What does a QA Analyst do?

A QA analyst is typically responsible for the testing phase of the production process to ensure that final products meet the company standards. Duties include identifying whether products are functional, reliable and meet the end user's expectations. Depending on the internal organizational structure of a company, the typical job progression for a QA analyst is in a managerial or executive role.

A bachelor's degree in a relevant field is required to become a QA analyst. In larger companies, a master of business administration is often preferred alongside extensive experience in quality control. Additional on the job training is usually provided by companies and successful candidates often hold keen attention to detail with strong analytical and problem-solving skills. Depending on the industry, a QA analyst may be required to sit or stand for long hours at a time.

  • Design and implement testing plans for products
  • Identify procedures and scenarios for the quality control of products and services
  • Process product reviews and inform the development team of defects and errors
  • Communicate quantitative and qualitative findings from test results to the development team
  • Monitor efforts to resolve product issues and track progress
  • Ensure that the final product satisfies the product requirements and meet end-user expectations
  • Spot areas for improvement to enhance the product's efficiency
  • Research the current market for similar products and compare results
  • Masters in business administration preferred
  • Extensive experience in quality control preferred
  • Keen attention to detail
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Creative and innovative thinker
  • Diligent and meticulous
  • High regard for safety standards and quality control
  • Able to sit or stand for long hours at a time
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QA Analyst Salaries

Average Base Pay

$59,359 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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$43K
Median: $59K
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AvailityAvaility
QA Analyst
Nov. 30, 2020

“The people are really nice and i find the work to be challenging and interesting.”

Ezbob
Quality Assurance
Apr. 6, 2021

“The job itself was very enjoyable for me and the salary is very good too.”

SteritechSteritech
QA Specialist
Jan. 10, 2021

“Management did nothing nor listened and I was always sent to the UP in Michigan instead which is an 8hr drive”

CoWorx StaffingCoWorx Staffing
QA Analyst/Tester
May 7, 2019

“They have okay jobs at best base pay is not bad but not great either.”

Dumont Aviation GroupDumont Aviation Group
Quality Assurance
Jan. 27, 2020

“Not much cons just the training could be better but its new to the Aviation industry and its getting better.”

EbsavvyEbsavvy
Senior Quality Analyst
Nov. 19, 2019

“Focused people motivates you to deliver a good solution in a better way accommodating latest tools and technologies.”

Ntrust InfotechNtrust Infotech
Quality Analyst
Sep. 9, 2021

“It is a friendly work place to work and share our thoughts without any hesitation.”

Christie DigitalChristie Digital
Quality Assurance
Sep. 8, 2019

“Not the best leadership because it is about me and not us when push comes to shove.”

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