Software Testing

Software testing is an integral part of any product development lifecycle. Having the required skills and certification to provide product teams with an insight into whether the software under test meets its requirements and an objective view of associated risks, is essential to the success of any software development project.

Our software testing course provides extensive first-level training for anyone looking to build a career in software testing. The course will give you an in-depth understanding of the different types of software testing and the knowledge of testing techniques and tools that can be used.

Our trainers develop all course material in-house and provide ongoing support. At Tech Skills Academy, we take pride in our delegates’ proven high success rate.

The course is designed for individuals with no IT knowledge or experience and offers excellent career and salary prospects. The course is also suitable for:

  • Anyone who needs to demonstrate a practical knowledge of the fundamental concepts of software testing.
  • Individuals in roles such as testers, test analysts, test engineers, test managers, user acceptance testers and software developers.
  • Individuals who need a basic understanding of software testing such as project managers, business analysts and IT consultants.

The course consists of 7 modules, spread over 2 days. Delegates will write the ISTQB-BCS Foundation exam externally after the course.

  • Module 1 – Introduction to Software Testing
  • Module 2 – Testing Through the Software Development Life Cycle
  • Module 3 – Static Testing
  • Module 4 – Test Design Techniques
  • Module 5 – Test Management
  • Module 6 – Defect Management
  • Module 7 – Tool Support for Testing

Delivery Formats

We understand the challenges of fitting any course into your schedule. To ensure you get the best out of our training we offer three convenient delivery options – instructor-led online training, in class training, or on-site team training. Our delivery formats engage and inspire you to acquire new knowledge and expertise.

ISTQB-BCS Foundation Exams

Delegates are required to book their certification examination with one of the test providers listed below. On successful completion of the exam delegates will be awarded the ISTQB-BCS Foundation Certificate in Software Testing.

Delegates who attend this course are expected to:

  • Become aware of software testing techniques and standards.
  • Understand the basic steps in the testing process and understand where testing fits in to each stage of the software development lifecycle (SDLC).
  • Interpret test specifications, execute tests and report on tests results.
  • Understand project factors that drive test priorities and test approach.
  • Be able to develop a test plan and other documentation, as per standards.
  • Perform effective testing based on established methods and techniques.
  • Gain a detailed understanding of functional and non-functional test levels.
  • Understand the value that software testing brings to stakeholders.
  • Have an awareness of testing tools and what they can achieve.

What is software testing?

Software testing is a process of checking the functionality of a software product to evaluate whether the developed software met the specified requirements. The process involves executing manual and/or automated tests to check that the software product is free from defects.

What is the role of a software tester?

Checking software applications for issues, documenting any issues and ensuring errors are rectified. The process starts on the product specification before the actual test execution. Once testers give their stamp of approval, the software is considered acceptable for release.

Software testers are refereed to by many titles dependent on their role and experience. Some of these are: Quality Assurance Analyst, QA Tester, Test Analyst, Automation Tester, Software Test Engineer, QA Manager, QA Engineer, QA Lead and more.

Are software testers in demand?

In this fast paced world where technology trends are constantly changing, all industries require software to operate optimally. These industries therefore require software testers to ensure their software products are of the best quality for business continuity.

How much do software testers earn?

Software tester salaries vary by role, location and company. The average salary range of a Software Tester in UK according to CW Jobs is about £42,500 per year on the low side.

What experience do I need to become a tester?

You do not require IT or programming knowledge to train as a software tester. Our course is designed for individuals with no IT knowledge or experience and offers excellent career and salary prospects.

What is covered in your course?

This course covers the complete concepts of manual software testing. We can say it as beginner level for Software Testing. Please refer to the Outline tab for more information about the course content.

Will this course offer me skills to find a job?

Yes, our software testing course has been designed for both entry-level and experienced software testing professionals. Our course is delivered using real life concepts to ensure you are ready for the world.

Who are your instructors?

Our instructors have years of varied experience in real-time software testing roles and are senior professionals in their careers. They provide detailed training so participants get an all-round learning experience and also mentor and help students to get certified.

How is your training delivered?

Our training is delivered both online and face to face.

Our group sessions take the form of instructor-learner interaction for students to interact with other students and have discussions regarding testing, the course topics and concepts.

Will I be given exercises on a project?

Yes, you will be working on case-studies and a project which will help you learn and use the knowledge and technical skills gained to work practically. The project will be given to you towards the end of the training sessions.

Can I join the course from outside the UK?

Yes you can join our online course from anywhere in the world. Please let us know if you are in a different timezone when you enquire. Kindly note that all teaching and assessments are currently in English.

What if I have more queries?

Our support team is available to answer any queries you may have. After you complete the course, you can avail the benefit of re-attending courses at a reduced fee as you are a lifetime member.

How do I get my ISTQB certificate?

After successful completion of the course we provide all the study materials including practice material to help you take the ISTQB-BCS Foundation Certificate in Software Testing exam.

Delegates are required to book their certification examination with one of the test providers listed below. On successful completion delegates will be awarded the ISTQB-BCS Foundation Certificate in Software Testing.

Do you provide support after completion?

We provide general guidance with preparing for your exam, creating your CV and interview skills. We also provide enhanced support services which are available to anyone as paid services. To find out more about these support services, please click here or visit our Support page.

Why should I choose Tech Skills Academy?

  • We provide highly effective classroom or virtual one to one training.
  • Our course is delivered using the latest ISTQB syllabus.
  • Our course is practical and work-oriented with real project experience.
  • We provide comprehensive post course material to help students pass the ISTQB-BCS Foundation Certificate in Software Testing exam.
  • Our experienced trainers are all senior professionals in their careers.
  • We provide guidance on preparing your CV. Delegates can also enrol on one of our enhanced support programs here.

To find out our next course dates, book or find out more information, please send an email to You can also send us a message through our contact page or call us on +44 203 475 0940.

Continued Support

Have you completed a degree or an IT course and don’t know where to turn? Are you stuck in a job you are not happy with? Our tried and tested support programs have consistently helped our students to make the required career changes.

Delivered as a one-to-one or group session our enhanced support programs are aimed at providing additional guidance to your CV preparation, job search, interview skills and onward career direction.

Visit our Support page or to find out more.

Free introduction

Not sure if software testing is for you? Join our free online introduction course to find out more about software testing and what it is like to work in this exciting industry. Register for one of our introduction courses today and start your journey.

Great value

Along with the key benefits below, the course will give you an understanding of the various software testing types, techniques and tools to build your career.

For everyone

No knowledge or experience of IT is required to train.

Real projects

Live projects to help students gain practical experience.

Great prospects

The course offers excellent career and salary prospects.

Course material

Full post course material to help on your journey.

Expert tutoring

Expert instructors providing all-round detailed training.

High success rate

In-depth training to maintain our high success rate.

Flexible training

Flexible hands-on learning online or face-to-face.

Robust support

Help with CV, interview prep and other quality support.

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