Information systems testing technicians

Information systems testing technicians

NOC
2283

Execute test plans to evaluate the performance of software applications and information and telecommunications systems.

Quick facts

3 Year Outlook

Good
Good

3 Year Job Openings

19
 

Median Hourly Wage

$24.52
$15.00
Low
$33.33
High

Median Salary

$40,128
 

Typically Required

College or apprenticeship

Employed

238
 

% Working Full Time

98%
 

% Working Full Year

68%
 
Job details

Full NOC Description

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
  • Develop and implement software and information system testing policies, procedures and scripts
  • Identify, report, track and propose solutions to product defects.

Also Known As

  • application tester
  • application testing technician
  • software test co-ordinator
  • software tester
  • software testing technician
  • systems tester
  • systems testing technician
  • user acceptance tester
Requirements

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.

Provincial Regulation

Not Provincially Regulated

Employment by Sex

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36.6%
Female
63.4%
Male
Employment by age

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19.1%
15-24
27.7%
25-34
23.4%
35-44
21.3%
45-54
8.5%
55-64
0.0%
65+
Employment by highest level of education

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick by highest level of education achieved.

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0.0%
No Certificate, Diploma or Degree
6.7%
High School, Diploma or Equivalent
0.0%
Apprenticeship or Trades Certificate or Diploma
57.8%
College or University Below Bachelor Level
35.6%
University - Bachelor Level or Above
Employment by Industry

The following graph shows the industry groups in which the largest shares of persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick are employed. Small percentages for all top three industry groups may suggest employment for this occupation is widely distributed amongst many industry groups.

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40.0%
Professional, scientific and technical services
13.3%
Wholesale trade
11.1%
Information and cultural industries
35.6%
All Other Industries
Employment by Economic Regions

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons employed in this occupation in New Brunswick by which economic region they reside in.

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4.30%
Northeast
48.90%
Southeast
14.90%
Southwest
27.70%
Central
4.30%
Northwest
Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

The following map displays New Brunswick’s five economic regions. An economic region (ER) is a grouping of counties, created as a standard unit for analysis of regional economic activity across Canada.

Annual Median Salary by Economic Regions

The following graph shows the median salary of all persons employed in this occupation in each of New Brunswick’s five economic regions.

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N/A
Northeast
$49,455
Southeast
$30,778
Southwest
$37,008
Central
N/A
Northwest
Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

The following map displays New Brunswick’s five economic regions. An economic region (ER) is a grouping of counties, created as a standard unit for analysis of regional economic activity across Canada.

Hourly Median Wages by Economic Regions

The following represents the median hourly wage of all persons employed in this occupation in each of New Brunswick’s five economic regions.

No Data Available

Southeast

$24.52
$15.00
Low
$33.33
High
No Data Available
No Data Available
No Data Available
Salary

This following represents the median salary of all persons employed in this occupation compared to the median salary of workers employed in this occupation that work full-time year-round.

All Workers Employed in this Occupation

$40,128

Workers Employed Full-time, Full-year

$45,657

This following represents the median salary of persons employed in this occupation across each of the Atlantic Provinces and nationally.

New Brunswick

$40,128

Newfoundland

N/A

Prince Edward Island

N/A

Nova Scotia

$58,774

Canada

$51,064
Employment Outlook

The following represents the number of job openings that are expected to occur in this occupation over the next three and ten years respectively, broken down by openings expected to result from growth (“new jobs”) and openings expected to result from attrition (death and retirements).

Three Year Outlook

Total Openings: 3 Year

19
 

New Jobs: 3 Year

1
 

Retirements/Deaths: 3 Year

18
 

Ten Year Outlook

Total Openings: 10 Year

66
 

New Jobs: 10 Year

5
 

Retirements/Deaths: 10 Year

58