Course Type: Part Time,Apprenticeship

Apprenticeship standard for software tester

Role Profile

The primary role of a Software Tester is to ensure that software operates as intended. Testers typically design and prepare test plans and conduct software testing as appropriate to ensure that software is fit for purpose. They document and report the results of testing activities. They have a good understanding of the software lifecycle and software development practices.

Typical Job Roles

Software Tester, Software Test Analyst

What apprentices will learn

  • software testing and development principles and techniques
  • using and configuring software testing tools and packages
  • preparing and carrying out tests - including designing test strategies, plans, procedures and scripts
  • recording and reporting test results - including identifying, prioritising and correcting issues
  • testing a range of software applications using different types of testing
  • logical and creative thinking and analytical and problem solving skills
  • working independently on their own initiative while working within a team environment
  • software testing and security practices, standards and legislation