What's it like to be a Testing Analyst?
A Testing Analyst ensures the functional readiness of computer software and hardware products before they go to market. Their job is to design, develop and administer a series of tests and evaluations that identify any potential issues with the product before its general release.
Tasks and duties
- Designing, developing and documenting comprehensive testing plans.
- Administering tests on existing software and hardware products to find limitations and faults.
- Diagnosing and troubleshooting faults.
- Adhering to and updating established quality assurance processes.
- Participating in the development process.
- Writing and updating user documentation and operational procedures.
- Testing integrity of new products in a networked environment.
- Devising and deploying fixes and improvements.
- Identifying unnecessary functions and components for removal.
Testing Analysts have a keen eye for detail and an understanding of testing methodologies and quality control processes. They are employed by organisations who release software or hardware products in a broad range of industries, from IT companies to mobile phone and automotive manufacturers.
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How to become a Testing Analyst
- Complete a relevant bachelor degree. This could be a Bachelor of Computer Science or Bachelor of Information Technology. A VET qualification such as a Diploma of Information Technology (ICT50220) can introduce you to some of the skills required for the role.
- Seek an internship while studying to apply your skills in real-world settings.
- Consider starting off in an entry-level role that provides experience in solving software issues, such as Service Desk Analyst.