QA analysts are testers and problem solvers.
Job duties include testing websites or software for problems, documenting any issues and ensuring errors are corrected.
They are a crucial component to any software development process.
QA analysts are the first in line to encounter any bugs that may crash the software or cause a bad user experience.
Then, they are tasked with methodically reporting the problems to the developers and programmers who created the program.
Once those bugs are fixed, QA analysts get to go back into the program and test it out all over again, trying to find any vulnerability that users may encounter.
Once the QA analyst—or team of analysts—gives their stamp of approval, the program is considered acceptable for release to the public.