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Software Testing Jobs in Melbourne Australia

Software Testing Jobs in Melbourne Australia

Melbourne is one of the technologically developed cities around the world. It is a busy city from early morning to night life. It can be said as information and technology has affected everywhere in day to day life of the resident of Melbourne. Technology has become so advance that every people are under it. Melbourne city is also known as the hub for the information and communication technology in Australia. There are many software developing companies based on Melbourne which runs solely or under the guidance of other companies. Different companies have their own rules and policies for hiring the entry level software developers and testers.

The entry level software testing jobs in Melbourne includes different basic software testing jobs which has their own roles and responsibility. We can find different job advertisement being posted in different job searching websites. The different websites or applications (eg: seek, jora, indeed, linked etc) have a different jobs posted with different requirement, roles and responsibilities with skills listed in a job description.

On the date 17 November 2020, when we search for the “Entry-Level Software Tester” in “Information and Communication Technology” section in “Melbourne, Victoria”, we found total 6 jobs matching the criteria in seek.com.au and 26 jobs matching the same criteria in au.jora.com.

It is found in seek and jora that the Entry-level software tester are kept in the category  of junior penetration tester or mid-level penetration tester, junior DevOps Engineer, digital consultant, administration and client software support, etc.

From the study of the requirements, skills and experience listed in the job description for entry-level software testing position we found out the following:

The entry-level software tester should:

  • Require the skills to communicate with stakeholders for developing the requirement specifications to create a system
  • Have a knowledge of collecting business, application and requirements
  • Accumulate functional and non-functional specifications
  • Have a ability of planning and executing end to end user acceptance testing which includes documentation of acceptance criteria, developing test plans, writing test scripts and coordinating in executing tests
  • Provide support to seniors

The junior software testers or entry-level software tester should possess a following skills, qualifications and experience.

  • At least a Bachelors Degree in Computer Science, ICT or related Information Technology Degree or software engineering degree
  • Experience with fast paced environment and projects.
  • Meeting the deadlines
  • Time management skills
  • Experience with intermediate to Advance Microsoft office Skills
  • Experience with Agile Project Management Software tools
  • Experience with Database Application and Management
  • Experience with web app or system testing
  • Strong communication skills
  • Strong Analytical skills
  • Strong problem solving ability

The basic salary for the Entry-Level Software Testing Job in Melbourne starts from 55,000.00 Australian Dollars. It seems to be effective and reasonable for the entry-level position for the companies to hire the graduates of experienced professionals in such position. But, there are still some challenges presented while performing the application process. Some of the companies ask for the different certifications (eg: OSCP, OSCE, OSWP, CREST etc) for the junior positions and some of the companies look only for the permanent resident or Australian citizens as the applicant.

While applying for such position one should have a seek or jora account with details of their knowledge, skills and experience mentioned in the profile. AN applicant should also attach their current resume with a cover letter mentioning why they are eligible for the role and what change they can bring to the companies. Some companies offer the direct email services to their recruitment team along with the attached resume.

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