QA Engineer Apprentice (Changing Digital) CHANGING DIGITAL LIMITED

As an Associate QA Engineer, you will assist in defining, developing, and applying basic tests to analyse new software under the guidance of senior team members. You will support our delivery teams and Software Engineers by helping with test scripts, manual testing, and documenting defects.

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Closing date: 24 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Salary £18,000 - £22,000

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday. Shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    03 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Assist in manual testing of web applications.
  • Learn to understand documented software requirements for web and mobile applications and assist in writing associated test scripts.
  • Help document defects and replication steps using tools such as Jira.
  • Communicate with project teams and Software Engineers to understand user requirements and support successful delivery.
  • Support in identifying, recording, documenting, and tracking bugs.
  • Assist in performing regression testing when bugs are resolved.
  • Contribute to QA updates and report preparations for key stakeholders.
  • Learn and help apply testing processes for new and existing products to meet client needs.
  • Collaborate with internal teams (e.g., developers and product managers) to identify system requirements.
  • Support monitoring of debugging process results.
  • Learn to engage with automated testing tools such as Test Project and BrowserStack.
  • Stay informed on new testing tools and strategies.

The training you will be getting

Estio apprenticeship training programmes are delivered virtually by our fully qualified and industry experienced training team. Using their expert knowledge, we’ve purposefully built our programmes around the real-world use of modern technology, so that the skills we create can be directly applied in the workplace.

Throughout the apprenticeship learners receive coaching, help and guidance from a dedicated team who are there to ensure they get the most from their work experience.

Successful completion of this apprenticeship gives you an accredited Level 4 Software Tester, with training in how to:

  • Ensure that the software used within your business operates as intended.
  • Design and prepare test plans and conduct software testing as appropriate to ensure your software is fit for purpose.
  • Collect and interpret the results of testing and make appropriate recommendations.
  • Understand the software lifecycle and apply software development practices.
  • Document and report test results.
  • Store, manage and share test data in a secure manner.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

The role offers a permanent role upon completion of the apprenticeship depending on performance.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Ability to meet deadlines, Manage time effectively, Flexibility and adaptability, Sense of ownership, Team player


GCSE or equivalent 5 GCSE's including English and Maths (Grade A*-C/9-4 or equivalent) Essential

Things to consider

• Exposure to Cloud & DevOps environments and automated testing tools. • Experience with web applications through coursework or projects. • Interest or experience in financial applications testing - Interest or experience in automation testing. • Basic knowledge of testing in a digital agency or software development environment. • Familiarity with API testing. • Exposure to the software engineering lifecycle.

About the employer

We are a digital strategy and innovation agency helping midsize and enterprise organisations think and act like tech startups. We were born in 2018 and have grown rapidly to a team of 20, designing and building web and mobile apps. On top of client projects, we also build our own apps, for example our fintech platform We are fully remote and place huge value on a collaborative environment, with opportunities for all to grow and learn. We love a challenge, have huge passion for our work, and prioritise care for each other and our clients.








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Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience


Raymond Duke


Apprenticeship standard

Software tester

Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

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