Behaviour Driven Development

Behaviour Driven Development


All the essential skills you need to create a Behaviour Driven Development Framework with Cucumber

Learn by doing, become brilliant.

Build your BDD framework with Gherkin and Cucumber to take with you and practice at home, or instantly bring value back at the office.

Price: From £900 + VAT* 
Duration: Two-day course.
Location: Various. Our training locations can be seen here

*Please note that places are limited: Only 7 per course date. Price may vary depending on location.

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We run a Two-day hands-on course that takes you from example-mapping exercises, to creating Feature Files and Step Definitions using Gherkin and Cucumber, and linking through to automation tests. Available in Java, C# or Javascript. 


Who is it for?

Test Analysts, Developers and DevOps. No prior knowledge is needed, an introduction to object oriented programming and code samples will be part of the course.


Key Points

  1. Example mapping exercises

  2. Gherkin

  3. Feature files and step definitions

  4. Introduction to Code Control

  5. Running tests and reporting

All in one hands-on course.



The Behaviour driven development course is designed to transform any project stakeholder into a Gherkin and BDD profressional with all of the most desirable skills on the market and the ability to instantly add value to any company. No prior knowledge is needed, attendees will learn how to lead example mapping exercises, build a BDD framework, write and maintain feature files, create the step definition glue, add all of the requirements to code control, and run and create reports, with industry-leading tools.

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Learn the right way to implement automation, BDD and CI to really revolutionise your role. Make project testing joyful, inclusive and easy.

In addition to the hands-on practical training labs where our students will build their own frameworks, our expert instructors talk you through the methodology and best practices for the design and build of the BDD requirements and test framework.

Attendees will be able to download their project test framework when they return to the office, allowing them to practice with additional exercises and support provided by Safebear.


What tools will I use?

We have selected the key tools in the marketplace that are highly-demanded and essential to any IT project. 

  • Cucumber. The leading tool for BDD development and testing.

  • Selenium. Selenium dominates the market in Test Automation and has become an essential skill needed for any software house.

  • JavaMaven and IntelliJ IDEA. One of the most popular scripting languages, java project management tools and IDE.

The course is aimed at ambitious attendees who want to develop an expert skillset of modern tools and techniques.


What will I learn?

Attendees on the course will build a test stack around a web application throughout a typical project lifecycle. The course will guide attendees through the tools and technical aspects of the following techniques:

Test Automation
  1. Getting Started - Intro to BDD and TDD

  2. Getting Started - Intro to Gherkin

  3. Getting Started - Setting up the Environment

  4. Getting Started - Example Mapping

  5. Automating a Test - Unit Tests vs Acceptance Tests

  6. Cucumber - Feature files and Scenarios

  7. Cucumber - Backgrounds

  8. Cucumber - Parameterization and RegEx

  9. Cucumber - Loops, Hash Maps and Tables

  10. Cucumber - Configuration

  11. Maven - Running the Tests

  12. Maven - Tags

  13. Reporting and Formatting

If you need any more details about the course, please don't hesitate to get in touch and request a Data Sheet using the contact details below.

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Is it OK that I have no technical experience?

Yes. The course is intensive, however the majority of attendees find it a rewarding experience that helps them and their company when they return to their workplace.  Our trainers are experts at demystifying complicated technologies and concepts. We also have a unique way of answering questions that is fast and memorable!

Companies are on the look out for trained Technical Testers and we partner with recruitment agencies who will support your search for your dream job.


What will I leave with?

You will leave with:

  • Access to a cloud-based repository containing the frameworks and project you built during the course.

  • A copy of all the course materials to practice at home on your environment.

  • A network of contacts to help when you most need it.

  • Support from partner recruitment agencies, if needed.

Any other questions, please get in touch using the email below. We look forward to meeting you on the course!

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Other courses

Our training locations can be seen here. To book, select the date from an option at the top of the page, or select an option from the table below.

Also of interest may be our Complete Manual to Automation tester course, or our two day course in Test Automation with Selenium.

Become Brilliant.

Got more questions about our courses? Get in touch and we'll send you our data sheets or arrange a call back to discuss your needs and answer you questions.

Make your team the experts.

Our team are specialists in getting both individuals and businesses up and running with new technologies. Our courses are regularly scheduled at our locations and are available for anyone to book, however if you are interested in booking 5 or more spaces for your team, we can also offer a free consultancy and run our courses customised to your technology, at your location, to fast-track adoption for your business.