Software Tester Apprentice

5.00 - 5.00 GBP Annual
06 Apr 2021
04 May 2021
Start Date
About the company:

We are an established UK specialist in software development and integration. Working to the industry's highest quality standards, we combine technical expertise with deep commercial awareness to help our customers achieve greater efficiency and productivity for less cost and effort. This is what we mean by supercharging business, and we have a proven-track record with large and small companies across virtually every sector.

Brief Description:

Estio Training have an exciting new opportunity for a Software Developer apprentice with Matter of Software, a software and mobile development company based in Solihull.

Job Description:

We are looking for a Junior Test Apprentice to join our technology team. You'll be involved in all phases of software development projects from writing scripts to testing code and will have exposure to different technologies as well as exposure to all elements of testing.

We're looking for a driven hard-working individual with a real passion for testing; wants to work in a talented team on exciting projects; along with a real drive to use the latest technologies to create innovative products.

Core Responsibilities:

* Reviewing requirements to ensure they meet QA standards

* Ensuring traceability is maintained through day to day testing

* Testing of new and existing features and/or services required by the business

* Working closely with developers and project team members

* Participating in daily stand-up meetings, retrospectives

* Writing Scripts, reports and updating issues using our chosen issue management software

* Perform manual testing

* Work closely with testing leads

Skills Required:


* Good communication skills

* Must be computer literate with an enthusiasm for IT and technology, along with an analytic mind

* Have strong organisation and time management skills - be able to multi-task and be a problem solver

* Must have an excellent attention to detail


* Previous test experience or exposure to testing

* Previous exposure to a software development language/automated testing language

* An understanding of the Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC)

* A Technology/Maths qualification

Personal qualities:

* Motivated and eager to learn

* Ability to work as part of a team and independently

* Must have a can-do attitude with ability to work under pressure, be enthusiastic and proactive

* Hard working and conscientious

Qualifications required:

5 GCSEs at grades A*- C or equivalent (including English Language and Maths) is desirable but not essential.

Training to be provided:

The Estio Training programme gives young people the opportunity to get hands on experience in the IT industry whilst still employed in a real paid job with no cost or debt.

Learners will receive six weeks of intensive training. Whilst in the workplace, apprentices will also receive continual assessment, and help and guidance from a dedicated trainer who will be there to ensure that they get the most from their work experience.

This apprenticeship will give you a Level 4 Software Tester Standard with training in areas such as:

* Functional skills, Maths L2 and English L2

* Investigating and Defining Customer Requirements

* Software Development Fundamentals

* Software Testing Fundamentals

* Testing Tools

* Testing Concepts

Some of these modules will include an option to take an examination in order to receive a professional certificate

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