Software Tester

A software tester has the crucial job of ensuring that software operates as intended.

As a tester, you will design and prepare test plans, conduct testing to ensure that software is fit for purpose, and document and report the results of your tests. 

This level 4 apprenticeship will build your knowledge of testing types, procedures, techniques, tools and terms. 

You’ll gain a good understanding of the software lifecycle and software development practices, and develop the skills you need to work as a Software Tester or Software Test Analyst.

Course Content

Knowledge

Carry out software testing methods on applications to check for errors and security issues; check to see if the current software works for its purpose and is secure; design simple test strategies for projects; design and build test cases, test scripts, and test procedures.

Behaviours

Logical and creative thinking skills; analytical and problem-solving skills; ability to work independently and to take responsibility; can use own initiative; a thorough and organised approach; ability to work with a range of internal and external people; ability to communicate effectively in a variety of situations; ability to maintain a productive, professional and secure working environment.

Skills

Note down the outcomes of tests and keep accurate test records and reports; compare test results against expected results and acceptance criteria and through traceability to requirement.

Those with an annual wage bill of less than £3m do not pay the Apprenticeship Levy. Instead, 95% of each apprenticeship is funded by the government whilst a 5% investment is required by the employer to enhance the skills of their employee.

  • Employers are also be eligible for a £1000 incentive payment if the apprentice is aged 16 – 18.
  • Employers with less than 50 employees and where the apprentice is aged 16 – 18, the government will fund 100% of the apprentice and are eligible for a £1000 incentive payment.
  • Employers with those aged 19+ the government will continue to fund 95% of the apprenticeship programme whilst a 5% investment is required by the employer.
  • Businesses can manage this through the Apprenticeship Service online account.

For more information and guidance on this service then please get in touch with our team, who can give you further information.

Funding available. For more information and guidance on this service then please get in touch with our team, who can give you further information.

15-18 months

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