Tricentis Names Testing Heroes 2018 Award Winners

Sixty-five leading software testing professionals from 18 different countries received more than 52,000 votes in Tricentis’ inaugural annual awards program

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Sept. 13, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tricentis, the leader in Continuous Testing, has announced the winners of its inaugural Testing Heroes Awards, a community-led, annual program that recognizes the individual contributions of software quality leaders around the globe. In the program’s first year, more than 52,000 votes were cast for 65 finalists, resulting in the following winners:

  • Tester of the Year: Kishore Chandolu, Capgemini
  • Test Manager of the Year: Mukesh Singh
  • Exploratory Tester of the Year: Arnika Hryszko, SJSI – Polish Testing Board
  • Test Automation Expert of the Year: Braulio Obando, Experian
  • Performance Tester of the Year: Mark Tomlinson
  • Risk-based Tester of the Year: Smita Mishra, QAzone Infosystems

“We launched the inaugural Testing Heroes Awards to increase the software industry’s awareness of how important testers are to software quality, optimizing risk coverage, and protecting the user experience,” says Tricentis CMO, Wayne Ariola. “From the sheer number of votes that were cast, to the global participation and engagement throughout the campaign, to the stories we heard of how enterprises were rallying behind their own nominees, Testing Heroes brought to light the invaluable role of the software tester in today’s business world.”

The first and second place winners for the categories of Tester of the Year and Test Manager of the Year were awarded complimentary airfare, hotel stay and conference entrance to Accelerate 2018, Tricentis’ annual user conference to be held October 9-10 in Vienna, Austria.

A full list of the top five winners for each category can be found at the Tricentis Testing Heroes homepage.

About Tricentis

With the industry’s No. 1 Continuous Testing platform, Tricentis is recognized for reinventing software testing for DevOps. Through risk-based testing, scriptless end-to-end test automation, and the industry’s most extensive technology support, Tricentis breaks through the barriers experienced with conventional software testing methods. Our innovative technologies simplify testing for even the most complex enterprise applications—transforming testing from a roadblock to a catalyst for innovation. The result is accelerated software delivery speed, improved cost efficiency, and reduced business risk.

Tricentis is the only vendor to achieve “leader” status in all three top analyst reports (i.e., the “Triple Crown”). This honor is based on our technical leadership, innovation, and a Global 2000 customer base of 800+ companies, including global enterprises such as Allianz, ANZ Bank, Experian, First Data, HSBC, Lexmark, Merck, Sentry Insurance, Starbucks, Telstra, UBS, Vantiv (now WorldPay), Vodafone, and Whole Foods. These customers rely on Tricentis to achieve and sustain test automation rates of over 90 percent—increasing risk coverage while accelerating testing to keep pace with Agile and DevOps.

Tricentis has a global presence in Austria, Australia, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, India, Netherlands, Singapore, Switzerland, Poland, United States and the UK. To learn more, visit or follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook.

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