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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.

Tasks

  • 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.

Entry Requirements

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.

Industry Insights

Salaries for this occupation tend to start at £44,000 per annum and can progress up to £46,000 per annum.

Is it in growth or decline?

There are currently 17,907 employed Information Technology & Telecommunications Professionals N.e.c. in the region.

Destinations of Digital Technologies Completers July 2018

58% of students went on to other Further Education at York College

11% of students went on to other Higher Education

3% of students went on to employment

Destinations of Engineering Completers July 2018

54% of students went on to other Further Education at York College

6% of students went on to other Higher Education

8% of students went on to employment

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