Information technology or telecommunications professional n.e.c.
- 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.
Typical Education Level
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.
Will retirement created job openings
In the UK, 9% in this profession are aged 55 or above.* They will likely retire in the next 10 years, creating a demand for new workers
*This is based on national data
Average annual earnings
The current average wage for information technology or telecommunications professional n.e.c. is £33,404
The number of jobs in the career for the current year is 3,966. Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full- and part-time jobs.
Over the past year, 29 jobs have been posted for information technology or telecommunications professional n.e.c. roles.
How well does it pay?
Normal pay for this occupation is £33,404 per year. That is about £2,784 per month or £17.13 per hour. New workers generally start on £18,330, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as £53,996
Is it growing or declining?
This career has remained the same over the last 2 years, and is expected to remain the same over the next 4 years. Currently, 3,966 people are employed in the region.