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Automation Test Specialist

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Currently Employed in Scotland

What is a Automation Test Specialist

An Automation Test Specialist uses scripting tools to make sure software functions properly before production. You could test pages of a new e-commerce website or debug software designed for a popular phone app.

Top 3 job tasks:

  • Experiment with the latest automation testing tools.
  • Work with different kinds of software and improve the testing process.
  • Stay up to date with new automation testing trends.

Getting in and Qualifications


Many Automation Test Specialists study a degree in Computer Science. They also need to learn about coding language, such as JavaScript.

You may also choose to undertake an apprenticeship in Software Development or IT and Telecommunications which mean you will gain work experience while also working towards a qualification. 


An alternative path involves gaining experience in an IT software development role and improving your skillset.

Entry requirements for courses can change. Always contact the college, university or training provider to check exactly what you will need.