Work Nature

  • Your role is integral to the creation of software systems and technical products including vehicles, electronic goods, defence, and healthcare.
  • As a software tester, you are involved in the quality assurance stage of software development and deployment.
  • You'll conduct automated and manual tests to ensure the software created by developers is fit for purpose.
  • Software testing involves the analysis of software, and systems, to avert risk and prevent software issues.
  • Ultimately software testers are employed to find bugs and issues within a product before it gets deployed to everyday users. You might work on bespoke, individual projects or multinational projects spanning the globe and costing billions of pounds.
  • You will need to be, or become, familiar with programming and using coding languages. Assessing code is one part of the role of a software tester.
  • Meeting with system users to understand the scope of projects
  • Working with software developers and project support teams
  • Identifying business requirements
  • Project planning
  • Monitoring applications and software systems
  • Performance testing
  • Functional testing
  • Scalability testing
  • Writing and executing test scripts 

Key Skills

  • Selenium Automated Test Tool
  • Acceptance Testing
  • Automated Testing
  • System Testing
  • Test Planning
  • Test Automation
  • Regression Testing
  • Software Test
  • Integration Testing
  • Black Box Testing

Occupations

  • Quality Assurance Analyst (QA Analyst)
  • Quality Assurance Director (QA Director)
  • Quality Assurance Engineer (QA Engineer)
  • Quality Assurance Practice Manager (QA Practice Manager)
  • Quality Assurance Test Program Manager (QA Assurance Test Program Manager)
  • Software Quality Assurance Engineer (SQA Engineer)
  • Software Quality Engineer
  • Software Test Engineer
  • Test Engineer
  • Product Assurance Engineer
  • Software testing engineer

Career Analysis

1 Fees
Medium
2 Demand
High
3 Salary
Medium
4 Level Of Preparation
Medium

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