How do I get a job in Software Testing?

Whilst Focus on Training is very much a provider of training services and not a recruitment company, one of the most popular questions we get asked is how do I get a job in Software Testing? We have an extensive range of courses covering all aspects from ISTQB Foundation level to specialist courses in Selenium and HP Testing Tools (a full list of our current classroom, virtual and eLearning courses is provided at the bottom of this article and on the Focus on Training website).

To find out what the market is looking for when advertising roles in Software testing we have taken a look at the Indeed recruitment website ( Amongst many, they currently feature:

Whilst the many adverts for roles in Software Testing vary in terms of the level of experience required, and to an extent the additional specific competencies required, they all feature the ISTQB (International Software Testing Qualifications Board) qualifications as a base requirement.

To help you gain access to this valuable job market Focus on Training can provide the main ISTQB Software Tester training and qualifications including:

  • ISTQB Foundation – Software Testing (over 180 dates currently available across the UK and also available as an Online course)
    • The ISTQB Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) is the standard introductory qualification for those involved in software testing worldwide. This 3 day course provides comprehensive first-level training. The course covers the fundamentals of software testing, providing delegates with the necessary foundation for a career as a software testing professional. The course culminates in a one-hour multiple choice exam.
  • ISTQB Foundation – Agile Tester Extension (over 25 dates currently available across the UK and also available as an Online course)
    • The 2 day Agile Tester Extension training course extends the broad understanding of testing acquired at ISTQB Foundation Level and covers those topics which are considered to be essential knowledge for a test professional working on agile projects.
  • ISTQB Combined Software Testing Foundation and Agile Extension (10 dates currently available for this combined course)
    • This 5-day combined course provides comprehensive first-level training for anyone involved in software testing to gain a solid understanding of the basic concepts of software testing in both traditional and Agile environments. It is accredited by the British Computer Society (BCS), and follows the syllabuses specified by the International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB®).

We can also provide a wide range of ISTQB courses and other courses for the more Advanced Test Professional together with many other Testing Tools and Techniques (please see the Focus on Training website and the list below for more information).

What is clear from all of the adverts viewed for roles in Software Testing is that a minimum level of technical qualification is required with the common thread being qualifications from the ISTQB, so if this is your career plan get off to a great start with a training course and qualification through Focus on Training.

Good Luck

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