Quality Test Automator


  • NQF: 5
  • SAQA ID. 118789
  • CREDITS:  190

What is a Quality Test Automator? 

Test Automators manage quality assurance, execute it, and also implement new features. They implement interface and load tests as part of a team or individually. 

Did you know?  

Quality Test Automators are in high demand as companies need to release reliable software, recover from failed releases, and meet users’ needs in the ever-changing IT world. As organisations have realised the power of software; they now need QA testers. 


A Quality Test Automator is responsible for the quality of software development and deployment. They are involved in performing automated and manual tests to ensure the software created by developers is fit for purpose and any bugs or issues are removed within a product and reported to the relevant person before it gets deployed to everyday users. Some of the duties include analysis of software, mitigation of risk, prevention of software issues, and testing of any changes.


Career Fields

Automation Test Analyst
Systems Analyst
Automation Tester
Junior QA Engineer
Quality Analyst Training
Software Testing Training
Devops Training
Automation QA Training
Admission Requirements
  • NQF Level 4 qualification. 

Certification and Examination 

On successful completion of the programme, the student will receive a statement of result from Berea College of Technology and upon meeting the EISA requirements, receive an Occupational Certificate: Quality Test Automator from the QCTO.  

EISA is a single, national assessment which leads to competent learners being awarded Occupational Certificates. It is an integral and critical component of QCTO’s quality assurance system, as it ensures that the assessment of occupational qualifications, part-qualifications and trades is standardised, consistent and credible. Qualifying for External Assessment: To qualify for an external assessment, learners must provide proof of completion of all required knowledge and practical modules by means of statements of results and a record of completed work experience. 

Duration and Work-Integrated Learning

The programme duration is 2 years on a full-time basis.

Study Materials
  • Prescribed textbook lists will be provided by the academic department at your campus. Students will receive electronic versions of the study guides for this programme. Study material is also available online on the learner management system, Moodle.


Enquire at the Berea College of Technology campus for a current programme pricelist. 

Additional Costs

Students must make provision for additional items such as textbooks, stationery, supplementary examinations, research costs and printing of study guides etc.

For more information on this course and for further study options, visit www.bct.ac.za 


Knowledge Modules

Software Testing in Context 

Basic Calculations and Logical Thinking 

Computers and Computing Systems 

Computing Theory 

The Role of Testing in Software Efficiency 

Software Testing Principles, Methodologies and Techniques 

Data and Databases 

Introduction to Computer Database Management Systems 

Introduction to Enterprise Resource Management Systems and Mobile Application Testing 

Introduction to Governance, Legislation and Ethics 

4IR and Future Skills 

Design Thinking Principles for Innovation 

Practical Modules

Basic Calculations for Programming 

Basic Programming 

Scrape Data and Access, Analyse and Visualise using Spreadsheets 

Gather Information and Systematically Analyse Requirements for Testing 

Plan Software Testing Activities and Develop a Test Design and Test Case 

Set up the Software Test Environment 

Apply Current State-of-the-Art Tools and Techniques to Test a Software System 

Execute Computer Software Program Testing against Expected Results 

Participate in a Design Thinking for Innovation Workshop

Work Experience Modules

System Specifications Analysis and Test Case Development 

Test Environment Setup 

Test Execution and Test Closure 


Centre for Student Relations (CSR)

The Centre provides a free online service to students who require additional academic and personal support.