Paul Gerrard

Paul Gerrard

Principal, Gerrard Consulting


Paul Gerrard is a consultant, teacher, author, webmaster, programmer, tester, conference speaker, rowing coach and publisher. He has conducted consulting assignments in all aspects of software testing and quality assurance, specialising in test assurance. He has presented keynote talks and tutorials at testing conferences across Europe, the USA, Australia, South Africa and occasionally won awards for them.

In 2010 he won the EuroSTAR Testing Excellence Award and in 2013 he won the inaugural TESTA Lifetime Achievement Award. He won the ISTQB Testing Excellence Award in 2018.

He’s currently working with an Irish government agency to create a future skills framework for software testers.

Future Skills of Software Testers
How do you build a tester skills program that matches the requirements of industry? Paul is helping a consortium of software companies to build a tester skills programme designed to meet the current and future needs of their testing community. The Tester Skills Program encourages and helps testers to think for themselves.