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New Work Experience Cohort for Business Analysts and Software Testers Launched

Here’s a chance for aspiring Business Analysts and Software Testers to get stuck into some real online meeting of BA's and QA'slive work experience!

BA Wireframes
The most recent project which started on February 6th has been extended due to additional requirements. The project involved building an e-commerce platform where Corporates, Individuals, and families can interact digitally with professional,  certified Interior designers to create custom concepts with a view to obtaining bespoke design solutions for their home or office.

 

The Project also includes the build of  a module which will include assigning of Designers, sharing concepts, User interaction, choosing designer packages etc

Business analyst use cases

We are now inviting additional aspiring Business Analysts, Project Coordinators, Software Testers to join the team and get a feel for working on a  live application with various modules being built.

There is huge scope for team members to develop  a wide range of skills being involved in a project like this ( FRD, BRD, SCope doc, UC, USer stories, UML, RTM, Change mgmt, Project backlog
Test Plan, Test cases, Test reports, Defect management etc)…and get valuable work references as well.

We are now taking registrations from aspiring Business Analysts and Quality Assurance Analysts (Software Testers) for this programme. If you want to be part of this exciting team please sign up before May 2nd 2017.

Remember, there is no need to visit our training centre to participate as everything is done online. As long as you have access to the internet and time available in the evenings to attend meetings then you will be just fine.the testers use Jira for defect tracking

For more details of what our work experience and mentoring program involves please visit  our dedicated web page for this here:
http://www.careertesters.com/work-experience-mentoring.html

New Work Experience and Mentoring Project for Business Analysts and Software Testers

We are currently rounding up our Project which started  in November. This project covered the building of  a software application for a client who is a health/protein food (raw material) manufacturer. The raw material  is sold to companies where it undergoes processing and dilution.  The software application would cater to the needs of the client’s employees who work in the areas of manufacturing, merchandising, logistics and others.. It was quite demanding for the Business Analysts and Software Testers who had to utilise their skills to the fullest as it was a complex application. The students  and their Project Manager (Chetan) have worked very hard on this and  a lot has been learnt. We’re now looking forward to a new project which will kick off on February 6th 2017.

Project Charter

The new project  involves building an e-commerce platform where Corporates, Individuals, and families can interact digitally with Professional & certified Interior designers to create custom concepts with a view to obtaining bespoke design solutions for their home or office. The Project also includes the build of an a module which will include assigning of Designers, sharing concepts, User interaction, choosing designer packages etc

There is huge scope for the BA/QAs to develop  a wide range of skills being involved in a project like this.

We are now taking registrations from aspiring Business Analysts and Quality Assurance Analysts for this programme. If you want to be part of this exciting team please sign up before January 31st 2017.

For more details of what our work experience and mentoring program involves please visit  our dedicated web page for this here:
http://www.careertesters.com/work-experience-mentoring.html

New Work Experience and Mentoring Project for Business Analysts and Software Testers

We are currently rounding up our Project which started  in June. This project covered the building of an application for trading and auctioning of seafood and aquatic products in the international market. It was quite demanding for the Business Analysts and Software Testers who had to utilise their skills to the fullest as it was a complex application. The students  and their Project Manager (Chetan) have worked very hard on this and  a lot has been learnt. We’re now looking forward to a new project which will kick off on September 19th.

Project Charter

 

The new project is about developing a software application for a client who is a health/protein food (raw material) manufacturer. The raw material  is sold to companies where it undergoes processing and dilution. It is then used as an ingredient for manufacturing edible products like protein food, digestive medicines, health drinks etc. The software application would cater to the needs of the client’s employees who work in the areas of manufacturing, merchandising, logistics and others. There is huge scope for the BA/QAs to develop  a wide range of skills being involved in a project like this.

We are now taking registrations from aspiring Business Analysts and Quality Assurance Analysts for this programme. If you want to be part of this exciting team please sign up before September 19th 2016.

For more details of what our work experience and mentoring program involves please visit  our dedicated web page for this here:
http://www.careertesters.com/work-experience-mentoring.html

Futuretrend’s new Talent & Skills Showcase Platform

Futuretrend invites you to become part of a new talent showcase platform which will allow
those looking for employment (especially as Business Analysts, Software Test Analysts, PMO’s) to be matched with suitable companies that are currently
recruiting. Most training companies stop the support system for their students upon completion
of training courses Futuretrend aims to continue to guide you on your career path, every step
of the way.

In line with this, we will be directly promoting peojob search strategyple on the talent showcase as part of
the service and the aim is to place people in appropriate organisations for internships or paid
employment.
This is an exclusive offer of free membership, valid until the end of October 2016 to students who
have recently completed training courses with us. After this, you will have to pay for the
membership.
If you would like to be featured in the platform and receive the free membership before the end
of October, please contact annika.oste@futuretrendtech.co.uk
Upon confirmation we will quickly get in touch with you to discuss the next steps.

A new Test Automation book from our Tutors Tanvi & Bis

Tanvi and Bis have been busy indeed!  Apart from holding down demanding IT Consultant  roles, teaching engagements all over the place… they’ve still found the time to write a book!

This book aims to help Software Test professionals to master Selenium WebDriver programming fundamentals in Java platform and also covers efficient Test Automation Framework creation using Page Objects and JUnit.

Authors Biswajit Nanda and Tanvi Nanda believe mastering Selenium Web Driver is possible by learning important methods provided by Selenium Web Driver and practicing those in examples. Once the methods are mastered, learning frameworks using tools like Junit and framework design methodologies like Page Object Model becomes important.

Based on these beliefs and principles, the book first has covered most of the common and important methods for achieving various automation goals and then has provided guidelines on how to establish a Page Object Model framework.

 

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New Work Experience and Mentoring Project for Business Analysts and Software Testers

…coming soon

We are currently rounding up our ERP Project which started  in March. The students  and their  Project Manager (Chetan) have worked very hard on this and  a lot has been learnt. We’re now looking forward to the new project which will kick off on May 9th.Project Charter

Details will be published soon.

 

We are now taking registrations from aspiring Business Analysts and Quality Assurance Analysts for this programme. If you want to be part of this exciting team please sign up before April 30th 2016.

For more details of what our work experience and mentoring program involves please visit  our dedicated web page for this here:
http://www.careertesters.com/work-experience-mentoring.html

New Work Experience and Mentoring Project for Business Analysts and Software Testers

This will be an ERP Project  – Enterprise Resource Planning tool for marketing & tracking consumers commencing 21.3.2016

The project is about developing an application that will be used by Marketing, R&D and Advertising personnel within a reputed designer/lifestyle company.Management-Banner
Designated employees of different departments, i.e. marketing, brand managers etc would use the application to track activities of users around the world.

We are now taking registrations from aspiring Business Analysts and Software testers for this programme. If you want to be part of this exciting team please sign up before March 20th 2016.

For more details of what our work experience and mentoring program involves please visit  our dedicated web page for this here:
http://www.careertesters.com/work-experience-mentoring.html

It’s been quite a while!

Yes. It’s been a while since our last blog.
This always happens at this time of the year.
The new academic year means new syllabuses.
New courses added to the portfolio.
New material to be written.
New trainers to induct.
And so we have had our hands completely full.
Pressure is beginning to ease so you can expect that normal blogging duty will resume soon.

New things to look out for…

CeMAP 2012/13 Academic year material now completed. So for those looking to do CeMAP distance learning can rest assured we will only be sending them current material.

DipFA Coursework and FactFind Training has been going very well. We’ve been closely monitoring the success rates of our students and can only recollect a few that have not passed! We have our new tutor , Paul, to thank for that! He really cares about the students and provides them with a lot of aftercare support. The rave reviews he has been getting are extremely well deserved.

Stocks, Shares and Investments courses and our Day Trading Forex programme has been running smoothly under the management of Umar. He has brought a very practical slant to the courses and his post course mentoring is just first class. It’s no wonder people are queueing up to join his classes.

We’ve also been working hard on a Business Analysis course which is scheduled to kick off October 28th. For this we have recruited the services of a very senior Business Analyst at Amazon. We get so many Software Testing Analysts looking for a career progression route…and for most – this is it!

Our Software Testing Essentials course has had some new additions to it. We’ve added an extra day on to the course thereby incorporating Test automation into the programme.

We now have beginners to advanced WordPress courses ranging from the basics (using WordPress.com) to intermediate and advanced levels using wordpress.org and all the benefits of flexibility to looking at how to build your own themes and understanding the php code that allows you to customise your wordpress site even more.

We are also trialling the ACA qualification for those looking to gain Adobe accreditation in either Photoshop or Dreamweaver.
A goal for the Adobe Certified Associate certification is to address the real world, entry-level skill expectations for web communication, rich media communication, and visual communication.

This certification is a credential that validates entry-level skills needed to plan, design, build, and maintain effective communications by using different forms of digital media.

The qualification is open to anyone who takes our Adobe Photoshop Next Step Course and Adobe Dreamweaver Next Step course.

So as you can see there’s lot’s to look forward to at Futuretrend this academic year.

New courses:WordPress + PHP, HTML5, Systems Design, Business Analysis Training

2012 is going to be a full on year as we launch a number of new courses.
Look out for our new and improved WordPress + PHP course starting soon.
It’s not the run of the mill WordPress course as we add PHP basics to it.; Learning a little PHP goes a long way with WordPress.

With the demise of Flash,  HTML5 is aspiring to be the new “kid” on the block . As there is a trending away from Flash type design (not helped by Adobe’s discontinuing their mobile browser plugin support) and equal richness can be found in HTML5/CSS3; we are looking to be able to deliver this from March 2012.

We are also developing Systems Design and Business Analysis Training courses which a lot of folks that have studied Software Testing/Project Management with us have been asking about.

So exciting times here at Futuretrend. Watch this space for launch dates and news on more courses.

3 things you need to do to clinch your first Software Testing job

How many bugs have you found today?

How many bugs have you found today?

A software test analyst reviews software functionality and documents the testing of that software.  Essentialy, a tester will read through specifications of an application and create test conditions to check that it works as specified.
As no particular programming knowledge is required there are very few barriers to entry and  therefore it has become a very competitive field. In 2012, landing a job as a software tester will require you to completely stand-out amongst other applicants. By following a few practical tips, you can easily get that interview you need to move you to next base.

 

CV

Software Testing isn't for dummies

Software Testing isn't for dummies

One of the first things you need to focus on is your CV, as this is your advertising medium. It is your opportunity to demonstrate your capability as the best person for the job. Moreso, you need to prove that you understand what an employer is looking for. Your services as a Software Tester are an essential element to a company’s reputation and as such they need to know how reliable, responsible and serious you are.

So firstly, don’t just go and copy any old bog-standard CV template that you find. Many of them are really appalling! Your formatting is very important here so be certain to use nothing less than 11 pt and either Arial or Sans-serif font.
Secondly, always include a covering letter. I cannot stress how important this is. Here you can focus on what the employer wants and prepare a list of your skills that matches that job requirement. Highlight these skills within your CV. State your objectives clearly but keep it all short, only one to two sentences. Be sure that any skills you have in software testing are emphasised. Avoid writing your life story and irrelevant interests in your CV. I once read on a CV sent to me “I have a dog called Muggles and just as parents love children and children love parents, I love my dog and my dog loves me” Seriously? If you are applying for a dog-walking position fine but on what planet would this be of interest to anyone in IT?

I could write a whole book on CV do’s and don’ts but this isn’t the forum for that. My final point on the matter is don’t turn yourself into a bullet-point Billy or Belinda (every one does that!) I really want to read your timeline as a tester; don’t just tell me what you did, tell me why you did it and what the result was.

 Get Experience

Ensure software does what it says on the tin

If you don’t have relevant software testing experience, then get some by all means possible. This is invaluable; so try amd get some specific practical training working on dummy or real live projects. There are many of these available on the Internet. Look for software programs like inventory management software to work on. Download the software and documentation and follow the testing process. Get your work evaluated by other software testing professionals.


If you require a training course to hone your skills then ensure that you will be working on practical exercises just as you would if you were at work. Better still if you can find an internship/work experience scenario Even if’s unpaid take it! Some people will give their left arm for the opportunity!

Certification

OK I’ve left this last deliberately –  that’s because it’s the least important of the three
(imho). Employers these days will not even consider applicants that only have a theoretical overview ISQTB qualified or not. As laudable as that may be (becoming certified), what they will need you to demonstrate is knowledge of real world Testing scenarios and solutions.
So why become certified ? To understand testing methodologies and processes. More importantly, to get your nose past the glorified gate keepers aka recruitment consultants. Yes, those agencies will throw in the kitchen sink along with all sorts of qualifications and skills that they deem to be essential for you to have before applying to their testing role. Most of them really don’t have a clue as to what their client is looking for but are continuously regurgitating the same old job template they’ve been using for the last 5 years.
So get your certification by all means but don’t rest on that as the other two are far more important. Good luck !
Femi Lana is the Managing Director of Futuretrend Technologies Ltd who run training courses  for aspiring software testers via CareerTesters.com