Steve Watson


Senior Test Manager, Octopus Investments Ltd


I am an experienced Testing professional within a variety of industries including Banking, Trading, Vehicle Leasing, Automotive Information and B2B data solutions.
Currently I work as a Senior Test Manager for Octopus Labs, managing a team of 11 testers who cover a range of financial products within an Agile framework.
Testing is something that I love to blog about (, I also speak at conferences, help at the Essentials Meetup London, and write the odd magazine article.

What is Quality?
They say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but the same could be said about quality. If you ask 100 people what quality means to them, you’ll get 100 different answers, so how can we as testing professionals judge whether something is of good quality? In this session, we will discuss ways in which we can assess quality from different perspectives.