Software Tester Analyst Apprentice

South Gloucestershire Council - Community Services
Engine Common Lane, Bristol, BS37 7PN
£383.56 per week
02 Sep 2020
19 Sep 2020
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
Start Date
This apprenticeship Standard is a great route to build the skills, knowledge and behaviours required of a software testers who can ensure that software is operating as intended. They will be able to design and prepare test plans, conduct software testing and document and report on the results. They will have a good understanding of the software lifecycle and software

Development practices:
  • Once up and running you will be working on several different technology projects but will be supported by an experienced and friendly team
  • Although at the moment most of us are home working, they will always be on the end of a video call or instant message.
  • As a team we already work remotely from one another and have done for some time now - we even work with contractors in Scotland and India so working through daily video calls is already pretty normal for us
  • The most challenging aspects of your apprenticeship will be working from home most days and working on several different large technology projects at the same time.
  • Throughout the apprenticeship, you'll learn how to write and/or run test scripts for projects that are assigned to you, using the latest tools (e.g. Azure DevOps, device emulators)
  • As an apprentice we will teach you about testing methodology and best practice
  • You'll gain an understanding of technology being used to implement the solutions that you'll be testing. (e.g. Dynamics 365, Office 365, Azure, various council systems)
  • You'll also develop sound knowledge in the Software Development Lifecycle, DevOps, ITIL and Agile approaches, processes, and methodologies
  • You'll also learn about the roles and work undertaken in a typical agile development team of which you'll be a key part and that of the wider ICT Teams (e.g. infrastructure, service desk) play in delivering technology services to an organisation

Throughout your 24 month apprenticeship, we will allocate you a workplace mentor to give you guidance and support in completing your Level 4 in Software Tester.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • You will need to have logical and creative thinking skills
  • Good analytical and problem solving skills
  • Strong communication skills to communicate effectively in a variety of situations

Personal qualities

To succeed in this role you must have a good work ethic and commitment to gaining your qualification as well as your learning on the job and your employment.

Desired qualifications

Ideally hold a minimum qualification in GCSE or equivalent English and maths at grade C or 4 and above or be willing to undertake and gain Functional Skills in English and maths as part of the apprenticeship.

Future prospects

Possible permanent position upon completion of apprenticeship

Things to consider

Holiday entitlement: Standard including Bank Holidays

Staff benefits: The council will cover your travel expenses to the college.

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