Software Testing Apprenticeship Level 4
- Entry-Level Enthusiasts: If you're new to the tech world and eager to dive into quality assurance, this apprenticeship is tailored for you.
- Developers and Project Managers: Add an extra layer of expertise to your skillset by mastering quality assurance and testing principles.
- QA and Testing Professionals: Cement your knowledge and stay updated with the latest testing techniques and tools.
- Foundational Skills: Develop a strong foundation in testing methodologies, tools, and best practices.
- Career Flexibility: Open doors to various roles in quality assurance, project management, and software development.
- Real-World Impact: Contribute to building high-quality software that meets user expectations.
- Fast-Track Learning: If you're already in the QA or testing field, accelerate your career with in-depth knowledge and hands-on experience.
Join us on this dynamic journey to become a quality assurance expert and make your mark in the tech industry. Start your Testing Apprenticeship today!
Introduction to Quality Assurance:
- Overview of quality assurance principles and the role of testing in software development.
- Understanding different testing methodologies and their applications.
Testing Tools and Techniques:
- Hands-on experience with popular testing tools and frameworks.
- Learning various testing techniques, including manual and automated testing.
Test Planning and Execution:
- Developing comprehensive test plans to ensure comprehensive coverage.
- Executing test cases, identifying defects, and reporting findings.
Advanced Testing Topics:
- Exploring advanced topics such as performance testing, security testing, and mobile app testing.
- Learning how to integrate testing into Agile development processes.
Key Training Areas:
- Testing Methodologies: Master different testing approaches, including manual and automated testing, to ensure software reliability.
- Test Planning: Develop comprehensive test plans, covering various scenarios to ensure comprehensive testing.
- Test Execution: Learn to execute test cases, identify defects, and ensure software meets quality benchmarks.
- Automation Testing: Gain proficiency in automation tools and frameworks for efficient and repeatable testing.
- Performance Testing: Understand how to assess software performance and optimize it for speed and scalability.
- Security Testing: Learn to identify and mitigate security vulnerabilities within software applications.
- Agile Testing: Adapt to the Agile development environment, ensuring testing aligns with fast-paced development cycles.
- Defect Management: Master defect tracking and management systems to streamline issue resolution.
- Reporting and Documentation: Develop clear and concise test reports and documentation for stakeholders.
- Continuous Learning: Stay updated with emerging testing trends and technologies.
The recommended course duration is 24 months but most of our apprentices complete their training in 18 months.
Before you start our team will help you complete a skills gap analysis and a review of core training. This will help us to agree on the correct course length for you and also set up your unique learning plan.
The course consists of the core curriculum above which is delivered mainly in half day remote sessions. On top of this you will also be working to a specific and personal learning plan co created with team members from your employer - this will ensure that you are learning the languages, systems and frameworks that matter to you and your team.
You will be appointed a technical coach with real industry experience for information, advice and guidance throughout your apprenticeship journey.
We also run additional specialised workshops in specific skills like API creation and consumption, Agile planning and best practices, JAMStack, Automation, Testing and more are being added as the suggestions come through.
We also run field trips to meetups, camps, conferences and other industry events to help broaden your horizons and extend your professional network.
To excel in this course, you should have:
- A basic understanding of software testing
- A passion for technology and a desire to learn.