Information systems testing technicians (NOC 2283)

Occupation targeted by the Workplace Apprenticeship Program

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Job titles

Nature of work

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.

Fields of interest

  • Carrying out tests or trials, process control
  • Working with computers, information technology, and communications
  • Writing, working in communications and information

Main duties

  • Information systems testing technicians perform 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.

Main characteristics of the occupation

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.

Skill type

  • Natural and applied sciences and related occupations

Skill level

  • Technical

More information

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

Professional associations

  • Ordre des technologues professionnels du Québec (OTPQ)
  • 606, rue Cathcart, suite 505
  • Montréal, QC
  • H3B1K9
  • Toll free: 1-800-561-3459
  • Phone: 514-845-3247
  • Fax: 514-845-3643
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