ISTQB® is a non-profit organisation dedicated to the advancement of the testing profession, and has become the world leader in software testing certification.
ISTQB® has launched the ISTQB® International Software Testing Excellence Award, an annual prize that is given for outstanding contributions to the field of software quality.
Anyone can make a nomination for the Award, which recognises innovation, research, and the promotion of the software testing profession.
The award panel consists of:
Here are the members of the current panel.
Internationally recognized testing expert, Erik van Veenendaal, has been announced as the winner of the prestigious ISTQB® International Software Testing Excellence Award for 2015. The main reason of him winning this award is his enormous commitment to software quality and the testing profession over the past 30 years.
Erik van Veenendaal is the founder of Improve Quality Services BV and one of the core developers of the TMap testing methodology and the TMMi® test improvement model.
For over 10 years, he was involved in lecturing and research at the Eindhoven University of Technology. Erik was one of the initiators of the Dutch SIGIST called TestNet and also initiated and founded the Belgium Netherlands Testing Qualifications Board. From 2005-2009, he was the vice-president of the ISTQB® organization. From its inception until 2014 he was the editor of the ISTQB® "Standard Glossary of terms used in Software Testing". As a working party chair, he has lead of the ISTQB® Expert Level for over 10 years and as a co-author he has been involved writing in the syllabi at Foundation, Advanced and Expert level. He is also a supporting of the IREB® requirements scheme.
Erik is the (co-)author of 19 books and almost 100 papers in the field of software quality and testing.