Careers in software testing


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Whether you're starting your career in software testing or looking for the next step in your career journey, here is how BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT can support you.

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Careers in software testing

  1. 1. Careers in software testing
  2. 2. What can we do for you? Software testing
  3. 3. Software testing “Organisations around the world are increasing their demand for certified IT professionals who are able to test more complex systems. “Software testers play a critical role in ensuring they deliver IT that is reliable and effective.” BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT
  4. 4. Professional certification
  5. 5. Foundation level •ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester –In partnership with the International Software Testing Qualifications Board, ISTQB®, this programme looks at the basic concepts of software testing including principles, models, types, tools and techniques –Aimed at anyone involved in software testing –It is also appropriate for anyone who wants a basic understanding of software testing, e.g. project managers, business analysts, software development managers…
  6. 6. Foundation level •ISTQB® Agile Tester –Building on the Certified Tester foundation level, this extension incorporates the fundamentals of agile software development –A tester works differently on an agile project than a traditional one to become an integral part of a whole-team approach –Learn to understand the value and principles that underpin agile projects
  7. 7. Foundation level •User Experience –For usability professionals who are involved in the design and evaluation of user interfaces –Ensures fundamental usability and user experience knowledge is up to date –Also suitable for other professionals, including IT managers, quality managers, development managers and business analysts –Launching Summer 2015
  8. 8. Foundation level •TMMi Professional –In partnership with the Test Maturity Model integration (TMMi®) Foundation, this certification is appropriate for anyone using or wanting to understand the TMMi model –Candidates will understand about the business importance of test process improvement –And be able to advise and guide organisations of projects when using the TMMi model
  9. 9. Intermediate level •Software Testing –This certificate provides a broad basis for testers who choose to specialise in testing management, or practical testing or test analysis roles –It provides a broad understanding of each specialist area –It prepares candidates who wish to register for the ISTQB® Advanced level examinations
  10. 10. Higher level •User Experience –For usability professionals who want to pursue advanced certification –Certification focuses on modules such as architecture, design and interface –Ideal for anyone who has responsibility for user experience research, design or leadership in their organisation –Launching Summer 2015
  11. 11. Higher level •ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Advanced Level –Part of the internationally recognised ISTQB® software testing scheme –Building on the Foundation and Intermediate levels, these certifications provide more practical knowledge in specialist areas: Test Manager Test Analyst Technical Test Analyst
  12. 12. Publishing
  13. 13. Books and ebooks
  14. 14. Other books
  15. 15. Ebook series
  16. 16. Professional development
  17. 17. About SFIAplus •The industry benchmark in IT skills, training and development –A three dimensional model mapping competency, training and development to skills and tasks that are covered in the Skills Framework for the Information Age (SFIA) –From this a common language around skills in IT is created, and –A standard framework against which employers and practitioners can align knowledge, skills and experience to plan professional development
  18. 18. About SFIAplus •Information for each of the skills helps career development planning, in terms of: –Background and previous experience –Work activities at a current and future level –Knowledge and skills to support that level –Training activities to undertake –Professional development activities to achieve –Professional memberships that will be of benefit
  19. 19. CPD
  20. 20. Personal development •BCS Personal Development Plan –Build a portable record of your professional aspirations and activities –Access potential CPD activities (videos, events, articles, blogs…) –Record coaching, mentoring, networking and other activities –Share your achievements with your peer
  21. 21. Personal development
  22. 22. Further your software testing career