Information systems testing technicians

Overview

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.

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, video game 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.

Job titles

  • application tester
  • application testing technician
  • quality assurance analyst - information systems
  • quality assurance tester - information systems
  • software test coordinator
  • software tester

Employment prospects

Source: BC Labour Market Outlook 2023 edition

Annual salary

Low

$39,626

Median

$72,203

High

$92,246

Job openings

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British Columbia

367

expected job openings (5-year forecast)

Education and training

Employment requirements

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

Additional information

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

Certification requirements

Optional: The following certifications are optional to practice as Information systems testing technicians in B.C.

  • Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of BC Registration - Information System Technicians
  • Registration with Canada's Association of Information Technology Professionals - Information System Technicians

Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of BC Registration - Information System Technicians

Please confirm with the certifying body that your intended program qualifies you for this certification. To practice as an information systems testing technician in BC, you may choose to register with Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of British Columbia. Eligibility is achieved through completion of an accredited diploma program and 24 months of progressive work experience, 12 of which must be at the technologist profile or higher in a Canadian work environment.

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Registration with Canada's Association of Information Technology Professionals - Information System Technicians

To practice as an information systems testing technician, you may choose to register with Canada's Association of Information Technology Professionals. Eligibility is achieved by passing an ethics exam and gaining at least 1,000 hours of IT experience over the preceding twelve months.

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Work Experience

  • Work experience required

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