South African pure-play software testing company, Inspired Testing, invites software testers from Africa to participate in a career-changing opportunity.
Inspired Testing runs a continent-wide campaign to attract, develop and place African digital talent on the global stage. The company is developing on a determined path to ensure African talent plays a meaningful role in the 4th Industrial Revolution and believes that the continent’s digital talent is the answer to a global software skills shortage.
Andre Barnard, Director of People and Culture at Inspired Testing, says: “We currently have our headquarters in Cape Town, South Africa, as well as Edinburgh and London, UK, and serve local and global clients from both locations. Our efforts to expand further into other territories means that we unlock employment opportunities for software testers like Zimbabwe, Kenya, Botswana, Zambia and other countries across our continent.
“We want to partner with potential employees, whether they are senior or mid-level automation engineers or graduates looking to pursue a career in software testing. We will even consider self-taught testers. We are willing to give you the opportunity to grow with us and further develop your skills, especially if you are in line with our purpose and our values of capability, integrity and reliability, centered on trust. Our leadership is challenged to be true partners with our people – to listen and act accordingly for the benefit of every individual in our organization“, explains Barnard.
Inspired Testing describes the candidates sought as ideally in possession of an ISTQB (International Software Testing Qualifications Board) certification or willing to acquire this qualification within 3 months, coupled with a desire to grow and engage and someone who wants to take control of their progress in software testing. The company aligns a career map for each employee and commits to advancing them one “To start up” has a “visionposition in their career.
Barnard says the company’s employees and executives are known to possess a “abundance mentality. He describes this concept as follows:Be intentional by always giving the best of ourselves.
The raison d’être of the company is to make room for potential, with the aim of going beyond the simple payment of remuneration linked to the market.
The program would provide:
- Go to management
- A functional mentorship program
- The opportunity to improve and develop
- Business financing assistance
- Global professional exposure to multinational companies of various sizes
Inspired Testing’s global clients span the legal, banking, financial services, telecommunications, e-commerce and retail industries, to name a few.
Barnard points out that the industries they currently serve have grown exponentially during the Covid-19 pandemic and that the strategic migration and deeper advancement to digital platforms and operations has indeed created a upsurge in the software industry, creating the need for more resources in software testing as a discipline.
Inspired Testing also runs the Inspired Academy, which offers bespoke programs and curricula designed specifically for the development of customers’ software testing teams and individuals looking to advance their careers.
The academy, born out of the organization’s desire to have a positive impact on both society and the industry sector in which it operates, has seen many training courses completed over the past six months. The programs performed contribute directly to improving software testing skill sets and often lead to career progression for incumbents.
How to register
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