Occupation Profile – Software Tester – (ANZSCO 261314) – Skilled / Employer-Sponsored Migration

Occupation TitleSOFTWARE TESTER
ANZSCO Code261314
Occupations in this Group261311 Analyst Programmer
261312 Developer Programmer
261313 Software Engineer
261314 Software Tester
261399 Software and Applications Programmers nec
DescriptionSpecifies, 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 computer software, and documents the results of tests in defect reports and related documentation.
Skill Level1
SpecialisationsNone
Occupation ListShort-term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL)
Combined list of eligible skilled occupations for subclasses 457 and 186
CaveatExcludes positions that do not require a minimum of two years relevant work experience.
Caveat Relevant ‘note’ no. in instrument1
Tasks-researching, consulting, analysing 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 costings for recommending software purchases and upgrades
Skills Assessment AuthorityAustralian Computer Society
Related Occupations261311 Analyst Programmer
261312 Developer Programmer
261313 Software Engineer
261399 Software and Applications Programmers nec
State Sponsorship OptionsSkilled Nominated visa (subclass 190) Sponsorship
Skilled Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 489) Sponsorship
English RequirementsCompetent English (e.g. IELTS: at least 6 in each skill)