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Crucial Skills for Software Testers

Crucial Skills for Software Testers

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Crucial Skills for Software Testers

Kickstart or Bolster Your Testing Career Today

If you want to switch careers and test software for a living, or simply bolster your current testing career, this course is for you.

Learn from expert professional software testers.

In just 12 weeks, our team of professional testers will teach you the fundamental skills needed to begin or accelerate your career in software testing. Learn essential knowledge and methods, and walk away with experience and skills that are increasingly in huge demand by tech employers.

Who is this for?

This is the course for you if you want to learn the crucial skills required to become a great software tester.

Maybe you’re a developer looking to test your own work or carry out better peer reviews for your team. Or perhaps you’re a project or account manager who wants to be confident that whatever goes to the customer is as good as it can be. Your existing role may be in testing or QA but you would benefit with solidifying your knowledge of the job.

Whatever position you find yourself in, sign up today to acquire the vital skills and experience needed to excel in the software testing workplace.

What will you get?

You’ll be taught and coached by expert professional software testers, on all the key skills and knowledge needed to start or power up a career in software testing. By the end of the course you will have:

  • A thorough understanding of the fundamental principles of software testing.
  • The key skills and best practices needed to test software correctly.
  • The knowledge on how to plan, test and what to test when.
  • A thorough understanding of the different sorts of testing you can use – and how to choose correctly.
  • The ability to communicate successfully within a tech team setting.
  • The knowledge and skills needed to successfully optimise testing through automation.

Bonus Takeaways

You will also complete this course with a portfolio of work to help with employment opportunities as well as 1-1 help and suport with job searches and interviews.

  • A portfolio of work to help with employment opportunities.
  • Help and support for job searches.

Course outline

The course contents are THE key skills required and valued by testing teams. These are derived from a consensus, from team leaders and employers from a wide variety of teams and companies. All sessions are devised, reviewed and delivered by professionals from the software testing industry and are under constant review and improvement, to ensure they are as relevant and current as possible.

You will cover

  1. Fundamental principles of software testing
  2. How to plan testing and what to test when
  3. The many different sorts of testing we can use and how to choose
  4. Automation
  5. Communication - specifically within a tech team setting
  6. Key skills and best practice

Course breakdown

The course is made up of 16, 3-hour sessions, running over a 12 week period. During which, we will cover:

  1. What Is Testing?
  2. What Is Quality?
  3. Think Like A Tester
  4. Testing Fundamental And Principles
  5. Exploratory Testing And Management
  6. Testing Specific Communication
  7. I've found a bug! What next?
  8. Showcasing - via public speaking and presentations
  9. Retro & Agile
  10. Testing Strategies
  11. Specialisms
  12. Ilities
  13. Technical Testing
  14. Automation
  15. Employability Skills

Additional support sessions will be provided to help you find employment, which will cover:

  • Tech Interview Techniques
  • Tech CV writing
  • Using LinkedIn to find work
  • And more…


12 weeks • Remote

This course generally runs over 12 weeks in half day sessions. They are delivered remotely and we provide the option to attend outside of your working hours, so it fits easily around your existing commitments.

These sessions are supplemented with additional guided but self led learning, shorter ‘lunch-and-learn’ sessions on key skills and knowledge as well as ad hoc 1-1 support and coaching.

In this career we never stop learning - an appetite for learning and self teaching along with a clear interest in the job are the most important things we can show. This course is designed to help you showcase these traits with real world examples and an understanding of the tools of the trade and working best practice.


You do not need any formal qualifications or niche experience to join this course. As long as you are curious, want to grow, and possess basic digital skills (I.e - can use email, word processors, and spreadsheets), then you are more than welcome to join.

Whatever your background, you will be very welcome on this course - you’ll learn crucial skills from the best in the business - all whilst making connections and broadening your network, powering up your career from this point forwards.

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Who trains this course?

All out technical and vocational courses are devised, reviewed and delivered by prominent industry professionals, many of them are experts in their fields

Laveena Ramchandani

Test Manager - easyJet

Suman Bala

Lead Test Architect - easyJet

What learners say about this course

Catrina Chappell

Data Analyst - Canal & River Trust

I'd recommend it absolutely! Mainly because of the trainers that are involved. They were really knowledgeable, they were always available to answer any questions and stuff outside the sessions.

Rachael Lawlor

Technology Graduate - SkyBet

The Coders Guild gave me the confidence to find a role in tech and to pursue a dream job! The course was easy to follow and had lots of interactive bits too. I have ended up getting a role with a prestigious betting and gaming company all thanks to the Coders Guild

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