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Software Testing - Agile Tester



Only 2 Days



Classroom / Online / Hybrid

Next date

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28/6/2021 (Monday)


Learn how to use the agile methodology to support or lead testing activities - in just 2 days. On this accelerated Agile Tester course, you’ll study agile methodology fundamentals and how to use these within your team.

This course will teach you how to apply agile principles to software testing. Immerse yourself in a distraction-free environment on your accelerated course as you study using Firebrand’s Lecture | Lab | Review training.

In 2 days, you’ll learn how to:

  • Support an agile team in planning testing activities
  • Apply relevant test methods and techniques
  • Assist in test automation
  • Define testable user stories and acceptance criteria to stakeholders

Adapt your existing test experience in line with agile development practices. This accelerated course is ideal for QA and test engineers that want to benefit from the agile methodology in their organisations.

Six reasons why you should sit your Agile Tester course with Firebrand Training

  1. You'll be Agile Tester trained in just 2 days.
  2. Our Agile Tester course is all-inclusive. A one-off fee covers all course materials, accommodation and meals. No hidden extras
  3. You’ll learn more Agile Tester. A day with a traditional training provider generally runs from 9am – 5pm, with a nice long break for lunch. With Firebrand Training you’ll get at least 12 hours/day quality learning time, with your instructor
  4. You’ll learn Agile Tester faster. Chances are, you’ll have a different learning style to those around you. We combine visual, auditory and tactile styles to deliver the material in a way that ensures you will learn faster and more easily
  5. You’ll be studying Agile Tester with the best. We’ve been named in Training Industry’s “Top 20 IT Training Companies of the Year” every year since 2010. As well as winning many more awards, we’ve trained and certified 102637 professionals, and we’re partners with all of the big names in the business
  6. You'll do more than study Agile Tester courseware. We use practical exercises to make sure you can apply your new knowledge to the work environment. Our instructors use demonstrations and real-world experience to keep the day interesting and engaging


Other accelerated training providers rely heavily on lecture and independent self-testing and study.

Effective technical instruction must be highly varied and interactive to keep attention levels high, promote camaraderie and teamwork between the students and instructor, and solidify knowledge through hands-on learning.

Firebrand Training provides instruction to meet every learning need:

  • Intensive group instruction
  • One-on-one instruction attention
  • Hands-on labs
  • Lab partner and group exercises
  • Question and answer drills
  • Independent study

This information has been provided as a helpful tool for candidates considering training. Courses that include certification come with a certification guarantee. Pass first time or train again for free (just pay for accommodation and exams on your return). We do not make any guarantees about personal successes or benefits of obtaining certification. Benefits of certification determined through studies do not guarantee any particular personal successes.


  • Agile Development
  • The Agile Manifesto
  • The agile approach
  • Early and frequent feedback
  • Agile tester roles & skills
  • Agile development approaches (Scrum, XP and Kanban)
  • Release and iteration planning
  • Burndown charts
  • Project initialisation
  • Collaborative user story creation & acceptance criteria
  • Assessing quality risks and estimating test effort
  • Test-driven development, acceptance test-driven development and behaviour driven development
  • Continuous integration
  • The differences between testing on traditional and agile projects
  • The ‘Definition of Done’
  • Agile taskboards
  • Options for independent testing in agile
  • The test pyramid
  • Testing quadrants
  • Exploratory testing in agile projects
  • Functional and non-functional black-box test design for users stories
  • Agile retrospectives
  • Managing regression risk with evolving manual and automated test cases
  • Refactoring
  • Technical debt
  • Agile project tools

What's Included

Your accelerated course includes:

  • Accommodation *
  • Meals, unlimited snacks, beverages, tea and coffee *
  • On-site exams **
  • Exam vouchers **
  • Practice tests **
  • Certification Guarantee ***
  • Courseware
  • Up-to 12 hours of instructor-led training each day
  • 24-hour lab access
  • Digital courseware **
  • * For residential training only. Doesn't apply for online courses
  • ** Some exceptions apply. Please refer to the Exam Track or speak with our experts
  • *** Pass first time or train again free (just pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs)


You should be familiar with:

  • Windows operating systems
  • Websites & browsers
  • General IT infrastructure

Some experience and/or knowledge of software testing is also required.

Unsure whether you meet the prerequisites? Don’t worry. Your training consultant will discuss your background with you to understand if this course is right for you.


Here's the Firebrand Training review section. Since 2001 we've trained exactly 102637 students and asked them all to review our Accelerated Learning. Currently, 96.68% have said Firebrand exceeded their expectations.

Read reviews from recent accelerated courses below or visit Firebrand Stories for written and video interviews from our alumni.

"The course was delivered well, and the content was made interesting, with the diversity of smaller group sessions and whole group sessions. Due to current situations, it was delivered virtually, however it was adapted well to an online environment "
J.S., BT. (20/7/2020 (Monday) to 21/7/2020 (Tuesday))

"Tutor was very experienced and able to insert his own stories into the course material."
andy spencer, Royal Mail. (2/3/2020 (Monday) to 3/3/2020 (Tuesday))

"Firebrand are a very helpful and successful company when it comes to training courses. I have attended two course so far and the amount of information and understanding is better here than with any other course I have been on."
Daniel Lewis, ALDI. (2/3/2020 (Monday) to 3/3/2020 (Tuesday))

"Good, learning hours have improved to a more manageable amount compared to beforehand allowing me to better grasp and retain information gained"
Liam Coleman, IBM. (2/12/2019 (Monday) to 3/12/2019 (Tuesday))

"I found the Firebrand method of incorporating the traditional classroom teaching with the collaborative and interactive group work to be really useful in reinforcing learning. "
A.F.. (13/11/2019 (Wednesday) to 14/11/2019 (Thursday))

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