Software Tester Apprenticeship Level 4
The primary role of a Software Tester is to ensure that software operates as intended. Additionally, testers typically design and prepare test plans and also conduct software testing as appropriate to ensure that software is fit for purpose. Furthermore, they document and report the results of testing activities. They have a good understanding of the software lifecycle and also software development practices.
EXAMPLE JOB ROLES
Software Tester, Software Test Analyst
Individual employers will set the selection criteria, but this might include five GCSEs; A-levels; a Level 3 Apprenticeship; other relevant qualifications and also experience; or an aptitude test, with a focus on functional maths.
24 months to complete, depending on the employer and apprentice needs.
This apprenticeship standard has been developed with the help of employers such as IBM, Capgemini, Microsoft, Cisco, BT, HP, The Royal Signals, Lowe and Partners, Qinetiq, Weboo, 4Ps Marketing, Fujitsu, Accenture, Atos, CGI, Visa, Contentive, Thales, Ticket Master, NCA and Virgin Media
There are a number of elements to each Apprenticeship and this is called a Standard. This Standard includes:
A Knowledge Based Qualification
-ISTQB Certified Tester Foundation Level
- BCS Intermediate Software Tester
- ISTQB Agile Tester
- Operational BCS Software Methodologies and HTML5
On Programme Assessment
- Portfolio of evidence
- Technical knowledge and understanding
- Assessment of behaviours and skills
- Technical Competencies
- Maths, English at Level 2
- Summative Portfolio
- Employer Reference
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