ANZSCO 261314 Software Tester

ANZSCO 261314 Software Tester

ANZSCO 261314 Software Tester​

Software Tester ANZSCO Job Details

Software Tester ANZSCO 261314 defines, designs, and writes test plans and test scripts make test cases, does regression testing, and uses automatic test software programs to test the behavior, functionality, and trustworthiness of computer software. Test results are recorded in fault reports and other documents.

Skill Requirement

Skill Level: Level 1 or Equivalent

Skills Assessment Authority: ACS (Australian Computer Society)

Specialization: Software Tester

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Combined Skilled Occupations List (STSOL MLTSSL)

Labor Market Testing Required for 457 List (LMTL)

Medium Long Term Strategic SkillsList (MLTSSL)

Short-Term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL)

Labor Market Testing Required for 457 List (LMTL)


Visa Provision

Candidates for Software Tester can apply for a Skilled Nominated 190 visa or a Skilled Regional Nominated 489 visa that is on the Short-term skilled occupation (STSOL) list. If you work in this job and want to get a General Skilled Migration visa, you would have to apply for a state appointment in order to go to Australia.


Even though this job is on the STSOL, it may not be needed in any country. The online assessment only shows jobs that are actually needed by a state or territory in Australia. If the job doesn’t show up on the online assessment, you may want to find an employer sponsor in Australia.

Unit Group: 2613 Software and Applications Programmers

Occupations in this Category

  1. 261311 Analyst Programmer
  2. 261312 Developer Programmer
  3. 261313 Software Engineer
  4. 261314 Software Tester
  5. 261399 Software and Applications Programmers (NEC)

Skill Requirement

Most of the jobs in this unit group require at least a bachelor’s degree. At least five years of experience in the field and/or vendor certification can be replaced by a formal qualification. In some cases, a formal qualification may not be enough. Experience and/or training on the job may be needed (ANZSCO Skill Level 1).

What does a Software Tester do?

Framework, integration, and regression testing are done by software testers to find bugs and problems. So, the software tester will be able to find bugs in the software project or product. Software testers make projects, program displays, and software frameworks.


  1. Finding out what a system program needs by doing research, consulting, measuring, and evaluating.


  1. Finding technology’s flaws and weaknesses in current systems and related tools, methods, and techniques

  1. Testing, debugging, diagnosing, and fixing errors and faults in an application programming language using set evaluation procedures, requirements, and consistency requirements to make sure that programs and applications meet the specifications.


  1. Writing and updating software code to meet system criteria, system architecture, and technical specifications in line with consistent accredited standards


  1. Write, change, and manage the technical program, documentation for end users, and operational procedures


  1. Give suggestions, feedback, and experience on designing ideas and plans for program design operations, such as financial estimates and costings for recommending software purchases and upgrades.

English Requirement

  1. IELTS score of minimum 6  (L, R, W), 7 in speaking and 7 overall;
  2. OET score with a minimum grade B in all sections;
  3. TOEFL iBT with a minimum score (L:12, R:13, W:21, S:23 and overall L93);
  4. PTE Academic with a minimum score of 50 (L, R, W), 65 in speaking and 65 overall.


  •  In some states and territories, there are exceptions for Australian graduates.
  • In certain states/territories, Priority Skilled Lists may apply a particular requirement.
  • The United Kingdom, Canada, New Zealand, the United States, and Ireland shall be excluded from submitting IELTS or OET scores.

Where mandatory licensing or registration is required, you must demonstrate an English proficiency sufficient to meet the licensing/registration criteria or a minimum IELTS or equivalent level, whichever is higher.

  1. Algorithm design and development
  2. Compilers – (Compiler Construction, Compiler Theory)
  3. Data structures
  4. Formal languages – (Formal Methods, Functional Programming)
  5. Object-Oriented Programming
  6. Operating systems – (Unix,   Linux, Xenix, Network OS)
  7. Programming – (C, C++,     Objective C, Visual C, Basic, Visual Basic, Java, Assembler, Cobol, Pascal, PL/1, Fortran, PHP, Pearl, AS3, FoxPro, and similar)
  8. Software Engineering
  9. Testing strategies and methods – (Software Testing)
  1. Artificial intelligence
  2. Automata theory
  3. Business Information Systems
  4. Computer Science
  5. Critical Path Method
  6. Database design or Database implementation
  7. Database Management Systems – (Relational Database, Object Oriented Database, RDBMS)
  8. Expert Systems
  9. File Processing
  10. Human-Computer Interaction
  11. Information Systems
  12. Introduction to ICT – (Introduction to Computer Science, Computer Theory, Introduction to Business Computing, Computer Science I)
  13. Introduction to Information Systems Management
  14. Information Systems
  15. Object-Oriented System Design
  16. Object-Oriented Systems Analysis
  17. Object-oriented technologies
  18. Project Management
  19. Quality management – (Quality Assurance, Software Quality)
  20. Requirements gathering
  21. Software validation – (Software Testing) Structure of languages
  22. Systems Analysis or System Design
  23. Systems Programming
  24. User Requirements Definition
  25. Web Engineering – (Web Design, Internet Engineering)

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