The Tester Award

Tester Award

Is there someone who’s come up with a really innovative project in your company? Or an idea to change the way you work. Tell us about it, nominate them.

Entry Criteria

Criteria for the Tester Award category:

– Nominee works in a tester role/carries out testing as part of their role.
– Nominee works for a tech business/in a tech role

Successful nominations should detail but not be limited to the following:

– What this tester does which makes them stand out
– Have they implemented any Automated testing? If so, what impact has it had on the business?
– What impact does their testing have on the business
– Anything else notable that the judges might be interested in

2019 Winner

Rita Cristina Leitao

Rita is a dynamic, motivated, and valuable member of the Switch Studios team. Since she joined, she has refined Switch’s testing processes to ensure that they run in the smoothest and most efficient way possible. Less than a year into her initial role as an automation testing QA, Rita was promoted to Team Lead of the Switch Studios QA Team. She has facilitated the smooth growth and evolution of the test automation team, continues to nurture the QA team as it develops. She has integrated automation with test management software to facilitate the management of all test results. To quote a couple of her colleagues who work directly with Rita: ‘She is a driven individual who always strives for the best possible output and motivates the team with her work. She is a great colleague and a massive credit to Switch Studios’ B.W. ‘Rita is my number one ‘go to person’. She has the knowledge and will always make time to help others in the team. ‘ Rita’s specialism is automated testing and she is one of the best I have worked with; she always completes her work quickly and very efficiently. She conscientiously and patiently provides training and mentoring to others in her team. As QA team lead, Rita has made an enormous difference to the team and the Studio. She has demonstrated that she is a very effective leader; she guides, motivates, encourages all of the QA team as necessary … and still leads automation!Rita is very talented at building productive working relationships at all levels in the Studio and externally with teams in South Africa. She is a true professional who works incredibly hard, has a lively sense of humour and she is great fun to work with!”

2019 Finalist

Catalina Luca

2019 Finalist

Holly Gibson