Information systems testing technicians (NOC 2283)

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Estimated hourly wage
in Québec (2016-2018)
Minimum Not published
Median 16.83$
Maximum 38.50$
Job prospect
(2017-2021)
Employment in 2016
2,500
Skill level
Technical (usually a college or secondary school vocational diploma)

Occupation targeted by the Workplace Apprenticeship Program

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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.

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
  • - Continued…
  • - Develop and implement software and information system testing policies, procedures and scripts.

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.

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