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1 Software Test Engineer ICS3U Mr. Hutchison October, 2012

2 The Role of the Software Tester Software testing is the process used to determine the quality of software. Also known as Software Quality Assurance. Tasks of the software tester can include the following: Design and create test scenarios based on software features. Create test cases based on scenarios. Execute test cases under various conditions and report abnormal behaviour to software developers. Important skills: fluent in various operating systems, programming languages proficient with test tools and techniques creative and excellent problem solving skills

3 Local Companies Who Hire Software Testers IBM – Bell – Autodesk – Bank of Montreal –

4 Sample Job Posting

5 Key Skills Programming skills in SQL is an asset Programming skills in Java, Perl, PHP, and XML is an asset. Programming skills in C and C++ is an asset. Understanding of testing methodology and automated testing is an asset Experience with relational databases (DB2) and/or understanding of relational database concepts is an asset Experience working in a Windows/Unix/Linux environment is an asset. Experience with Rational ClearCase/Clear Quest an asset Ability to learn new technologies quickly Strong verbal and written communication skills Ability to prioritize and communicate across the larger DB2 organization Strong problem solving skills

6 Related Postsecondary Program Wilfrid Laurier University Computing and Computer Electronics Combination of Physics and Computer Science. Degree Bachelor of Science Length 4-5 years – Professional Experience Year

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8 Expectations CategoryCriteriaMarks Knowledge and Understanding Role and responsibility of career10 Sample job posting / Salary3 Skills Required / Experience & Education5 Post-secondary program2 CommunicationDelivery -quality of delivery -clear and loud voice -eye contact with audience -question handling 10 Design -quality of presentation material -easy to read and concise 10 40

9 Job search websites IT careers Canada (http://www.it-careers.ca/)http://www.it-careers.ca/ Monster (www.monster.ca)www.monster.ca JobShark (www.jobshark.com)www.jobshark.com Workopolis (www.workopolis.com)www.workopolis.com Charity Village (www.charityvillage.ca)www.charityvillage.ca Government of Canada Job Bank (http://jobbank.gc.ca/Intro_en.aspx)http://jobbank.gc.ca/Intro_en.aspx Ontario Job Futures (http://www1.on.hrdc- drhc.gc.ca/ojf.jsp?lang=e§ion=Welcome&noc=0000)http://www1.on.hrdc- drhc.gc.ca/ojf.jsp?lang=e§ion=Welcome&noc=0000 Companies, Corporations (contact their HR Dept.) Parents, “Uncle Bob”, …

10 Positions Held Over 19 Years 1. Software Tester 2. Software Developer 3. Software Support Engineer 4. Technical Software Sales Engineer 5. Technical Software Marketing Engineer 6. Software Trainer / Consultant 7. QA Manager 8. Development Manager 9. Project Manager 10. Product Manager


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