Junior Software Testing Analyst
Junior Software Testing Analyst
FDM’s Software Testing Course is aimed at providing graduate trainees with the skills required to join an existing organisations test function as a Junior Test Analyst. The course is 10 weeks in duration and is a full time course, therefore no experience needed and will be delivered in our Leeds academy.
Software Testing is a core component of the IT Project Lifecycle as it helps to improve software quality and also reduce the level of risk associated with releasing the application to customers.
Role and Responsibilities
Software Test Analysts are heavily involved in all phases of an IT project which makes testing an excellent field for people interested in developing skills related to all aspects of software development and delivery.
As a test analyst you would be responsible for the following:
- Reviewing software requirements to ensure they are clear to all aspects of the business
- Working closely with business analysts to determine the scope of testing on projects
- Working closely with developers to identify unit tests that could be done on their code
- Creating automated tests to support build verification activities
- Creating and executing tests to check the functionality of the software works as expected
- Raising issues with the development team when the application does not behave as expected
- Working with business stakeholders to identify the priority and severity of defects raised
- Re-testing defects that has been fixed by the development team
- Working with the support team to identify workarounds and solutions for production issues
- Analytical and logical thinking - The ability to think about how the software will be used and identify all the different tests that could be run to validate functionality
- Curiosity - Thinking about the variety of different approaches that could be taken in an effort to break the software i.e. what will happen in the application when I try doing this obscure action?
- Professional Pessimism - The ability to see the negative aspects of software no matter how high in quality it seems
- Communication Skills - Testers are involved throughout the software development lifecycle so need to be able to communicate their thoughts and ideas to all different types of people
- Technical Skills - Test analysts are often asked to become involved in more technical testing activities such as performance testing, automated testing, security testing etc.
What we are looking for
- Minimum of 2.2 bachelor’s degree
- Determination to build a successful career in IT and business
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
- Proven ability to work under pressure and in a fast-paced environments
- Able to commit to work with FDM for a minimum of 2 years
- Geographically flexible throughout the UK
If you are passionate about Tech and have the drive to work as a Software Developer, we would like to hear from you! If this is something of interest to you then please send an up to date CV
The test industry offers many career paths for a test analyst as their career progresses including (but not limited to):
- Test Management
- Automated Testing
- Performance Testing
- Security Testing