Profession ICT system tester

ICT system testers perform testing activities and some test planning activities. They may also debug and repair ICT systems and components although this mainly corresponds to designers and developers. They ensure that all systems and components function properly before delivering them to internal and external clients.

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Personality Type

  • Conventional / Investigative

Knowledge

  • Levels of software testing

    The levels of testing in the software development process, such as unit testing, integration testing, system testing and acceptance testing.

  • Software anomalies

    The deviations of what is standard and exceptional events during software system performance, identification of incidents that can alter the flow and the process of system execution.

  • Systems theory

    The principles that can be applied to all types of systems at all hierarchical levels, which describe the system's internal organisation, its mechanisms of maintaining identity and stability and achieving adaptation and self-regulation and its dependencies and interaction with the environment.

Skills

  • Address problems critically

    Identify the strengths and weaknesses of various abstract, rational concepts, such as issues, opinions, and approaches related to a specific problematic situation in order to formulate solutions and alternative methods of tackling the situation.

  • Identify ICT system weaknesses

    Analyse the system and network architecture, hardware and software components and data in order to identify weaknesses and vulnerability to intrusions or attacks.

  • Report test findings

    Report test results with a focus on findings and recommendations, differentiating results by levels of severity. Include relevant information from the test plan and outline the test methodologies, using metrics, tables, and visual methods to clarify where needed.

  • Perform security vulnerability assessments

    Execute types of security testing, such as network penetration testing, wireless testing, code reviews, wireless and/or firewall assessments in accordance with industry-accepted methods and protocols to identify and analyse potential vulnerabilities.

  • Manage system testing

    Select, perform and track testings on software or hardware to detect system defects both within the integrated system units, the inter-assemblages and the system as a whole. Organise testings such as installation testing, security testing and graphical user interface testing.

  • Apply ICT systems theory

    Implement principles of ICT systems theory in order to explain and document system characteristics that can be applied universally to other systems

  • Execute software tests

    Perform tests to ensure that a software product will perform flawlessly under the specified customer requirements, using specialised software tools. Apply software testing techniques and tools in order to identify software defects (bugs) and malfunctions.

  • Replicate customer software issues

    Use specialised tools to replicate and analyse the conditions that caused the set of software states or outputs reported by the customer in order to provide adequate solutions.

  • Provide software testing documentation

    Describe software testing procedures to technical team and analysis of test outcomes to users and clients in order to inform them about state and efficiency of software.

Optional knowledge and skills

develop automated software tests monitor system performance resource description framework query language agile project management measure software usability solve ict system problems mdx lean project management conduct ict code review manage schedule of tasks ict system integration execute integration testing perform software recovery testing sparql n1ql xquery ict network simulation ict system programming give live presentation ict project management methodologies query languages tools for ict test automation linq ict debugging tools process-based management debug software develop ict test suite ldap use scripting programming