effective leadership.
  • Commitment to the Testing and QA Community:
    Active participation and contribution to the wider testing and quality assurance community.
  • Implementation of High-Quality Procedures:
    Examples of processes and procedures introduced to ensure the delivery of high-quality results.
  • Dedication to High Standards:
    Evidence of a commitment to maintaining and promoting high standards in testing and quality assurance.
  • Continuous Self-Improvement:
    Demonstration of self-evaluation, ongoing self-learning, and a commitment to personal and professional growth.
  • Advocacy for Modern Testing Practices:
    Promotion and adoption of innovative testing practices and methods, such as the use of machine learning tools and advanced analysis techniques.

The award seeks to recognize leaders who not only achieve exceptional results but also foster a culture of excellence and innovation within their teams and the broader testing community.

2. Test Manager of the Year 2024
This award will recognize the most exceptional test manager who has demonstrated outstanding management skills and made significant contributions to their team and projects.

Jury will be looking for:

  • Exceptional Leadership and Team Management:
    Proven ability to lead and manage testing teams effectively, fostering a collaborative and productive work environment.
  • Achievement of Testing Objectives:
    Demonstrated success in meeting and exceeding testing goals and project deliverables through strategic planning and execution.
  • Innovative Test Management Practices:
    Implementation of innovative management practices and processes that have improved testing efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Commitment to Quality and Standards:
    Evidence of maintaining and promoting high standards of quality in all testing activities.
  • Effective Communication and Stakeholder Management:
    Strong communication skills and the ability to manage relationships with stakeholders, ensuring alignment and satisfaction.
  • Continuous Improvement and Professional Development:
    Commitment to self-improvement and staying updated with the latest trends and best practices in test management.

3. Graduate Tester of the Year 2024
This award will honor the most promising graduate tester who has demonstrated exceptional skills, dedication, and potential in the early stages of their career.

Jury will be looking for:

  • Outstanding Technical Skills:
    Demonstrated proficiency in testing tools, techniques, and methodologies, showing a solid foundation in testing principles.
  • Quick Learning and Adaptability:
    Evidence of the ability to learn quickly and adapt to new challenges and technologies in the testing field.
  • Contribution to Testing Projects:
    Active involvement and significant contributions to testing projects, showcasing initiative and enthusiasm.
  • Commitment to Quality:
    Demonstrated dedication to delivering high-quality work and maintaining standards in all testing activities.
  • Professional Growth and Development:
    Engagement in continuous learning and professional development activities to enhance testing knowledge and skills.
  • Team Collaboration and Communication:
    Strong teamwork and communication skills, contributing positively to the team’s success and dynamics.

4. Testing Thought Leader of the Year 2024
This award will celebrate the most influential testing thought leader who has made significant contributions to the advancement of the testing industry through thought leadership, innovation, and community engagement.

Jury will be looking for:

  • Innovative Thought Leadership:
    Demonstrated innovation in testing practices, methodologies, and tools that have influenced the industry.
  • Influence and Impact:
    Evidence of significant impact on the testing community through publications, talks, webinars, and other forms of knowledge sharing.
  • Community Engagement:
    Active participation and leadership in testing forums, conferences, and other community activities, fostering knowledge exchange and collaboration.
  • Promotion of Modern Testing Practices:
    Advocacy for and implementation of modern testing practices, such as automation, AI, and continuous testing.
  • Commitment to Excellence:
    Dedication to maintaining high standards and promoting quality in all testing endeavors.
  • Mentorship and Guidance:
    Contribution to the growth and development of other testers through mentoring, training, and support.

These awards aim to recognize individuals who have not only excelled in their roles but also contributed to the broader advancement of the software testing industry.

CORPORATE CATEGORIES INCLUDE :

1. Emerging Technology in Testing of the Year 2024
This award will recognize the organization that has introduced or effectively utilized an innovative technology in testing, significantly enhancing the testing process and outcomes.

Jury will be looking for:

  • Innovation and Creativity:
    Implementation of cutting-edge technology that introduces new capabilities or efficiencies in testing.
  • Impact on Testing Processes:
    Demonstrated improvement in testing processes and outcomes due to the adoption of the new technology.
  • Scalability and Usability:
    The technology’s potential for broader application and ease of integration into existing testing frameworks.
  • Industry Influence:
    Contribution to the advancement of testing practices within the industry through the innovative use of technology.

2. Testing Project of the Year 2024
This award will honor the most outstanding testing project, recognizing excellence in planning, execution, and outcomes.

Jury will be looking for:

  • Project Scope and Complexity:
    Successful management of complex testing requirements and challenges.
  • Achievement of Objectives:
    Meeting or exceeding project goals, timelines, and quality standards.
  • Innovation in Testing Approaches:
    Use of innovative testing methodologies and tools to achieve project success.
  • Stakeholder Satisfaction:
    High levels of satisfaction from stakeholders, including clients and team members.

3. Testing Team of the Year 2024
This award will celebrate the most exceptional testing team, recognizing outstanding teamwork, collaboration, and results.

Jury will be looking for

  • Team Collaboration:
    Demonstrated ability to work effectively as a cohesive unit, fostering collaboration and communication.
  • Achievement of Testing Goals:
    Consistently meeting or surpassing testing objectives and project deliverables.
  • Innovation and Problem Solving:
    Implementing innovative solutions and overcoming challenges through teamwork.
  • Contribution to Quality:
    Significant impact on the overall quality and success of projects through dedicated testing efforts.

4. Testing Tool/Product of the Year 2024
This award will recognize the most outstanding testing tool or product, highlighting its innovation, effectiveness, and impact on the testing process.

Jury will be looking for

  • Innovation and Features:
    Unique and advanced features that set the tool/product apart from competitors.
  • Impact on Testing Efficiency:
    Demonstrated improvement in testing efficiency, accuracy, and coverage due to the tool/product.
  • User Adoption and Feedback:
    Positive feedback and widespread adoption by the testing community.
  • Scalability and Integration:
    Ease of integration into existing workflows and its scalability across various testing environments.

5. Testing Service Provider of the Year 2024
This award will honor the best testing service provider, recognizing excellence in service delivery, customer satisfaction, and innovation.

Jury will be looking for

  • Service Quality and Reliability:
    Consistently high-quality testing services and reliable delivery.
  • Customer Satisfaction:
    High levels of client satisfaction and positive testimonials.
  • Innovation in Service Delivery:
    Implementation of innovative approaches to enhance service delivery and results.
  • Industry Reputation:
    Strong reputation and positive influence within the industry.

6. QA Consultancy of the Year 2024
This award will recognize the top QA consultancy, celebrating excellence in quality assurance consulting and impactful client engagements.

Jury will be looking for

  • Expertise and Knowledge:
    Demonstrated deep expertise and knowledge in quality assurance.
  • Impactful Client Engagements:
    Significant improvements in client outcomes through effective consulting.
  • Innovation in QA Practices:
    Introduction of innovative QA methodologies and best practices.
  • Client Feedback and Satisfaction:
    High levels of client satisfaction and positive feedback.

7. Start-up in Testing of the Year 2024
This award will honor the most promising start-up in the testing industry, recognizing innovation, growth, and impact.

Jury will be looking for

  • Innovation and Vision:
    Unique and forward-thinking solutions or services in testing.
  • Growth and Market Impact:
    Demonstrated growth and positive impact on the market.
  • Client and User Feedback:
    Positive feedback and adoption by clients and users.
  • Potential for Future Success:
    Strong potential for continued growth and success in the industry.

8. Use of AI in Testing of the Year 2024
This award will recognize the organization that has most effectively integrated AI into their testing processes, enhancing efficiency and outcomes.

Jury will be looking for

  • Innovation in AI Application:
    Creative and effective use of AI technologies in testing.
  • Impact on Testing Efficiency:
    Significant improvements in testing speed, accuracy, and coverage due to AI integration.
  • Scalability and Implementation:
    Successful implementation and scalability of AI solutions across testing projects.
  • Contribution to AI Advancements:
    Contribution to the advancement of AI technologies within the testing industry.

9. Mobile Testing Project of the Year 2024
This award will honor the best mobile testing project, recognizing excellence in testing mobile applications for performance, functionality, and user experience.

Jury will be looking for

  • Project Scope and Complexity:
    Management of complex mobile testing requirements and challenges.
  • Achievement of Objectives:
    Meeting or exceeding mobile testing goals and standards.
  • Innovation in Mobile Testing:
    Use of innovative methodologies and tools specific to mobile testing.
  • User Experience and Performance:
    Ensuring high levels of user experience and application performance.

10. Security Testing Project of the Year 2024
This award will honor the best mobile testing project, recognizing excellence in testing mobile applications for performance, functionality, and user experience.

Jury will be looking for

  • Thoroughness and Rigor:
    Comprehensive and rigorous security testing practices.
  • Identification and Mitigation:
    Successful identification and mitigation of security vulnerabilities.
  • Innovation in Security Testing:
    Use of innovative tools and techniques in security testing.
  • Impact on Security Posture:
    Significant improvements in the security posture of the tested application or system.

11. Performance Testing Project of the Year 2024
This award will honor the best performance testing project, recognizing excellence in ensuring application performance and scalability.

Jury will be looking for

  • Comprehensive Performance Testing:
    Thorough and effective performance testing practices.
  • Achievement of Performance Goals:
    Meeting or exceeding performance benchmarks and goals.
  • Innovation in Performance Testing:
    Use of innovative tools and methodologies in performance testing.
  • Impact on Application Scalability:
    Significant improvements in the scalability and performance of the tested application.

12. Test Automation Project of the Year 2024
This award will recognize the most outstanding test automation project, celebrating excellence in automating testing processes and improving efficiency.

Jury will be looking for

  • Scope and Complexity:
    Management of complex test automation requirements and challenges.
  • Achievement of Automation Goals:
    Meeting or exceeding automation objectives and improving testing efficiency.
  • Innovation in Test Automation:
    Use of innovative tools and frameworks in test automation.
  • Impact on Testing Efficiency:
    Significant improvements in testing speed, accuracy, and coverage through automation.

These awards aim to recognize organizations that have demonstrated excellence, innovation, and impactful contributions to the field of software testing.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Award submission guidelines:

1. More than one submission per category is allowed.
2. There can be more than one submission from a company.
3. The nominee must be an organization or individual as appropriate for the category
4. UNICOM program committee may invite people or organizations to nominate themselves, without guarantee or prejudice
5. Nominees must complete the nomination form and include all relevant information for validation and confirmation
6. There would be a nominal fee per category to ensure serious nominations (details given below)
7. All submitted proposals shall be referred to jury members who will be selecting the best 5 proposals in each category.
8.Your project will be evaluated based on the information you provide. We hence request you to spend comprehensive time in filling out the details pertaining to your project.
9. Once the proposal qualifies for the final nominations, the same shall be informed to you.
10. Winner’s name shall be declared on the Awards day.

Submission Deadlines:

Last Date of Submission is 3 November 2024

For More Information :

Contact Siddhartha by telephone at +91 95388 78799 or by email at sid@unicom.uk

Awards Price List

Application Type Description Standard Price
01 – 04 Applications from the same organisation Each application includes attendance of one individual at the event* INR 12,000 + GST per application
05 – 08 Applications from the same organisation Each application includes attendance of one individual at the event* INR 11,000 + GST per application
09 & Above Applications from the same organisation Each application includes attendance of one individual at the event* INR 10,000 + GST per application

*The event attendance includes Full Day Conference Pass, Tea/Coffee, Lunch, and India Testing Awards.

Nominees may use the banner above for their LinkedIn profile cover

SUBMIT YOUR INTEREST

JUDGES/JURY MEMBERS

Become a Judge – India Testing Awards 2024
Judging for India Testing Awards 2024 will take place in October-November. You will be asked for approximately 4 hours of remote judging over a week’s period and one full day of attendance on the Awards day (Thursday, 21 November, 2024)

Please send an email with your bio and relevant work experience up to 500 words to sid@unicom.uk

Jury Members

Your submission should include:

  • Your experience, skills, expertise, in the software testing industry
  • Any qualification
  • Any additional value you would add to the judging panel
  • A head and shoulder picture of yourself
  • Your full contact details to include company name and your job title

As an added benefit of being on the revered judging panel, you will be able to use the Awards logo and associate yourself to the program.

Past Participating Companies

PAST WINNERS

Graduate Tester of the Year 2023

Winner

Runner-Up

Testing Leader of the Year 2023

WINNER

RUNNER-UP

Emerging Technology in Testing of the Year 2023

WINNER

RUNNER-UP

Testing Tool / Product of the Year 2023

WINNER

RUNNER-UP

Testing Team of the Year 2023

WINNER

RUNNER-UP

Testing Project of the Year 2023

WINNER

RUNNER-UP

1. Testing Lifetime Achievement of the Year
2015
ISRO - Mars Orbiter Mission Team
Honoured by UNICOM
2016
Prof. S Sadagopan
Author, Academia Par Excellence and thought leader Director IIIT - Bangalore
Honoured by UNICOM
2018
Dr. Shankar Ramamoorthy
Professor- Information Science Engineering CMRIT
Honoured by UNICOM
2019
Diwakar Menon
Founder LAST MILE CONSULTANTS
Honoured by UNICOM
2019
SANTHOSH TUPPAD
Software Tester & Founder Test Insane
Honoured by UNICOM
2. Testing Leader of the Year
2015
Renu Rajani
2016
Sundar Ganesh
2017
HARI BHASKAR SANKARANARAYANAN
2018
Sujata Dutta
3. Testing Startup of the Year
2015
Test Insane
2017
4. Testing Project of the Year
2015
IBS Plc
2016
Barclays
2017
Manhattan Associates
2018
Vodafone
2019
Vodafone
2020
TESTING PROJECT OF THE YEAR 2020 – FINALISTS
5. Testing Team of the Year
2015
Tech Mahindra
2016
Accenture & BT
2017
IBS
2018
Accenture
2019
Accenture
2020
TESTING TEAM OF THE YEAR 2020 - FINALISTS
6. Emerging Technology in Testing of the Year
2015
Tech Mahindra
2016
Infotree Solutions
2017
Tech Mahindra
2018
Vodafone
2019
Tech Mahindra
2020
EMERGING TECHNOLOGY IN TESTING OF THE YEAR 2020 - FINALISTS
7. Mobile Apps in Testing of the Year
2015
Manhattan Associates
2016
Rapidvalue
8. Testing Tool/Product of the year
2017
Rapidvalue
2017
2018
LTI
2019
Accenture
2020
TESTING TOOL/PRODUCT OF THE YEAR 2020 - FINALISTS
9. Graduate Tester of the Year
2020
GRADUATE TESTER OF THE YEAR 2020 - FINALISTS

Venue

Shangri-La Bengaluru

No. 56, 6B, Palace Rd, Abshot Layout,
Vasanth Nagar, Bengaluru,
Karnataka 560001