22222 – Information systems testing technicians

Broad Occupation Category

2 - Natural and applied sciences and related occupations.


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

Broad Occupation Category

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

Broad Occupation Category

2222 – Technical occupations in computer and information systems

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.

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Example Titles

  • 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.

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.