University of Oxford

Apprentice Software Test Analyst - Higher (Level 4)

University of Oxford (Employer)

Digital Native (UK) Limited (Training Provider)

Annual wage £20,047.00
36.5 hours per week Monday - Friday between 9.00am and 5.00pm (Times TBC)
21 months (duration)
1 September 2022(start date)
Software tester (apprenticeship standard)
Digital (route)
27 May 2022 (application closing date)
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Job Description

We have an exciting opportunity for you to join the University of Oxford as an Apprentice Test Analyst in the IT Services department. You will join the Testing Team as an Apprentice Software Test Analyst, helping to deliver functional and non-functional software testing across many different technologies.


What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Learn to review software requirements and specifications for software functionality in order to define comprehensive tests and conditions
  • Develop skills to design simple test strategies for non-complex projects
  • With support, learn to design and build test cases, test scripts, and test procedures, with expected results
  • Develop and collect representative and realistic test data.
  • Learn to accurately record the outcomes (such as bugs) of test activities and maintain accurate test records and reports

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

As part of the Level 4 Software Tester apprenticeship standard, you’ll be registered as a member with the British Computer Society and be on a fast track to an industry recognised qualification (ISTQB Foundation Award) and your dedicated industry coach will support you through a blended approach that will include remote, in person, 1-2-1 and and group learning.

You will be given one day a week to complete your apprenticeship training and one of these days will be face to face in Oxford. 

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Over 80% of our apprentices continue with us in the role they have been trained for after their Apprenticeship and that is just the start of their career.

Skills Required

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience

Qualifications Required

GCSE or equivalent 5 GCSE's including Maths and English language (Grade A*-C/9-4 (or equivalent)) Essential
A Level or equivalent Maths, Science, Computer Science (Grade C or above) Desired
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