Apply: Inspired Testing Invites African Software Testing Talent Who Seeks Global Acceleration.

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The company aligns a career map for each employee and is committed to advancing them from a “start” to a “vision” position in their career.

Andre Barnard, Chief People Culture Officer at Inspired Testing
Andre Barnard, Chief People Culture Officer at Inspired Testing.

South African pure-play software testing company, Inspired Testing, is inviting software testers from Africa to participate in a career-changing opportunity.

Inspired Testing is on a continent-wide drive to attract, develop and place Africa’s digital talent on the global stage. The company thrives on a determined path to ensure that African talent plays a meaningful role in the 4th Industrial Revolution and believes that the continent’s digital-savvy talent is the answer to a worldwide software skills shortage.

Andre Barnard, Chief People and Culture Officer at Inspired Testing, says, “We are currently headquartered in Cape Town, South Africa and in Edinburgh and London, the United Kingdom, servicing local and global clients from both locations. Our endeavour to further grow into other territories means that we’re unlocking employment opportunities for software testers from the likes of Zimbabwe, Kenya, Botswana, Zambia and other countries on our continent.”

We want to partner with potential employees, be they senior or intermediate automation engineers or graduates seeking to further a career in software testing. We will even consider testers that are self-taught. We are willing to give you the opportunity of growing with us and further develop your skills especially if you are aligned with our purpose and trust-centred values of ability, integrity and dependability. Our leadership is challenged to be real partners of our employees – to listen and to act accordingly for the benefit of every individual in our organisation,” says Barnard.


Inspired Testing describes the candidates it seeks as ideally in possession of an ISTQB (International Software Testing Qualifications Board) Certification or willing to acquire this qualification within 3 months, coupled with a readiness to grow and engage and someone who wants to take control of their progression in software testing. The company aligns a career map for each employee and is committed to advancing them from a “start” to a “vision” position in their career.

Barnard says that the company’s employees and its leadership are known for possessing a “mentality of abundance”. He describes this notion as, “Being intentional in always giving away our best.”

The company’s purpose is to make way for potential, with a target of taking beyond just paying a market-related remuneration.


The programme would provide:

  • Access to leadership
  • A functional mentorship programme
  • The opportunity to upskill and self-develop
  • Funding assistance from the company
  • Global work exposure to multinational companies of varying sizes

Inspired Testing’s global clients span across Legal, Banking, Financial Services, Telecommunications, e-Commerce and Retail sectors, to name a few.

Barnard points out that the business verticals that they currently service have grown exponentially during the Covid-19 pandemic and the strategic migration and deeper advancement to digital-first platforms and operations have indeed created quite an upsurge in the software industry, thereby creating the need for more resources in software testing as a discipline.

Inspired Testing also runs The Inspired Academy, that tailor makes programmes and curriculums designed specifically for the upskilling of clients’ software testing teams and individuals who want to advance their career.

The academy, born from the organisation’s desire to positively impact both society and the industry sector they operate in, has seen many completed training courses in the past six months. The programmes run contribute directly to ramping up software testing skills sets and often lead to career progression for the incumbents.

How to apply

To participate in the programme, taking your software testing skills beyond an idea or limited reach, start processing your goal.