Software anomalies

Description

The deviations of what is standard and exceptional events during software system performance, identification of incidents that can alter the flow and the process of system execution.

Alternative labels

Skill type

knowledge

Skill reusability level

sector-specific

Relationships with occupations

Essential knowledge

Software anomalies is an essential knowledge of the following occupations:

Software tester: Software testers perform software tests. They may also plan and design them. They may also debug and repair software although this mainly corresponds to designers and developers. They ensure that applications function properly before delivering them to internal and external clients.
Digital games tester: Digital games testers review and test various genres of digital games by playing them in order to find bugs and glitches within the game’s functionality or graphics. They may evaluate the capacity of attraction and playability of games. They may also debug the games themselves.
ICT system tester: ICT system testers perform testing activities and some test planning activities. They may also debug and repair ICT systems and components although this mainly corresponds to designers and developers. They ensure that all systems and components function properly before delivering them to internal and external clients.
ICT integration tester: ICT integration testers perform tests in groups of system components, units or even applications. They group them in larger aggregates and apply integration test plans on them. They oversee the complexity of relations between different components.
Ethical hacker: Ethical hackers perform security vulnerability assessments and penetration tests in accordance with industry-accepted methods and protocols. They analyse systems for potential vulnerabilities that may result from improper system configuration, hardware or software flaws, or operational weaknesses.
ICT quality assurance manager: ICT quality assurance managers establish and operate an ICT quality approach through quality management systems, in compliance with internal and external standards and the organisation’s culture. They ensure that the management controls are correctly implemented to safeguard asset, data integrity and operations. They focus on the achievement of quality goals, including the maintenance of the external certification according to quality standards and monitor statistics to forecast quality outcomes.

Optional knowledge

Software anomalies is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this knowledge may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

ICT disaster recovery analyst: ICT disaster recovery analysts develop, maintain, and implement ICT continuity and disaster recovery strategies and solutions. They support the technical teams, assess the risks, design and develop procedures, documentation and strategies for disaster recovery in order for business functions to continue and recover with a minimal loss of data. They also coordinate the system backups tests and validations.
Chief ICT security officer: Chief ICT security officers protect company and employee information against unauthorized access. They also define the Information System security policy, manage security deployment across all Information Systems and ensure the provision of information availability.
Mobile application developer: Mobile app developers implement applications software for mobile devices, based on the designs provided, using general or specific development tools for device operating systems.
Embedded systems software developer: Embedded systems software developers program, implement, document and maintain software to be run on an embedded system.
Digital games developer: Digital games developers program, implement and document digital games. They implement technical standards in gameplay, graphics, sound and functionality.
ICT system developer: ICT system developers maintain, audit and improve organisational support systems. They use existing or new technologies to meet particular needs. They test both hardware and software system components, diagnose and resolve system faults.
Industrial mobile devices software developer: Industrial mobile devices software developers implement applications software for specific, professional industrial mobile (handheld) devices, based on the industry needs, using general or specific development tools for device operating systems.
ICT application developer: ICT application developers implement the ICT (software) applications based on the designs provided using application domain specific languages, tools, platforms and experience.
Web developer: Web developers develop, implement and document web-accessible software based on the designs provided. They align the client’s web presence with its business strategy, troubleshoot software problems and issues and look for ways to improve the application.
Software developer: Software developers implement or program all kinds of software systems based on specifications and designs by using programming languages, tools, and platforms.
Application engineer: Application engineers deal with the technical requirements, management, and design for the development of various engineering applications, such as systems, new product designs, or the improvements of processes. They are responsible for the implementation of a design or process improvement, they offer technical support for products, answer questions about the technical functionality and assist the sales team.

 


 

References

  1. Software anomalies – ESCO

 

Last updated on September 20, 2022

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