At Capgemini, we have divided Testing into four specializations. Automation, mobile, usability and security. As a tester, you yourself have an influence on the choice of specialization. Do you like variety? You can change specialization from assignment to assignment. If you have fallen in love with one of the specializations, you can go for assignments that fall within this specialization.
Companies sometimes update an application or website several times a day. Manually testing all the functionalities anew each time is extremely time consuming and often not desirable. With Test automation, you write scripts that run the tests automatically, within a few seconds, and virtually if possible. Allowing business processes to continue uninterrupted.
It is no longer enough to test an application or website only via a computer. After all, end-users use multiple devices these days. And especially smartphones. Mobile testing enables you to check whether a website or application looks and works the same on all devices.
The fact that an application does what it is supposed to do is one thing. But is it also usable for the end-user? That is another matter. With usability testing, you represent the customer and check whether the application or website is user-friendly and easy to use. So that the client can trust that the end-user will also be happy with it.
Does the application have weaknesses, can it be hacked and to what extent are (customer) data secured? These may well be the most important questions from an organization when it comes to security and trust. With Security testing, you turn the application or website inside out to be certain that we are delivering something that really satisfies all the security guidelines.
From a payment app to a retirement calculator. At Capgemini, we help various large (national and international) organizations with our IT solutions. You could be working for the government, retail organizations, energy providers or financial institutions, for instance. For one, we might perform regression tests, and for another, we might work with the end-users to guide the acceptance tests. Curious? Then by all means, check out our job openings.
For starting testers, we offer the Testing Masterclass. This is a training program which teaches you everything you need to know for your first assignment as a Tester. The following training courses are offered, among others:
Even as a more experienced Tester, there is still so much to learn, of course. Popular training courses for this stage include:
As a tester, you step into the end-user’s shoes and seek out the limits. You know what the end-user’s requirements are and how it is usable for them. You also understand better than anyone that the development team has put its heart and soul into the application or website. That is why you not only look for the errors and faults, but you also contribute ideas for improvements. And you ultimately reach the best solutions for all the parties.