What does a QA Analyst do?

A QA analyst is typically responsible for the testing phase of the production process to ensure that final products meet the company standards. Duties include identifying whether products are functional, reliable and meet the end user's expectations. Depending on the internal organizational structure of a company, the typical job progression for a QA analyst is in a managerial or executive role.

A bachelor's degree in a relevant field is required to become a QA analyst. In larger companies, a master of business administration is often preferred alongside extensive experience in quality control. Additional on the job training is usually provided by companies and successful candidates often hold keen attention to detail with strong analytical and problem-solving skills. Depending on the industry, a QA analyst may be required to sit or stand for long hours at a time.

  • Design and implement testing plans for products
  • Identify procedures and scenarios for the quality control of products and services
  • Process product reviews and inform the development team of defects and errors
  • Communicate quantitative and qualitative findings from test results to the development team
  • Monitor efforts to resolve product issues and track progress
  • Ensure that the final product satisfies the product requirements and meet end-user expectations
  • Spot areas for improvement to enhance the product's efficiency
  • Research the current market for similar products and compare results
  • Masters in business administration preferred
  • Extensive experience in quality control preferred
  • Keen attention to detail
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Creative and innovative thinker
  • Diligent and meticulous
  • High regard for safety standards and quality control
  • Able to sit or stand for long hours at a time
EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.6 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.5 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

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“The people are really nice and i find the work to be challenging and interesting.”

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6 Apr 2021

“The job itself was very enjoyable for me and the salary is very good too.”

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27 May 2021

“Not really got anything bad to say as this is such a good place to work”

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10 Jan 2021

“Management did nothing nor listened and I was always sent to the UP in Michigan instead which is an 8hr drive”

Senior QA Analyst
17 Oct 2019

“I have had a wonderful experience with my Counselor Jeff who was great in what he was doing.”

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27 Jan 2020

“Not much cons just the training could be better but its new to the Aviation industry and its getting better.”

Digex Aircraft Maintenance
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14 Nov 2021

“Digex is a great place to start your career and to develop yourself as a professional.”

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“It is a friendly work place to work and share our thoughts without any hesitation.”

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Frequently asked questions about the role and responsibilities of a qa analyst

When working as a qa analyst, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are Test Cases, Test Plans, Scripting, SQL Server and Test Scripts.

The most similar professions to qa analyst are:
  • Quality Engineer
  • QA Engineer
  • Quality Manager
  • QA Manager

The most common qualifications to become a qa analyst is a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.