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261314 - Software Tester

ICT Skills Assessment - Australian Computer Society




Last Update: June 15th, 2017 

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 behavior, functionality and integrity of computer software, and documents the results of tests in defect reports and related documentation.


Description of Employment Duties:


  • researching, consulting, analyzing and evaluating system program needs
  • identifying technology limitations and deficiencies in existing systems and associated processes, procedures and methods
  • testing, debugging, diagnosing and correcting errors and faults in an applications programming language within established testing protocols, guidelines and quality standards to ensure programs and applications perform to specification
  • writing and maintaining program code to meet system requirements, system designs and technical specifications in accordance with quality accredited standards
  • writing, updating and maintaining technical program, end user documentation and operational procedures
  • providing advice, guidance and expertise in developing proposals and strategies for software design activities such as financial evaluation and costing for recommending software purchases and upgrades


Description of Closely Related Core ICT Units:


  • Algorithm design and development
  • Compilers - (Compiler Construction, Compiler Theory)
  • Data structures
  • Formal languages - (Formal Methods, Functional Programming)
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Object Oriented Programming
  • Operating systems - (Unix, Linux, Xenix, Network OS)
  • Programming - (C, C++, Objective C, Visual C, Basic, Visual Basic, Java, Assembler, Cobol, Pascal, PL/1, Fortran, PHP, Pearl, AS3, FoxPro, and similar)
  • Software Engineering
  • Systems Programming
  • Testing strategies and methods - (Software Testing)


Description of Additional Closely Related ICT Units:


  • Artificial intelligence
  • Automata theory
  • Business Information Systems
  • Computer Science
  • Critical Path Method
  • Database design, Database implementation
  • Database Management Systems - (Relational Database, Object Oriented Database, RDBMS)
  • Expert Systems
  • File Processing
  • Information Systems
  • Introduction to ICT - (Introduction to Computer Science, Computer Theory, Introduction to Business Computing, Computer Science I)
  • Introduction to Information Systems
  • Management Information Systems
  • Object Oriented Systems Analysis and Design
  • Object Oriented technologies
  • Project Management
  • Quality management - (Quality Assurance, Software Quality)
  • Requirements gathering
  • Software validation - (Software Testing)
  • Structure of languages
  • Systems Analysis and Design
  • Telematics
  • User Requirements Definition
  • Web Engineering - (Web Design, Internet Engineering)


Note: For a qualification or employment period to be deemed closely related:


  • At least 65% of the ICT units in your qualification must be relevant to the nominated occupation
  • At least 65% of the duties and responsibilities listed in the employment reference letters must be relevant to the nominated occupation.


Assessment Authority


  • Software Tester is currently assessed with ACS - (Australian Computer Society); more information regarding assessment bodies


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