22222 – Information systems testing technicians



22222 – Information systems testing technicians
Information systems testing technicians execute test plans to evaluate the performance of software applications and information and telecommunications systems. They are employed in information technology units throughout the private and public sectors.


Index of titles
Application tester
Application testing technician
Software test coordinator
Software tester
Software testing technician
Systems tester
Systems testing technician
Test coordination analyst
User acceptance tester
Video game tester


Main duties
This group performs some or all of the following duties:
Develop and document software testing plans
Install software and hardware and configure operating system software in preparation for testing
Execute, analyze and document results of software application tests and information and telecommunication systems tests
Develop and implement software and information system testing policies, procedures and scripts
Identify, report, track and propose solutions to product defects.


Employment requirements
Completion of a college program in computer science, computer programming or network administration is usually required.
College or other courses in computer programming or network administration are usually required.
Certification or training provided by software vendors may be required by some employers.


Additional information
Progression to computer programming, interactive media development, Web development or systems analysis is possible with experience.


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