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About The Role

Why choose the FDM Software Testing Graduate Programme?

As a Software Tester you will improve quality and reduce risk throughout the whole Software Development Lifecycle. Your work will prevent live incidents, which, depending on the purpose of the software, could cause significant reputational damage, financial loss or even, in extreme cases, loss of life.

We will provide you with several weeks of industry-recognised accredited training, giving you the skills and confidence to launch your career as a Software Tester. Once trained, you will be deployed as an FDM Consultant to work with our clients, where you will gain valuable commercial experience with some of the most prestigious names in business.

We have several employee support programmes designed to help you throughout your career journey with us, including wellbeing and mentoring initiatives, in addition to learning and development support. Find out more here.

What you’ll do on the Software Testing Graduate Programme at FDM

Starting with the fundamentals, you will learn how to write and execute tests, assess and manage risks, report results and communicate effectively with stakeholders at all levels of seniority throughout the development lifecycle. You will also learn the fundamentals of Java programming, that will allow you to work with test automation tools and frameworks, such as Selenium Webdriver and Cucumber.

You will learn how to successfully test in both Waterfall and Agile environments, giving you experience with different working methodologies. To certify and validate your new skills, FDM also offers you access to the ISTQB Certified Tester Foundation Level qualification.

Once on-site, you will work in fast-paced digital environments supporting projects that deliver innovative new features and software across mobile and web, from both a functionality and user experience perspective. You could be testing anything from self-service checkout machines and software for retailers, regulatory reporting systems for global banks, advertising scheduling systems for large media organisations, vehicle diagnostic applications for the automotive industry and much more.


Software Testing career prospects

A career in Software Testing is incredibly versatile and offers fantastic career progression opportunities, either in a technical or business role. Taking on a business-focused role will see you fulfilling the duties of a project manager but specifically managing the test process e.g. managing testing budget and timescales for a project, writing test plans and strategies, assigning testing tasks to testers and more. A technical role often requires a deeper knowledge of programming languages and other bespoke technologies.

Here are just a few of the possible paths you could pursue:

  • Test Lead
  • Test Manager
  • Programme Test Manager
  • Head of Testing
  • Test Automation Engineer
  • Operational Acceptance Testing Engineer (OAT)
  • Security Testing Engineer


Key skills for a Software Test Analyst

  • Analytical mindset to identify the variety of different tests that could be run to validate specific functionality
  • Curiosity to think of a range of approaches that could be used to break the software
  • Professional pessimism to see the negative aspects of software no matter how high in quality it seems
  • Attention to detail to identify defects that others couldn’t


About You

Do you qualify for the Software Testing Graduate Programme?

Do you think you’ve got what it takes to pursue a career as Software Test Analyst? At FDM, we’re looking for ambitious graduates with a passion for business and technology to join the team. We accept candidates from all universities and there’s no need for any prior experience or a STEM background! We also ask that you are:

  • Educated to a degree level (bachelor or higher) – No STEM required
  • Passionate about a career in tech
  • Eligible to work in Singapore
  • An excellent communicator
  • Able to commit to the full 2.5-year graduate careers programme
  • Comprehensive and competitive salary and benefits package
  • Fully-funded, industry-recognised training and qualifications
  • A foot in the door to a hot, new global social platform startup
  • Key employability skills development
  • Mentoring and ongoing support throughout your entire FDM journey
  • Social events and networking opportunities

About Us

About FDM

FDM Group is the market leader in the recruitment, training and engagement of IT and business professionals. We are a FTSE 250 company with centres throughout APAC, Europe and North America.

We have launched the dream careers of graduates for over 30 years, with over 2,600 globally in 2021 alone. And we provide opportunities for our consultants to work alongside some of the world’s biggest brands.

Fulfilling CEO Rod Flavell’s promise at the beginning of the pandemic, since 2020 none of those working for FDM have lost their job because of COVID-19.

The FDM Group has won many awards including the Equal Opportunity Award for Gender Equality, Racial Equality and Inclusion in 2021, and was named one of GradSingapore's 100 Leading Graduate Employers.

Our culture

With 95+ nationalities working together as a team, FDM is a company committed to diversity and inclusion, in terms of background, culture and skills. We celebrate difference because we want everyone to have equal opportunity to belong and grow in their career. We are active in creating a more gender-balanced workforce, with circa 33% of our senior management team and 31% of all employees identifying as female.

Diversity and inclusion are at the heart of what we value as an organisation. FDM Group is an equal opportunities employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability or any other status protected by law. Our recruitment team are happy to support with any reasonable adjustments that are needed within the recruitment process.

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