Other ICT Support and Test Engineers includes jobs like Usability Architect.

    There are several occupations in this group, which may have varying study pathways.

    Tasks

    • Assists in troubleshooting, diagnosing, testing and resolving system problems and issues.
    • Develops, conducts and provides technical guidance and training in application software and operational procedures.
    • Analyses, evaluates and diagnoses technical problems and issues.
    • Tests, identifies and diagnoses functionality errors and faults in systems, and programming code within established testing protocols, guidelines and quality standards to ensure systems perform to specification.
    • Performs organisational systems architecture reviews and assessments, and recommends current and future hardware and software strategies and directions.
    • Creates and reviews technical documentation such as procedural, instructional and operational guides and manuals, technical reports and specifications and maintenance inventory systems.

    More about ICT Support and Test Engineers

    All ICT Support and Test Engineers

    • $2,019 Weekly Pay
    • Very strong Future Growth
    • Lower unemployment Unemployment

    Other ICT Support and Test Engineers

    • 1,300 workers Employment Size
    • Very high skill Skill level rating
    • 89% Full-Time Full-Time Share
    • 42 hours Average full-time
    • 34 years Average age
    • 38% female Gender Share

    The number of people working as Other ICT Support and Test Engineers (in their main job) grew very strongly over 5 years:
    from 100 in 2011 to 1,300 in 2016.

    • Size: This is a very small occupation.
    • Location: Other ICT Support and Test Engineers work in many parts of Australia. New South Wales and Victoria have a large share of workers.
    • Industries: Most work in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services; Financial and Insurance Services; and Information Media and Telecommunications.
    • Full-time: Most work full-time (89%, much higher than the average of 66%).
    • Hours: Full-time workers spend around 42 hours per week at work (compared to the average of 44 hours).
    • Age: The average age is 34 years (compared to the average of 40 years).
    • Gender: 38% of workers are female (compared to the average of 48%).

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    Main Industries

    Main Employing Industries (% Share)

    Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Industries are based on the Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC 06).
    Main Employing IndustriesIndustry (% share)
    Professional, Scientific and Technical Services52.6
    Financial and Insurance Services13.0
    Information Media and Telecommunications12.2
    Public Administration and Safety3.4
    Other Industries18.8

    States and Territories

    • NSW

    • VIC

    • QLD

    • SA

    • TAS

    • NT

    • ACT

    Employment by State and Territory (% Share)

    Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Share of workers across Australian States and Territories, in this job compared to the all jobs average.
    StateOther ICT Support and Test EngineersAll Jobs Average
    NSW46.431.6
    VIC35.325.6
    QLD11.520.0
    SA1.87.0
    WA2.110.8
    TAS0.52.0
    NT0.01.0
    ACT2.51.9

    Age Profile

    Age Profile (% Share)

    Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Age profile of workers in this job compared to the all jobs average.
    Age BracketOther ICT Support and Test EngineersAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
    15-190.2-5.05.0
    20-247.3-9.39.3
    25-3448.1-22.922.9
    35-4434.2-22.022.0
    45-548.6-21.621.6
    55-591.3-9.09.0
    60-640.3-6.06.0
    65 and Over0.0-4.24.2

    Education Level

    Highest Level of Education (% Share)

    Source: ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Highest qualification completed by workers in this job (in any field of study). Qualifications needed by new workers might be different from the qualifications of workers already in the job.
    Type of QualificationOther ICT Support and Test EngineersAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
    Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate20.9-10.110.1
    Bachelor degree58.4-21.821.8
    Advanced Diploma/Diploma12.8-11.611.6
    Certificate III/IV1.9-21.121.1
    Year 125.7-18.118.1
    Year 110.0-4.84.8
    Year 10 and below0.2-12.512.5

    There are several occupations in this group, which may have varying study pathways.

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    Employers look for ICT Support and Test Engineers who can communicate clearly, work well in a team and have strong computer skills.

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    Knowledge

    These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

    1. Computers and Electronics

      76% Skill level

      Circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

    2. English Language

      61% Skill level

      English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

    3. Mathematics

      53% Skill level

      Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

    4. Engineering and Technology

      52% Skill level

      The use engineering science and technology to design and produce goods and services.

    5. Education and Training

      48% Skill level

      Curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

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    The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 15-1199.01 - Software Quality Assurance Engineers and Testers.

    Learn about the daily activities, and physical and social demands faced by workers. Explore the values and work styles that workers rate as most important.

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    Demands

    The physical and social demands workers face most often are shown below.

    1. Electronic Mail

      97% Important

      How often do you use electronic mail?

    2. Spend Time Sitting

      95% Important

      How much time do you spend sitting?

    3. Face-to-Face Discussions

      95% Important

      How often do you talk with people face-to-face?

    4. Work With Work Group or Team

      91% Important

      How important is it to work with others in a group or team?

    5. Being Exact or Accurate

      87% Important

      How important is being very exact or highly accurate?

    Occupational Information Network
    O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
    The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 15-1199.01 - Software Quality Assurance Engineers and Testers.

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