A software quality assurance (QA) analyst, also referred to as a software quality analyst or simply a quality assurance (QA) analyst, is an individual who is responsible for applying the principles and practices of software quality assurance throughout the software development life cycle.
A quality assurance analyst is someone who ensures an organization’s software is working properly. After the software developers build a program, quality assurance analysts test it.
A quality assurance analyst tests software to ensure it functions properly and efficiently and makes suggestions to management about how to make it function better. This includes both new software or software that needs to be upgraded. Their main responsibility is to improve software products and applications, while keeping to defined timelines and budgets.