Job prospects Information Systems Quality Assurance Analyst in the Ottawa Region

Explore current and future job prospects for Information systems analysts and consultants in the Ottawa 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 Ottawa region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to a moderate number of 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 Ottawa-Gatineau area is among the top three technology zones in Ontario. Ottawa has a growing technology cluster. This includes a strong autonomous vehicle ecosystem in the Kanata area with research facilities by large software producers and automotive manufacturers. The robust hiring intentions of several other technology companies also bode well for this occupation.

In addition, opportunities will arise as Ottawa has some of the larger computer systems design firms. Federal government departments, which are dominant in this region, are also the single largest employer of these professionals in the area. The region is also home to the recently established Canadian Centre for Cyber Security.

Here are some key facts about Information systems analysts and consultants in the Ottawa region:

  • Approximately 16,120 people work in this occupation.
  • Information systems analysts and consultants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Federal government public administration (NAICS 911): 40%
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 34%
  • Source Labour Market Information | Prospects Methodology

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