ANZSCO 261314 Software Tester

ANZSCO 261314 Software Tester

Software Tester ANZSCO Job Details

The Software Tester, categorized under ANZSCO 261314, is responsible for creating, outlining, and authoring test plans and test scripts. They formulate test cases, conduct regression testing, and utilize automated testing software to assess the behavior, functionality, and reliability of computer software. The outcomes of these tests are documented in fault reports and other related documents.

Skill Requirement

Skill Level: Level 1 or Equivalent

Skills Assessment Authority: ACS (Australian Computer Society)

Specialization: Software Tester

Occupation list information

Occupation on the skill listOccupation not on the skill list
Combined Skilled Occupations List (STSOL MLTSSL)Labor Market Testing Required for 457 List (LMTL)
Medium Long Term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL)Short-Term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL)
Labor Market Testing Required for 457 List (LMTL) 

Visa Provision

Software Tester candidates 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. You would need to apply for a state appointment in order to go to Australia if you hold this position and wish to get a General Skilled Migration visa.

Despite being on the STSOL, this position might not be necessary anywhere. The online assessment only displays positions that are really required by a state or territory in Australia. You might want to look for an employer sponsor in Australia if the position isn’t included in the online assessment.

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

The majority of the positions within this unit group called for at least a bachelor’s degree. A formal qualification may take the place of at least five years of relevant experience and/or vendor certification. A formal degree might not be sufficient in all circumstances. You might need to have prior experience or on-the-job training (ANZSCO Skill Level 1).

What does a Software Tester do?

Software testers conduct framework, integration, and regression tests to look for errors and issues. As a result, the software tester will have the ability to identify defects in the software project or product. Projects, program displays, and software frameworks are created by software testers.


  1. Conducting research, consulting, measuring, and assessing procedures to determine what a system program needs.
  2. Recognizing the shortcomings of technology in present systems and associated tools, approaches, and techniques
  3. Using established evaluation techniques, requirements, and consistency criteria to test, debug, diagnose, and resolve problems and faults in an application programming language to ensure that programs and applications adhere to the requirements.
  4. Producing and maintaining software code that complies with system requirements, system architecture, and technical specifications in accordance with generally accepted recognized standards
  5. Create, modify, and oversee the technical program, end-user documentation, and operational procedures.
  6. Give advice, criticism, and experience in developing concepts and strategies for program design operations, including budgetary projections and costings for advising software acquisitions and updates.

English Requirement

  1. IELTS score of minimum 6  (L, R, W), 7 in speaking and 7 overall;
  2. OET score with a minimum grade of 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


  • There are Australian Graduate exceptions in some states and territories.
  • In some states and territories, Priority Skilled Lists can be used to meet a certain requirement.
  • The United Kingdom, Canada, New Zealand, the United States, and Ireland will not be allowed to take the IELTS or OET.

Where mandatory licensing or registration is necessary, you must show that your level of English is either higher than the requisite IELTS or equivalent, or it must meet the licensing/registration requirements.

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