Automated Software Testing Graduate Programme - Osterley

Sky · Competitive · Isleworth
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Our passion? Connecting our customers to more of what they love. To do this we need to make sure were constantly delivering quality service and products. Make an impact by producing test coverage and ensuring software is delivered to the highest standard.

Join the teams that built Sky Mobile, NOW TV and Sky Q. Create products used by millions. Use cutting-edge tech. Deliver top-quality software. Learn the fundamentals of software engineering, testing and gain an understanding of DevOps. Collaborate with our software teams across the globe on video streaming platforms. Theres only one place youll see action like this in your career - and thats Sky.

What youll be doing

Start your career in software engineering with our automated tester graduate programme. Youll learn a lot in seven months. After five weeks, youll be familiar with major software engineering and testing principles, as well as DevOps and test-driven development. Master the fundamentals of performance and API, mobile and hardware testing. And the security principles that underpin all our work. Over the remaining six months, with our guidance, youll put your newly acquired skills into practice on current projects before moving into a delivery team, where you will continue your career as an Associate Tester.

On this programme youll ensure software is delivered to an excellent standard within a busy agile team, where quality is the highest priority. This could include

  • Identify and negotiate business objectives to deliver quality, customer-focused testing solutions
  • Collaborate with developers to maintain and improve our test suites
  • Stay up to date on the status of tests, offering solutions as needed
  • Help us deliver continuous, quality code that matches business requirements.

Programme facts

  • This role is based in Osterley, west London.
  • Programme duration is 7 months, rolling off into a permanent position
  • Expected start is September 2021.

What were looking for

  • A graduate in any degree discipline or soon will be
  • Have passion for software and technology
  • Be familiar with a modern-day test framework
  • Familiar with applying quality assurance processes to software applications
  • Aware of Agile methodologies
  • A quick learner and team player
  • Analytical and enjoy using logic to solve problems.

Your application journey

  • First, complete our short application form by entering your details and academic information. Once your application has been submitted, youll be invited to complete our immersive digital assessments. This may land in your junk folder so dont forget to check it. Complete the assessments successfully and youll be considered for our assessment centre.
  • The first digital assessment looks at your behavioural and cognitive strengths through several questions.
  • The second digital assessment will look at your ability to code. The coding test can be completed one of the following languages - Java, JavaScript, PHP, Python or Ruby and Python Selenium, please familiarise yourself with the basic coding concepts before beginning this stage. In the last digital assessment, you will be required to review various sets of information and be asked questions related to this. Part of this stage will include a recorded video interview. But dont worry there will be practice round.
  • For the final stage of your application, well invite you to a digital assessment centre and give you some tasks to get to know you better. The day will give you a practical insight into the role and will assess your technical aptitude.

Once youve completed your assessment day, well let you know when you can expect to hear back from us.

Your development journey

Youll enjoy a brand new, action-packed, learning experience with us as part of your graduate programme. Well help you grow into a great future leader, with the right tools and support. Our 2-year learning and development programme sits alongside your graduate programme and supports you during your programme and beyond with:

Growth - Every project and role you take on will be a chance to learn and grow. And youll be supported by passionate colleagues along the way.

Confidence - Whatever your background, you can make a valuable and valued contribution. Youll build confidence by getting involved and stepping outside of comfort zone.

Belonging - Youre trusted to own your day, but theres always someone on hand to make sure you succeed. With fellow grads, inspiring each other to think big and take action. Or with your manager and wider Sky team to help build your own unique career.

Plus, youll have access to a range of tools, from workshops to digital courses (like LinkedIn Learning), which will help you along the way.

Its a journey and we want you to see your progress, so youll get your very own development report to track your success.

  • A graduate in any degree discipline or soon will be
  • Have passion for software and technology
  • Be familiar with a modern-day test framework
  • Familiar with applying quality assurance processes to software applications
  • Aware of Agile methodologies
  • A quick learner and team player
  • Analytical and enjoy using logic to solve problems.

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