Scottish Testing Glasgow Event – 31st May

Welcome to the Scottish Testing Group Newsletter, our first in 2018.

We are in the process of finalising the programme for our May 31st event in Glasgow – running with theme of ‘Testing in Agile and DevOps’ – The Good, the Bad and the Ugly! – we are delighted to announce that Dan Ashby will be presenting, with more speakers to be announced nearer the date.

Thu, May 31, 2018, 12:30 PM – 5:00 PM BST
IET Glasgow: Teacher Building, Glasgow

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to present at a conference? Do you have a new idea or experience that you’d like to share? Remember, we offer our attendees the chance to participate in ‘Lightening Talks’, please get in touch if you are up for the challenge.

We are currently thinking about the future direction of the STG so we would love to hear your views on the format of the conferences, what you like about them and what you think might improve them? Please contact us with any feedback that you may have.

Following the event, we will be continuing the conversation at one of the local bars, venue to be confirmed prior to the event, it would be great if you can join us.

Register for the event now at Eventbrite

Tickets (Free) – STG Edinburgh Oct 2017

Thu, October 26, 2017
BNY Mellon, Festival Sq, Edinburgh

Tickets are available here

Working with the theme of ‘The Evolving Role of the Tester’ please join us for our October Scottish Testing Group event in Edinburgh.

Our keynote speaker is Pablo Garcia Munos who will be discussing the many challenges still to be conquered in agile practices. Jamie Gagnon will be presenting his thoughts around issues and handling of the UAT process and Jonathon Wright will present ‘Evolution over Revolution’ a discussion around the change in delivery models.

All of that, combined with our lightning talks and open mike session, should make for an interesting and thought provoking afternoon!

Register now tickets are available here

Speakers Announced – STG Edinburgh Oct 2017

We are pleased to announce our speakers for Scottish Testing Edinburgh 2017.

  • Scale Your QA & Test: Testing with Multiple Teams in Large Agile Organizations – Pablo Garcia, Quality Point
  • Lessons Learned for the world of UAT – Jamie Gagnon, Sopra Steria
  • Digital Assurance – Evolution, over Revolution – Jonathon Wright, Digital-Assured

Further details and ticketing to follow…..


STG Glasgow – One day to go

Working with the theme of ‘Automation’ please join us for our May Scottish Testing Group event – amongst the speakers we have Isabel Evans, discussing UX in relation to test tools, and Dan Martland, Head of Edge Consulting’s Technical Practice.

Wed, May 31, 2017 – 12:30 PM – 5:00 PM BST, Teacher Building, Glasgow

Register here:



Call for Speakers – Lightning Talks (Glasgow May 31)

  • Have you ever fancied giving public speaking a shot?
  • I’d love to speak, but couldn’t spin it out to a whole hour or more?
  • I don’t do Powerpoints!
  • Got something you want to get off of your chest?

We are going to continue the lightning speak slots at Scottish Testing this year, and are looking for a couple more for Glasgow on May 31st.

  • 10 mins slot
  • Talk about anything at all, it doesn’t have  be Testing
  • No Previous experience necessary
  • No fancy presentation materials required (though you can have them if you want)

Now is your chance to get up and shout about something.  Drop a mail to or for more details.


Next Generation Testers – Glasgow, 31 May 2017

Join us in Glasgow at the next Scottish Testing Group meeting on May 31st, where the theme is “Automation”.

Dan Martland (Edge Testing) will be speaking on:

Next Generation Testers

In the early days of professional testing, structure and objectivity were seen as paramount – the best testers did what they were asked, how they were asked and never deviated from that. In the world of modern, high speed development we need a more dynamic approach. Are the kinds of people we have been recruiting historically still the best fit for our needs? What aptitudes and personal qualities will be needed to succeed in the next generation of testing?

STG Glasgow is FREE to attend, register here:


UX? What about TX for Test Automation? – Glasgow, 31 May 2017

Join us in Glasgow at the next Scottish Testing Group meeting on May 31st, where the theme is “Automation”.

Isabel Evans (@IsabelE_Test) will be speaking on:

UX? What about TX for Test Automation?

Does test automation add value? Good automation does, but poor automation reduces value, delaying decisions, and increasing the likelihood of errors of judgement.

Automation tools are written and serviced by engineers, but people who use automation might not always be technical. To understand what they need, we need to understand them. User eXperience (UX) methods will help.

Test automation requires consideration of the UX for the tool and the tests, supporting improved decision making, and increasing automation’s value.

STG Glasgow is FREE to attend, register here: