263211 ICT Quality Assurance Engineer

ANZSCO Occupation Code: 
263211
ANZSCO Occupation Name: 
ICT Quality Assurance Engineer
Skill Assessing Authority: 
Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List: 
No
Short-term Skilled Occupation List: 
Yes
Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme: 
Yes
LMT Protected Occupation: 
No
ANZSCO Occupation Description: 

263211 ICT QUALITY ASSURANCE ENGINEER

Alternative Titles:
Quality Analyst (ICT)
Quality Manager (ICT)
Quality Specialist (ICT)

Creates, maintains and manages technical quality assurance processes and procedures to assess efficiency, validity, value and functional performance of computer systems and environments, and audits systems to ensure compliance with, and adherence to, accredited internal and external industry quality standards and regulations. May supervise the work of ICT quality assurance teams.
Skill Level: 1
Specialisations:
Computer Systems Auditor
Systems Auditor (ICT)

ANZSCO Skill Level: 
1

2632 ICT Support and Test Engineers

ANZSCO Unit Group Code: 
2632
ANZSCO Unit Group Name: 
ICT Support and Test Engineers
ANZSCO Unit Group Description: 

2632 ICT SUPPORT AND TEST ENGINEERS

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.
Indicative Skill Level:
In Australia and New Zealand:
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).

Tasks Include:

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

Avg. weekly earnings - males (May 2012): 
1 898.90
Avg. weekly earnings - females (May 2012): 
1 381.80
Avg. weekly earnings - persons (May 2012): 
1 693.50