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Software quality assurance analyst

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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.[1]

Software testing is one of many parts of the larger process of QA.[2] Testing is used to detect errors in a product, while QA also fixes the processes that resulted in those errors.[3]

Software QA analysts may have professional certification from a software testing certification board, like the International Software Testing Qualifications Board (ISTQB).


  1. ^ Heinrich, Anne. "What Does a QA Analyst Do?". Rasmussen.edu. Retrieved August 1, 2019.
  2. ^ Renzulli, Kerri Anne. "Comparably: The 10 highest-paying entry-level jobs in tech". CNBC.com. Retrieved August 1, 2019.
  3. ^ Hitt, Caitlyn. "These Are the Highest-Paying Entry-Level Tech Jobs Right Now". Thrillist.com. Retrieved August 1, 2019.