Software Test Engineer

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What does a Software Test Engineer do?

Software Test Engineers check the quality of software products. They make sure that the software works correctly and meets certain standards. They do this by testing the product on different computers, phones and other devices. Software Test Engineers also help to find any problems with the software so they can be fixed before it is released. They may also need to report any bugs or issues they find. This helps ensure that the final product is as good and reliable as possible for its users.

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What makes great Software Test Engineers?

A great Software Test Engineer is one who can take a comprehensive approach to testing, ensuring that all aspects of software are thoroughly tested and free from defects. They must be analytical, detail-oriented and have excellent problem-solving skills. Successful Software Test Engineer must also be able to think outside the box and come up with creative solutions to complex testing scenarios. Additionally, they should have excellent communication skills and be able to communicate effectively with both developers and end-users. They must also understand the various tools and techniques used in software testing, such as unit testing, integration testing, regression testing and automation testing. Having knowledge of multiple scripting languages is a plus for a Software Test Engineer. Finally, they must possess the ability to work in a fast-paced environment and manage multiple tasks simultaneously. 

What are future trends Software Test Engineers need to know about?

One trend that's been gaining popularity in recent years is the use of automation testing. Automation testing allows for tests to be repeated quickly and efficiently, saving both time and resources. Additionally, automated tests can help identify problems before they become too costly or difficult to fix. It’s also important to note that automated tests are more likely to detect bugs earlier in the development process.

Another trend that is becoming increasingly popular for software testing is service virtualization. Service virtualization allows testers to simulate complex environments without having to set up an actual environment. This helps reduce cost, builds confidence in the quality of the product, and accelerates time-to-market.

The cloud is yet another trend that is impacting software testing. Cloud-based platforms offer a range of benefits including scalability and cost efficiency, but they also present their own challenges such as security risks. Software Test Engineers must be prepared to identify and address any cloud-related issues with their tests in order to ensure the safety of customers' data.

Key skills

  • SDLC
  • Bug Tracking Systems
  • Analytical Skills
  • Problem-Solving Skills
  • Communication
  • Adaptability
  • Testing Frameworks
  • Test Automation Tools
  • Databases
  • SQL
  • CI/CD

How does alphacoders find qualified Software Test Engineers?

In their search for suitable candidates, HR managers all over Germany ask themselves what makes Software Test Engineers tick. Considering the nearly empty market for applicants, they are happy to use the services of headhunters. To find the right candidate, it is important to ensure that the recruitment agency understands what a potential candidate can do, but also what motivates him or her.

A lot of responsibility is taken on by software test engineers, who must have a wide range of skills and abilities. Specifically, our search for the right candidate is aimed at this.

alphacoders brings companies and Software Test Engineers together. Our clients benefit from our extensive network, expertise, and partnership-based cooperation. And yes, we are aware of what makes software test engineers tick.

Your benefits with alphacoders

1

Consulting at eye level

Goal-oriented briefing and consulting on an equal footing from start-ups to large digitizing corporations
2

Large candidate pool

Largest network for developers in the DACH region
3

Multi channel search

Ongoing development of algorithmized multi-channel search
4

Tested quality

Superior quality through optimized interview and software-supported selection process
5

Fast staffing

Swiftness through agile project planning and methodical approach
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Experienced recruiters

Credible representation of our partners thanks to recruiters with development know-how

What our partners say about our cooperation

Marco Bofinger
Hr Management - Urban Sports Club

The cornerstone of the cooperation with CareerTeam was an efficient exchange and open, honest feedback. We were very satisfied with their fast and effective search.

Stephanie Werk
Senior Tech Recruiterin - WERTGARANTIE Group

Together with alphacoders, we were looking for and hired a PL/SQL developer. Thanks to the professional support of alphacoders, we were able to fill the position in a very short time. The fact that we worked very closely with the tech recruiters and that we had the same understanding of the market and the special requirements played a major role in our success. We would recommend alphacoders at any time.

Jan Thonemann
Abteilungsleiter Forschung / Entwicklung — PROSOZ

Finding the right people is one of, if not the most key component to an organization's success. At alphacoders it's not about quantity, but about quality. Every candidate that is introduced is always worth talking to and we have already found a lot of great colleagues through alphacoders. The short weekly exchange ensure that your ideas are understood and that you are always up to date.

Maik Gronau
CEO - GWA Hygiene

alphacoders has become an integral part of our tech recruiting. We have been working together for over 2 years now and have already been able to successfully fill several different positions in IT. As a startup, we very much appreciate the all-encompassing advice from profile sharpening to candidate selection and support in optimising our own internal hiring process. We are very happy to have alphacoders at our side.

Ralf Fohrmann
Head of Human Resources - prophete

Together with alphacoders, we were looking for and hired a NAV developer. The special thing about this was the complexity of the market situation: it is a very special position with a very narrow pool of candidates and a very loyal target group. We solved it through trusting and effective communication and adjustments to the profile. One key was certainly that we opened up for a fully remote position and were thus able to find and successfully recruit the right candidate.

Wiebke Ernst-Ringena
Deputy personnel manager

With the help of alphacoders recruiting experts, we were able to successfully fill several challenging roles in our digitalization, IT and purchasing departments. The collaboration was always characterized by very good advice, open communication and maximum transparency. We are looking forward to the next joint projects with alphacoders!

Dr. Janine Nastelski
People & Culture Manager — Webmatch

Very professional, always transparent and honest cooperation. Extremely good understanding of the market including recommendations for action. Completely different approach than classic recruiting agencies.

Susanne Hasenstab
Head of HR - WEITBLICK® GmbH & Co. KG

Last year we worked with alphacoders for the first time. The cooperation was characterised by professional and very personal support, as well as profound contacts within our target group. What was special for us was that we were actually only looking for one PHP developer, but because of the but due to the suitable selection of candidates we directly hired 2 developers and that within only 3 months. We would recommend alphacoders at any time.

Christina Bombeck
HR Managerin - Fundis Reitsport

We have commissioned alphacoders to search for 2 web developers. The challenge is that we are active in a special niche in e-commerce with the topic of equestrian sports and ideally the ideal candidate should also identify with our sport. In addition to good communication and consultation, we jointly implemented an effective hiring process. alphacoders not only managed to attract many women for this position, but we even managed to hire someone with a love for our sport. We were able to fill both positions with alphacoders and would hire them again anytime.

Cornelius Lauritzen
CEO — Glambou

With alphacoders we have found a strong partner for our tech recruiting. The feedback loops were short and efficient. Our company, our tech vision and our requirement profile were quickly understood and implemented. The management of the interview process went fabulous for us as well as for the candidates.

Oliver Kühne
CTO — Monsterzeug

Professional and goal-oriented, I would work with alphacoders again at any time. I've recommended them both internally to other departments and to external stakeholders.

Ingo Fraedrich
General Manager — Veterinärmedizinisches Dienstleistungszentrum GmbH

When looking for qualified employees, we like to rely on specialists. They know the market and the target group and can advise accordingly. So it happens that we have been working with alphacoders since February 2020 and have been able to expand our development team several times. We have found the right service provider for us

Tobias Schumacher
CTO & Co-Founder — Closelink

Working with alphacoders was our first experience with a recruiter. We particularly liked the transparent communication and the summary of the search in the form of reports and figures. This helped us to better understand the candidate market and gain deeper insights into recruitment from IT specialists. We can recommend alphacoders 100%.

Franziska Mehlhorn
Head of People & Organisational Development — Picdrop

We have been working successfully with alphacoders for some time. What I personally like very much is the uncomplicated and personal exchange, as well as the quick occupation time, which has only lasted an average of 3 months so far. alphacoders understands their trade and we are very happy to have them on our team.

Gabi Wegner
People & Relations Manager — MOIA

We really appreciate working with alphacoders because they really have a clue about tech and take time to understand who we need for MOIA and for our individual teams.

Bianca Potapski
HR Managerin — Soil & More Impacts GmbH

We really enjoyed working with alphacoders, it was a professional collaboration on an equal footing right from the start. alphacoders puts itself very well in the client's position and thanks to the regular agreements it always ran smoothly. We have successfully recruited a senior Phyton developer with alphacoders and would recommend alphacoders to others.

Tihomir Sablic
Head of IT - heyworld GmbH

We have been working with alphacoders for more than 2 years now and have had very good experiences so far. The relationship is characterised by trust, solution-oriented advice and open communication at eye level. Through their input, we have already been able to successfully hire 2 backend developers and also rely on their expertise for further tech positions.

Julius Martini
CEO — TimberTom

We have already commissioned alphacoders twice to support us in tech recruiting and they convinced us with the first candidate for both positions (frontend & fullstack developer). The cooperation was very uncomplicated, at eye level and characterized by direct communication. We are very happy to have alphacoders on our side.

Constanze El Rikabi
Director Human Resources — Ascendis Pharma GmbH

With the help of alphacoders we have succeeded twice in adding the right IT resources to our team. The structured preparation of the candidate search and the alphacoders approach made this possible. In the future, IT recruiting will only run through alphacoders.

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