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Working As A Systems Tester

  • Interacting With Computers
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Getting Information
  • Processing Information
  • Documenting/Recording Information
  • Deal with People

  • Mostly Sitting

  • Repetitive

  • $100,295

    Average Salary

What Does A Systems Tester Do At Raytheon

* Lab Operating Procedure (LOP) Management; provide direction for lab users on established policies.
* Management, coordination and implementation of Environment Health Safety and Sustainment (EHSS) programs/projects.
* Property & Metrology Management; ensure task completion within approved budget.
* SME for compliance of critical lift and moves.
* Coordinate/perform cost analysis; lab procurement process, identify risk and opportunity meeting government regulations.
* Provide process support to Supply Chain Management (SCM); provide requirements and obligations of utilizing defense material/property under Export Administration Regulations (EAR), International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), Federal Acquisition Regulation/Defense Federal Acquisition Supplement (FAR/DFARS), contractual and business requirements.
* Lead audit/assessment preparation and support; Quality & Mission Assurance Product and Process Verification audits, Defense Contract Management Agency audits, Foreign Object Elimination and Dangerous Goods, AS9100, Engineering Lab Objective Evaluation and Voluntary Protection Program; develop corrective action plans.
* Assist developing long-range objectives and strategic plans for their functional department and directive to include program goals.
* Responsible for safeguarding of classified/proprietary material, hardware and documentation.
* Prepares written guidance (Standard Operating Procedure – Closed Area) detailing specific activities to comply with National Industry Security Security Operating Manual/Joint Air Force
* Army
* Navy(NISPOM/JAFAN).
* Develop and implement communication plans; providing consulting support to functional and program management.
* The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 2 years of experience working and/or supporting functional management and program leadership within a professional organization and have a breadth of knowledge in regards to maintaining compliance.
* The candidate will have proven leadership skills, including willingness to make decisions and embrace change with a background in audit/assessment preparation and support experience U
* S. Citizenship status is required as this position will need a U
* S. Security Clearance within 1 year of start date

What Does A Systems Tester Do At Thermo Fisher Scientific

* Develop a thorough understanding of the requirements (both explicit and implicit) of the system under development
* Develop test cases and a test plan based on the requirements and release schedules
* Execute test cases described and documented in the test plan
* Identify failures during test execution and log appropriate information needed to allow the developer to understand, reproduce, and address the issue
* Exercise good judgment determining priority and severity of defects
* Champion and track resolution of identified software issues

What Does A Systems Tester Do At L3 Technologies

* Establishes test methodologies for verifying and validating hardware/software design including development and execution of test procedures and automated test scripts.
* Works with development teams to review product and functional requirements to formulate validation protocols.
* Implements tools for collecting and analyzing problem tracking and testing metrics.
* Determines corrective measures for units that fail test.
* Interfaces with customers on technical inquiries.
* Designs test equipment if required.
* Prepares test procedures, setups and method of use.
* Directs and exercises control over operational, functional, and performance phases of tests.
* Provides technical input for Operation and Maintenance (O&M) manuals.
* Provides training in new procedures to production testing staff.
* Provides procedures for the operation of test equipment.
* Confers with engineering and other technical personnel to resolve testing problems such as product or system malfunctions, incomplete test data and data interpretation.
* Analyzes and interprets test data and prepares technical reports for use by engineering and planning.
* Provides direction to other test engineers and technicians assigned to the project.
* Qualifications

What Does A Systems Tester Do At Northrop Grumman

* Develops and publishes detailed test plans, test schedules, and test procedures for developmental testing.
* Provides laboratory support for integration testing.
* Supports and host test planning working groups.
* Interfaces with test article design and analysis teams to define test configuration and data requirements.
* Contributes to test card development and review in collaboration with other engineering disciplines and test operations personnel.
* Conduct test readiness reviews, and pre/posttest briefings.
* Provides mission control room support and makes real-time decisions regarding safety, efficiency, and effectiveness.
* Conducts and contributes to pre-flight and post-test data analyses to support anomaly identification and resolution.
* Maintains metrics on status of testing and constraints.
* This position requires outstanding written and oral communications skills.
* Individual will be required to serve as either a principal subject matter focal point between maintenance, design engineering, and test site team.
* Individual must be able to work under only general direction to determine and develop approaches to solutions; must be able to work both within a team environment and independently; must be self-motivated, thorough, and detailed; and must be willing to learn additional engineering discipline areas.
* Proficient in Microsoft Office and Integrated Analysis & Data System (IADS

What Does A Systems Tester Do At CTG

* Perform basic function and stress testing on Open Power Systems platforms.
* Configure and Install Power Systems and hardware.
* Run various test exercisers and scripts to verify hardware architecture and functionality.
* Use HTX System Test exerciser for validation and execution activities.
* Install and upgrade code levels for Firmware, Power code, AIX, Linux and HMC.
* Assist Development team with problem resolution, debug and recreate activities.
* Track and log defects via ClearQuest problem tracking tool.
* Provide timely formal and informal status as required by project manager.
* Participate in weekly/daily project status meeting

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Systems Tester Career Paths

Systems Tester
Project Manager Information Technology Project Manager Director Of Information
Chief Information Officer
11 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Program Manager Senior Manager
Director Of Information
10 Yearsyrs
Business Analyst Senior Systems Analyst Senior Software Engineer
Director Of Software Development
12 Yearsyrs
Quality Assurance Manager Information Technology Project Manager Director Of Information
Director, Applications
13 Yearsyrs
Senior Quality Assurance Analyst Quality Assurance Lead Program Manager
Engineering Director
13 Yearsyrs
Senior Quality Assurance Engineer Quality Assurance Lead Senior Consultant
Information Technology Director
10 Yearsyrs
Software Engineer Systems Engineer Systems Administrator
Information Technology Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Quality Assurance Business Analyst Product Manager
Product Management Director
12 Yearsyrs
Test Analyst Business Analyst
Product Owner
9 Yearsyrs
Senior Quality Assurance Analyst Senior Quality Assurance Engineer
Quality Assurance Lead
6 Yearsyrs
Quality Assurance Lead Quality Assurance Team Leader
Quality Assurance Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Business Analyst Information Technology Consultant Information Technology Manager
Senior Information Technology Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Quality Assurance Lead Quality Assurance Manager Project Manager
Senior Project Manager
12 Yearsyrs
Quality Assurance Tester Quality Assurance Analyst
Senior Quality Assurance Analyst
6 Yearsyrs
Quality Assurance Tester Quality Assurance Engineer
Senior Quality Assurance Engineer
7 Yearsyrs
Quality Assurance Quality Assurance Manager
Senior Quality Assurance Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Software Engineer Systems Analyst
Senior Software Engineer
6 Yearsyrs
Test Analyst Quality Assurance Analyst
Senior Test Engineer
6 Yearsyrs
Quality Assurance Manager Business Development Manager Solution Specialist
Solutions Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Senior Quality Assurance Engineer Senior Quality Engineer Engineering Manager
Vice President Of Engineering
13 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Systems Analyst 3.4 years
Systems Tester 3.0 years
Test Specialist 3.0 years
Test Engineer 3.0 years
Ware Tester 2.9 years
Quality Analyst 2.6 years
Senior Tester 2.3 years
Test Developer 2.2 years
Performance Tester 2.2 years
Quality Tester 2.2 years
Test Analyst 2.1 years
Service Tester 2.1 years
ETL Tester 2.1 years
Associate Tester 2.0 years
DWH Tester 1.9 years
Software Tester 1.8 years
Functional Tester 1.8 years
Application Tester 1.8 years
Automation Tester 1.8 years
Tester 1.7 years
Manual Tester 1.7 years
Senior ETL Tester 1.6 years
UAT Tester 1.5 years
Junior Tester 1.4 years
Database Tester 1.4 years
Load Tester 1.2 years
Top Employers Before
Consultant 5.0%
Programmer 3.0%
Top Employers After
Consultant 4.3%

Systems Tester Demographics

Gender

Male

61.7%

Female

35.0%

Unknown

3.3%
Ethnicity

White

70.5%

Asian

16.2%

Hispanic or Latino

8.6%

Unknown

3.8%

Black or African American

0.9%
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Languages Spoken

Spanish

31.8%

Carrier

13.6%

Chinese

9.1%

Mandarin

7.6%

German

6.1%

French

4.5%

Portuguese

3.0%

Japanese

3.0%

Bengali

3.0%

Italian

3.0%

Swedish

1.5%

Kurdish

1.5%

Dutch

1.5%

Norwegian

1.5%

Cantonese

1.5%

Turkish

1.5%

Catalan

1.5%

Danish

1.5%

Arabic

1.5%

Polish

1.5%
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Systems Tester Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

10.0%

Strayer University

7.1%

University of Texas at Arlington

5.9%

Northeastern University

5.9%

University of North Carolina at Greensboro

5.3%

George Washington University

5.3%

Community College of the Air Force

5.3%

University of Texas at Austin

5.3%

San Jose State University

5.3%

University of Illinois at Chicago

5.3%

Pennsylvania State University

4.7%

Regis University

4.7%

University of Maryland - University College

4.1%

University of Iowa

4.1%

Drexel University

4.1%

Santa Clara University

3.5%

Troy University

3.5%

Rochester Institute of Technology

3.5%

Florida Atlantic University

3.5%

George Mason University

3.5%
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Majors

Computer Science

22.3%

Business

16.4%

Electrical Engineering

14.1%

Computer Information Systems

6.2%

Computer Engineering

5.4%

Information Technology

4.0%

Electrical Engineering Technology

3.3%

Management Information Systems

3.1%

Computer Applications

2.7%

Management

2.6%

Mechanical Engineering

2.5%

Accounting

2.5%

Information Systems

2.2%

Chemistry

2.1%

Engineering

2.1%

Project Management

1.9%

Communication

1.8%

Marketing

1.7%

Psychology

1.6%

English

1.5%
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Degrees

Bachelors

44.8%

Masters

26.2%

Other

15.3%

Associate

7.8%

Certificate

3.3%

Diploma

1.7%

Doctorate

0.8%

License

0.1%
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Real Systems Tester Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Software Developer-Test III Rackspace Us, Inc. San Francisco, CA Apr 16, 2015 $140,921
Staff Software Development In Test Fireeye, Inc. Milpitas, CA Apr 05, 2016 $135,000 -
$145,000
Software Developer In Test Collective Health, Inc. San Francisco, CA Jun 12, 2016 $134,000
Software Developer In Test Collective Health, Inc. San Mateo, CA Jun 12, 2016 $134,000
Software Developer-Test III Rackspace Us, Inc. San Francisco, CA Apr 09, 2015 $132,085
Systems Tester Horizon Consulting Inc. Vienna, VA Dec 21, 2016 $131,481
Software Developer In Test Collective Health, Inc. San Mateo, CA Dec 04, 2016 $130,000
Software Developer In Test Collective Health, Inc. San Mateo, CA Jul 01, 2015 $130,000
Software Test Specialist Alcatel-Lucent USA, Inc. Mountain View, CA Sep 18, 2015 $128,000
Software Test Specialist (Computer Systems Analyst) Alcatel-Lucent USA, Inc. Mountain View, CA Sep 18, 2015 $128,000
Software Developer In Cloud Test Tintri, Inc. Mountain View, CA Sep 30, 2015 $125,000
Software Test Specialist Alcatel-Lucent USA Inc. Mountain View, CA Sep 11, 2015 $125,000
Software Developer In Test Tubemogul, Inc. Emeryville, CA Nov 17, 2015 $125,000
Staff Software Development In Test Splunk, Inc. San Francisco, CA Jul 14, 2015 $120,390 -
$172,000
Software Developer In Test Marin Software Inc. San Francisco, CA Sep 13, 2015 $103,000
Software Developer In Test Marin Software Inc. San Francisco, CA Sep 20, 2015 $103,000
Software Developer, Test Automation Medical Science & Computing, Inc. Bethesda, MD Feb 23, 2015 $102,294
Software Test Specialist Amdocs Inc. Atlanta, GA Nov 14, 2016 $102,000
Software Development In Test Appdynamics San Francisco, CA Sep 10, 2015 $102,000
Software Developer-Test III Rackspace Us, Inc. San Antonio, TX May 21, 2015 $100,440
Software Test Specialist Alcatel-Lucent USA Inc. Mountain View, CA Aug 12, 2015 $100,000
Systems Tester Judge Technical Services Inc. Malvern, PA Oct 17, 2016 $99,571
Software Test Developer Populus Group LLC Owings Mills, MD Sep 13, 2016 $89,741
System Tester Commvault Systems, Inc. Tinton Falls, NJ Sep 30, 2015 $89,544
System Tester Commvault Systems, Inc. Tinton Falls, NJ Sep 29, 2015 $89,250
Systems Tester Judge Technical Services Inc. Wayne, PA Jul 29, 2016 $89,136
Systems Tester Judge Technical Services Inc. Wayne, PA Jul 17, 2015 $89,136
Software Developer Tester International Technologies Pro, LLC Mountain View, CA Feb 23, 2015 $89,000
System Tester Commvault Systems, Inc. Tinton Falls, NJ Sep 16, 2015 $89,000
System Tester Commvault Americas, Inc. Oceanport, NJ Feb 20, 2015 $89,000

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Top Skills for A Systems Tester

TestPlansTestCasesTestProceduresSQLServerDataValidationWebQAFunctionalRequirementsDevelopersTestScriptsWindowsXPSystemTestTestScenariosUnixBusinessRequirementsTestResultsBugTestDataUserAcceptanceLab

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Top Systems Tester Skills

  1. Test Plans
  2. Test Cases
  3. Test Procedures
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Developed test plans for validating the sleep monitoring system utilizing wireless communication between a base system and the headband.
  • Translated feature requirements into system test cases and wrote modification requests to document problems/enhancements preventing high severity problems reaching production.
  • Improved efficiency and product performance by devising and implementing new test procedures for numerous server components.
  • Developed a tool to import test results in SQL Server.
  • Performed data validation and data flow between interface applications as part of integration testing.

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