The CodeFactory Automated Software Tester course prepares you for your future job as a junior software tester, using state of the art tools to test the quality of software in an automated and efficient way.
As a first step, you will learn the fundamentals of writing and understanding code in a selection of programming languages. This will enable you to write your own code and adapt that of others in order to test a wide variety of products in a multitude of scenarios.
You will also learn important skills like the foundations and goals of software testing and test design, how to do automated testing as well as powerful tools for it such as Selenium and Tosca. This training also encompasses one certification-test each for the universally recognize ISTQB Foundation level certification as well as the Selenium Practitioner and Tosca Automation Specialist certifications.
By the time you have graduated as a CodeFactory Automated Software Tester, you will have learned about:
- Version control and management in GIT
- Basics of testing
- Software development cycle
- Testing in the software development cycle
- Static testing
- Test procedure
- Test management
- Tool support for testing
- Basics of test automation
- Test automation architecture
- Reports and metrics for test automation
- Internet technologies for the test automation of web applications
- Creation of maintainable test scripts
- In-depth knowledge of selenium and tosca
- Duration: 10 weeks
- Language: English
- Termine: 05.10. – 11.12.2020
- Location: CodeFactory, Kettenbrückengasse 23/2/12, 1050 Vienna or Online Zoom
- Times: Monday to Thursday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. @ CodeFactory plus tasks with free time allocation, project work Friday or Saturday as desired*
- course fee: € 3.990,- (inkl. MwST)
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- Level: beginners and advanced
- *Project work is to be handed in on Fridays 8h to 17h on Saturdays Depending on the level of difficulty and personal progress, this part can be as extensive as a normal course day.
Why should I become an Automated Software Tester?
The performance of IT is what makes competitiveness and innovation possible for companies in all industries. Due to technologization globalization IT employees are desperately sought after. The professional association of management consulting/information technology (UBIT) informs that in 2018 alone there will be a shortage of approx. 10,000 IT specialists in Austria. This shortage of specialists and generalists with IT skills will be exacerbated by access restrictions to universities and their high drop-out rates of over 50%.
Software Testers are crucial in our ever more digitalized world to ensure that products, both in-house as well as for customer consumption, function reliably and quickly.
The constant excess demand is the reason for the high starting salaries for Software Testers. Around € 37,000 is a standard gross annual salary for a fresh Automated Software Tester.
Method and time required:
Monday to Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. the attendance part takes place in the CodeFactory itself, either on-site or online, depending on the course. Every morning, application-related daily tasks are assigned, which are solved in pairs or in small teams. The advantage is learning with and from fellow students. In the meantime, our experienced trainers will supervise the group of students and provide advice and support. In the context of larger, real business projects, the students learn what is important in project management in addition to their technology stack.
The trainers support you and your team partner in solving problems AFTER they have been tried to solve them independently. This way of working is unfamiliar for many students at the beginning, but has proven to be essential to become a good software tester.
Afterwards you should plan time for a self-determined preparation for the next day with learning materials provided for this purpose, which can be scheduled with approx. 1-2 hours.
On Fridays at 8:00 a.m. the weekly CodeReviews are released – a mini-project which, in contrast to pair programming, can be solved independently. You have time until 17:00 on Saturdays to hand in the CodeReview. On average 8 hours will be needed to solve the task, this can vary a bit depending on the chapter.
All in all, you can assume the time required for the course to be about the same as for a full-time job – this compact, efficient training course means that you will be ready to start your career immediately upon completion!
In general, however, we do not recommend employment and jobs in addition to the training, as it is a very intensive and time-efficient program and full-time employment can ensure optimal learning success.
You are motivated to work in a team and have the ability to learn independently. Our trainers speak German, but the lessons are held in English. For this reason, you should have a good basic understanding of English.
Your own laptop, ideally with an SSD hard drive and at least 4 GB RAM, is recommended. However, we can also provide a rental laptop if required.
Thanks to the intensive and practice-oriented CodeFactory training format, which prepares our graduates for an entry as an Automated Software Tester in just over 2 months, you will be qualified for an entry-level position within a very short time. Our completion rates confirm the success of the CodeFactory concept:
75% of our graduates found a new job within 6 months.
Due to the widespread digitalization in which we find ourselves, we are constantly looking for software testers with various qualifications. With the CodeFactory Automated Software Tester course you are perfectly prepared for the challenging and interesting products and customers that will need you to achieve a high mark of quality and reliability. Software Testers work in a wide variety of industries. This means that potential employers can be found not only in the IT industry, but also in various companies from the private sector, public institutions and NGOs.
With a gross annual salary of around € 37.000,- the profession of a Software Tester is also one of the best-paid jobs.
Still undecided? Get an insight and discover a selection of work samples of our students