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


If you have decided to become an Automation Test Specialist there are several options to explore, such as an apprenticeship or a related degree at university.

Useful subjects:

  • Computer Science
  • Maths
  • Physics

A Foundation Apprenticeship in Software Development or Hardware and System Support can help you develop skills for this career in S5 or S6.

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


A Modern Apprenticeship in IT and Telecommunications can help you develop skills you need while earning a wage and a qualification.

You can also study for a bachelor’s degree in computer science and learn about coding language like JavaScript, or apply for a Graduate Apprenticeship in IT: Software Development.

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