A software test analyst is responsible for identifying issues with software and evaluating its overall quality throughout the development process. They must report issues with software to a supervisor or other designated individual. The software test analyst is usually responsible for identifying items to be evaluated by the test effort and defining the tests required to produce the necessary information to analyze the software; in each test cycle, the analyst needs to be able to evaluate the cycle's outcome and request any needed changes to the software.
Software Test Analyst Tasks
Contribute to design of automated test framework and artifacts for ongoing and special situations.
Develop and execute test protocols, document results, and communicate with developers.
Create test specifications and programs for particular features or programs.
Utilize issue tracking system to record results, identify new needs, and triage quality assurance concerns.