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Information systems testing technicians

OaSIS code 22222.00

Information systems testing technicians execute test plans to evaluate the performance of software applications and information and telecommunications systems.

Overview

Also known as

  • Application tester
  • Application testing technician
  • Software test coordinator
  • Software tester
  • Software testing technician
  • Systems tester
  • Systems testing technician
  • User acceptance 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.

Additional information

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

Similar occupations classified elsewhere

Exclusions:

  • Cybersecurity specialists (21220)
  • Business systems specialists (21221)
  • Information systems specialists (21222)
  • Computer systems developers and programmers (21230)
  • Software engineers and designers (21231)
  • Software developers and programmers (21232)
  • Web developers and programmers (21234)
  • Web designers (21233)
  • Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers) (21311)
  • Computer network and web technicians (22220)
  • User support technicians (22221)

NOC hierarchy breakdown

NOC version

NOC 2021 Version 1.0

Broad occupational category

2 – Natural and applied sciences and related occupations

TEER

2 – Occupations usually require a college diploma or apprenticeship training of two or more years; or supervisory occupations

Major group

22 – Technical occupations related to natural and applied sciences

Sub-major group

222 – Technical occupations related to applied sciences (except engineering)

Minor group

2222 – Technical occupations in computer and information systems

Unit group

22222 – Information systems testing technicians

Occupational profile

22222.00 – Information systems testing technicians

Work characteristics

Work characteristics gathers the various components describing the work environment of each occupation, such as employers, work activities, and the work context. Each category displays up to 10 descriptors in descending order based, firstly, on their attributed ratings by the level of complexity (for Work Activities) or other measurement dimensions (for Work Context), and secondly, in alphabetical order. The whole list of descriptors and their ratings can be expanded at the bottom of each page.

Work Activities

Proficiency or complexity level
Interacting with Computers
5 - Highest Level
Analyzing Data or Information
4 - High Level
Applying New Knowledge
4 - High Level
Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance
4 - High Level
Judging Quality
4 - High Level

Work Context

Structural Job Characteristics

Structured versus Unstructured Work
Degree of freedom to determine tasks and priorities
3 - Moderate amount of freedom
Work Week Duration
Worked hours in a typical week
2 - Between 35 to 40 hours

Physical Work Environment

Physical Proximity
Physical distance from others
3 - Somewhat close (e.g. share office)

Physical Demands

Sitting
Duration
5 - All the time, or almost all the time
Standing
Duration
1 - Very little time
Bending or Twisting the Body
Duration
1 - Very little time

Interpersonal Relations

Contact with Others
Frequency
5 - Every day, almost continuously
Duration
3 - About half the time
Work with Work Group or Team
Importance
5 - Extremely important
Frequency
4 - Every day, a few times per day

Workplaces/employers

  • Information technology departments in the private and public sectors

Skills and abilities

This section displays the various competencies required for an occupation. Each category displays up to 10 descriptors in descending order based, firstly, on their attributed ratings by the level of proficiency (for Skills and Abilities) or importance (for Personal Attributes) and secondly, in alphabetical order. The whole list of descriptors and their ratings can be expanded at the bottom of each page.

Abilities

Proficiency or complexity level
Information Ordering
4 - High Level
Categorization Flexibility
3 - Moderate Level
Deductive Reasoning
3 - Moderate Level
Fluency of Ideas
3 - Moderate Level
Inductive Reasoning
3 - Moderate Level

Skills

Proficiency or complexity level
Evaluation
4 - High Level
Troubleshooting
4 - High Level
Critical Thinking
3 - Moderate Level
Decision Making
3 - Moderate Level
Learning and Teaching Strategies
3 - Moderate Level

Personal Attributes

Importance
Attention to Detail
5 - Extremely important
Active Learning
4 - Highly important
Adaptability
4 - Highly important
Analytical Thinking
4 - Highly important
Collaboration
4 - Highly important