Job prospects Information Systems Quality Assurance Analyst in the Kitchener–Waterloo–Barrie Region

Explore current and future job prospects for Information systems analysts and consultants in the Kitchener–Waterloo–Barrie Region. These trends also apply to people working as an information systems quality assurance analyst.

Note that these employment prospects were published in December 2019 based on information available at that time. You can read our new special report to learn about the impact of COVID-19 on some occupations in your province or territory. You can also visit the Canadian Online Job Posting Dashboard to find the latest data on the demand and work requirements for this occupation.

Recent trends

Balanced labour market

The prospect of finding work in this occupation was fair over the past few years (2016-2018). The number of job openings was about the same as the number of workers available.

Source Labour Market Information | Recent Trends Methodology

Job prospects

information systems quality assurance analyst
Prospects over the next 3 years
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The employment outlook will be good for Information systems analysts and consultants (NOC 2171) in the Kitchener - Waterloo - Barrie region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Within this economic region, the Kitchener-Cambridge-Waterloo area is among the top three technology clusters in Ontario. The region has a growing and diverse technology base and several of these companies are expanding. These include large cybersecurity firms and more mature companies as well as start-ups involved in advancing artificial intelligence.

The insurance sector also has a strong presence in the economic region, particularly in the City of Waterloo. Similar to other areas of financial services, the sector is advancing digital technology as a way to apply new features for customer interaction. Generally, there are a number of incubators, accelerators and corporate innovation laboratories supporting companies at various stages of growth and development and these bode well for work opportunities.

Here are some key facts about Information systems analysts and consultants in the Kitchener - Waterloo - Barrie region:

  • Approximately 6,160 people work in this occupation.
  • Information systems analysts and consultants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 32%
    • Finance, insurance and Real estate and rental and leasing (NAICS 52-53): 24%
    • Information, cultural, arts, entertainment and recreation services (NAICS 51, 71): 10%
    • Educational services (NAICS 61): 6%
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