Futuretrend Software Testing

Professional IT Careers Development Centre  |  Enfield, North London

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Software Testing Automation Essentials

There is a strong demand in the industry for testers with practical experience ensuring software quality. We have designed our courses to include in-depth practical learning solutions, which in turn provides candidates with hands-on skills to be productive from day one.

In addition to teaching you manual testing we now include a test automation boot camp into the course which can really make a difference to your securing employment in this sector;  Automation tools like Selenium are used widely in the software testing sector for web services testing. Understanding Cucumber, Jenkins, GitHub, and Jira (for working in an Agile environment) is an absolute must have. We cover all these  on the course so you can be sure you are learning the right stuff to give your CV that boost it needs to go to the top of the pile …but more importantly you will have the knowledge to back it up.

This is why we have designed our course to be different from the others out there - This is not ISEB/IQSTB revision 101.
On this course if you haven't learnt how to analyse requirements, generate test cases and write test scripts at the end of the course then we are not doing our job.

If everything goes over your head first time...then we want you to come back again...for free!
In fact come back as many times as you like for up to 6 months.
If you really want that software testing job and you can put the effort in then we are here to make sure you get it.

So if you are looking at getting into the industry, then this is the software testing course for you. We cover the essentials you need to know in order to get started as a professional tester with practical hands-on experience.

Thereafter students will not only be able to make a good impression at any interview situation they will also gain the confidence to make a start in a successful testing career.

We are not debunking understanding the theory behind testing and of course it is important for students to develop an understanding of various testing techniques, fundamental testing terminology and if they wish to sit the ISEB Foundation exam .

We simply recognise that most people are able to pick up the theory on their own via the vast resources available online and other sources.

To this end we have a virtual learning zone that we give students access to upon registering for the course. We require that they spend some time exploring the material in here before attending the classroom part of the programme.
We also recommend the book opposite as additional reading material.

However, it's the application of the theory of testing that's not so obvious or readily available.

The practical approach we adopt for our software testing essentials course is exactly what you need to help you get a great job in this sector.


Our 6 week hands-on project based Software Testing Essentials Training

Course Outline:

Phase 1

Learn Software Testing Fundamentals

  • STLC (Software Testing Life Cycle)
  • Testing Techniques, Levels of Testing, Types of Testing, Fundamentals of Software Testing
  • Test Process Selection and Analysis
  • Defect Management
  • Software Metrics
  • Configuration Management
  • Risk Management
  • Test Report

Get to grips with the essential Java you need

1) Basics

  • What is Java?
  • How to set path in Java?
  • Variable and data types in Java?

2) Control Statements in java

  • Java If-else
  • Java Switch
  • Java for Loop
  • Java While Loop
  • Java Do While Loop
  • Java Break
  • Java Continue
  • Java Comments
  • Java Programs

3) Java Object Class

  • Java OOPs Concepts
  • Naming Convention
  • Object and Class
  • Constructor
  • static keyword
  • this keyword

4) Java Inheritance

  • Inheritance (IS-A)
  • Aggregation (HAS-A)

5) Java Polymorphism

  • Method Overloading
  • Method Overriding
  • super keyword
  • final keyword

6) Java Abstraction

  • Abstract class
  • Interface
  • Abstract vs. Interface

7) Java Encapsulation

  • Package
  • Access Modifiers
  • Encapsulation

8) Java Array

  • Java Array

9) Java OOPs Misc.

  • Wrapper Class

10) Java String

  • What is String
  • Immutable String
  • String Comparison
  • String Concatenation
  • Substring Methods of String class
  • StringBuffer class
  • StringBuilder class
  • String vs StringBuffer StringBuffer vs Builder
  • Creating Immutable class toString method

11) Exception Handling

  • What is an Exception?
  • try and catch block
  • Multiple catch block
  • Nested try
  • finally block
  • throw keyword
  • Exception Propagation
  • throws keyword
  • Throw vs Throws
  • Final vs Finally vs Finalize

12) Java Collections

  • Collection Framework
  • Java ArrayList
  • Java LinkedList
  • ArrayList vs LinkedList
  • Java List Interface
  • Java HashSet
  • Java LinkedHashSet
  • Java TreeSet

13) Java Map Interface

  • Java HashMap
  • Java LinkedHashMap
  • Java TreeMap
  • Collections class Sorting
  • Properties class

14) Java I/O

  • Java Input/Output
  • FileOutputStream, FileInputStream
  • BufferedOutputStream, BufferedInputStream

15) Java 8 Date Time


  • What is Maven and Why Maven?
  • Installing/Configuring Maven
  • Creating Maven Project
  • Importing Maven Project into Eclipse
  • What is POM.xml?
  • Adding Dependencies to POM.xml
  • Maven Goals

Phase 2

In deep with Selenium UI Automation

Automating Selenium Operations on various Elements


  • TextBox
  • ListBox
  • Links
  • Check Box
  • Radio Button
  • HTML Tables
  • Calendars

Automating Keyboard and Mouse Events

  • Action Class
  • KeyBoard Events
  • Drag & Drop Actions
  • Mouse Hover Action
  • Right Click, Double Click & Tool Tip

Handling multiple Windows

  • getwindowHandle()
  • getwindowHandles()
  • Switching between windows

Handling elements present in different windows

  • Handling Alerts
  • accept()
  • dismiss()
  • getText()
  • sendKeys()

Handling Frames

  • What is iFrame?
  • Locating Frames
  • Switching between Frames
  • Handling Frames
  • Handling Ajax Components
  • Creating Customize XPath/CSS Selectors

What is XPath?

  • When to Use XPath
  • Absolute XPath/Relative XPath
  • Specifying conditions with XPath
  • CSS Selectors
  • Customizing CSS Selector


  • ImplicitWait
  • Explicit Wait
  • FluentWait
  • PageLoadTimeout


  • What is TestNG?
  • Advantages of TestNG over JUnit
  • Why do we need TestNG in Selenium?
  • Installing TestNG in Eclipse
  • Creating a New TestNG Test File
  • Test annotation
  • Running the Test
  • Checking reports created by TestNG
  • Generating HTML Reports
  • Annotations used in TestNG
  • Validating Tests with Assertions
  • Creating multiple Tests
  • Prioritizing Tests
  • Parameterizing Tests with data Provider
  • TestNGdataProvider with Excel
  • Creating and Running Test Suites with TestNG.xml
  • Parallel Test Execution with TestNG
  • Cross Browser Testing using TestNG


  • Introduction about Logging
  • Logging problems without Log4J
  • How to solve Logging problem with Log4J
  • What is Layout?
  • Different types of Layouts in Log4J
  • What is Appender?
  • Different types of Appenders


  • Cucumber Basics-Features
  • Gherkin
  • Background
  • Annotations
  • Step definitions
    Cucumber hooks
  • Before and After
  • Scenario


  • Selenium Automation Framework creation from Scratch
    Using Lightning Components.
  • API Automation Framework creation from Scratch


Phase 3

Project manage your Test effort

Source Code Management

  • Git Basics
  • Commands:
  • add,push,commit,fetch,merge,ConflictResolution
    Git Hub Operations, Pull Request reviews, Team Collaboration


  • Installing/Configuring Jenkins
  • Scheduling Test Execution in Jenkins
  • Auto mail configuration in Jenkins
  • What is continues integration?
  • Continues integration with JENKINS


Testing Methodology and project Management Tools

  • Agile Process, Agile Pyramid, Agile Basics
  • Agile-Scrum, Kanban Basics
  • Project Management Tool: Jira
  • Test and Defect Management Tool


Project Experience and Mentoring Projects

We understand the challenges that most people looking for a career as a software tester or business analyst will face. The main problem is that even though you have had extensive training and are up to speed with all the theories and methodologies...what you lack is that solid end-to-end live project experience.

As part of this training programme, we are able to provide this work experience/Mentoring program that is embedded into the latter stages of course and not at the very end

Please note that the Practical Projects are run during the latter stages of course and not at the very end

Project 1: UI Automation- Ecommerce Domain Project using Cucumber and Selenium with at least 50 + test cases

Project 2: API Automation Project-Ecommerce Domain using Cucumber and Rest Assured-with at least 50 + test cases


Our Courses run on our Virtual Classroom platform

The Virtual Classroom is very much the same as the classroom version except its delivered via video conference; so you are training from the comfort of your own home rather than traveling to the centre.
All learners and tutors will login to our Virtual Classroom via Zoom.

On registration, we will give you access to our virtual learning zone prior to attending our course. You will find tons of documents, resources, exercises and tests to prepare you ahead of the  practical classroom training. This resource area also Includes mock tests that will help you towards the ISEB/ ITSQB exam if you want to pursue this.

Learn from a real Software Testing Pro!

Anil has over 10 years’ experience as Senior Test Automation Engineer using his skills to develop, build and maintain Test Automation Frameworks for major multi-national companies in different domains across Banking, Retail, Supply chain and education.
He has also worked as a tutor for a USA based training organisation and successfully provided training from more than 250 professionals and QA freshers in test automation


A reminder of the great benefits you get by training with Futuretrend:
-    Reputable company in business for over 20 years.
-    Professional software testing training at a rock bottom price!
-    Teaching by industry pro's.
-    Testing Templates and resources.
-    CV Assistance.
-    Interview  Support.
-    Practical projects to build testing portfolio/confidence
-    6 months access to our virtual learning zone.

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