Your guide to become a QA Analyst in Malaysia

Average Salary

RM 3,500 - 4,500

Job Demand

Who is a QA Analyst?

A Quality Assurance (QA) Analyst inspects products, systems and materials to ensure there are no defects, and makes sure that it meets the company and industry standards.

Are you the type of person to notice even the smallest details? Are you good with computers and programming? If you’re nodding your head, then being a QA Analyst is ideal for you! Quality Assurance is the ideal job for perfectionists. As a QA Analyst, you will be scrutinising any errors and if there are, you will make notes and suggestions, making sure that it does not happen again. Furthermore, a QA Analyst may also fix system problems and offer advice on how to make a software p...

Are you the type of person to notice even the smallest details? Are you good with computers and programming? If you’re nodding your head, then being a QA Analyst is ideal for you! Quality Assurance is the ideal job for perfectionists. As a QA Analyst, you will be scrutinising any errors and if there are, you will make notes and suggestions, making sure that it does not happen again. Furthermore, a QA Analyst may also fix system problems and offer advice on how to make a software programme function better.

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The pros and cons of being a QA Analyst:

Pros

A bachelor's degree is usually sufficient to begin entry-level work

Above average job growth

High average salary

Cons

Long working hours and may require to work on weekends

Employers frequently prefer years of industry-specific work experience

What are all the responsibilities of a QA Analyst ?

Understand the purpose of the products

Test products

Report any bugs found

Create reports on the products you tested

Identify the cause of bugs

What skills do you need to become a QA Analyst?

Communication skills

You wouldn’t want to cause a scene while going to and fro trying to correct more mistakes. Hence, your messages should be conveyed clearly and make sure that there are no misunderstandings so correction on the products can be made as soon as possible without any recurring of the same issue.

Thinking outside the box

There will be all types of problems, bugs and glitches popping up. Not all problems can be solved simply. Some will require you to see things in a different perspective and by thinking alternative ways. By using critical thinking and your creativity, you will need to brainstorm an idea to solve the issue.

Full understanding of what the programme is meant to do

In order for you to solve possible unforeseen problems, you must first fully understand the programme inside out. Equipped with the appropriate knowledge, you will be able to detect the errors in no time and proceed to look for ways to solve it. Not only that, you may also use the ability of a programme to solve certain relevant issues as well.

What field(s) of study should you choose to become a QA Analyst?

What are the requirements to be a QA Analyst?

Candidates should at least possess a bachelor’s degree in Information Systems, Computer Science or any of related field. It will be even better if you have higher qualification or a specialisation field.

What are the working hours of a QA Analyst?

The working hours of a QA Analyst is regular work hours. However, you may have to work overtime to meet deadlines.

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