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Testing Analyst

Run tests to ensure new computer software and hardware products are market-ready.
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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.

Testing Analyst

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.
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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


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Employers often prefer Testing Analyst candidates with a tertiary qualification in a related field.

  1. 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.
  2. Seek an internship while studying to apply your skills in real-world settings.
  3. Consider starting off in an entry-level role that provides experience in solving software issues, such as Service Desk Analyst.

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Latest Testing Analyst reviews

Latest reviews from 10 Testing Analysts surveyed on SEEK
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May 2021
Test Analyst is challenging and exciting which may open many doors for career advancement in future
Reviewer's Qualification
Bachelor of Software and Information Technology
Experience
10+ years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
QA
The good things
The thing I like most about being a tester, is the way that it shaped my thinking, not just in my work, but generally. In being a tester, you need to rapidly learn what information and activity is val...
The challenges
Communication plays a major role in any offshore software development and Testing and it is one of the biggest challenge if communication is not proper. Make sure as everything is working as per plan ...
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May 2021
Testing is tough but I wouldn't do anything else
Reviewer's Qualification
Master of Computer and Information Science
Experience
10+ years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
Wagering
The good things
If testing is your passion then this role is great for you.
The challenges
Do not expect everyone in your team to understand the challenges you face to make things work. Testers rarely get appreciation if a product is successful but always gets the blame for the tiniest issu...
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