What is QA (Quality Analyst):

The Quality Analyst (QA) is in charge of ensuring that the application is built according to the plan. The analyst is in charge of testing the applications to ensure that the application will work according to the expectation of users and businesses. The errors in the application should be found by the analyst so that software developers could work on the errors until the application works without any difficulty. Aside from testing if the application is actually working, the quality analyst should also ensure that stages in developing the application are followed. There are different software development cycles to be followed and it is the job of the quality analyst to oversee if these stages are followed.

There is usually a checklist in every stage and the quality analyst compares this checklist to the achievements of the developers before moving on to the next stage. The QA is also in charge of overseeing proper implementation of policy changes. This is often the most challenging for the QA since changes have to be slowly implemented and integrated without compromising the overall quality of the application being developed. These changes are also evaluated by QA if indeed these changes could improve quality. It is also the QA´s job to evaluate the overall process of the development of the application. They can compare the process involved with other process so that the advantages and disadvantages will be identified for future references.



WHY QUALITY ANALYST:

The title of quality assurance (QA) analyst is most often used to describe a professional who tests and tweaks program applications in a software development company. An analyst may also work in a manufacturing plant or service facility, overseeing production and suggesting ways to improve overall quality. In any setting, it is important for him or her to be highly detail-oriented and have excellent communication skills. He or she must be able to explain necessary changes to products and procedures and provide feedback to workers. Most QA analysts are involved all phases of research, development, production, and distribution. A quality assurance/analyst at a software firm tests programs to make sure they are reliable, fully functional, and user-friendly. He or she inspects thousands of lines of code to make sure they are entirely error-free. The analyst also looks for weaknesses in the program, such as an unappealing interface or a slow loading speed. An employee with the proper training may be able to make adjustments personally, but most professionals explain their findings to technicians instead so the correct tweaks can be made. Once a program is completed, the analyst reviews it once again before it is released to the public.



WHO IS A QUALITY ANALYST:

A QA analyst might help engineers identify shortcomings in current products and plan ways to improve new models. He or she also works alongside production specialists to make sure items are built according to specifications. Analysts also work with marketing experts to research customer satisfaction and consider feedback to determine if their products meet expectations.

The qualifications to become a quality assurance analyst can vary. Most manufacturing plants and corporations prefer to hire analysts who have taken at least some college coursework in business administration and demonstrated their skills in entry-level quality control or assurance technician jobs. A degree in programming, computer science, software engineering, or network administration may be needed order to work for a software development firm. Most new analysts spend several weeks in training with experienced workers to learn about company-specific policies and procedures.

An experienced quality assurance analyst usually has many opportunities for advancement in a large company. He or she may be able to become a supervisor over an entire quality control and assurance division. With continuing education, a professional can move into a top administrative or executive position.



WHO CAN BE A QUALITY ANALYST:

The Quality Analyst will participate in the Development phase of a project to verify the form and function of solutions.

Roles and Responsibilities of a Quality Analyst are as follows:
  • Write efficient test plans and test cases that exercise all logic paths.
  • Use testing tools to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of the testing environment.
  • Coordinate test execution.
  • Document and disseminate test results.
  • Analyze results and improve future testing iterations.
  • Use statistics for basis of conclusions.


CAREER AS A QUALITY ANALYST:

A software quality analyst is responsible for applying the principles and practices of quality assurance throughout the software development life cycle. Though often referred to as "quality assurance", software testing is considered to be only one part of the larger process of reducing errors. Testing is used to detect errors in a product; software quality assurance also fixes the processes that resulted in those errors.

Roles in Software Quality Assurance are designated as Quality Assurance Engineer, Software Quality Analyst, and Process Consultant

Some of the tasks of software quality analysts are
  • Participate in QMS management review meetings.
  • Approves the QMS documents for which QA manager is the main author.
  • Undertake internal quality audits.
  • Plan and conduct quality audits of subcontractors.
  • Maintain and update training and audit databases to provide reports / indicators for discussion during QMS management review meetings
  • Identify problems or deficiencies in products and QMS.
  • Resolve problems QMS implementation issues.


The QUALITY ANALYST Training Curriculum:

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The course approach is a case–study–oriented approach, wherein every session will have a case study assignment that the participant has to assess and implement all the topics covered in that particular session. And at the end of the course – a project work, where the participant has to implement all the topics covered in the entire course. This way, the main objective of the course – a real–time implementation of a complete QA life cycle, is achieved twice.

The course typically contains 15+ hours of sessions conducted either on regular basis from Monday to Friday or on weekend´s basis (Saturday & Sunday) for 4 weeks, 2 classes per week with class duration of 1.5 to 2 hours each most probably early in the mornings or late in the evenings. This way, it will not disturb your everyday job and can spend more time on assessing the case studies during the week, whenever you get time.


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