What they do
ICT systems test engineers develop procedures and strategies to support, create, maintain and manage technical quality assurance processes and guidelines and systems infrastructure.
They identify variations, risks and recommend corrective action plans for ICT issues associated with installation, maintenance, repair, upgrade and configuration and troubleshooting of desktops, software, hardware, printers, Internet, email, databases, operating systems and security systems.
These engineers typically work in offices or laboratories. They usually work a typical 40 hour week, although evening or weekend work may be necessary to meet deadlines or solve specific problems.
Like other workers who spend long periods typing on a computer, ICT systems test engineers should ensure that their work environment is ergonomically sound.
Tools and technologies
ICT systems test engineers may use:
- circuit testers
- electronic measuring probes
- low voltage alternating and direct current AC DC panelboards
- signal generators
- computer-aided design (CAD) software
- data base user interface and query software
- development environment software
- object or component oriented development software.
How do I become one?
Education and training
To become an ICT systems test engineer you usually need to study a degree in information technology, computer science or related field.
Most universities in Western Australia offer relevant courses. Contact the universities you are interested in for more information.
It is possible to work as an ICT systems test engineer without a formal qualification. You will generally require at least five years of relevant work experience in a related field, and relevant vendor certifications may substitute for a formal qualification.
Required registration and licensing