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Automated QA Software Engineer Apprentice SALISBURY APPS LIMITED

Learn to perform manual/ automated testing on mobile phone apps and other software platforms. Working within a small team using Apple hardware and industry standard tools. Start off with manual testing where you will learn the general tasks and rhythm of a development team adding automated testing to the project as your ability and skillset grows.

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Closing date: 08 Jan 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    £4.81 to start – with revisions available as skillset grows

    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    Monday – Friday – 9am to 5pm. 4 days office based in Ludgershall – no remote working available in training period. 1 day - apprenticeship course work – combination of remote/office/Yeovil College, travel costs to Yeovil covered by Salisbury Apps.

    Total hours per week: 35.0

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    19 Jan 2023

  • Date posted

    19 Jun 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Initial day to day tasks:

·       Developing plans to check the functionality of the app matches the design

·       Learning how to use the design tools and defect reporting tools

·       Keeping up with team conversations to be aware of design changes that are not being updated in the documentation

·       Running tests (when GPS usage required, outside movements are required)

·       Creating bug tickets for defects

·       Re-testing fixes on those bug tickets

·       Liaising with management for schedule planning

·       Liaising with developers for defect investigations

·       Videoing and slowing down animations to check for quality 


Advancing onto:

Learning how to automate tests of mobile phone apps and also the backend systems the apps communicate with

Contributing earlier in the design process to help steer any questionable design decisions along easier-to-test avenues

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

  • Attendance with Yeovil College 1 day a week.
  • Software Developer - Level 4 Apprenticeship

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Professional QA Engineer

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Logical


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4/C) Essential

About the employer

Salisbury Apps Limited has spent the last 6 years building and working on apps for companies such as British Airways, Shell, Royal Caribbean, Sainsbury’s, HSBC and The AA. Coronavirus made clear that companies in the local area have a need and desire to get the same level of craftmanship as the larger companies, and our push into the local market is creating opportunities for more junior staff members to come on board. You will work closely with a senior developer who will train, guide and mentor you as you begin your journey to become a QA engineer. As your skillset grows, so too will the opportunities to work on more and more demanding projects and technologies. You bring a desire to succeed, we’ll give you the platform to do so.




Unit 3D Castledown Business Park,



SP11 9FA

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Training provider



Richard Longden


Apprenticeship standard

Software developer

Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

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