Ready to start a rewarding career in the ever-changing world of technology?
Software testing is a critical part of the software development process. Organisations are currently heavily investing in new technology and techniques to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of testing. These include:
Test automation which involves using tools and frameworks to write automated test scripts using programming languages such as Java, C#, Ruby etc.
Exploratory testing which involves defining and executing tests and raising defects concurrently to increase the speed at which we can test and provide feedback to stakeholders
Supporting agile processes by improving the collaboration and development of shared skillsets between testers and developers
You will have the opportunity to develop both business and technical skills whilst also making a large contribution to the successful delivery of high-quality software for world renowned organisations.
We are FDM
Here at FDM we recruit and train graduates, ex-forces personnel and returners to work, transforming them into IT and business professionals before deploying them to work with our clients. We work in partnership with our clients to fill their speciality skills gaps, building a diverse pipeline of talent for the future.
From Software Test Analyst to?
As a Software Test Analyst, you’ll be involved in all phases of an IT project, which makes testing an excellent field for those who want to develop skills related to all aspects of software development. In developing cross functional skills, you will have the flexibility to progress your career into more senior roles including a Test Manager, Automated Test Analyst and roles outside of testing such as Business Analyst and Production Support.
What will I be doing?
An FDM Software Test Analyst will have the opportunity to:
Review software requirements to ensure they are clear to all aspects of the business
Work closely with Business Analysts to determine the scope of testing on projects
Collaborate with developers to identify unit tests for their code
Create automated tests to support build verification activities
Create and execute tests to check the functionality of the software works as expected
Raise issues with the development team when the application does not behave as expected
Work with business stakeholders to identify the priority and severity of defects raised
Re-test defects that have been fixed by the development team
Engage the support team to identify workarounds and solutions for production issues
What will my time at FDM be like?
Once you join FDM, you will become part of a community of talented graduates. FDMers come from a variety of backgrounds but they all share a common interest – a passion for technology. Your journey will begin at one of FDM’s academies in London, Leeds, Birmingham or Glasgow, where we will provide you with 11 weeks of technical training which includes, but is not limited to, the following topics:
ISTQB Certified Tester Foundation Level (an industry recognised qualification)
Manual Testing i.e. how to write and execute test cases, create defect reports etc.
Test Automation which involves Java, Selenium WebDriver and Cucumber
After successfully completing your training, you will work on-site with one or more of our prestigious clients across the UK during the two-year programme. You’ll work on exciting projects, possibly involving testing hardware and infrastructure, or digital projects, where you’ll be testing applications across digital portfolios, including mobile applications (iOS and Android) and web applications. Most of these digital programmes are customer facing applications, so you will help make a big difference in improving the experience of customers and you will be able to see the impact that the testing has had on the product.
But that’s not all, there’s plenty to get involved with outside of work too, with social events and networking, as well as charity initiatives and much more.
Apply now if you:
Have the passion and enthusiasm to succeed within the IT industry
Have an analytical mind-set so that you can identify the variety of tests that could be run to validate functionality
Have the curiosity to think of a range of approaches that could be used to break the software
Have the professional pessimism to see the negative aspects of software no matter how high in quality it seems
Have excellent communication skills to effectively communicate thoughts and ideas to all different types of people in the software development lifecycle
Are geographically flexible throughout the UK to support our clients
We provide you with:
The opportunity to receive industry recognised training and qualifications
Development of cross functional IT skills e.g. stakeholder management, communication, planning and managing pressure
Understanding of core software testing principles and practices e.g. risk management, reviewing documentation, writing and executing test cases, raising defects
A foot in the door to some of the world’s most reputable organisations
Mentoring and on-going support throughout your entire FDM journey
Modern and central training academies
Social events and networking
With start dates all year round, why not make an application today and kick-start your career in technology.