Taught course (will run subject to approval)

Software Automation Testing - Classroom

London School of Emerging Technology
After School

Entry requirements

Course Highlights

  • Hands-on Sessions

  • Project-based Learning

  • Live or Offline Capstone Project

  • Real world development experience

  • Industry Mentors

  • Interactive Teaching Methodologies

Evaluation Criteria

  • 18 Coding exercises

  • 5 Assignments

  • 5 Quizzes

  • Capstone Project

  • Group activities

  • Presentations

Assessment Criteria

To earn the certificate, students must clear all the assessments, quizzes, and project work. At a minimum, students are required to satisfy the pass criteria of the course. Students who score 75% or more will be awarded Merit Grade, while students with 85% or more will be awarded, Distinction Grade.

Following are the detailed criteria for each level

Pass Grade Criteria

Score a minimum of 50% aggregate and demonstrate the following;

  • Proficiency in the technical skills and techniques

  • Must have a minimum attendance of 90% in the classes unless proper medical proof is provided

  • Submit all the projects and assignments before the last submission date

  • Collaborate with peers in group projects

Merit Grade Criteria

Score a minimum of 75% aggregate and demonstrate the following;

  • Excellent technical skills and techniques

  • Discover and apply strategies to find the perfect solutions

  • Select/design and use appropriate methods/techniques

  • Present and communicate appropriate findings

Distinction Grade Criteria

Score a minimum 85% aggregate and demonstrate the following;

  • Mastery of technical skills and techniques

  • Use critical thinking for self-evaluation and justify valid conclusions

  • Take the responsibility the manage and organise activities and teams

  • Showcase convergent/lateral/creative thinking.

Why learn Software Automated Testing?

Time and Money saving over Manual Testing

In the Agile development world, software source code gets modified quite frequently. This forces the software testers to run the tests over and over again which results in increase spending on resources and increases the chances of errors. Automated software testing can reduce the time to run repetitive tests from days to hours. A time savings that translates directly into cost savings and makes software more reliable.

Increases Software Test Coverage

Automated tests can be configured to test every element of the software. It can look inside an application and see memory contents, data tables, file contents, and internal program states to determine if the product is behaving as expected. It can help to execute thousands of different complex test cases during every test run. This is not possible with manual tests.

Improves Accuracy

Manual tests are prone to bugs skipping to production due to human error. Testers may make mistakes which results in the lower quality of software. Automated testing overcome this problem by executing every step in a consistent manner.

Simulate Real World Scenario

It is not possible to create production scenarios for manual testing. However, Automated testing on the other hand can simulate tens, hundreds or thousands of virtual users interacting with a network, software and web applications.

Improves Communication between Developers and Testers

Automated tests can be used by developers to catch problems quickly before sending to QA. Developers can schedule the tests to be run automatically whenever source code changes and notify the team if the tests fail.

Different types of software tests that can be automated

Unit Testing: Unit test is the way of testing smallest piece of code that can be logically isolated in a system also known as units.

Functional Testing: Functional Testing validates the software system against the functional requirements or specifications.

Regression Testing: Regression testing is the process of re-running functional and non-functional tests to confirm the software performs as expected after a change being made.

Black Box Testing: Black-box testing is a method of software testing to check the functionality of an application without getting into the internal structures or workings of the system.

Integration Testing: Integration testing is a method to test all the modules of the system as a group.

Keyword Driven Testing: Keyword Driven Testing is a scripting technique which uses data files to contain the keywords related to the application being tested.

Data Driven Testing: Data Driven Testing is a method in which testing is done on the data that is stored in table or spreadsheet format.

Smoke Testing: Smoke Testing is a method to ensure the deployed software build is stable.

Reasons to Choose LSET

  • Interactive live sessions by industry experts.
  • Practical classes with project-based learning with hands-on activities.
  • International learning platform to promote collaboration and teamwork.
  • Most up-to-date course curriculum based on current industry demand.
  • Gain access to various e-learning resources.
  • One-to-one attention to ensure maximum participation in the classes.
  • Lifetime career guidance to get the students employed in good companies.
  • Free lifetime membership to the LSET Alumni Club

Complete Learning Experience

This course provides a hands-on, guided learning experience to help you learn the fundamentals practically.

  • We constantly update the curriculum to include the latest releases and features.
  • We focus on teaching the industry's best practices and standards.
  • We let you explore the topics through guided hands-on sessions.
  • We provide industry professional mentor support to every student.
  • We give you an opportunity to work on real world examples.
  • Work with hands-on projects and assignments.
  • We help you build a technical portfolio that you can present to prospective employers.

What Will Be Your Responsibilities?

  • Work creatively in a problem-solving environment.
  • Ask questions and participate in class discussions.
  • Work on assignments and quizzes promptly.
  • Read additional resources on the course topics and ask questions in class.
  • Actively participate in team projects and presentations.
  • Work with the career development department to prepare for interviews
  • Respond promptly to the instructors, student service officers, career development officers, etc.
  • And most importantly, have fun while learning at LSET.

Skills You will Gain

  • Black-box Testing Techniques

  • White-box Testing Techniques

  • Unit Testing

  • Static Analysis

  • Testing Automation

  • Writing Test Plans

  • Writing Defect Reports

  • Understanding of Testing Theory

  • Cucumber

  • Writing Tests

  • Testing Vocabulary

  • Executing Tests

  • Software Testing

  • Selenium

Benefits of LSET Certificate

Earning the LSET Certificate means you have demonstrated hard-working capabilities and learnt the latest technologies by completing hands-on exercises and real-world projects.

Following are some of the traits employers can trust you have built up through your course;

  • You know how to work in a team environment and communicate well.
  • You know the tools which are necessary for your desired job.
  • You know how to use the latest technologies to develop technologically advanced solutions.
  • You have developed problem-solving skills to navigate complex problem scenarios and find the right solutions.
  • You are now ready to take on the challenge and help your prospective employer to build the desired solutions.

Months of entry

January, May, September

Course content

The world is moving towards Automation more rapidly than you think. With large complex software applications coming into the market, the industry is now emphasising using Automated Testing over the manual. Prepare yourself for the next trend in software testing and secure a high-paying job as Automated Tester.

The LSET Software Automation Testing course focuses on building your skillsets with the latest testing techniques and tools. This course will teach black-box and white-box testing, automated testing, web & mobile testing, and formal testing theory and methods.

In this course, you will get introduced to Selenium IDE, RC, WebDriver and Data Driven Testing. This course will prepare you to implement your automation testing framework and build test plans, test suites, and test analysis reports. You will develop properties and assertions in code to facilitate automated test generation and create pre-conditions for methods to enable formal proof of correctness.

The course will begin with fundamental principles and processes of software testing. And then move on to creating test cases and running them using an automated testing tool. You will build an understanding of various black-box and white-box testing techniques and put this understanding into practice, creating practical sets of test cases called test suites to correctly exercise software for defect finding. By the end of this course, you will have a greater understanding of testability requirements and build skillsets for automated testing along with fault-finding techniques.

Technologies Covered

Selenium Automation Tool: Selenium is a popular open-source automated testing suite for web applications across different browsers and platforms. It provides a single interface which allows writing test scripts in various programming languages like Ruby, Java, NodeJS, PHP, Perl, Python, and C#, among others. It comes with Selenium WebDriver, also known as Selenium 2.0, which executes test scripts through browser-specific drivers. It consists of API, Library, Driver, and Framework.

Cucumber: Cucumber is an open-source software testing tool allowing us to run automated acceptance tests in a behaviour-driven development (BDD) style. Cucumber reads the specifications written in plain English text files called feature files. It scans them for test scenarios and runs those scenarios against the software we want to test. The feature files must follow a set of rules called Gherkin. Gherkin is a business-readable, domain-specific language that you use to provide test steps and expected outcomes to Cucumber.

JUnit: JUnit is a unit testing framework for the Java programming language widely used for test-driven development. JUnit is used to write and run repeatable automated tests.

Job Guarantee (Optional Add-on Programs)

Job Guarantee is an add-on program you can register with this course. You will need to clear an assessment interview to get enrolled. Once successful in the assessment, you will be offered Job Guarantee with this certificate course. There is a fee to join this program as it takes you to rigorous career development, interview preparation, mock interviews, etc. The fee for joining the Job Guarantee add-on program is £500. This is a 12 months program which starts at the end of your certificate course. As part of this program, we represent you to the prospective employers and train on career development elements You need to abide by the rules of this program which you can find on the Job Guarantee page. If we can’t find you a relevant job or you don’t find it by yourself in the similar industry in any part of the world within these 12 months, we will refund you the course fee + Job Guarantee program fee. The refund process will start after the end of the 12 months and every month we will pay £500 until the entire fee is paid back. But if you find a relevant job during this time then the remaining payments will be stopped. This program is only applicable to home students (UK permanent residents / citizens).

Prerequisites have been met

Option 1

  1. Topic: Software Automation Testing (Prior Knowledge of Java Required)
  2. Duration: 3 Months

Option 2

  1. Topic:Software Automation Testing (Prior Knowledge of Java Required)
  2. Add-On:Project
  3. Duration: 5 Months

Option 3

  1. Topic:Software Automation Testing (Prior Knowledge of Java Required)
  2. Add-On: Project &Industrial Training and Paid Internship Program
  3. Duration: 12 Months

Prerequisites have not been met

Option 1

  1. Topic: Java + Software Automation Testing
  2. Duration: 4 Months

Option 2

  1. Topic:Java + Software Automation Testing
  2. Add-On:Project
  3. Duration: 6 Months

Option 3

  1. Topic: Java + Software Automation Testing
  2. Add-On: Project &Industrial Training and Paid Internship Program
  3. Duration: 13 Months

Note: Our Industrial Training and Internship program includes a guaranteed 6 months paid internship (from 10 hours to 40 hours per week) with a technology company. Due to visa restrictions, some international students may not be able to participate in this program.


The Job Guarantee program is available only to candidates who enrol in Option 3 (Project and Industrial Training and Paid Internship Program). It is important to note, however, that the Job Guarantee program has its own selection criteria, so not everyone may be considered for the program. To learn more about the Job Guarantee program, please visit Job Guaranteed Software Courses

Information for international students

The London School of Emerging Technology has two levels of fee structures, one for home students and another one for international students who are enrolling in our certificate and advanced certificate courses. The fee for all the courses at LSET is the same until it is exclusively mentioned on the course page.

In addition to onsite classes, the LSET also offers online courses. Tuition fees for online courses are lower than those for onsite courses. If you are a home student, you may pay your tuition fees in equal instalments. Nevertheless, home students are required to make payment two weeks prior to the start of the course and international students within ten days of the receipt of a conditional offer letter. Upon payment of the fee, an unconditional letter of offer will be issued to you. Please note that all fees must be paid in pounds sterling.
Information for applicants from the EU, EEA and Switzerland
A new set of regulations and guidance has been published by the UK Council for International Student Affairs on 11 May 2021 regarding the assessment of fee status for international students. The fee status assessments will be conducted in accordance with this guidance.
In the event that you are an EU national and do not reside in the United Kingdom, you may be subject to overseas fees. Students with settled and pre-settled status in the UK and some other categories of students who work in the UK can qualify for Home fee status as long as they meet the residence criteria.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • After School
    12 months months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    5 months months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    3 months months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Basic Understanding of English

Basic Proficiency with Computers
Ability to work in Group

Course contact details

London School of Emerging Technology
+44 (0) 20 3369 9909