William K is a QA tester at Realtime Worlds. He makes sure that games play properly. He says "bit of the cliched old story of that I've always loved games from as long as I can remember". He says "right now I'm like getting my teeth into the industry within a development environment."
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Job holders in this unit group perform a variety of tasks not elsewhere classified in MINOR GROUP 213: Information Technology and Telecommunication Professionals.
Entrants usually possess a degree or equivalent qualification, although entry with other academic qualifications and/or significant relevant experience is possible. There is a variety of relevant vocational, professional and postgraduate qualifications available.
- Undertakes the testing of software, systems or computer games for errors, identifies source of problems and proposes solutions
- Develops, implements and documents test plans for IT software, systems and computer games
- Develops quality standards and validation techniques
- Makes recommendations concerning software/system quality
- Examines IT system for potential threats to its security and integrity and draws up plans for disaster recovery if security is compromised
- Deals with and reports on breaches in security.
for this job
|Computer programming, etc||25,887|
|Head offices, etc||12,593|
|Architectural & related||10,390|
|Public admin. & defence||6,770|
|Legal & accounting||5,484|
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More information about programmers and software development professionals
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Programmers and software development professionals design, develop, test, implement and maintain software systems in order to meet the specifications and business objectives of the information system; they also design and develop specialist software e.g. for computer games.
Entrants usually possess a degree or equivalent qualification, although entry with other academic qualifications and/or significant relevant experience is possible. There is a variety of vocational, professional and postgraduate qualifications available.
- Examines existing software and determines requirements for new/modified systems in the light of business needs
- Undertakes feasibility study to design software solutions
- Writes and codes individual programs according to specifications
- Develops user interfaces
- Tests and corrects software programs
- Writes code for specialist programming for computer games, (for example, artificial intelligence, 3D engine development)
- Implements and evaluates the software
- Plans and maintains database structures
- Writes operational documentation and provides subsequent support and training for users.
for this job
|Computer programming, etc||38,546|
|Head offices, etc||18,752|
|Architectural & related||15,471|
|Public admin. & defence||10,081|
|Legal & accounting||8,166|