ICT Quality Assurance Engineer creates, maintains and manages technical quality assurance processes and procedures to assess efficiency, validity, value and functional performance of computer systems and environments, and audits systems to ensure compliance with, and adherence to, accredited internal and external industry quality standards and regulations. May supervise the work of ICT quality assurance teams.
They perform various tests and evaluations throughout the software development life cycle to identify and resolve issues, ensuring that the final product meets the user's requirements.
|Major Group||2 - Professionals|
|Sub-Major Group||26 - ICT Professionals|
|Minor Group||263 - ICT Network and Support Professionals|
|Unit Group||2632 - ICT Support and Test Engineers|
- - Computer Systems Auditor
- - Systems Auditor (ICT)
|Weekly Earnings||AUD 2019|
|Work full-time hours||88%|
|Growth expected in the next 5 years||Very Strong|
|Gender share||31% Female, 69% Male|
|Average full-time||41 Hours|
|Skill level rating||Very High Skill|
|Average Age||Males: 43.3|
- - Quality Analyst (ICT)
- - Quality Manager (ICT)
- - Quality Specialist (ICT)
Skill Priority in 2023
The Skills Priority List (SPL) offers an elaborate perspective on professions experiencing a shortage at a national level and within individual states and territories in Australia. Additionally, the SPL provides insight into the projected demand for various occupations in the future.
- S: Shortage
- NS: No Shortage
- M: Metropolitan Shortage
- R: Regional Shortage
ICT Quality Assurance Engineer 263211
Occupation List Information
|Occupation on the Skill list||Occupation not on the Skill List|
|Combined Skilled Occupations List (STSOL MLTSSL)||Labor Market Testing Required for 457 List (LMTL)|
|Short-Term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL)||Medium Long Term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL)|
|Labor Market Testing Required for 457 List (LMTL)|
Unit Group: 2632 ICT SUPPORT AND TEST ENGINEERS
Occupations in Unit Group 2632
- - ICT Quality Assurance Engineer 263211
- - ICT Support Engineer 263212
- - ICT Systems Test Engineer 263213
- - ICT Support and Test Engineers nec 263299
Occupations in Unit Group 2632 generally relate to providing technical support and troubleshooting for computer systems and networks as classified by ACS ANZSCO Code Occupation List. This includes ensuring the effective operation of hardware, software, and communication systems used in businesses and organisations. These professionals play a critical role in ensuring the smooth functioning of IT systems, resolving issues and ensuring that employees have access to the technology and support they need to do their jobs effectively.
Skill Level Requirement
Skill Level: 1
An ICT Quality Assurance Engineer operates at ANZSCO Skill Level 1.This professional is responsible for ensuring that software products and applications meet high quality and reliability standards. They perform various tests and evaluations throughout the software development life cycle to identify and resolve issues, ensuring that the final product meets the user's requirements.To become an ICT Quality Assurance Engineer, you typically need a bachelor's degree in computer science, software engineering, or a related field.
Skills Assessment Authority
The Australian Computer Society (ACS) is a professional organisation for Information and Communications Technology (ICT) professionals based in Australia. It was founded in 1966 and is the largest professional association in the country dedicated to advancing the skills and expertise of ICT professionals. The ACS aims to promote the interests of its members and the ICT industry, as well as to advocate for ICT policies that benefit society and the economy.
Here are the details of the types of visa options for ICT quality assurance engineers:
|ANZSCO||OCCUPATION||SKILLS ASSESSMENT||189||190||485||491 (STATE)||491 (FAMILY)||186 (DIRECT)||407 (TRAINING)||494 (REGIONAL SPONSORED)||482 (TSS MEDIUM TERM)|
|263211||ICT Quality Assurance Engineer||ACS|
Task to Perform for ICT Quality Assurance Engineer
- Developing and implementing software testing procedures, including test plans and test cases.
- Conducting functional, performance, and usability testing to identify defects or bugs in software applications.
- Documenting and reporting test results and providing feedback to development teams for issue resolution.
- Collaborating with other IT professionals to identify and troubleshoot software issues.
- Ensuring software products and applications comply with established quality standards and best practices.
- Performing automated testing using specialised software tools and frameworks.
- PROFESSIONAL, SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL SERVICES (44.7%)
- PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND SAFETY(10.9%)
- FINANCIAL AND INSURANCE SERVICES (11.7)
- INFORMATION MEDIA AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS (6.1%)
- OTHER INDUSTRIES (26.1%)
|English Language Test||Minimum Score|
|International English Language Testing System (IELTS)||Minimum Score of 6 (Learning, Reading, Writing), 7 in Speaking and 7 Overall|
|Occupational English Test (OET)||OET result with a Minimum Grade B in all sections|
|Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)||Minimum Score (Learning: 12, Reading: 13, Writing: 21, Speaking: 23 and Overall 93)|
|Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic||Minimum Score of 50 (Learning, Reading, Writing), 65 in Speaking and 65 Overall|
- Some states/territories may have exceptions for Australian graduates.
- Specific requirements may apply to the Priority Skilled Lists in some states/territories.
- Citizens of the United Kingdom, Canada, New Zealand, the United States, and Ireland are not required to submit IELTS or OET test scores.
- If licensing or registration is mandatory, you must demonstrate sufficient English proficiency to meet the licensing/registration requirements or the minimum IELTS or equivalent level, whichever is higher.
- Business Process Re-engineering
- Computer Audit
- ICT Security
- Operating systems – (Unix, Linux, Xenix, Network OS)
- Quality management – (Quality Assurance, Software Quality)
- Risk Management
- Software Engineering
- Software validation – (Software Testing)
- Testing strategies and methods
- Computer forensics
- Computer Science
- Data communications – (WAN, LAN)
- Database design
- Database implementation
- Database Management Systems – (Relational Database, Object Oriented Database)
- Digital communication
- Information security – (Data security)
- Internet forensics
- Introduction to ICT – (Introduction to Computer Science, Computer Theory, Introduction to Business Computing, Computer Science I)
- Introduction to Information Systems
- Network architecture
- Programming – (C, C++, Objective C, Visual C, Basic, Visual Basic, Java, Assembler, Cobol, Pascal, PL/1, Fortran, PHP, Pearl, AS3, FoxPro, and similar)
- Software architecture
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