Intern Test Engineer

by Visa


  • Skills
  • Responsibilities
  • Support & Guidance
  • Culture
  • Your Impressions


  • 1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis.
  • My placement opportunity at Visa/Cybersource enabled me to gain valuable experience by working in a software development and testing environment. I tested software regularly to ensure accuracy and confirmed any changes made were correct, valid and comprehensively tested to help remove bugs or errors. I learnt different testing techniques and I used a wide variety of different tools e.g. Postman, jMeter and SQL Developer. I enjoyed working as part of an agile team.


  • 2. Have you learnt any new skills, or developed your existing skills?
  • Visa provides many resources to help enhance your skill set. I learnt different testing techniques such as Transitional, Performance and Exploratory Testing. I ran large suites of automated tests using Jenkins and learned how to work in the software industry in an Agile Environment using industry software such as Git (Bitbucket), Postman and JIRA. It was beneficial to me to participate in the Release Process to understand how code is deployed to a production environment.

  • How would you rate the training provided during your experience?
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate your development of industry-specific skills during the experience?
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate your development of personal / soft skills during the experience?
  • 4/5

  • Please rate how these skills have helped you in your career development
  • 5/5


  • 3. Were you given much responsibility during your placement / internship?
  • Yes, I worked in one of the teams and picked up any work that could be completed as it became available. I was treated just the same as any other Test engineer and made to feel like I was a key member of the team from the very beginning and given as much responsibility as everyone else in the team.

  • Please rate how meaningful the work you were doing was
  • 4/5

    Support & Guidance

  • 4. How much support and guidance did you receive during your placement / internship?
  • I received lots of support and guidance during my placement at Visa/Cybersource. From weekly check-ins with my manager and mentor and daily catchups with my buddy, there was great support available to me at all times during my placement.

  • How would you rate the support and guidance from your line manager?
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate the support and guidance from the wider team?
  • 5/5


  • 5. What was the company culture and general atmosphere like?
  • Everyone is always happy to help and offer guidance. Everyone I interacted with was always very friendly and willing to help and the overall company culture was great and I felt like I was a key member of the Visa Family.

  • How would you rate the inclusiveness of the culture?
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate the social opportunities?
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate the diversity initiatives?
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate the charity, sustainability and corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives?
  • 5/5

    Your Impressions

  • 6. To what extent did you enjoy your placement / internship?
  • I absolutely loved my placement experience at Visa/Cybersource. From being a key member of the team and learning new skills and techniques, it has been an invaluable experience!

  • Please rate your level of enjoyment on your placement / internship
  • 5/5

  • Please rate how your experience met your expectations
  • 5/5

  • Please rate the future employment prospects at Visa
  • 5/5

  • 7. Would you recommend Visa to a friend?
  • Yes

  • 8. What advice would you give to others applying to Visa
  • Be yourself, Talk about any experiences you have had, why you enjoyed them and what you learnt from them, no matter how small!

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Placement Year (10 Months+)

Computer Science, Computer and Systems Engineering

Northern Ireland

November 2021

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