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I am new to this forum. Basically, I am a B.E computer science graduate and have total of 12+ years of experience in Manual and Automation (5 to 6 years into Automation) Testing.
I am planning to apply for ACS and i am looking forward to get assessed as ?Software Engineer? title instead of ?Software Tester? title.

I would greatly appreciate, if anyone of you clarifies my questions.

1. Would i get assessed as 'Software Engineer' title by ACS, if my statutory declaration form or reference letter indicates with manual and automation roles and responsibilities combinedly?
2. Can anyone share me the list of documents to be uploaded as part of ACS assessment?
3. Do all the documents require signature by notary before uploading in ACS?
4. How long does it take to get assessed by the assesse (from ACS)?
1. To get assessed as Software engineer, Only highlight the duties which you were doing and are relevant to 261313 code. Leave which are not relevant.
2. Read through ACS guidelines docs, it is a precise list.
3. Docs need to be certified as the true copy, not necessarily Notary and Yes they need to be certified before uploading.
4. Current trend is 7-8 Weeks.

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1. To get assessed as Software engineer, Only highlight the duties which you were doing and are relevant to 261313 code. Leave which are not relevant.
2. Read through ACS guidelines docs, it is a precise list.
3. Docs need to be certified as the true copy, not necessarily Notary and Yes they need to be certified before uploading.
4. Current trend is 7-8 Weeks.
Thank you for your reply.I have gone through their guidelines for this job code(Software Engineer - 261313) as well. But in some thread here stated that, testing Professional with automation experience(especially automation design and scripting efforts) will also get assessed as 'Software Engineer - 261313' by ACS.

This job code(261313) also mainly describes about 'testing, debugging, diagnosing and correcting errors and faults in an applications programming language within established testing protocols, guidelines and quality standards to ensure programs and applications perform to specification'


Description of Closely Related Core ICT Units also indicates for this job code.
• Testing strategies and methods - (Software Testing)
• Software Engineering

Description of Additional Closely Related ICT Units also indicates for this job code.
• Quality management - (Quality Assurance, Software Quality)
• Requirements gathering
• Software validation - (Software Testing)

Note that, i have 5 to 6 years of experience in Automation testing(in terms of design, scripting, execution, reporting) and remaining 6 years in manual testing(smoke ,functional, integration, DB testing, Regression testing,QA and QC efforts)

If anyone of you come across similar situation, please let me know whether i can approach ACS with above experience for software engineer title

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Thank you for your reply.I have gone through their guidelines for this job code(Software Engineer - 261313) as well. But in some thread here stated that, testing Professional with automation experience(especially automation design and scripting efforts) will also get assessed as 'Software Engineer - 261313' by ACS.

This job code(261313) also mainly describes about 'testing, debugging, diagnosing and correcting errors and faults in an applications programming language within established testing protocols, guidelines and quality standards to ensure programs and applications perform to specification'


Description of Closely Related Core ICT Units also indicates for this job code.
• Testing strategies and methods - (Software Testing)
• Software Engineering

Description of Additional Closely Related ICT Units also indicates for this job code.
• Quality management - (Quality Assurance, Software Quality)
• Requirements gathering
• Software validation - (Software Testing)

Note that, i have 5 to 6 years of experience in Automation testing(in terms of design, scripting, execution, reporting) and remaining 6 years in manual testing(smoke ,functional, integration, DB testing, Regression testing,QA and QC efforts)

If anyone of you come across similar situation, please let me know whether i can approach ACS with above experience for software engineer title

Can you also check the RR that i have mentioned below(Here i mentioned only for 2 employer. I still need to prepare RR for remaining employers for Automation and manual experience.Does it sounds better to present my RR for ACS process?

Below are the prepared roles and responsibilities for my 1st employer(10 months).

Mr. ABC was employed as Test Engineer in our office from X Month Year to Y month Year . He did an excellent job in this position and was an asset to our organization during his tenure with the office.

He had worked in the preparation of Test Case Design and Traceability Matrix. He had reviewed and walkthrough the test cases. He performed Test Case Execution against the test cases and conducted root cause analysis for the issues to measure the quality. He had also performed defect logging with variance to the requirement. Moreover, his work activities included the software testing cycle process in which he has done Installation/Build Testing as part of smoke testing and prepared consolidated test report. Based on the testing efforts, he prepared manuals and other necessary documentations to maintain status, operation and handling of software.

In order to measure the workload of the designated application, he was assigned to create scripts to perform the performance testing in Test Lab and to coordinate the performance testing activity by proper discussion with business key contacts along with consultation with various business stakeholders.


Also prepared my roles and responsibilities for 2nd employer(5 years)

The following details describe Mr.ABC work and experience during his tenure in our firm.
Automation Testing
- He has evaluated the test automation tools (HP QTP, Test Complete) /libraries and developed a proof of concept.
- He has created test plan/strategies for automated tests.
- He has prepared the feasibility analysis report, automation frameworks, scripts (VB script) in order to create a test environment.
- He has created required data for test case to execute; He has reported defects/issues (using HP Quality Control) found during the execution of the automated regression suite to manual testers/business analysts to verify and logging them. He has reported test results to the stakeholders and project members.

Manual Testing

- He has created/reviewed Test Plan (Functional Testing, Integration Testing and Regression Testing) and test cases.
- He has reviewed and walkthrough the test cases to the team and also created Traceability Matrix with respect to the test case and requirement.
- He has performed manual test case execution against the test cases and reported defect with variance to the requirement.
- He has performed back end testing and wrote SQL queries, checked validation of field size and recorded database.

In terms of Quality Assurance, he has prepared Process oriented documentations and maintained the list of documents such as Document master list, Induction manual Checklist, Knowledge transfer, Testing Metrics, Review report, FI Log for Internal Audits.

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Thank you for your reply.I have gone through their guidelines for this job code(Software Engineer - 261313) as well. But in some thread here stated that, testing Professional with automation experience(especially automation design and scripting efforts) will also get assessed as 'Software Engineer - 261313' by ACS.

This job code(261313) also mainly describes about 'testing, debugging, diagnosing and correcting errors and faults in an applications programming language within established testing protocols, guidelines and quality standards to ensure programs and applications perform to specification'


Description of Closely Related Core ICT Units also indicates for this job code.
• Testing strategies and methods - (Software Testing)
• Software Engineering

Description of Additional Closely Related ICT Units also indicates for this job code.
• Quality management - (Quality Assurance, Software Quality)
• Requirements gathering
• Software validation - (Software Testing)

Note that, i have 5 to 6 years of experience in Automation testing(in terms of design, scripting, execution, reporting) and remaining 6 years in manual testing(smoke ,functional, integration, DB testing, Regression testing,QA and QC efforts)

If anyone of you come across similar situation, please let me know whether i can approach ACS with above experience for software engineer title
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Can you also check the RR that i have mentioned below(Here i mentioned only for 2 employer. I still need to prepare RR for remaining employers for Automation and manual experience.Does it sounds better to present my RR for ACS process?

Below are the prepared roles and responsibilities for my 1st employer(10 months).

Mr. ABC was employed as Test Engineer in our office from X Month Year to Y month Year . He did an excellent job in this position and was an asset to our organization during his tenure with the office.

He had worked in the preparation of Test Case Design and Traceability Matrix. He had reviewed and walkthrough the test cases. He performed Test Case Execution against the test cases and conducted root cause analysis for the issues to measure the quality. He had also performed defect logging with variance to the requirement. Moreover, his work activities included the software testing cycle process in which he has done Installation/Build Testing as part of smoke testing and prepared consolidated test report. Based on the testing efforts, he prepared manuals and other necessary documentations to maintain status, operation and handling of software.

In order to measure the workload of the designated application, he was assigned to create scripts to perform the performance testing in Test Lab and to coordinate the performance testing activity by proper discussion with business key contacts along with consultation with various business stakeholders.


Also prepared my roles and responsibilities for 2nd employer(5 years)

The following details describe Mr.ABC work and experience during his tenure in our firm.
Automation Testing
- He has evaluated the test automation tools (HP QTP, Test Complete) /libraries and developed a proof of concept.
- He has created test plan/strategies for automated tests.
- He has prepared the feasibility analysis report, automation frameworks, scripts (VB script) in order to create a test environment.
- He has created required data for test case to execute; He has reported defects/issues (using HP Quality Control) found during the execution of the automated regression suite to manual testers/business analysts to verify and logging them. He has reported test results to the stakeholders and project members.

Manual Testing

- He has created/reviewed Test Plan (Functional Testing, Integration Testing and Regression Testing) and test cases.
- He has reviewed and walkthrough the test cases to the team and also created Traceability Matrix with respect to the test case and requirement.
- He has performed manual test case execution against the test cases and reported defect with variance to the requirement.
- He has performed back end testing and wrote SQL queries, checked validation of field size and recorded database.

In terms of Quality Assurance, he has prepared Process oriented documentations and maintained the list of documents such as Document master list, Induction manual Checklist, Knowledge transfer, Testing Metrics, Review report, FI Log for Internal Audits.

Hi All,

Note that, as i am looking for to apply as Software Engineer – 261313 title in spite of having manual and automation testing experience. I would greatly appreciate, if anyone of you shares your views about my case.

FYI…Please refer my post above for your views

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Can anyone able to respond to my above queries to move ahead?

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Can anyone able to respond to my above queries to move ahead?
ACS is quite liberal in granting positive assessment to applicants as compared to other skills assessment agencies

The problem may come if the CO will question your decision to apply as 261313 instead of 261314 wh n yiu submit your application

You should be in a position to convince him aNd your employer should back you up in case of verification

You will have to take a plunge and get yourself assessed and start the process

There are tons of members who have recently got themselves reassessed as engineers from tester but I don’t think any of them have got a grant yet

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ACS is quite liberal in granting positive assessment to applicants as compared to other skills assessment agencies

The problem may come if the CO will question your decision to apply as 261313 instead of 261314 wh n yiu submit your application

You should be in a position to convince him aNd your employer should back you up in case of verification

You will have to take a plunge and get yourself assessed and start the process

There are tons of members who have recently got themselves reassessed as engineers from tester but I don’t think any of them have got a grant yet

Cheers
Thank you for your convincing response

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I had got my skills assessed initially by ACS for 261314 in Jan 2016 and later got it re-assessed for 261313 successfully in Feb 2016
So, as long as your roles and responsibilities match, it shouldn't be a problem.
And anyways, the roles and responsibilities for 261314 is same as 261313

Hope this helps!
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My Doubt : Did u apply for review of the application or did u apply a fresh assessment ?

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As long as the job roles and responsibilities that you have for tester and engineer don't differ, there is no problem in getting reassessed. I have done that myself and have been successful in getting a visa as well.
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Hi All ,

I want to get re-assessed from 261314[Software Tester] to 261313 [Software Engineer].
I did go through R&R of Software Engineer, though I am not sure with the current R&R I can get re-assessed as SE .
Please see my current R&R:
• Analyse and review Customer requirements, System requirements, Functional and Non-Functional requirements.
• Involve in Planning, Estimation and Execution of the verification activity based on the scope, resource, expertise and timeline.
• Participation and decision making in implementing Test strategies and Review meetings.
• Create System, Integration and Module test cases.
• Create Verification plan, Verification protocol and Verification Summary report during the product releases.
• Involved in developing Automation framework using Selenium.
• Develop automation scripts using Java, SQL and Python.
• Well-versed in automation tools like Selenium, Cucumber, QTP and Test Complete.
• Working in Agile and CICD process
• Expertise in Tools like HP ALM, Clear Quest, Clear Case, TFS and GIT.
• Hands on experience in Sequel, Mapr and Postgres Database.
• Tested applications hosted on Linux operating systems like CentOS , RHEL and Ubuntu .
• Responsible in creating test setup and perform Functional, Regression, Integration and Scrum testing and defect reporting.
• Work closely with the Customer experience team regarding the issues found in the customer sites and provide immediate solution.
• Assigned and managed the workload with the team and providing technical assistance to the team members.
• Involved in Risk assessment and mitigation plans for successful implementation of new releases and upgrades.
• Involved in resource planning, recruitment and training of new resources.
• Certified in Basic and Advanced level International Software Testing Quality Board [ISTQB] for Software testing.

Do you feel i will get positive assessment for SE or need to make modification on the same?

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