Specifies, develops and writes test plans and test scripts, produces test cases, carries out regression testing, and uses automated test software applications to test the behaviour, functionality and integrity of systems, and documents the results of tests in defect reports and related documentation.
Test Analyst (ICT)
Skills Assessment Authority
No caveats apply to this occupation.
Group: 2632 ICT Support and Test Engineers
develop procedures and strategies to support, create, maintain and manage technical quality assurance processes and guidelines and systems infrastructure, investigate, analyse and resolve system problems and performance issues, and test the behaviour, functionality and integrity of systems.
scheduling and conducting quality audit inspections, and analysing and reviewing systems, data and documentation
identifying variations and potential high risk areas in securing adherence to standards and procedures
recommending corrective action plans and improvements in the resolution of non-compliance with standards detected through monitoring and auditing of processes and procedures
communicating, educating and liaising with users and management to ensure awareness and adherence to standards, procedures and quality control issues and activities
assisting in troubleshooting, diagnosing, testing and resolving system problems and issues
developing, conducting and providing technical guidance and training in application software and operational procedures
analysing, evaluating and diagnosing technical problems and issues such as installation, maintenance, repair, upgrade and configuration and troubleshooting of desktops, software, hardware, printers, Internet, email, databases, operating systems and security systems
testing, identifying and diagnosing functionality errors and faults in systems, and programming code within established testing protocols, guidelines and quality standards to ensure systems perform to specification
performing organisational systems architecture reviews and assessments, and recommending current and future hardware and software strategies and directions
creating and reviewing technical documentation such as procedural, instructional and operational guides and manuals, technical reports and specifications and maintenance inventory systems
Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification. At least five years of relevant experience and/or relevant vendor certification may substitute for the formal qualification. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 1).