Why testers need to learn programming

06 Jun 2022
Why testers need to learn programming

You've probably been hearing a lot of buzz about having to learn how to program as a software tester. And we agree: as a modern tester, a certain amount of programming proficiency is indispensable if you want to thrive in today's world.

No matter if you want to add test automation to your tester superpowers, or if your main goal is to have more meaningful conversations with developers about what they are building and how you can test that, being comfortable with reading and writing code is quickly becoming something that is expected from all of us.

But how do you learn to code? Where do you start?

Well, the Inspired Academy has got a course for that!

In this webinar, Bas Dijkstra, Director of Academy at Inspired Testing and experienced software testing and automation consultant, will cover the reasoning behind the need to upskill yourself and become comfortable writing code and tell you how Inspired Academy courses can help you to get there.

You'll also get a sneak preview of some of the course content, so you can get a feeling for the structure and the format of our courses.

  • Why should you learn programming as a tester?
  • What does the course look like?
  • What are the prerequisites?
  • An example of the kinds of exercises that you'll work on
  • Q&A

Bas Dijkstra

Director: International Academy

Bas is currently the Director of the Inspired Academy. Before joining, he was active in the test automation field for some 15 years, first as an engineer, but more recently mostly as a trainer and consultant.

He has delivered test automation training to a wide range of companies and conference attendees in the Netherlands as well as globally, to excellent reviews.