New to Sign up now to get your own personalised job matches.

Sign up

New to Sign up now to get your own personalised job matches.

Sign up

Leeds - Junior Software Test Analyst

Job in Leeds, United Kingdom

Degree level


Job function


Required language

English (Fluent)

Work experience

0 to 1 years

Start date

February 18, 2020

Find your job faster with a profile

Directly see your job matches and find a job that's perfect for you.

Ready to start a rewarding career in the ever-changing world of technology?

Software testing is a critical part of the software development process. Organisations are currently heavily investing in new technology and techniques to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of testing. These include:

  • Test automation which involves using tools and frameworks to write automated test scripts using programming languages such as Java, C#, Ruby etc.
  • Exploratory testing which involves defining and executing tests and raising defects concurrently to increase the speed at which we can test and provide feedback to stakeholders
  • Supporting agile processes by improving the collaboration and development of shared skillsets between testers and developers

You will have the opportunity to develop both business and technical skills whilst also making a large contribution to the successful delivery of high-quality software for world renowned organisations.

From Software Test Analyst to?

As a Software Test Analyst, you’ll be involved in all phases of an IT project, which makes testing an excellent field for those who want to develop skills related to all aspects of software development. In developing cross functional skills, you will have the flexibility to progress your career into more senior roles including a Test Manager, Automated Test Analyst and roles outside of testing such as Business Analyst and Production Support.

What will I be doing?

An FDM Software Test Analyst will have the opportunity to:

  • Review software requirements to ensure they are clear to all aspects of the business
  • Work closely with Business Analysts to determine the scope of testing on projects
  • Collaborate with developers to identify unit tests for their code
  • Create automated tests to support build verification activities
  • Create and execute tests to check the functionality of the software works as expected
  • Raise issues with the development team when the application does not behave as expected
  • Work with business stakeholders to identify the priority and severity of defects raised
  • Re-test defects that have been fixed by the development team
  • Engage the support team to identify workarounds and solutions for production issues

What will my time at FDM be like?

Once you join FDM, you will become part of a community of talented graduates. FDMers come from a variety of backgrounds but they all share a common interest – a passion for technology. Your journey will begin at the FDM Leeds Academy, where we will provide you with 11 weeks of technical training which includes, but is not limited to, the following topics:

  • ISTQB Certified Tester Foundation Level (an industry recognised qualification)
  • Manual Testing i.e. how to write and execute test cases, create defect reports etc.
  • Test Automation which involves Java, Selenium WebDriver and Cucumber

After successfully completing your training, you will work on-site with one or more of our prestigious clients within a commutable distance from the Leeds Academy during the two-year programme. You’ll work on exciting projects, possibly involving testing hardware and infrastructure, or digital projects, where you’ll be testing applications across digital portfolios, including mobile applications (iOS and Android) and web applications. Most of these digital programmes are customer facing applications, so you will help make a big difference in improving the experience of customers and you will be able to see the impact that the testing has had on the product.

About FDM UK
to company page

FDM Group is an award-winning FTSE 250 employer with a global footprint. With over 180 market leading clients and over 3,000 IT and business Consultants, FDM is the UK’s leading IT graduate employer.

4,200 employees